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The Evangelist
Monday, September 24, 2018


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  • ND-BG, Siena sign admission agreement
    Siena College in Loudonville and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady have officially signed into effect an early assurance and college planning partnership. The program will assure admis­sion to Siena for identified ND-BG students .
  • DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS START YEAR WITH MASS
    DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS got the academic year off to a good start last week with a special Mass, celebrated at Saratoga Central Catholic High School.
  • Siena exhibits handwritten Bible
    Siena College in Loudonville is working to ignite the faith of students, faculty and others in the Albany Diocese with an exhibit of the St. John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illustrated Bible of its scale created since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.
  •  Higher-Powered Learning grants announced
    The Catholic Schools Office of the Albany Diocese has announced the winners of its annual Higher-Powered Learning grants. Funding totaling $100,000 will be distributed among the following school projects.
  • Convocation speaker will focus on creation
    Sister Mary Frolich, RSCJ, will be the keynote speaker at the annual convocation to start the academic year at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Albany, the Diocese’s graduate school for theology. The convocation will be held Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Mater Christi parish in Albany.
  • Diocesan Catholic schools  unleash creative thinking with new strategic plan

    Within a few years, Catholic education in the Albany Diocese will look very different. The diocesan Catholic Schools Office just released “Answering the Call: Imagine, Evangelize, Transform,” a strategic plan for all 22 elementary and secondary schools.

  • Why we’re sending Anna to a Catholic school
    When it came time for our daughter to begin school, my wife and I discussed our options at length. Living in an excellent school district, we had multiple options to consider as to where we should send Anna for her education.
  • Girl Scout’s project:  writing her first book
    Every day, residents look around the Albany Diocese and see ways they wish to help their community. Cassandra Carraher, a Girl Scout and a new graduate of St. Mary’s School in Waterford, is making sure positive change happens.
  • Three schools starting year motivated, despite changes
    New year, new school program, same passion and spirit. That could be the motto for three diocesan elementary schools, all of which are adapting this year in response to changing needs in their communities.
  • Gene-Philippe Mongan was happy to receive a college scholarship from the Knights of Columbus. He didn’t expect to be using it to study architecture for a semester in Rome, Italy.



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