CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is marked in the Albany Diocese each year with a Mass at Albany's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and a diocesan art show of students' work at the Empire State Plaza. Top, Taylor Barber and Cassandra Ryan of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady recite prayer intentions at the Mass.
Bottom, Maria Gerber and her daughter, Shaya, a fourth-grader at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar, check out the diocesan art exhibit of students' work at Empire State Plaza; Timmy Kienzle and Paige Moran of of All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany and Cassandra Ryan and Taylor Barber of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady pray at the Mass; and Bishop Scharfenberger delivers his homily. See more photos in The Evangelist's print edition and read stories at www.evangelist.org. (Nate Whitchurch photos)