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5/11/2017 9:00:00 AM
Have you heard?
La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York is sponsoring a free screening of the French-Canadian film "Le Frere André" ("Brother André") May 20, 1 p.m., at the Troy Public Library. The 1987 film is about the life of ST. ANDRE BESSETTE (1845-1937), a lay Holy Cross brother who was credited with miraculous healings. To reserve a seat, call (518) 274-7071.... 

Local Catholic radio station WOPG, 89.9 FM, reports that it was back on the air April 22. Its tower had been struck by lightning Feb. 24, causing damage to its transmitter and computers. The station has a new transmitter and computer. WOPG's 1460 AM station was not affected by the outage....

Local Catholic MARCY HILL is encouraging membership in the Legion of Mary. "It is the largest apostolic organization of laypeople in the Catholic Church, with well over three million active members around the world. The legion's work involves evangelizing in many ways: encouraging others to come to church and partake in the sacraments; visiting families to foster Catholic devotions; visiting hospitals, nursing homes and prisons; establishing friendly contact with those outside the Church; staging information tables; having the Pilgrim Virgin statue of Mary visit homes; assisting the elderly and underprivileged; and assisting with other tasks assigned by our priests.

"We would like to see a Legion of Mary praesidium in every parish in the Albany Diocese. Presently, there are only two," she noted. For information, contact her at (518) 638-6311 or legionofmaryalbanyny@outlook.com....

St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands plans to host the first "Death Cafe" in the Capital Region May 19, noon-1:30 p.m., at its Living Room Art Gallery. Death Cafes are open discussions of all aspects of death as it relates to the feelings of the living. Facilitators KELLY GRI­MALDI and JANE REEL will open the discussion with questions and suggestions for topics. A donation of $3 is requested; contact (518) 463-0134 or KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org....

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas' Court Catherine Esther No. 1264 met in April at Our Lady of Hope parish in Fort Plain for a financial review, noting that $1,400 in charitable donations had been dispersed over the past six months. The organization is considering a name change to "Catholic Daughters of the World." The group's New York State convention will be May 25-27 in Albany; a court scrapbook will be entered in a contest. There will be a fundraiser night at the Palatine Bridge McDonald's restaurant June 7, 5-7 p.m. The next gathering will include a May crowning....

Siena College in Loudonville and The Ellis Medicine Belanger School of Nursing in Schenectady have received state approval to offer a new dual-degree nursing major. Students can begin enrolling in September. The four-year course of study will feature classwork at Siena and classroom and clinical instruction at Belanger and the healthcare facilities of Ellis Medicine. Graduates will earn two degrees: an associate of science in nursing and a bachelor of science in nursing. Call LISA WITKOWSKI, (518) 783-2488, or PHILIP SCHWARTZ, (518) 246-1000.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) is maintaining its accreditation of Siena College's school of business for the next five years. Of the more than 16,000 schools granting degrees in business, fewer than five percent have earned AACSB accreditation. Siena initially received accreditation in 2007....

The College of Saint Rose in Albany will celebrate its 94th commencement May 13, awarding bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates of advanced study to 1,500 students. EVE BURTON, senior vice president and general counsel of Hearst, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address. The college will bestow the Carondelet Medal, its highest honor, on SISTER CHARLEEN BLOOM, CSJ, for her service to Saint Rose and the world. Saint Rose will live-stream the ceremony (www.strose.edu/commencementstream).

Saint Rose has launched new degree programs: an accelerated dual-degree program combining psychology and business that will lead to bachelor's and master's degrees in four years; another combining psychology and clinical mental health counseling that will lead to bachelor's and master's degrees in five years; and a new graduate degree in social work....

EMMA SPAETH of Saratoga Central Catholic High School participated in the 2017 Catholic School Honor Band concert May 7. SCCHS also noted that its mock trial team celebrated a good season and its environthon team took thirrd place in forestry and fourth place overall in a recent competition.

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