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The Evangelist
Sunday, May 27, 2018


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  • ONE NIGHT OF HOMELESSNESS
    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.
  • A letter to confirmands
    Every Easter, I look forward to seeing a new group of young Catholics undergo confirmation. Beyond my happiness at seeing another generation make this important step in their lives, it brings to mind my own confirmation.
  • St. Anne Institute opening shelter for homeless teens

    “Two weeks ago, you couldn’t even come in here.”

    Anthony Cortese, CEO of St. Anne Institute in Albany, gestured at the newest addition to the agency that serves troubled children and teens: newly-renovated Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Hall, set to open May 31 as a homeless shelter for runaway youth.
  • SCOUT RETREAT IN AURIESVILLE
    A "QUEST FOR GOD" retreat sponsored by the Albany Diocese's Catholic Committee on Scouting was held last weekend at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville for anyone in scouting or parish youth ministry. The day included service projects and other presentations and activities and ended with Mass with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. (Nate Whitchurch photos)
  • 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.

  • Pre-game prayer strengthens CYO

    Kids in CYO basketball in the Albany Diocese are asking for help from above — but not to win games.

  • Confirmation retreat weekend was honestly the best weekend of my life. I love it and miss it so much!
  • CCHS team heading to national Academic World Quest competition
    On March 17, a group of four sophomores from Catholic Central High School in Troy were feeling pretty lucky -- and not because it was St. Patrick's Day.
  • Discussion group helps post-confirmation teens
    Each month, a group of high school seniors gathers at Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville. They ponder their future, their careers and their faith.
  • Local DACA recipient dreams of a secure future in the U.S.
    At the age of two, "Anna" (name withheld for privacy) was brought to the United States by her parents from Durango, Mexico. Her father knew there were not many opportunities for work in Durango and wanted better opportunities for his family.



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