FRIDAY, DEC. 6
SCHENECTADY

First Friday Devotional Services, following 12:15 p.m. Mass, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 600 State St. There will be Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, including exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Information: (518) 347-4466, Ext. 13. 

TROY
First Friday Respect Life Holy Hour with Rosary Citation, Litany for Life, Confession & Prayer Teams, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church: 310 Spring Ave. Information: https://sacredhearttroy.com.
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SATURDAY. DEC. 7 
LATHAM
Christmas banquet for the Albany Council of Catholic Nurses, after 12 p.m. Mass, Knights of Columbus Hall, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, N.Y., 12210. The event is open to all nurses, members and non-members and their family. Price: $25. Information: (518) 810-9401. 

Latham Colonie Council Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus host an “All You Can Eat Breakfast,” 8:30-11:30 a.m., 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd. Cost: adults, $9; children 5-10, $4; children under 5, free. Infor­mation: (518) 783-0572 or www.lathamcolonie.com/events.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8
ALBANY
Annual Marian Consecration with Bishop Scharfenberger, 
11 a.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 
125 Eagle St. Information: www.rcda.org/marianconsecration.

FORT PLAIN
11th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service, 6:45 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 115 Reid St. Held annually on the second Sunday in December, the Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends who light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. RSVP to Doris Dutcher, 52 Garfield Street, Fort Plain NY 13339, or call at (518) 993-4612.
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TUESDAY, DEC. 10  
ALBANY
Mater Christi Respect Life Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 40 Hopewell St. Information: (518) 489-1318.

NISKAYUNA
Advent Evening of Reflection: “Prepare the Way of the Lord!” 6:20-9:15 p.m., Dominican Retreat & Conference Center, 1945 Union St. Cost: $25. Information: (518) 393-4169 or dslcny@nybiz.rr.com. 

PALATINE BRIDGE
Our Lady of Hope Altar Rosary Sodality McDonald’s Night, 5-7 p.m., 22 Dutchtown Plaza, Palatine Bridge. McDonald’s will donate part of its receipts to the Sodality and the proceeds will be used to help fund children’s programs. Information: (518) 993-2837 or roman10@roadrunner.com
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FRIDAY, DEC. 13 
DELMAR 
Celebration of the Feast of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church Gathering Hall. Followed by Bilingual Mass at 6:30 p.m., fiesta with food and entertainment in the school gym. Information: (518) 368-6005 or (518) 894-3593.
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SATURDAY, DEC. 14 
NISKAYUNA  
Day Presentation: “The Empty Chair,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dominican Retreat & Conference Center. 1945 Union St. Cost: $40. Information: (518) 393-4169 dslcny@nybiz.rr.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 15 
AMSTERDAM 
Latin Mass, 4:30 p.m., also the first Friday of the month, 5 p.m.; first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m., St. Mary’s Church. 1962 Missal.

LATHAM 
Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saint Ambrose, 347 Old Loudon Rd. Pictures, 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Cost: Adults, $8; Children 8-12, $5; Children 2 and under free. Information: https://stambroselatham.com/.
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FRIDAY, DEC. 20 
LATHAM 
Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Blood Drive with the American Red Cross, 1-6 p.m., 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd. To schedule an appointment:? edhillenbrand@gmail.com or (518) 209-6739.

CAIRO 
Gospel of Life Holy Hour after 9 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Chapel. Held the third Friday of each month. Bene­dic­tion, pro-life prayers and Rosary. Information: (518) 622-3319.

CLIFTON PARK 
Blue Christmas Service, 7 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor, ?569 Clifton Park Center Rd. Sharing prayers, Scriptures and music acknowledging that God’s presence is for all, including those who struggle. Raffle and refreshments. Information: (518) 899-9631 or (518) 885-1024.