REV. KOFI NTSIFUL-AMISSAH, pastor of St. Joan of Arc/the Black Catholic Apostolate in Menands, will be manning the grill at the parish’s end-of-summer barbeque Sept. 15. It’s a fundraiser for the Mater Christi Mission School in Ghana....

St. Mary’s parish in Albany welcomes back REV. RAPHAEL WANJOHI from Kenya for the summer. He was the classmate of pastor REV. JOHN PROVOST at the American College in Louvain, Belgium. Recently retired, he will have some commitments with Human Life International in Washington, D.C., but will also be available to parish groups for dialogue and discussion....

St. Clement’s parish in Saratoga Springs has turned its adoration chapel into another confessional, since attendance is higher at St. Clement’s first Friday overnight adoration, which has been going well over the past 18 months....

At Holy Trinity parish in Cohoes, NATHAN SKINNER has replaced JASON DIMARINO on the finance committee. Holy Cross in Salem announced the retirement of music minister RICH BUTLER. Music director CASEY GRAY is moving on from Corpus Christi in Round Lake....

St. Joseph’s in Schenectady has been seeking vendors and crafters for its “Craft Fair on the Street” Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; contact LISA GAFF, lisagaff@aol.com or (518) 596-8080, by July 15....

St. Joseph’s in Scotia will offer a farmers’ market Sept. 15-16 before and after Masses, with homegrown fruits, vegetables, flowers, jam and baked goods. Contact KATHY BROOKS, (518) 280-1478 or brookska@nycap.rr.com, for details....

At Immaculate Conception in Glenville, parishioner REAR ADM. TIMOTHY ZAKRISKI took command of the 2,800-member New York Naval Militia during a ceremony in Schodack. The Naval Militia is part of the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs; it is comprised of current Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserve members who agree to serve on state active duty when called upon.

YOUTH EDITION

Christ the King Early Childhood Center in Westmere, Albany, is having a summer program in July and August with themed weeks: “Party in the U.S.A.,” “Throwback Week” and “Animal Planet.” Learn more at ctkecec@gmail.com or (518) 456-5400....

Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet is having a pre-kindergartners’ day July 15, to which parents and siblings are also invited, with snacks, crafts, games and ideas to keep God in the lives of children who have been baptized at the parish....

Youth from Our Lady of Victory parish in Troy and its mission, Our Lady of the Snow in Grafton, are being recruited to volunteer at the Grafton Summer Festival July 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Latham just had a “picnic for the newly baptized,” with many happy young children in attendance....

Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in Schenectady just saw the graduation of four of its youth board members, all young women who have been members of the board since sixth grade and have done a lot of volunteer work for the parish and community....

New Scotia/Glenville High School graduates in the Honor Society who are parishioners of St. Joseph’s in Scotia are HALEY ERNST, KATHERINE HILLS, LILLIAN MURPHY, SYDNEY OBMAN and SHANNON PETERSON. High-school juniors from the parish inducted into the Honor Society are ABIGAIL BACON, BRENDAN CALDWELL, ABBY MAROLA and THOMAS OMI­CINSKI....

Teens from Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville can attend Camp Esther, a “pro-life boot camp” at the Good News Center in Utica, through scholarships sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The parish respect for life committee will select the scholarship recipients. Learn more about the camp at www.nysrighttolife.org/camp-esther....

St. Mary’s in Oneonta is about to install its new tabernacle and outdoor fencing; wooden planters along the fence were made by ANDREW BA­KER as part of his Eagle Scout project....

MICHAEL WINKELMAN is stepping down as scoutmaster of Troop 2 from St. Mary’s in Glens Falls and St. Michael’s in South Glens Falls; CHRIS JONES will replace him....

St. Mary’s parish in Granville congratulates LIBBY HICKS and ALEX BIRCHMORE on being awarded college scholarships offered by the parish.