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The Evangelist
Monday, August 20, 2018

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    A JUBILANT CELEBRATION always marks the annual Mass for the anniversary of the Albany Diocese's Black Catholic Apostolate, based at St. Joan of Arc parish in Menands. The Mass last weekend marked the BCA's 34th anniversary. For more information, see www.rcda.org/parishes/black-catholic-apostolate. (Nate Whitchurch photos)
  • Glenville Catholic heading N.Y. Naval Militia

    Rear Admiral Timothy Zakriski of Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville is the newest commander of the New York Naval Militia. The local Catholic took command June 22 during a ceremony held at Schodack Island State Park.

  • ‘People may have thought me strange:’ New book traces life of female doctor
    Anna Ward Perkins decided to become a physician at a time when very few women were doctors. Around Rensselaerville in southern Albany County, she cared for residents for 65 years.
    AN ANNUAL NOVENA to St. Anne, the mother of Mary, was offered last weekend at St. Augustine's parish in Troy, along with a celebration of St. Anne de Beaupre's July 26 feast day.
  • The quiet tradition of lighting candles in churches
    Linda Brown approached the candle stand at her parish, Christ the King in Westmere, Albany. She dropped a donation in the collection box and lit two candles.
  • Priest’s plea: Please have a funeral Mass
    In recent years, among survivors, there’s been a shift in attitude about planning a funeral Mass for a deceased Catholic loved one. Many bypass it and choose another venue for a memorial service — a prayer service in the funeral home or at the graveside — or nothing at all.
  • Bishop names new chancellor, pastors, parish life coordinators
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has appointed Giovanni Virgiglio, diocesan superintendent of schools, to the position of diocesan chancellor. In addition, Bishop Scharfenberger announced several pastoral and administrative assignments.
  • How Catholics can avoid being victimized by scams

    Catholics across the Albany Diocese are being contacted by alleged tax collectors, computer software companies or government agencies. These are not legitimate calls; the callers are scammers, and parishioners everywhere are potential victims.

  • Hispanic/Latino Catholics gather for Encuentro in Albany

    The Albany Diocese was proud to be the site where the 2018 Regional V Encuentro was held June 22-24. The Regional V Encuentro was part of a series of meetings that are being held over the next four years, discerning how to better connect with and involve the Hispanic and Latino Catholic community in the Church. The Albany event drew more than 300 delegates from the eight dioceses in New York State.

    A DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION led by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi (the body and blood of Christ), invited Catholics from across the Diocese to gather last weekend at Albany's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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