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7/13/2017 8:45:00 AM
SPECIAL SECTION: REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS IN THE ALBANY DIOCESE
SHELVES AT ST. VINCENT'S food pantry with items marked in Arabic and English. (Amy Luke photo)
SHELVES AT ST. VINCENT'S food pantry with items marked in Arabic and English. (Amy Luke photo)

WASHINGTON COUNTY CATHOLICS LOSE FELLOW PARISHIONERS IN ICE RAIDS
St. Joseph's parish in Fort Edward has been in the media spotlight after 12 Mexican families from St. Joseph's were caught up in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in April.

HOW CATHOLIC CHARITIES HELPS IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese noted that it assists refugees in several important ways.

REFUGEES LINE UP AT ST. VINCENT'S FOOD PANTRY
About 30 percent of those who come to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany are refugees and immigrants.

SARATOGA WOMAN AIDS REFUGEES ONE-ON-ONE
While attending Mass, Kathleen Heidsieck of Saratoga Springs listened to the pastor read aloud a letter from Pope Francis to all parishes in Europe, proposing that action be taken to help refugees around the world.

MARY'S CORNER SEEING MORE REFUGEES
Mary's Corner, run by the local Ladies of Charity, provides impoverished mothers with baby and toddler items. The volunteers are working to serve the Albany Diocese's growing refugee and immigrant population.







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