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5/4/2017 9:00:00 AM
PARISH NEWS
From Sunday bulletins
From Sunday bulletins: YOUTH EDITION
The family of little ARCHIE KULKUS hosted a coffee hour at St. Margaret of Cortona Church in Rotterdam Junction (a mission of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in Schenectady) April 23 to thank everyone who supported Archie during his battle with kidney cancer. After more than seven months of treatment -- more than half his life -- Archie is cancer-free and thriving. His parents, EMILY AND CHRIS; big sister, VIOLET; and grandmother, ANN, expressed gratitude for the support from the parish.

St. Margaret of Cortona's Rosary Altar Society started beginner sewing classes to learn how to make snuggle blankets for its Birthright baby shower. To attend a class May 11, 7-8:30 p.m., in the gym at Our Lady Queen of Peace, contact LINDA LABRIE, (518) 384-3986 or lmpotter31@gmail.com....

MEAGHAN ROSSBACH just led a "Bible chalk activity" with children at Holy Spirit parish in East Greenbush. They drew Bible stories on the sidewalk using colored chalk, shared faith and had fun....

Students from St. Thomas parish in Delmar who participated in a "water poster extravaganza," making posters to educate others to conserve the precious gift of water, could pick up a packet of seeds in appreciation....

Parishioners of St. Pius X Church in Loudonville held "sit in silence" Thursdays in April, with 20 minutes of silent prayer. The parish is forming a new moms' group that will meet twice a month in a parishioner's home on Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.; contact KAITLIN CONWAY, (518) 727-7663 or email kaitlinhans@gmail.com....

All Saints parish in Albany cheered its CYO basketball teams. For the first time, three of the four -- the junior boys' team, junior girls' team and biddy boys' team -- played in the Capital Region diocesan championship tournament. The biddy girls' team and pee-wee girls' team also had winning seasons. KEN KIENZLE is stepping down as CYO coordinator after a decade and SUZANNE KIENZLE is stepping down as a coach after 19 years to coach at the high school level. JASON COFFEY is taking over as All Saints sports committee chair; other committee members include JOE TOPINI, ANDY LUCARELLI, STACY MARANDO, GLORIA CABA­NISS and WENDY REEDER....

Our Lady of Victory parish in Troy said its CYO junior boys' team had an undefeated 12-0 season, earning a C Division championship title and winning a second league championship as title B Division Champions. Team members WERE JAKE ADAMS, ERIC BALOGH, ASAD BENBOW, BOB CATHERWOOD, GRAHAM DUNCAN, LOGAN DUNCAN, SEAN ESSEGIAN, DANNY MATTHEWS, DANNY ROGERS, JAGGER SESSA, FRED WAGNER and MORGAN WATERS, coached by BOB CATHERWOOD and JACKIE BUFF-ROGERS....

Transfiguration parish just hosted a presentation at its Speigletown worship site on teen sadness and depression, teaching parents and teens how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health and get help....

The ninth-grade boys' church group at Our Lady of the Annunciation parish in Queensbury donated more than 50 pounds of food to the Community Action Agency....

The retreat ministry at St. Clement's parish in Saratoga Springs announced that applications for the second annual SISTER CAROLYN KREBS memorial scholarship are being accepted. The scholarship is for college students preparing for a career in music. For information, contact stclementsretreatministry@gmail.com....

St. Edward's parish in Clifton Park is adding a special needs faith formation program. The new program, to kick off this fall, will develop catechetical tools and classes in partnership with Loyola Press for a variety of settings: tutorials, small groups and more. Parents of children with special needs or others can contact PETER AVVENTO, (518) 371-7372, ext. 230, or peter.avvento@stedwardsny.org....

REV. ROBERT LONGOBUCCO, pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Schenectady, and some parishioners planned to shave their heads for the annual "St. Baldrick's" event to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Parishioners could vote for a new hairdo for their pastor by placing dollars in a jar.

St. Kateri's youth ministry has been having a spring plant sale. Hanging baskets will be available on Mother's Day, May 14, along with gift certificates and Martha Washington geraniums....

At St. Mary's in Cooperstown, youth ministry members will sell roses for Mother's Day to decorate the church altar in honor of special women in parishioners' lives. A speaker from Youth 'Inc also planned to speak at Masses.

SIREN Baroque, an all-women early music ensemble from New York City, will perform a program of rare music from the convents of 17th-century Europe May 21, 7 p.m., at the motherhouse of the Carmelite sisters in Germantown. There will be a free will offering. For information, call (518) 537-5000....

Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament in Bolton Landing will recognize the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Mother in Fatima, Portugal, by gathering for pizza and a documentary on the apparition May 9, 6:30 p.m. in the rectory. Call (518) 644-3861....

At Our Lady of Fatima parish in Delanson, there will be prayer at the parish shrine after Mass May 13 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, then cake in the church hall. Parishioners can also have keepsake pictures taken at the shrine and printed at no charge....

St. Francis of Assisi parish in Albany invited parishioners to participate in the Spring Runoff in April or the CROP Walk May 7. The goal for the latter event this year is $1,000 and 10 walkers from the parish....

Catholic Daughters of the Americas are selling May baskets and umbrellas made by CDA members before and after Masses at St. Joseph's parish in Fort Edward, at the church office and at the Fort Edward Stewart's Shop....

All Saints on the Hudson in Mechanicville/Stillwater is selling guanti cookies for Mother's Day. Call JACKI, (518) 664-5258 to place an order for pickup May 13, 1-3 p.m., at the parish....

St. Joseph's/St. Michael's/Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Amsterdam announced that its Altar Rosary Society is disbanding due to age and lack of membership. The remaining eight members are invited to join the Christian Women's Society. A final Altar Rosary Society dinner will be May 7; REV. LAWRENCE DECKER, pastor, will bless and present statues of the Blessed Mother to the members.





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