The student body of Sacred Heart School in Troy filled a mail truck with food items for an annual service project supporting the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” effort. Troy mayor PATRICK MADDEN spoke to the students about his time attending Sacred Heart School as a child. More than 25 postal bins were filled with food, more than 10 bins had already bee  delivered to Troy’s Roarke Center and Unity House food pantries....

St. Anne Institute in Albany is having its annual plant sale May 18, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at its greenhouse at 160 North Main Ave., Albany. All plants are $2, including flowers and vegetables; proceeds support the work experience program at St. Anne’s wherein students learn how to sow seeds, care for them and transplant them. They learn patience and responsibility by seeing the project through to completion. Read a previous story at www.evangelist.org....

REV. GUY A. CHILDS, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel parish in South Glens Falls, was joined by his nephew LIAM and parishioner EAMONN in shaving their heads at a “St. Baldrick’s” event at Queensbury. As a team, they raised more than $2,100 in honor of Father Childs’ young niece, CARMELLA, who is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma....

GLENN SMITH of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in Schen¬≠ectady has returned from a mission trip to Slovakia and Romania. He’s been performing the one-man show “A Visit With St. Paul” for 10 years and did five performances during his trip, four of them for youth. He blogs at www.turntowardGod.com/blog.