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Parish supports people with mental illness
Every month, Sue Ungerer sends out reminders about upcoming meetings of the mental health support group at St. Pius X parish in Loudonville.
"I say, 'If you're having a hard time, come,'" she told The Evangelist. "Sometimes, they don't come because they're having a hard time."

Thursday, October 19, 2017

PASS THE POTATOES: Tater collections feed the hungry around Cooperstown
They come in countless varieties, from savory to sweet. You can bake them, boil them, mash them, fry them, scallop them, rice them or put them in a pie.
Last year, piles of them weighed down one end of St. Mary's Church in Cooperstown so much that they had to be redistributed to different parts of the worship space, because there were concerns that the church floor might collapse.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

PET FEST AT ST. EDWARD'S
FOR FURRY FRIENDS, St. Edward's parish in Clifton Park was the place to be for a recent "Pet Fest and Home Show."
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Whitehall parish gets a piece of St. Faustina
First-class relics -- actual pieces of the body of a saint -- usually go to significant shrines or churches named for that saint, says Rev. Rendell Torres.
But now, the small Adirondack parish of Our Lady of Hope in Whitehall is home to a first-class relic of St. Mary Faustina Kowalska, famous for spreading devotions to Christ's Divine Mercy.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Project Dawn feeds Troy's homeless people
Ministering to people in need in Rensselaer County has always been a goal for St. Michael's parish in Troy. Now, that effort has reached a new level with "Project Dawn," a bimonthly meal served in downtown Troy to people who are homeless.
Thursday, September 28, 2017






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