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The Evangelist
Friday, October 19, 2018


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  • Catholic schools launched founders of medical startup
    Long before Dr. Zach Helft and Dr. Christy Sheehy co-founded a medical startup, both were students at Catholic schools in the Albany Diocese.
  • Meghan went from Morris to Marines

    At some point in childhood, every child is asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Meghan Barringer of Holy Cross parish in Morris knew the answer since she was very young: She wanted to go into the military.

  • 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.
  • Group of college students will meet after Eucharistic Congress

    After the Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress Sept. 22 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, a group of preregistered college students will travel to the nearby St. Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine in Fonda for a spiritual “after-party.”

  • 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 .
  • Eucharistic Congress to include fun for kids
    At the Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress, which will be held Sept. 22 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, the children’s tent will be open from 12:15-2:30 p.m.
  • Back-to-school time means recommitting to campus-based parish
    “I lose a quarter of my parish every year” when students graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said Rev. Edward Kacerguis, pastor of Christ Sun of Justice parish, which is located on RPI’s campus in Troy. Then, in the fall, “we gain a quarter of the parish” back when new students arrive.
  • Twins from Saint Rose travel to France with Sisters of St. Joseph
    In June, the Association of Colleges of the Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) sponsored its first student pilgrimage to Le Puy, France, the village where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were founded.
  • Teen center a haven for Stamford youth

    Colin Sparling, 17, stalks the pool table, looking for his best shot. His opponent, eighth-grader Louis Ortiz, watches as Colin hunts for the perfect angle, takes his shot and sinks the ball. Since the Daniel J. Palm Teen Center in Stamford opened in early June, the two teens have played pool there almost every day.

  • 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.



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