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The Evangelist
Saturday, June 23, 2018


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  • Help honor vets by placing flags on graves
    On Memorial Day, fallen soldiers and war veterans who rest at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands will be honored with American flags placed on their graves. However, the tradition could become a thing of the past without more volunteers offering to help.
  • Sisters of St. Joseph, Eddy team up to serve seniors
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have reached a collaborative agreement with Eddy SeniorCare, part of St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP), that will enable the sisters to continue to receive health care at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham while allowing SPHP to bring new healthcare services to seniors in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diocese's senior housing offers community life in retirement
    "I was totally against it," Jim Nash admitted, thinking back to four years ago, when he and his wife moved to Franciscan Heights Senior Community in Rensselaer, a part of the Albany Diocese's DePaul Housing Management Corporation.
  • Parish class gives seniors computer skills
    Seniors are learning new skills at Sacred Heart parish in Lake George: The parish is offering a free computer basic training class.
  • The parish of Our Lady of the Valley in Middleburgh is the home of a unique new support group for parishioners and community members: the Zipper Club.
  • Elderly mom gets care from senior sister
    Sister Mary Bartholomew Biviano, CSJ, is headed back to her hometown of Norwich, in the Diocese of Syracuse, to work at the parish she grew up in -- and, most importantly, to take care of her 94-year-old mother.
  • Bocce keeps seniors active
    For people in the know, the long, raised-bed wooden boxes in the backyard of All Saints on the Hudson parish in Mechanicville/Stillwater can only mean one thing: There's a bocce game coming.
  • Walter Ulrich makes crosses and other items out of wood. He recently donated an intricate scrollwork cross to St. Joseph's parish in Greenfield Center that features the Stations of the Cross carved into the wood.



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