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The Evangelist
Sunday, June 17, 2018


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  • New priest started other careers, and ‘then He asked me to do something else’

    Deacon Zachariah Chichester has been an inventor, a political campaign manager, a graduate and postgrad student and a seminarian for the Albany Diocese. On June 16, he’ll be ordained a priest in a ceremony at Albany’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

  • St. Ambrose eighth-graders took Regents biology early

    This year’s graduating class from St. Ambrose School in Latham is heading into high school well-prepared. A group of eighth-graders just took the New York State Regents exam in living environment (biology).

  • SPA CATHOLIC GRADS
    SARATOGA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL held its commencement ceremony last weekend at St. Clement's Church in Saratoga Springs. Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard officiated as 36 seniors received their diplomas.
    
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  • WALKING WITH JESUS THROUGH STREETS OF ALBANY
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    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.
  • Doctor-turned-chaplain is new St. Bernard’s grad
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    After 25 years in medicine, Dr. Joseph Lalka, a retired family physician from Columbia County, is one of this year’s graduates from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Albany, the Diocese’s graduate school for theology.
  • COMMENCEMENT AT BISHOP MAGINN
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    BISHOP MAGINN HIGH SCHOOL in Albany graduated 35 seniors at last weekend's commencement ceremony, held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
  • Deacon just keeps learning
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:00 AM
    Deacon Douglas Erickson is starting down a new life path. On May 19, he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Albany Diocese.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI AT CATHEDRAL
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:00 AM
    THE CATHEDRAL OF the Immaculate Conception in Albany celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi, the body and blood of Christ, with a Mass and procession.
  • NEW DEACONS ORDAINED
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:00 AM
    FOUR NEW DEACONS were ordained last weekend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. Deacon Al Censullo says he waited years for the right time to act on his vocation.
  • A teen’s view of abortion debate
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    I believe that most pro-choicers are motivated by compassion: compassion for women who are in a scary, overwhelming situation and searching for a way out. But abortion is not a way out we should ever offer. In abortion, an innocent human being is killed.
  • Ella’s solution to Saratoga parking woes
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    If I were mayor, I would create better parking in downtown Saratoga. Downtown Saratoga is such a busy place full of great restaurants, beautiful shops and workplaces for many people. All year ‘round, downtown Saratoga is moving nonstop.
  • A graduation day reflection
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    Commencement is one of the signature moments in the life of a young man or woman, and often leaves a lasting impression. The families of the graduates are delighted and undoubtedly relieved that their children have successfully completed a rite of passage.
  • Another South African graduates, thanks to Albany Catholic Workers
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    This is my story of success, which has seen me graduating with honors a few weeks ago in KwaNdebeqheke, South Africa, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    My favorite apparition is Our Lady of Guadalupe, in which the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 AD.

    (Editor’s note: Joseph is the first-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    The First World War is considered by many to be the first modern war. In the midst of this catastrophe, in 1917 in Portugal, Mary appeared to three shepherd children.

    (Editor’s note: Anne is the second-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • For fourth-graders, moving up in school means getting to join Star Wars club
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    Jedi masters and their Padawan apprentices recently invaded St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar to save the galaxy from danger — and were back just in time for popsicles. It was the last meeting of the year for the school’s popular Star Wars club.

  • Slime creator is teen entrepreneur
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    At just 14 years old, Maria Gannon runs her own slime business: Parakeet Slimes, LLC.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    June 22-29 will be the observance of Religious Freedom Week across the United States, focusing on supporting religious liberty at home and abroad. In the Albany Diocese, several events will be tied in to Religious Freedom Week.
  • Breakaway Music program  will teach teen participants
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:00 AM
    Breakaway, a diocesan summer youth program offered at Pyramid Life Center in Paradox, is branching into new territory with this year’s first Breakaway Music camp.
  • Track star leaves CP in the dust
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:00 AM
    Mikey McDonald looks no different than his competition when running on the track. No one knows that, at six years old, the freshman at Saratoga Central Catholic High School was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that impairs motor function and movement. 
  • Program teaches life skills for people fighting poverty
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:00 AM

    Rosanna Castro choked back tears as she delivered a speech to her fellow graduates May 16 at the diocesan Pastoral Center in Albany. Ms. Castro is one of 13 graduates from the second class of “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World,” a program offered through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.







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