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10/19/2017 9:00:00 AM
PARISH NEWS
From Sunday bulletins
An "evening for life" Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle parish in Schenectady will include speakers KATHLEEN GALLAGHER of the New York State Catholic Conference and DR. MATTHEW LYNCH of Nathan Littauer Hospital, discussing laws pending in the State Legislature. Call (518) 377-8886....

BROTHER EDWARD BICK left his position as music director and organist for St. John the Baptist parish in Newport and Ss. Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer after two years to work with men interested in becoming religious brothers....

St. Edward's parish in Clifton Park had a bocce tournament and a morning of centering prayer Oct. 14. The parish Youth Ministry is having an indoor cycling fundraiser Oct. 21, 10:15-11:15 a.m., at Revolution Indoor Cycling Studio in Clifton Park to raise money to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in November. It's $25 to reserve a bike; all fitness levels are welcome. Contact MELISSA GRATTAN, (518) 366-1901 or makefit@nycap.rr.com....

Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville is forming a prayer shawl ministry. It will meet the third Monday of each month after 9 a.m. Mass. For information, contact PAT PELUSO, (518) 952-6343, or RACHEL WINTERS, (518) 399-9168, ext. 226....

Our Lady of the Americas Shrine Church in Albany, a mission of Blessed Sacrament parish, had a talk by parishioner FRANK DENUCCI on "The History of St. Patrick's Church," a former Albany parish....

St. Matthew's in Voorheesville had a parish hike up Pharaoh Mountain Oct. 14. The parish's Junior Ladies of Charity have been collecting winter coats for adults and children....

Holy Spirit parish in East Greenbush now has a memory garden "to remember our beloved dead." The addition of a bench and flowers are planned for 2018. Also, the roof on the parish center was being replaced. New music director TIM DOWLING was welcomed at Holy Spirit parish....

At St. Clement's in Saratoga, JEFFREY HALSTEAD, who teaches music at Saratoga High and has been music minister at St. Peter's, is the new music minister....

Transfiguration parish in Speigletown/Schaghticoke announced a Mass schedule change: The site of the 4 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass will alternate each month. In October, it will be in Schaghticoke for the entire month; in November, Speigletown, and so on. SUSAN BARRY is the parish's new operations manager, taking on the administrative duties that had been managed by MARY CLEMENTE, who remains parish bookkeeper.

Parish life director DEACON CHRIS KEOUGH wrote in Transfiguration's bulletin: "How does Mass make you feel? I arrived for Sunday Mass occupied with what was on my mind. As the Mass began, I left behind what was troubling my mind, and focused entirely on participating with everyone else in the Mass. It is a wonderful feeling to let go of everything else and be totally immersed in the holy Eucharist. Some people tell me they want to 'feel good' as they leave Mass. I couldn't agree more, and I suggest we will feel good if we participate fully in the Mass"....

Sacred Heart in Cairo, St. John the Baptist in Greenville and Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham have changed their Sunday Mass times: 9 a.m. at St. John's, 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart and 1 p.m. at the shrine....

St Anthony's parish in Schen­ectady celebrated "Señor de los Milagros" (the Lord of Miracles) with an Oct. 1 Mass, procession and reception, and marked the Transitus for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi Oct. 3, remembering the passing of St. Francis....

On Oct. 17, BISHOP EDWARD B. SCHARFENBERGER celebrated the annual Red Mass at St. Mary's in Albany for judges, attorneys, law school professors, students and government officials, asking the Holy Spirit's guidance for all who seek justice and reflecting on the God-given responsibility of the legal profession....

St. Mary's parish in Amsterdam congratulated REV. VICTOR POLITO on his 91st birthday....

St. Luke's parish in Schenectady has begun its annual penny drive, marking its feast day by collecting pennies and loose change to be used for mailings and related expenses. Last year, more than $400 was collected. A feast day celebration Oct. 22 will include 11 a.m. Mass in honor of St. Luke, food, raffles and more. It's the parish's only fundraiser....

Beatles tribute band Hey Jude will give a concert Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at St. Madeleine Sophie parish in Schenectady. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students). Call (518) 356-1072. REV. JAMES BELOGI, pastor, was given a stole hand-knitted by parishioners of St. Madeleine Sophie and is comprised of 20,688 stitches, each one a prayer. Children from St. Madeleine Sophie School participated.

St. Madeleine Sophie is starting a men's prayer group. It meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., moderated by REV. LEO MARKERT....

At Mater Christi parish in Albany, KEN TOOMEY retired as head of the usher program, replaced by SHANNON LENET and JIM BIGLEY....

St. Mary's in Oneonta will rededicate its newly-renovated church Nov. 11, 5 p.m., at a Mass with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. An open house for the wider community and parish will be held Nov. 11-12, noon-4 p.m. To prepare spiritually, communal penance services will be held Nov. 7, 12:10 and 6:30 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 23 of St. Mary's just attended a fall "camporee" in Walton, will do a 20-mile hike Oct. 28 and will hold a court of honor to recognize scouts for their achievements, including rank advancement and merit badge completion, Oct. 25.





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