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The Evangelist
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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  • Delanson garden offers fun and food for seniors
    Our Lady of Fatima parish in Delanson is the proud host of a beautiful new garden that helps to feed hungry senior citizens. The story of how the garden came about is even more beautiful.
  • Parishes hold listening sessions

    “They’re concerned about the Church. They’re concerned about the future. They’re angry. They’re confused...and it all comes from a place of love.” That comment from Rev. Robert Longobucco may sum up how Catholics in the Albany Diocese are feeling about the latest spate of news around clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

  • Sunday-night Masses fit into schedules of today’s Catholics
    Going to church on Sunday morning is a tradition for most Catholics, but a new trend may be emerging: Sunday-evening Masses.
  • St. Pius parish to offer Dynamic Catholic program on marriage
    “The Passion and Purpose for Marriage” will take place at St. Pius X parish in Loudonville Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Back-to-school time means recommitting to campus-based parish
    “I lose a quarter of my parish every year” when students graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said Rev. Edward Kacerguis, pastor of Christ Sun of Justice parish, which is located on RPI’s campus in Troy. Then, in the fall, “we gain a quarter of the parish” back when new students arrive.
  • Teen center a haven for Stamford youth

    Colin Sparling, 17, stalks the pool table, looking for his best shot. His opponent, eighth-grader Louis Ortiz, watches as Colin hunts for the perfect angle, takes his shot and sinks the ball. Since the Daniel J. Palm Teen Center in Stamford opened in early June, the two teens have played pool there almost every day.

    ST. MARY'S PARISH in Glens Falls celebrated the parish and St. Mary's/St. Alphonsus School in a big way with an extensive parish festival last weekend. Rides, games, food, raffles, live music, crafts, vendors and even a petting zoo and rock-climbing wall were part of the event.
    A JUBILANT CELEBRATION always marks the annual Mass for the anniversary of the Albany Diocese's Black Catholic Apostolate, based at St. Joan of Arc parish in Menands. The Mass last weekend marked the BCA's 34th anniversary. For more information, see www.rcda.org/parishes/black-catholic-apostolate. (Nate Whitchurch photos)
    PEOPLE WHO EXERCISE know that it helps their fitness level to periodically change up their workouts, trying different exercises. St. Edward the Confessor parish in Clifton Park just followed this principle when in comes to the faith of children, offering a summer "Cross Training Camp" with activities, Bible stories and music.
    AN ANNUAL NOVENA to St. Anne, the mother of Mary, was offered last weekend at St. Augustine's parish in Troy, along with a celebration of St. Anne de Beaupre's July 26 feast day.

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