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The Evangelist
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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  • Saints go marching in
    Catholic Central High School in Troy and Siena College launched their “Crusader to Saint” Academic Partnership, last week which will allow seniors to take college-level courses on Siena’s campus.
  • The problem with substantial equivalency
    School review system could put fate of Catholic schools in public hands.
  • Build the ‘City of God’ with the help of Legos
    Four years ago, Vici Armsby, pastoral associate for faith formation, had an idea to try an “out-of-the-box” approach to faith formation in her K-sixth grade sessions after attendance dwindling in the cold, winter months of January and February.
  • 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.

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