April 3, 2024 at 9:22 a.m.

EVENTS FOR APRIL 4-11

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SATURDAY, APRIL 6 

Glenville

Red Cross Blood Drive at Immaculate Conception Church (400 Saratoga Road) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The need is great! To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-red-cross or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: ImmaculateConception. 

APRIL 6-7

Delanson

Labyrinth at Our Lady of Fatima Church (1735 Alexander Road): The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual act of pilgrimage symbolizing one’s walk with God or journey through life. Treat yourself this Easter season with some time spent in quiet meditation walking our beautiful 35-foot Labyrinth with its carefully chosen meditations on the life of Christ. The Labyrinth will be available in the Parish Hall on Saturday, April 6, from 12-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., except during the celebration of Mass in the church. There is no charge for walking the Labyrinth and someone will be available at all times to explain the process if you have questions. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Loudonville

Healing Liturgy at Christ Our Light Church (1 Maria Drive) starts at 7 p.m. with Prayer & Praise Music by Joyful Heart with Liturgy and Healing prayer to follow at 7:30 p.m. Father Gary Gelfenbien will preside and there will be individual prayer teams available after Mass. For more information about the Charismatic Renewal, check out the website: AlbanyCCR.Org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Rensselaer

“The Chosen” Viewing at the Church of St. Mary at Clinton Heights (163 Columbia Turnpike) from 6-8 p.m. Have you been watching “The Chosen?” Here is your chance to experience this groundbreaking series! Beginning, Thursday, April 11, we will gather to view Season 1. Each week we will watch one episode and then break into small groups for discussion. The small groups will meet each Thursday from April 11 to May 30 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. To register, please contact Ben or Gina at either (518) 465-0482 or (518) 449-2232. We hope to see you there!

Schenectady

Mohawk Catholic, Young Adult Group Gathering at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church (3040 Hamburg Street) at 7 p.m. Mohawk Catholic is a regional young adult group based in Schenectady. Gatherings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the basement of St. Gabriel’s. We invite all young adults (ages 18-39) to join us as we journey together in growing closer to knowing and loving Jesus Christ. Our next event on April 11 is “Good News and Cold Brews:” How do we defend our faith in the real world? Have you ever struggled to explain Catholic beliefs and practices to someone outside the Church? Do you yourself have unanswered questions about our tradition? If so, you’re not alone!  Join us for dinner, beverages and an interactive Q&A discussion with our expert panel: Father Stephen Yusko, Deacon Joe Brennan and Tom Cronin. Bring your questions; let’s equip ourselves to live the faith in today’s world! For more info, email [email protected] and follow us @MohawkCatholic on Instagram and Facebook.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 

Saratoga

“Generations of Faith: Who Is My Neighbor” Discussion at Saratoga Knights of Columbus (50 Pine Road) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. You are invited to join us for food, fellowship and fun between young adults (ages 18-39) and the older generation (ages 65+) to discuss the topic of “Who Is My Neighbor?” This event will bridge the gap between older and younger generations by having discussions about the faith and how we can better serve each other and the Church as a whole. There is no cost for the breakfast, but a freewill offering will be available. Generations of Faith is a collaboration between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Spa City Catholic, Goodwill Network and the Knights of Columbus. All attendees must register. Space is limited. For registration, visit https://forms.gle/FZKKJhyZxEoyFgF97. For more information, please contact Trip Gagnon at [email protected]

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 

Delanson

Knights of Columbus Ham Dinner Fundraiser at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (1735 Alexander Road) inside the Parish Hall from 12 p.m until sold out. Includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert and beverage. Dinners are $13. Eat in or takeout available! 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 

Albany 

Coffee & Conversation at Christ the King Church (20 Sumter Ave.) at 6 p.m. in the Knights Chapel. Adult Faith Formation will present a film titled “The Calling” made by Nick and Marie Viscio. The subject of the film is the call to religious life not just for men but for women too. The film will highlight the vocation of Sister Lou Liptak who became the first woman Parish Life Director in the Albany Diocese. She was assigned to one of our sister parishes, St. Lucy’s/St. Bernadette’s in Altamont. By virtue of our baptism, we are all called to love and serve God. Where do women fit into God’s plan? There is sure to be a lively discussion following the film with Sister Lou that is not to be missed. Please join us!

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Schenectady 

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Octavo Orchestra at St. John the Evangelist Church (806 Union Street) at 3 p.m. Revel in the brilliance of this timeless masterpiece as it unfolds through magnificent choral harmonies and orchestral grandeur. The Octavo Singers and Orchestra will immerse you in the emotional depths of Elijah’s narrative, from triumphant peaks to tender whispers. Join us for an afternoon of transcendent beauty and dramatic intensity, where Mendelssohn’s genius comes alive in a captivating performance. Experience the magic of “Elijah,” a concert that promises to leave you spellbound, resonating with themes of faith and redemption. For groups of 10 or more, we offer a discount of $5 per ticket when tickets are purchased as a block in advance of the concert. Tickets are available online at https://www.octavosingers.org/ or at the door. For details, contact us at [email protected].

NEW! SATURDAY, APRIL 27 

Albany 

Red Wagon Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Christ Child Society Albany Chapter at the Italian American Community Center (257 Washington Avenue Extension) at 10:30 a.m. The day will begin with coffee and pastries at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Fashion Show at 11 a.m. by J. Jill sharing unique and fashionable women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear. Our models will be the members of the Christ Child Society. Please come and join us; all are welcome! Reserve a table for friends and family to enjoy the event. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Selections are chicken parmesan with penne pasta, grilled salmon in lemon basil butter with rice, and French ratatouille over polenta cake (GF/DF/V). Adult reservations are $50 per person, and child reservations are $20 per person to be paid in advance by either check or PayPal. There will be a drawing for many lovely theme baskets put together by volunteers, along with door prizes. Your reservation is necessary no later than April 10 and cancellations are a must. Please call Cathy Pastore at (518) 669-4446 for further information and to make your reservation(s). If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to assist the needy children of the Diocese of Albany.


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