January 17, 2024 at 11:03 a.m.

EVENTS FOR JAN. 18-25

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

Cohoes

Social Hour and Rosary at St. Michael’s Church (20 Page Ave.). Our next parish social hour will be after the 9 a.m. Mass. Please plan on joining us for good food, companionship and conversation. Bring a favorite breakfast/brunch dish to share. Our next rosary meeting will follow the social hour at 11 a.m.

Delmar

Bagels and Board Games at St. Thomas the Apostle Church (35 Adams Place) after 10 a.m. Mass until 12 p.m. We’ll provide the bagels and board games — you bring the fun and, if you wish, your favorite board game. Invite a friend! Sponsored by Faith Formation & Youth Ministry.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

Schenectady

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children at St. Paul the Apostle Church (2777 Albany St.) from 3-6 p.m. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 3 p.m. Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 6 p.m. Prior to the reposition, the minister will offer Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. Between exposition and reposition, there will be periods of silent prayer and time for the recitation of the rosary, readings from the Scripture, the saints, the Magisterium, etc. A minimum of one adorer is required throughout the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

Schenectady

A One-Man Performance: “A Visit With St. Paul.” Join us at St. Paul the Apostle Church (2777 Albany St.) at 6:30 p.m. for this moving performance by Glenn Smith, as he portrays Paul of Tarsus. The year is 65 AD, and Paul is under house arrest in Rome by Emperor Nero, as reported by Luke at the end of the Acts of the Apostles. You’re invited to visit the great saint during his captivity where he will recount his days as a missionary. He is eager to share the Good News of Jesus’ love and to strengthen you in faith and hope. For more information, contact Katie Grogan at [email protected]

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

Online

A Virtual Reflection on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul: Christ’s Call to Paul and Us: Join us via Zoom from 3-4:30 p.m. for this webinar led by Father Richard Fragomeni who will share reflections on the feast of St. Paul’s conversation and the Catechetical theme of “Come to me all who are burdened …” Hosted by the Diocesan Office of Discipleship Formation. Registration for the event can be found on their website or by calling their office at (518) 453-6670. 

JANUARY 26-28

Niskayuna

Hybrid 2024 Women’s Theme Retreat at Dominican Retreat and Conference Center (1945 Union St.) Guest Director: Mary K. Rosmus. Theme Weekends for Women in 2024 offers 44 hours away from our daily routines for rest, quiet, learning and reflection, inner healing, growth, prayer and sharing. The schedule is varied and flexible to meet individual needs and includes conferences, worship services, opportunities for private consultation/companionship with any of the staff and free time. Women’s Weekends are open to all faiths and all ages (18 and above). For reservations/information, call (518) 393-4169, Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m., or email [email protected]. Online registration and information: www.dslcny.org/home.htm. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Loudonville

White Mass & Blessing Healthcare Workers at St. Pius X Church (23 Crumitie Rd.) from 5-6 p.m. Physicians, dentists, PAs, NPs, and all other healthcare professionals, please join the Albany Catholic Medical Guild for a Mass to bless all healthcare workers celebrated by Bishop Scharfenberger.

Loudonville

Charismatic Prayer Meeting at Christ Our Light Church (1 Maria Drive) from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Meeting will start promptly at 11 a.m.) Come experience the love of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Jack Ellsbury at (518) 334-6503. 

Glens Falls

60s and 70s Themed DJ Dance at St. Mary’s Church (62 Warren St.) at 7 p.m. Get ready to dance the night away in our beautiful Great Hall at SMA! Enjoy a night of music and light show, light snacks and a cash bar. All are welcome to turn back the jukebox! Tickets will be on sale this weekend at the Welcome Desk. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Multiple Locations

Cemetery Cleanup: Christmas decoration cleanup in our cemeteries and lots will begin on Thursday, Feb. 1 for all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any Christmas decorations they wish to save before Feb. 1. Due to snow and frozen ground conditions, cleanup could be delayed for some cemeteries or lots. To be sure, please remove any Christmas/holiday decorations you wish to keep by Feb. 1. Fresh cut flowers in an approved vase are always permitted provided they are in good condition. Also, any new (non-Christmas) seasonal decoration may be left provided the decoration is in accordance with the current Cemetery Rules and Regulations. 

FEBRUARY 2-4

Germantown

Vocation Discernment Retreat Weekend for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (600 Woods Road). Open to young women ages 18-35. Retreats include prayer, peace and relaxation, liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration, Sacra­ment of Reconciliation, reflections by sisters, and evening prayer with sisters. Contact Sister Mary O’Donovan, OCarm, at [email protected] or (845) 768-2303.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Albany

Coffee & Conversation Group: Join St. Francis of Assisi Parish as we gather at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary (145 Wolf Road in Shoppers Plaza) from 2-3 p.m. Please join us for coffee and fellowship as part of this “parishioner-led social group.” This is an opportunity to build community, share our faith and discuss topics of interest to the St. Francis community. One possible goal for these gatherings is to discern what sort of other opportunities for service, social/fellowship and/or spiritual education might be of interest to our faith. This is a drop-in group, all are welcome! 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Menands

Bereavement Support Group in the Living Room Art Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery (48 Cemetery Ave.) from 10-11:30 a.m. Grief is a difficult emotion to cope with and can be very isolating. Our bereavement support group provides a safe and confidential place for those who are grieving to share their stories, experiences, show compassion to one another, and remember loved ones. We welcome those who may just want to try a bereavement support group and listen in a comforting, no pressure environment. Offered the first Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend, but please pre-register with Kelly: (518) 350-7679 or [email protected].


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