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The Evangelist
Friday, April 20, 2018


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  • Knotting cord rosaries keeps retiree busy
    For more than a decade, Nancy Krosky of St. Clare’s parish in Colonie has been making rosaries entirely out of nylon cord — no metal or glass included. Each “bead” of the rosary is formed by creating several knots; even the cross is created entirely of knotted cord.
  • Bob Becker Jr. may be retired, but he is still putting in countless hours of work for local veterans.
  • Soldiers reflect on 
service and faith
    "You just have to come to grips with the fact that the second you get on that helicopter or the second that truck gets out of the last gate, this might be the last night for you," said Sgt. Conor O'Malley.
  • Sisters' many vocations efforts
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet keep trying to help people in the Albany Diocese learn more about religious life.
  • SAMPLES OF SPRING ENRICHMENT COURSES
    Spring Enrichment, to be held this year at The College of Saint Rose in Albany May 16-18, is a series of courses, workshops and keynote addresses on various aspects of faith. Spring Enrichment is targeted to catechists, youth ministers, teachers and anyone in parish ministries and other aspects of Church life.
  • Sister Mary Fran is 'heart and soul' of Consultation Center
    On a recent afternoon, Sister Mary Frances Beck, SNJM, answered a ringing phone at the Consultation Center of the Diocese of Albany.
    "Good morning, Consultation Center," she said softly, as she has for the past 39 years.
  • 'Volunteer cuddler' soothes 
infants in St. Peter's NICU
    At St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, in the neonatal intensive care unit, Maureen Nyilis cradles five-day-old Adio snugly in her arms. The two sit in a cushioned chair next to Adio's NICU incubator.
  • Catholic's retirement calling:
Disney-themed business
    Colleen Parisi is a Disney enthusiast, to say the least. After her first trip to Disney at 19 years old, she has been to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida 26 times. She's always loved Disney for providing visitors with a feeling of warmth and happiness.
  • Deacon's book recounts
stories of hope in hospice
    Deacon Gerald Ladouceur has often been asked, "What happens to us after we die?"
  • College student spends semester in Madagascar
    Joe Schuster, a parishioner of St. Cecilia's Church in Warrensburg, returned to his hometown Dec. 14 after spending almost three months volunteering in the island nation of Madagascar, just off the east coast of Africa.



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