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The Evangelist
Sunday, June 24, 2018

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  • Local sister now in leadership for Sisters of Mercy Northeast
    In recent bulletins, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes in Albany listed good news and bad news. The good news was that parish outreach/social ministry coordinator Sister Peg Sullivan, RSM, had been elected to the leadership team of her religious order, the Sisters of Mercy of the Northeast.
  • The Evangelist wins eight national journalism awards
    The Evangelist has won eight national prizes for excellence in journalism in a competition against Catholic newspapers across the U.S.

    "YOUR CALL IS A CALL TO GO OUT into the world and tell the Good News, by your life and by your example. It's not really about you, but it is about all of us," Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger told Rev. Zachariah Chichester, the newest priest of the Albany Diocese.

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  • U.S. bishops meet in Florida
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM

    BISHOP EDWARD B. SCHARFENBERGER sits among clergy at a Mass during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Massachusetts gathering celebrates Rev. Patrick Peyton
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM
    On June 10, a crowd of about 700 people gathered at Holy Cross Family Ministries in North Easton, Mass., to honor the late Rev. Patrick Peyton, CSC, as the famed “Rosary priest” took a step toward sainthood.
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    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.
  • New priest started other careers, and ‘then He asked me to do something else’
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    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.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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