Our Lady of Knock shrine in East Durham hosted a Blue Mass Sept. 15 for public safety personnel, including law enforcement and emergency first responders. A reception was held afterward....

A “Texas Roadhouse dinner” will be held Oct. 16 at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Troy. Tickets and peanuts are being sold prior to the dinner....

St. Augustine’s parish in Troy just marked the 35th anniversary of its Our Lady of Perpetual Help adoration with a Mass and Rosary procession Sept. 7....

A fall hike by St. Matthew’s parish in Voorheesville is set for Oct. 6 at Crane Mountain, sponsored by the Men’s Association. Contact TOM MARKERT, (518) 369-8462 or treemarkert@yahoo.com....

St. Anthony’s parish in Schen­ectady is having a celebration of “Senor de los Milagros” (the Lord of Miracles) Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish, followed by a procession and reception....

After hearing a proposal from Delaware River Solar, the finance council at St. Paul’s parish in Hancock decided to subscribe the parish to the local solar farm program. “Not only are we confident that this will be more fiscally responsible, but also environmentally responsible,” members said.

St. Paul’s, Emory United Methodist Church and Lake Como United Methodist Church have been working together to bring musician JOSH WILSON to the gazebo at the Hancock Town Square for the harvest festival at 2 p.m. Oct. 6....

On Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at St. Gabriel’s parish in Rotterdam, St. Adalbert’s parish in Schenectady will have its annual Dozynki festival, with Polish food, raffles, drawings, music, a genealogy workshop and children’s games...

Our Lady of Grace parish in Ballston Lake will have youth minister GRACE FAY speak Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m., on mental health awareness. On Oct. 28, ROSEMARIE TOBIN will speak on welcoming people with disabilities into faith communities....

Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Latham notes the 70th wedding anniversary of parishioners JOAN AND JOE CLEMENS; Annunciation in Queensbury congratulates ROSE­MARY AND ERV GAU on their 60th anniversary and JOHN AND ROBERTA BEAUDETTE on their 60th. St. Mary’s in Glens Falls noted that MICHAEL AND DIANA TRACKEY renewed their vows for their 25th anniversary. At Sacred Heart parish in Troy, MARGE HOPE is wished a happy 100th birthday; Christ Our Light in Loudonville lauded the 16th ordination anniversary of DEACON DICK THIESEN....

St. Joseph’s Church in West Winfield will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year; plans are already underway....

Corpus Christi parish in Round Lake closed its parish office building for Mass and meetings during construction. At Immaculate Conception in Glenville, construction of a building connecting the “Flicker Room” to the parish center has begun.

Immaculate Conception parishioner TIM ZUKAS won third place in a crossword puzzle competition. MATT MELSERT and his sister, MARY GILDEA, primed and painted the rails to all of the entrances to the church and parish center. CLARA MONGIOVI is a 2018 honoree for a Senior Lifetime Achievement award; a ceremony honoring all honorees will be held Oct. 10 at Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany.

Two parishioners of Corpus Christi recently walked 100 miles of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in northwest Spain. CECILY BAILEY and TINA MCQUISTON traveled from the Portuguese border to the shrine of the Apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Prior to the trip, intentions were collected from the Corpus Christi community; they were carried along the route and placed at the foot of the tomb that holds the remains of the martyred St. James....

Immaculate Conception in Glenville also congratulates soprano and choir member EDDA ROEMELT, who gave a recital at the parish....

At last count, St. Joseph’s parish in Scotia had collected 248,514 pennies ($2,485.14), which calculates to 2.94 miles’ worth of pennies. The parish goal is five miles....

DONALD WEBSTER repaired two St. Joseph statues and an Infant of Prague statue at Sacred Heart in Sidney; instead of reimbursing him, he requested donations to a local food bank.