REV. JOSEPH VENEROSO, a native of Amsterdam is celebrating 40 years as a Maryknoll missioner in June in Ossining, N.Y. He has served in Korea, including founding a parish there; written and served as an editor for Maryknoll publications; ministered at St. Paul Chong Ha-Sang parish in Flushing, N.Y.; and led a discussion group for Korean-American high school students....

KATE PUTNAM, an eighth-grader from Loudonville and a member of Girl Scout Cadette troop 1694, took on prosthetics as her Silver Award project. She recently helped physics students who are part of the e-NABLE team at Siena College in Loudonville to present a new prosthetic arm to COLLEEN SULLIVAN, a fourth-grader from Warners, NY. The arm is designed to feature armor as a nod to Colleen’s heroine, Joan of Arc....

The eighth-grade faith formation class from St. Mary’s parish in Glens Falls — JOCELYN AND CHRISTINA BEHAN, MCKAYLA ROBERTS, FAITH STONE, HEATH BORGOS, KATE MCDERMOTT, ALLYSON EICHER, NICK WESTFALL, AUDREY WELCYNG, PATRICK RUSSELL and catechists KIM AND DAVE BEHAN — helped feed the hungry of the community recently....

St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus School in Glens Falls congratulated its seventh- and eighth-grade Odyssey of the Mind competitors, who first place in a local competition and will compete in a state championship. The program provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Also, SMSA’s STREAM (science, technology, religion, English, art, math) lab is ready for use....

Mater Christi parish in Albany is forming a teen choir this summer. High-schoolers are invited to sing and play instruments at Masses; email materchristimusic@gmail.com....

Youth and adults from St. Vincent’s parish in Albany are going to Wallingford, Conn., for a week-long service trip and are in need of a range of tools. A donation list and tags will be set up at the parish on Memorial Day weekend for parishioners able to donate or loan a tool....

Young adults ages 18-35 from St. Madeleine Sophie in Schen­ectady and St. Gabriel’s in Rotterdam met at the parish faith formation office May 9 for pizza and to begin a spiritual enrichment program called “The Footprints of God,” created by Ignatius Press....

St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Earning high honors are MATTHEW ANGELL, LILLIAN GARDELL and ABIGAIL GORMAN....

Saratoga Central Catholic School is replacing its student lockers with larger ones; donors can sponsor a locker for $200....

St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany just had its annual SCCCript & SCCCreen Gala, honoring long-time supporters JAMES AND KATHLEEN MORRELL. Their charitable work has benefited many organizations for decades, including Catholic Charities, Siena College in Loudonville and more. Proceeds from the gala benefit the children and families served by St. Catherine’s Center; for more information, visit www.st-cath.org.

When Albany County Executive DAN MCCOY’S office announced its 2018 volunteers of the year, junior CHRISTOPHER DIOTTE of Shaker High School in Latham was cited for his volunteer service at St. Catherine’s. For four years, he and his Eagle Scout troop have collected toys and stocking-stuffers for the children St. Catherine’s serves, and then held a Christmas party at the center’s Copson House residential facility and a laser tag day. Also honored was TOM MULLINS, another supporter of St. Catherine’s.

April was National Volunteer Month. Groups that helped out St. Catherine’s included parishioners of St. Pius X Church in Loudonville, who spent a day at the Marillac homeless shelter baking cupcakes, playing with the kids and planting a garden. Holy Spirit parish in East Greenbush gave two children at St. Catherine’s renovated bedrooms.