Pictured at right, SISTER SUE ZEM­GU­LIS, a Dominican Sister of Peace, was recognized for 25 years of consecrated life at her religious order’s assembly in July. Sister Sue began her retreat ministry at the Dominican Retreat Center in McLean, Va., where she served until 1996. She served as a staff member at the Dominican Retreat Center in Kendall, Fla., until 2004, when she moved to the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna. In 2006, Sister Sue was named administrator of the center (www.dslcny.org), which offers programs in the arts, substance abuse recovery, spiritual direction and more....

Also pictured, music director LINDA JONES retires from St. Joseph’s parish in Scotia; she poses with REV. PETER RUSSO, pastor, and cuts her cake....

The Albany diocesan Office of Communications has launched a blog to share light-hearted stories from its work days: www.rcda.org/news-events/blog....

LAETITIA RHATIGAN will speak Aug. 15, 5 p.m., at St. John’s parish in Greenville on “what you should know about Mary.” The talk will cover the Church’s understanding of the role of Mary in redemption; also that day will be the Rosary at 4:30 p.m., Mass at 6:30 and a light supper. Register online at www.sjbg.weebly.com or call (518) 966-8317....

A Polish Day will be held Aug. 19, 2 p.m., at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, sponsored by the Polish American Congress’ central division in New York State. It will include devotions, Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, confessions and a 4 p.m. Mass with BISHOP EDWARD B. SCHARFENBERGER. For information, call TERESA BUNK, (518) 272-5727....

An annual festa for the feast of the Assumption will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Amsterdam Aug. 18, 12:30 p.m. on, with a procession with the Bishop, a car show, food, children’s activities, games and music. Contact DENISE CONTE, (518) 596-3398 or denisecontemail@gmail.com.