Sacred Heart School in Troy (pictured) celebrated “Beach Day” in preparation for summer vacation. Students brought in beach towels, sunglasses and more, played a game with a beach ball, read the story “Pete the Cat and His Magical Sunglasses,” had ice pops and made watercolor pictures of beach balls.

Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady has been screening “The Heart of Nuba,” a documentary about DR. TOM CATENA, a Catholic from the Albany Diocese who has become famous for dedicating his life to treating patients in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan....
The diocesan Respect Life Office launched a Twitter account, https://twitter.com/RCDALife. The Twitter ID/Twitter handle is “RCDALife”....

The New York State Catholic Conference notes that advocates of physician-assisted suicide have realized they don’t have the votes to move the bill, even in the Assembly Health Committee, so they are focusing on next year. In other life news statewide, a new bill under consideration (NYS 8441) would mandate health insurance coverage for IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatments. Learn more at www.nyscatholic.org....

St. Adalbert parish in Schenectady notes newly-elected officers of the Holy Name Society: ED NOVAK, GEORGE SYKALA, JOHN BUCKLEY, ED ROSSLER and STEVE DOOLITTLE....

At St. Pius X School in Loudon¬≠ville, eighth-graders worked in Technology class with KENDRA ASTEMBORSKI to design and print 3D projects and presented them to BEN MININBERG, a St. Pius X alum who donated a 3D printer to the school....

SAMANTHA SIMMONS of Mechanicville High School and JAKE RICHARDSON of Stillwater High are new co-presidents of the youth council at All Saints on the Hudson parish in Mechanicville/Stillwater. The council offers peer leadership with the assistance of an adult core team that empowers young people to be disciples of Jesus. Twenty-five members are part of this year’s high school graduating class.