RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Students honor forgotten Civil War soldier

"This kind of trip brings history alive and connects our 21st century students."

DIOCESAN VALEDICTORIANS

Anne McKenna, Lauren Costello, Timothy Ryan and Abigail Kienzle are standouts in their class.

DIOCESAN SCHOOLS GET $165K GRANT

The money will be used to implement an addiction prevention program in five area Catholic elementary schools.

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.

ST. MATTHEW’S, VOORHEESVILLE

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.

ILLUMINATED WORK

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.

'CROSS TRAINING' IN CLIFTON PARK

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 …

TEEN FAITH IN FOCUS AT JOGUES CONFERENCE

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."
TEEN PERSPECTIVE

Thanks for confirmation retreat time

Confirmation retreat weekend was honestly the best weekend of my life. I love it and miss it so much!

Religious Education

Spring Enrichment • 05-02-13, Keynoter to explain belief in Holy Spirit • 03-14-13, Spring Enrichment courses run gamut of ages, subjects • 05-24-12, Participants evaluate Spring Enrichment • 04-19-12, Spring Enrichment preview • 03-15-12, Spring Enrichment keynote to show Jesus as funny guy • 05-26-11, Spring Enrichment participants reflect on …

TEEN-FRIENDLY FORMAT

Glenville parish tries 'mini-session'faith formation

Faith formation students at Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville are receiving a new form of religious education. For the second year, the parish is exclusively using a "mini-session" style of catechesis for seventh- to 10th-graders.

ARCHAEOLOGIST

New faith formation leader will really dig into her work

For the new director of religious education and youth ministry at St. Mary's/St. Paul's parish in Hudson Falls, uncovering stories is second nature. Abigail Herlihy of Glens Falls is an archaeologist.

FAITH FORMATION

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