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The Evangelist
Monday, September 24, 2018


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  • Teresian House steps up for Mindful Mile program
    Eileen Schiesel, 92, sits on a wooden bench outside the Teresian House Center for the Elderly in Albany. Her walker sports a floating red balloon. When the cue is given, Mrs. Schiesel pulls herself off the bench and heads down to the parking lot.
  • ‘People may have thought me strange:’ New book traces life of female doctor
    Anna Ward Perkins decided to become a physician at a time when very few women were doctors. Around Rensselaerville in southern Albany County, she cared for residents for 65 years.
  • How Catholics can avoid being victimized by scams

    Catholics across the Albany Diocese are being contacted by alleged tax collectors, computer software companies or government agencies. These are not legitimate calls; the callers are scammers, and parishioners everywhere are potential victims.

  • Local sister now in leadership for Sisters of Mercy Northeast
    In recent bulletins, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes in Albany listed good news and bad news. The good news was that parish outreach/social ministry coordinator Sister Peg Sullivan, RSM, had been elected to the leadership team of her religious order, the Sisters of Mercy of the Northeast.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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