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The Evangelist
Thursday, September 20, 2018


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  • Catholics help golfers, others with disabilities
    to ‘Stand Up and Play’
    Discovering the Paramobile “was a life-changing moment for me,” says Mark Boucher of Corpus Christi parish in Round Lake. Now, the Mechanicville native is striving to help people in the Albany Diocese with physical disabilities through the Stand Up and Play Foundation and its signature device.
  • Delanson garden offers fun and food for seniors
    Our Lady of Fatima parish in Delanson is the proud host of a beautiful new garden that helps to feed hungry senior citizens. The story of how the garden came about is even more beautiful.
  • Mass appeal
    “Welcome” is an appeal that most church communities seek to display in their signage and gestures to attract faithful and seeker alike. Yet, the brutal reality of the cross looms over our ecclesial life, forcing sobriety over any ephemeral glee.
    
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  • ND-BG, Siena sign admission agreement
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM
    Siena College in Loudonville and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady have officially signed into effect an early assurance and college planning partnership. The program will assure admis­sion to Siena for identified ND-BG students .
  • Mercy sisters’ grants aid Albany non-profits
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM
    The Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community has awarded $400,000 in grants to nearly 40 non-profit organizations in the northeastern United States in areas the sisters serve, including the Albany Diocese.
  • DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS START YEAR WITH MASS
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM
    DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS got the academic year off to a good start last week with a special Mass, celebrated at Saratoga Central Catholic High School.
  • MOVING TOWARD DIACONATE
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM
    FUTURE DEACONS CELEBRATED the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders last weekend in a ceremony held at St. Joseph's Provincial House in Latham. In this rite, candidates offer themselves to God and the Church, an official recognition of a vocation.
  • Bishop writes to clergy on abuse
    Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger sent this letter Aug. 31 to priests of the Albany Diocese.
  • Come to the Diocese’s Eucharistic Congress
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 AM

    On Sept. 22, the Albany Diocese will host its first Eucharistic Congress since 1938.

  • To our catechists
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:30 AM
    In these difficult times for the Church, at a time when people ask themselves, “Why should we stay,” each and every catechist holds an answer: the truth.
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM
    In the troubled 1930s, a time of social and civil unrest, young English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge was sent by the Manchester Guardian to Moscow as a foreign correspondent.
  • Update on the Joshua Project
    Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM
    After 2011 flooding in Schoharie County, the Joshua Project was formed, and quickly grew from a short-term effort to help with flood recovery into a long-term project to lift people out of poverty.
  • A future priest practices homily-writing
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 AM
    During the summer, seminarians are placed in parishes throughout the Albany Diocese. Under the direction of our respective pastors, who supervise our “internship,” we learn and perform many of the functions we will undertake as priests.
  • My taxi ride in New York City
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 AM

    Recently, I concelebrated the wedding of a young man I baptized nearly 25 years ago. After the ceremony, torrential rain caused my priest-friends and me to take a cab to the reception. It turned out to be a memorable experience.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 AM
    Earlier this year, God gave me the gift of insomnia. At the time, I did not realize what a blessing it was.






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