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8/3/2017 9:00:00 AM
PARISH NEWS
From Sunday bulletins
At All Saints on the Hudson in Mechanicville/Stillwater, a new sign on parish center says, "ASK: All Saints Kids Gather Here!" The parish's faith formation parent advisory committee has been working to expand kid-friendly events and fellowship programs for young people and young families, including refreshments outdoors after 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass....

COOPER COLLETTE was chosen to receive the Catholic Daughters of the Americas' award given to a graduating high school senior from St. Ann's parish in Fort Ann. A faithful altar server for many years, he'll attend SUNY Oswego in the fall....

Christ Sun of Justice parish in Troy has a new social group to make items to be sold at a craft fair in November to benefit St. James School in Kalk Bay, South Africa. Participants are making Christmas ornaments and wreaths, cards and jewelry. The next meeting is Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. Contact JEAN FRANCOIS, (518) 225-1409 or j-francois@nycap.rr.com....

LAUREN BUCCEIRO was chosen to receive a college scholarship from St. Mary's parish in Granville. Parishioner BUDDY HUGHES, at age 72, has received his high school diploma from Granville High; he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1973 and never got to graduate....

Sacred Heart parish in Castleton noted that "kid chairs" are available that families can place in the middle church aisle so children can see what's happening on the altar.

Sacred Heart had a summer fun night for teens July 27, with games, food and service projects....

Among parishes collecting First Communion attire for other families to use is Holy Mother and Child in Corinth/Lake Luzerne; contact ALEX GHENT, (518) 696-7237 or aghent@frontier.com....

Youth minister CHRISTINE GOSS accompanied young people from Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville our parish to Springfield, Mass., for a mission program called Just 5 Days in which they did service work....

www.nd-bg.org">Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady is once again hosting students from other countries who wish to study in the United States (read a previous story at www.evangelist.org). To volunteer as a host family providing room and board and receive a stipend, contact TIM HONSINGER, (518) 393-3131, ext. 115, or honsingert@nd-bg.org....

Parishes offering blessings for young people heading off to college include Holy Spirit in East Greenbush and St. Lucy/St. Ber­nadette in Altamont....

Teens from St. Patrick's parishes in Athens and Catskill are collecting returnable bottles and cans as a fundraiser to help them attend the National Catholic Conference.

REV. GEORGE BLASICK, CSsR, pastor of St. Clement's parish in Saratoga Springs, wrote in the parish bulletin about a frightening and thought-provoking experience: "Three Saturdays ago, I was about to make a quick run to Mickey D's for a coffee. I walked around the back of my car and got in. Right after slamming the door shut, I heard a cascade of broken glass. The rear windshield was shattered into a million pieces and was starting to collapse! Soon after the police officer arrived, the reason was discovered: A 9mm slug was lying in the shards of glass! 

"It obviously came from the south, and while there are some houses in that direction, a very wide swath of that area is covered by Amish farms. So, who, how?

"Three hours later, I finally realized exactly when this had all happened: The impact and shatter were almost simultaneous with slamming the door. That meant that, seconds earlier, I'd walked through the path of the incoming bullet! If the timing were slightly different....No one truly knows when the final moment will arrive, do we?

"If that had been my final moment: heaven? hell? Had I done at least some part of my purgatory in the here and now? I make it a point to go to confession at least every two months. How often do you go? Are you living a life in conformity with Christ's teachings? Do you surrender yourself to His authority and to His grace as offered through His sacraments? None of us can be our own Savior. Are you ready to enter into eternity?..." 

Holy Cross parish in Salem had a float in the town's July 4 parade along with other Salem-area churches, which had the theme, "It's a Small World After All"....

DEACON RANDY VELEZ gave a talk at a parade in which St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Cherry Valley participated.... St. Joseph's parish in Broadalbin is having an ecumenical fireside prayer service Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. The parish wished a happy 50th wedding anniversary to DIANE AND JIM JANKOWSKI....

St. Edward's in Clifton Park will hold its annual pet fest and home show Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with animal shelters and pet rescue groups, home show vendors, clowns, alpacas, a DJ and a blessing of pets; contact FRANK, (518) 371-4547. St. Edward's has redesigned its website, www.stedwardsny.org....

Summer sacristans at Sacred Heart parish in Lake George are BOB DUTCHER and THERESA ARNOLD, working with JUNE JOHNSON....

REV. RAPHAEL WANJOHI of Kenya is back at St. Mary's parish in Albany this summer. He has doctorates in philosophy and moral theology and a degree in clinical psychology and has been a seminary rector, college professor and director of healthcare services for the Archdiocese of Nyeri. He is also the founder of Pro-Life Kenya....

Ninety guests came to an Italian dinner at St. Lucy/St. Berna­dette parish in Altamont hosted by SISTER MARY LOU LIPTAK, RSM, parish life director. She served lasagna and meatballs for the fundraiser, which also included a basket raffle and wine pull; the event netted $3,400....

