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The Evangelist
Thursday, July 19, 2018

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  • Catholic Charities closes on new affordable housing units
    Two homes in Ilion are among the first in a campaign for Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese to provide 60 affordable housing units across several counties.
  • Siena about to open rooftop observatory
    In late May, just as students at Siena College in Loudonville were finishing their final exams, the college was breaking ground on its latest grant project: an observatory on top of its main School of Science building, Roger Bacon Hall.
  • Change a life
    Our faith is really so simple. Sure, there are traditions and rules, regulations and rituals that we follow because they are meant to keep us focused. Every human society and organization that, like the Church, has a history, has them.
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  • Bikeatoga Workshop keeps  Saratoga residents rolling
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM
    Unbeknownst to many parishioners of St. Peter’s in Saratoga Springs, the church basement is home to the Bikeatoga Workshop, an organization that fixes broken bicycles and donates them to people in need.
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM
    THE ST. ISAAC JOGUES YOUTH CONFERENCE last weekend at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville focused on boosting teens' faith and inspiring them to think about what their vocation in life might be. The theme for this year's conference was "fearless."
  • Hoosick Falls parish  relocating worship site
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM

    Immaculate Conception par­ish in Hoosick Falls is making a move. On July 1, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger joined parishioners for an evening prayer service and discussion about relocating to 4 Parsons Ave., the campus of St. Mary’s Academy, the parish school.

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM
    The New York State Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the State Legislature to return to Albany to pass the Abortion Expansion Act (S.2796/A.1748), which he calls the “Reproductive Health Act.”
  • Bishop names new chancellor, pastors, parish life coordinators
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM
    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
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM

    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.

  • Saving the planet, one kid at a time
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM
    As a parent with four young children, ages two to eight, I can attest that there are ways a big Catholic family is eco-conscious that don’t involve discount potato salad and an ill-timed whale-watching trip.
  • What’s the Season of Creation?
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM
    From Sept. 1-Oct. 4, the Church will celebrate the “Season of Creation.” This is an exciting time for our Church and our parishes! It is an opportunity to deepen our awareness of the gifts of creation, and to praise and thank Creator for all that is.
  • Remember St. Kateri
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM
    Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, now called Auriesville. She was declared a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The story of her life has a lot to do with local New York State history, and also how the Catholic faith was brought to upstate New York from Europe long before our country was founded.
  • Come and venerate St. Elizabeth relic
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM
    St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Cohoes is inviting the Catholic community to the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr.
  • A priest among us
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM
    By the time this column makes it to print, I will have been ordained a priest of Jesus Christ at the hands of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger; ordained to labor beside many faithful laborers in the vineyard of God’s people until my death.
  • 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.)

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