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The Evangelist
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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  • Pilot parishes top goals for ‘Re-Igniting Our Faith’

    “This is a different kind of campaign,” remarked Rev. Donald Czelusniak.

    A "CARDBOARD CITY" takes shape near Sacred Heart parish in Troy as teens prepare to spend a night on the street to show solidarity with homeless families in the city.
  • Police memorial Mass includes dedication of ‘Father Lefebvre Way’
    The 32nd annual memorial Mass for deceased members of the law enforcement community was offered May 8 at St. Mary’s parish in Albany by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. Police officers, law enforcement representatives and relatives from across New York State came to honor their fallen colleagues and loved ones.
  • RPI Chapel + Cultural Center turns 50

    On April 27, the Chapel and Cultural Center (C+CC) on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy took a trip to Italy in celebration of the building’s 50th anniversary. Wine, coffee and sparkling water, along with garlic bread, salad and lasagna were served to eager diners at tables in the C+CC’s main auditorium.

    The dinner looked like a delicious Italian feast, a celebration of a milestone year in the building’s history. What wasn’t as apparent was that the same space at RPI is the home of Christ Sun of Justice parish.

  • Cooking class benefits food pantry patrons
    On April 11, four women chopped peppers, diced green onions and grilled up black bean burgers in the kitchen of St. Luke’s parish center in Schenectady.
  • Mass-goers excited by Divine Mercy benefits
    On April 8, Catholics from all over the Albany Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany for the annual diocesan Divine Mercy Sunday celebration, led by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger.

  • Memory Café helps people with dementia
    Twice a month, Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville is hosting what it calls a “Memory Café” for individuals or families living with memory issues.
  • Every month, parishioners of St. Henry’s Church in Averill Park gather in the parish’s community room to talk about how to have a healthy and safe lifestyle while living with diabetes.
  • Troubled past soothed by becoming Catholic
    At nine years old, Marcella Clark was homeless.
    "We bounced around a lot," she explained. "We went from friend's place to friend's place. It was all a blur."
    AN EASTER EGG HUNT at Holy Mother and Child parish in Corinth/Lake Luzerne last weekend was sponsored by the ninth- and 10th-grade faith formation classes.

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