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The Evangelist
Thursday, June 21, 2018


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  • My favorite apparition is Our Lady of Guadalupe, in which the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 AD.

    (Editor’s note: Joseph is the first-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • The First World War is considered by many to be the first modern war. In the midst of this catastrophe, in 1917 in Portugal, Mary appeared to three shepherd children.

    (Editor’s note: Anne is the second-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • St. Ambrose eighth-graders took Regents biology early

    This year’s graduating class from St. Ambrose School in Latham is heading into high school well-prepared. A group of eighth-graders just took the New York State Regents exam in living environment (biology).

  • SPA CATHOLIC GRADS
    SARATOGA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL held its commencement ceremony last weekend at St. Clement's Church in Saratoga Springs. Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard officiated as 36 seniors received their diplomas.
  • For fourth-graders, moving up in school means getting to join Star Wars club

    Jedi masters and their Padawan apprentices recently invaded St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar to save the galaxy from danger — and were back just in time for popsicles. It was the last meeting of the year for the school’s popular Star Wars club.

  • Doctor-turned-chaplain is new St. Bernard’s grad
    After 25 years in medicine, Dr. Joseph Lalka, a retired family physician from Columbia County, is one of this year’s graduates from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Albany, the Diocese’s graduate school for theology.
  • COMMENCEMENT AT BISHOP MAGINN
    BISHOP MAGINN HIGH SCHOOL in Albany graduated 35 seniors at last weekend's commencement ceremony, held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
  • Track star leaves CP in the dust
    Mikey McDonald looks no different than his competition when running on the track. No one knows that, at six years old, the freshman at Saratoga Central Catholic High School was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that impairs motor function and movement. 
  • St. Anne Institute opening shelter for homeless teens

    “Two weeks ago, you couldn’t even come in here.”

    Anthony Cortese, CEO of St. Anne Institute in Albany, gestured at the newest addition to the agency that serves troubled children and teens: newly-renovated Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Hall, set to open May 31 as a homeless shelter for runaway youth.
  • Friar's experiences become book on encountering God
    "Have you ever felt out-of-place? Do you turn away from human suffering because of discomfort or fear? Do you see others for their appearance, or do you do see them as God does?"
    Those are just a few of the questions Rev. Kenneth Paulli, OFM, asks in his first book, "Outside the Walls: Encountering God in the Unfamiliar."



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