JAN. 15 - FEB. 6
Troy
Veterans Day Drive for the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, hosted by the Social Justice Ministry at St. Michael the Archangel, 175 Williams Road. The parish is currently collecting clothing (men’s boxers, men’s thermal underwear, men’s and women’s sweatpants, etc.), toiletries (dental floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dish soap, hand lotion and sanitizer, etc.), and miscellaneous items (manual can openers and gift cards to Walmart, Target or local grocery stores). Please leave all items in the bins in the gathering area. For a full list of needed items, call the parish office at (518) 283-6110

TUESDAY, JAN. 18
Rensselaer 
Estranged Parent Support Group at St. Mary’s Church, 163 Columbia Turnpike # 2, at 7 p.m. Parental estrangement is one of life’s most painful events. If you are seeking support, this group offers help for parents of estranged adult children. Father Thomas Konopka, pastor at St. Mary’s, has invited Dr. Keli Rugenstein to lead this group. Dr. Rugenstein is a marriage and family therapist who has worked with family estrangement for over 20 years. Meetings are one hour every Tuesday evening for 15 weeks. Participants will need the book “PEAK: Parents of Estranged Adult Kids: A Resource for Recovery.” Register at parentsofestrangedadultkids.com by clicking on the groups tab. There is no charge for the group meetings. For more information, call the parish office at (518) 449-2232. 

THURSDAY, JAN. 20
Albany 
Coffee and Conversation at Christ the King Parish, 20 Sumter Ave., at 6 p.m. in the Knights Chapel. Join us for a movie night with a feature film from Formed: “Joseph, The Story of the Man Closest to Christ of Nazareth.” This film tells the story of St. Joseph: carpenter, husband of Mary, and the foster-father of Jesus Christ. For more information, call the parish office at (518) 456-1644.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Washington D.C.
March for Life with the Albany Diocese: The Albany Diocese is currently slated to be walking in the 2022 March for Life Rally, held annually on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. between the Washington Monument and 12th Street. Bus tickets are available now! Buses will be leaving from Sacred Heart Church in Stamford. Contact Paul Wenner at paul.j.wenner@gmail.com or by calling (607) 652-4055. Need financial help with bus tickets? Contact the Knights of Columbus/Nick Wallace at (518) 634-2028, cell, (518) 649-5998, or at njwallace52@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 22
Glenville
Blood Drive at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Road, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the parish center. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-red-cross (733-2767), or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: ImmaculateConception.

Schenectady
Roe vs. Wade Anniversary Holy Hour and Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 808 Union St. The day begins with Holy Hour and prayers from 2-3:30 p.m., followed by a Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. with Father Richard Carlino and Deacon Thomas Gutch. Exposition, adoration, communal prayer, benediction and short reflections offered by Father Carlino and Deacon Gutch. For more information, call Patty Gutch at (518) 372-3381 ext 229

FEB. 4-6
Niskayuna/ virtual
Annual Women’s Retreat: “This is all I ask of you…” (Hybrid) at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, 1945 Union St. (Route 7). Come away from the daily routine for rest, quiet, inner healing, growth and sharing for all women. This retreat can also be attended virtually. To register, visit the Dominican Retreat House website: https://www.dslcny.org, or call Diane Simpson for information at (518) 399-9322.

FEB. 9 - MARCH 31
Voorheesville
Free income tax returns at St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountain-
view St. AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free income tax returns every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the parish center. For more information, call the Voorheesville Library at (518) 765-2791.

THURSDAY, FEB. 17
Cobleskill
Young Adult Happy Hour at Chieftans Restaurant and Bar, 584 E Main St, at 7 p.m. Join other young adults for a night of good drinks and good company. Food and drinks are provided! A great chance to catch up with old friends or make some new ones. Snow date will be Thursday, Feb. 17, if weather permits. To register, please email thomas.cronin@rcda.org.