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The Evangelist
Friday, January 18, 2019

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  • Faith formation leader’s work is ‘100 percent a vocation’
    Since becoming pastoral associate for faith development at St. Matthew’s parish in Voor­heesville, Joy Galarneau has found more than a career.
  • Siena exhibits handwritten Bible
    Siena College in Loudonville is working to ignite the faith of students, faculty and others in the Albany Diocese with an exhibit of the St. John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illustrated Bible of its scale created since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.
    PEOPLE WHO EXERCISE know that it helps their fitness level to periodically change up their workouts, trying different exercises. St. Edward the Confessor parish in Clifton Park just followed this principle when in comes to the faith of children, offering a summer "Cross Training Camp" with activities, Bible stories and music.
    THE ST. ISAAC JOGUES YOUTH CONFERENCE last weekend at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville focused on boosting teens' faith and inspiring them to think about what their vocation in life might be. The theme for this year's conference was "fearless."
  • Confirmation retreat weekend was honestly the best weekend of my life. I love it and miss it so much!
    AN EASTER EGG HUNT at Holy Mother and Child parish in Corinth/Lake Luzerne last weekend was sponsored by the ninth- and 10th-grade faith formation classes.
  • Catechist formation builds up people of God
    The Albany Diocese has had a rich tradition of training and supporting its catechetical ministers -- the men and women teaching the faith at parishes and schools -- since the 1970s.
  • Training athletes and forming faithnot so different for catechist-coach
    Ellen Kueterman is the new pastoral associate for kindergarten through fifth-grade faith formation at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany. When she learned in July that she got the job, Mrs. Kueterman left Siena after 12 years of coaching water polo and serving as life skills coordinator for all the Siena Saints athletes.
  • Diocesan youth rally targets middle-schoolers
    Middle school is when young Catholics start to figure out faith for themselves. An upcoming youth rally specifically for sixth- through eighth-graders will be an opportunity to do that, in the context of high-energy music, breakout sessions on unusual topics and even a giant outdoor Jenga game.
  • The Catholic schools in my life
    I entered kindergarten at St. Joseph's School in Amsterdam. Years later, when the carpet was pulled up to replace the worn one, there was the linoleum that my small feet had walked upon, printed with the letters of the alphabet and a rooster weathervane.

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