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The Evangelist
Sunday, October 21, 2018

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  • Catholics in Diocese aid
Puerto Rico's recovery
    Two months after Puerto Rico was slammed by back-to-back hurricanes, millions of island residents "still have no power and lack access to clean drinking water, refrigeration and other necessities."
    That hits close to home for people like Chemise Cuevas and Lisette Stapleton.
  • On Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the culmination of the Diocese of Albany's participation in the local level of the fifth national Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry with a bilingual Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
    IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY parish in Watervliet brought attention to the abuse, trafficking and abandonment of children in the United States with a candlelight prayer vigil in front of the Watervliet Price Chopper.
  • How local Catholics are easing
grief and fear amid tragedies
    Counselors and Catholics around the Albany Diocese have been seeing the same problems lately: grief, fear and pain.
    The string of attacks that have mowed down innocent people in the United States, the natural disasters that have plagued the global community and people's own personal grief are causing many to need comfort and reassurance, especially as the holiday season approaches.
  • Grant boosts
social justice
in parishes
    Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese and several parishes are beginning a three-year collaboration to boost social justice efforts all over the Diocese.
    ON OCT. 28, 1917, the cornerstone for St. Patrick's Church in Ravena was dedicated before a crowd of 2,000, with a marching band and grandstand to overlook the ceremony. On Oct. 28, 2017, Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard was on hand to celebrate the centennial of that event.
    ST. CLEMENT'S PARISH in Saratoga Springs just marked its centennial with a Mass and reception.
  • Campaign will 're-ignite' 
parishes in Albany Diocese
    It's time to address parish needs in a new way, say parish leaders and officials from the Albany Diocese working on the "Re-Igniting Our Faith" campaign.
    A RESPECT LIFE MASS last weekend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany included a commissioning ceremony for parish respect life representatives.
  • Catholic-Lutheran gathering
will commemorate Reformation
    On Oct. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Albany, local Catholics and Protestants will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a free program and ecumenical worship service.

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