St. Joseph's parish in Troy notes the passing of REV. VINCENT MCDONALD, O.CARM. He was the first Carmelite pastor at the parish in 1970....

Parish secretary BETTE HAMILTON is retiring from St. Joseph's in Fort Edward after nine years....

VIRGINIA LAMALFA of St. Joseph's parish in Schenectady just marked her 90th birthday....

St. Patrick's parish in Cambridge has dedicated portraits of two priests who once served there: REVS. JOSEPH GETZ, OSA, and LIAM CONDON....

Christ Our Light parish in Loudonville will be served by a parish life director after the retirement of REV. DAVID NOONE, pastor, in April....

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph in Rensselaer is offering a Qigong class with light exercise to relieve tension. The parish is also seeking new choir members after successful congregational singing at Christmas....

Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in Schenectady notes

the passing of WILLIAM AHEARN, who restored many sacred artifacts and statues and made furniture for parishes around the Albany Diocese - including OLQP's tabernacle pillar....

JAMES AND DIANE ALLEN of St. Joseph's parish in Scotia celebrated their golden wedding anniversary....

LOUISE AND DONALD ZAUTNER celebrated their 50th anniversary by renewing their vows at St. Margaret of Cortona Church in Rotterdam Junction, a mission of St. Joseph's parish in Schenectady.