BISHOP MICHAEL BOU­LETTE, a native of Hudson Falls who is now auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Tx., visited St. Ann's parish in Fort Ann and Our Lady of Hope in Whitehall to do a baptism on a recent weekend. The parishes also congratulated JIM AND MAUREEN LAFAYETTE on their 50th wedding anniversary....

A summer Bible study at St. Matthew's parish in Voorhees­ville is looking at the book of Daniel. JOY GALARNEAU is leading the group Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., through August 22; email stmatthewsfaithdevelopment@verizon.net....

On Aug. 13, 2 p.m., St. Luke's parish in Schenectady will have a living Rosary in preparation for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be a prayer box for prayer requests and intercessory prayer for shared concerns for their community and the world. The event is sponsored by the evangelization committee. Contact KATHLEEN HUTTON, (518) 417-7000 or kat1754@aol.com.

St. Luke's is again having a summer music festival with Capital District musicians enhancing Masses. Baritone JOHN ALLEN will be at Masses Aug. 19-20, and violinist ANN-MARIE BARKER SCHWARTZ, Sept. 9-10. St. Luke's is wrapping up its year of celebrating its 100th anniversary. A new parish center will be dedicated in October....

St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Delmar welcomed new pastoral care ministers NANCY CHIU and BARBARA ROSE....

At St. Joseph's parish in Greenwich, there's a new "garden keepers" ministry to design, plant and maintain flower beds around the church....

St. Joseph's in Dolgeville will offer a free course on food preservation Aug. 22, 5-6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and led by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Call TOM, (315) 429-9638....

NICHOLAS ASCIOTI and MARTIN DINAN of St. Jude the Apostle parish in Wynantskill are two of the candidates recently accepted to study for the permanent diaconate for the Albany Diocese....

St. Francis of Assisi parish in Albany noted that Cohoes Design has been putting back stained glass windows at its Delaware Avenue site that were repaired and taking out the next two windows for repair.... STEPHANIE TINKER has moved on from coordinating social activities for Our Lady of the Valley parish in Middleburgh; now, a bulletin board at the church entrance has a list of activities that have been held and a form to be used when planning an event....

Holy Spirit parish in Gloversville and and Holy Trinity in Johnstown had three retirements: faith formation director KAREN HOOSE, parish secretary/receptionist BARBARA ­RIETH and secretary MARY PRADELSKI. JAIME KOSOWICZ is now Holy Spirit's secretary and bulletin editor; JEANNIE POPP is secretary, and handles cemeteries and finance at Holy Trinity; and LIZ ANDERSON, pastoral associate for business administration, will cover the cemetery at Holy Spirit and will study the financials at Holy Trinity. ANN MARIE SIMONSON, teen minister at Holy Spirit, is expanding her faith formation role.

The Clinton Street entrance to Holy Trinity Church in Johnstown has a new curb, sidewalk and steps and repainted handrails.

BISHOP EDWARD B. SCHARFENBERGER presided at 11:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit in Gloversville July 30 as part of a parish visit....

SALLY HOGAN of St. Michael's parish in Troy, a fifth-generation parishioner, noted that she just celebrated her 85th birthday....

JUSTINE CREVATAS is the new director of music at St. Madeleine Sophie parish in Schen­ectady. She was part of the music ministry at Christ the King parish in Westmere, Albany, and most recently was music director at Holy Spirit in East Greenbush....

St. Anthony's parish in Schen­ectady thanked its rosary-making ministry for making 912 rosaries - part of a lifetime total of 11,111 made by the group. To join, contact LINDA LEVINE, (518) 399-6965. The group meets from September to June at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month....

St. Adalbert's parish in Schen­ectady noted the death of longtime parishioner BERNICE BARNELL at the age of 103....

All Saints on the Hudson in Mechanicville/Stillwater appointed two new trustees: MICHAEL BUTLER and SHARON URBAN, replacing outgoing trustee MARK RYAN and KATHY PEACOCK, who passed away. GREG CONNORS will chair the parish finance committee.

MOLLY BANGO and MARY CANONICO of All Saints on the Hudson turned 102 years old....

Christ Our Light parish in Loudonville welcomed CHERYL ELKINS, who succeeds FRAN REILLY as pastoral associate for parish services. She was formerly diocesan administrative assistant to the vicar of clergy and administrative advocate for the permanent diaconate....

Transfiguration parish in Speigletown/Schaghticoke will run a food booth at the Schaghticoke Fair on Labor Day weekend as a fundraiser....

REV. ANTONE KANDRAC, OFM Conv., former pastor of St. Mary's parish in Nassau, celebrated 60 years of priesthood; he now lives in New Jersey....

The sanctuary at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton has a new railing to assist eucharistic ministers, installed by JOHN FRANZEN....

Temporary assistant organist DAVID HARRISON moved on from Albany's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, having relocated to North Carolina for further music studies.





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