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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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  • Funeral homily promises peace for those lost in tragic accident
    A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 13 at St. Stanislaus parish in Amsterdam for eight of the 20 victims of a tragic limousine crash in Schoharie.
    Remembered in prayer were the four King sisters, their husbands and the brother of one of the husbands: Mary King Dyson and Robert Dyson, Allison King, Abigail King Jackson and Adam Jackson, Amy King Steenburg and Axel Steenburg, and Richard Steenburg Jr.
  • Bishop preaches at Episcopal cathedral
    On Oct. 14, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham with a special neighbor: the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.
    ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH in Schenectady celebrated  "El Señor de los Milagros" — the Lord of Miracles — with a special Mass Oct. 7, followed by an outdoor procession and reception. The Lord of Miracles is the patron of the county of Peru and its capital, Lima.
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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    On Oct. 28, noon-6 p.m., middle school students from across the Albany Diocese will gather for the second annual middle school youth rally.
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    COUPLES CELEBRATE the gift of marriage each year at the diocesan Marriage Jubilee celebration, held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
  • Some victims of limo crash had Catholic connections
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    Among the 20 people killed in a devastating limousine accident Oct. 6 in Schoharie were several victims who had connections to parishes, schools and Catholic organizations of the Albany Diocese.
  • The Priory Retreat House closes after five decades
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    On Sept. 20, a quiet email was sent to supporters of The Priory Retreat House in Chestertown from its board of directors: “We are writing to tell you that, as of the end of September, we will cease to operate The Priory as a retreat house.”
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    FILIPINO CATHOLICS in the Albany Diocese gathered last weekend for a special liturgy at Christ Our Light Church in Loudonville to mark the feast day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, a 17th-century saint who is the patron of the Philippines and its people.
    Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:30 AM
    THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY of the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion was celebrated last weekend with Mass with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. The parish also had an anniversary dinner, a display of memorabilia and a slide show on its history.
  • Local Catholics reflect on attending Encuentro
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    I was privileged to be part of the five-member delegation from the Diocese of Albany to the National V Encuentro, held Sept. 20-23 in Gaylord, Tx. We joined more than 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders who participated in the event, representing 159 dioceses and national Catholic organizations and groups.
  • Understanding trauma
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    I recently attended some training on “trauma-informed care.” It was quite eye-opening.
  • Missionary who is native of Diocese celebrates St. Romero in El Salvador
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    The canonization of Óscar Arnulfo Romero, martyred archbishop of San Salvador, was a true fiesta in the rural parish of Monte San Juan, El Salvador, where I work as a Maryknoll lay missioner.
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    Orthodox monasticism in America saw a rise in parish awareness and support in the middle of the 20th century, though it is still not as well-known or visible as monasticism to pre-Vatican II Catholics. Monasticism comes somewhat out of the “old world” ethos still held by many enthusiastic New World converts.
  • A mighty tree
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    Parishioners and residents of Glens Falls are used to seeing the huge tree next to St. Mary’s rectory on Warren Street as they pass by our parish.
  • Examining use and abuse of power will help Church work through crisis
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    As a clinical social worker, I keep asking, “What are the dynamics behind the abuse of children and teens, the sexual exploitation of adults by someone in power and the dynamics that enabled those in leadership to create this horrendous secret?”
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:30 AM
    Michael Joseph Page loved cats, collecting model cars and caring for others. A loving son and brother, Mr. Page — who passed away in June from pulmonary fibrosis — left behind a gift that has helped to feed the hungry at the Sister Maureen Joyce Center food pantry in Albany.
  • Walton Rosary rally set up by 93-year-old
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
    Roberta Lacey of St. John the Baptist parish in Walton is proof that age is just a number. At 93, Mrs. Lacey is working hard to plan a Rosary rally for her parish and town.
  • Catholic schools launched founders of medical startup
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    Long before Dr. Zach Helft and Dr. Christy Sheehy co-founded a medical startup, both were students at Catholic schools in the Albany Diocese.
  • Albany parish has four-legged friend
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    Seamus Fitzmaurice is easily one of the most beloved members of Christ the King parish in Westmere, Albany. A friend to all, Seamus loves greeting parishioners, hanging out with his friends and taking long walks.
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    A blessing of pets at Holy Trinity parish in Johnstown was a celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals.
  • Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission turns 50
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 AM
    The Diocese’s Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Oct. 4 gathering of current commission members at the Century House in Latham.

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