February 21, 2024 at 11:09 a.m.

EVENTS FOR FEB. 22-MARCH 7

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Rotterdam Junction

Lenten Stations and Soup 2024 at St. Margaret of Cortona Church (1228 Main St.) at 6 p.m. Join us on Thursday evenings during Lent (Feb. 22, 29, March 7, 14 and 21) for praying the Stations of the Cross followed by a soup supper. All are welcome!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 

Albany

Nurses Stations of the Cross at Christ the King Church (20 Sumter Ave.) at 7 p.m. in the church, hosted by the church Visitation Ministry. We will walk the stations of the cross with modern-day caregivers who lovingly give of themselves to their patients who are suffering and dying. This is a meaningful way to deepen your Lenten experience!

Bolton Landing 

Canvas & Cocoa at Church of the Blessed Sacrament (7 Goodman Ave.) from 6-8 p.m., organized by the Lake George Catholic Outreach (ages 18-39.) Cost is $12. Pizza will be served. This group is doing a clothing drive for the North Country Ministry for children. For information, call (518) 644-3861.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 

Albany

Lenten Evening Prayer Service at Christ the King Church (20 Sumter Ave.) at 7 p.m. Join us for a peaceful night of prayer and reflection in the church space.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Waterford

Senior Tuesday: Breakfast for Lunch at St. Mary’s Crescent Church (86 Church Hill Road) at 1 p.m. Seniors, you are invited to “breakfast for lunch” in the church hall. Bring a breakfast food that you enjoy and share it with other senior parishioners and community neighbors. Unable to bring breakfast food? Come anyway! Your presence is the most important part of the meal. We hope to see you there!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Delmar/Online

Young Adult Lenten Series: Join Capital Region Catholic (ages 21-39) for a 6-week for a special series about Lent, Lenten practices, and how we can intentionally honor the sacrifice of Jesus through this season. Every Wednesday (Feb. 21 - March 27) at 7 p.m., join us via Zoom (link advertised in the Albany Diocese Discord server or via email) or in person at St. Thomas the Apostle School Library (42 Adams Place). If you have children, please note that to attend in person you will need childcare or you can attend online for simplicity and ease. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 

Albany

The Theology of the Eucharist at Christ the King Church (20 Sumter Ave.) at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Knights Chapel. What is the Eucharist? What do words like transubstantiation, substance, and accidents mean when applied to the Eucharist? What is the scriptural basis for the Eucharist? How does Catholic theology about the Eucharist differ from the beliefs of other religions? And how will these questions help me grow in love for the gift that is the Body and Blood of Jesus? These are some of the topics in Father Matthew Duclos’ talk as we proceed through the Year of Eucharistic Revival. If you have a question that you’d like answered, please email it to him by February 26 at [email protected].

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 

Cooperstown

Lenten Fish Dinner at St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Lake (31 Elm St.) from 5-7 p.m. Catered by Mel’s at 22. Cost is a freewill donation. Menu includes baked fish, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, beans, rolls and desserts. Please sign up by Feb. 25. Sign-up sheets are on the table behind the St. Joseph’s pew section.

SATURDAY MARCH 2

Ballston Spa

First Saturday Rosary Devotion at St. Mary’s Church (185 Milton Ave.) at 3 p.m. Please join us to pray the Rosary as Our Lady has requested at Fatima, Portugal. We will be meditating on the Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Schenectady

Scout Sunday at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish (2216 Rosa Road) at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. All Scouts are invited to attend Mass in their uniforms and receive a special blessing from Father Bob.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Amsterdam

Lasagna Dinner at St. Mary’s Church (156 East Main Street) from 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinner catered by Paul Parillo. Tickets are $16 and dinner in­cludes lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Limited eat-in and takeout tickets. Tickets are avail­able at all Masses or by calling the rectory at (518) 842-4500.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 

Albany

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner at Christ the King Church (20 Sumter Ave.) from 5-7 p.m. in the parish center. Take-out available! Adults are $20, and children under 12 are $5. Music, cash bar, and a raffle. Bring a dessert to share, and a canned good for donation to the Regional Food Bank to receive 1 raffle ticket. For reservations, call (518) 456-1644. 

Albany

Women’s Breakfast with the Albany Chapter of Magnificat at the Wolferts Roost Country Club (120 Van Rensselaer Blvd.) from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Our witness speaker is Fran Karpiej, OSF, from Fairfield, Conn., and professed in the Secular Franciscan Order. For over 40 years she has been involved in the Healing Prayer Ministry and a leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Tickets are $30 with cash or check; PayPal is $32. Clergy and religious are free. Register by Wednesday, March 6. Send a check payable to Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat, c/o Bonnie Hause, 74 Meadow Rue Place, Ballston Spa, N.Y., 12020. Please include your name, address and phone number and email address. Or register online at https://magnificatministry.net/chapters/ny-albany/. Questions, call Kathleen at (518) 930-8380. 

MARCH 22-23

Albany

Evening of Song and Lenten Retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Church (900 Madison Ave.) Join us on Friday, March 22 for Evening of Song at 7 p.m. and a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Composer Dan Schutte, whose music includes “Here I Am, Lord,” and approximately 160 other hymns, will lead the Evening of Songs and the Lenten Retreat. Admission is $15 for each day or $25 for both days. Ticket and sponsorship information can be found at www.ivcusa.org/Schutte. For more information about the IVC Albany Region, email [email protected].


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