Westmere/ Guilderland
Interpreted Synod Listening Session at Christ the King, 20 Sumter Ave., in the Knight’s Chapel following 9 a.m. Mass (9:45-11:45 a.m.) Anyone in need of ASL interpretation is encouraged to join us and participate!

Chemo Care Bags Collection sponsored by St. Mary’s Church, Crescent (86 Church Hill Road) and the Youth Leadership Team specifically for young people going through treatment. The bags will be donated to The Melodies Center located at Albany Medical Center for children and teens who are battling cancer and blood disorders. The bags help the children/teens pass the time while they receive treatments. Here are some items that have been requested by children/teens at Albany Med: small toys, small puzzles, card games, pop-its, hand lotion, fidget spinners, small Lego kits, nail polish, “I Spy” books, stress balls, puzzle/activity books, lip balm, Gatorade/water/juice boxes, $5 gift cards for McDonald’s or ice cream. The parish will be collecting these items through June. A collection box will be set up in the Gathering Area and items can be dropped at the parish office on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Immaculate Conception from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code “ImmaculateConception.”
Women’s Prayer Breakfast with the Albany Chapter of Magnificat at the Holiday Inn Express, 400 Old Loudon Road, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Join us for a morning of prayer, praise and worship music, fellowship, buffet breakfast and meditation by our spiritual advisor, followed by a personal witness from guest speaker, Father Kyle Gorenski. Tickets are $25; no tickets sold at the door. To purchase tickets, visit For questions, contact Diane Bigos at (518) 810-1310.

JUNE 4-5
Lake George
Come to the Water: 2022 Catholic Women’s Overnight Retreat at the Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George, 3778 NY-9L, from Saturday 8:30 a.m. to Sunday 11:30 a.m. Retreat Leader: Mary Rosmus. Fee is $140 per person. For more information and to register, visit https://olaqby.wixsite.

46th year of celebrating Pentecost at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St. Prayer and Praise at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. Presided by Father Martin Fisher. All are welcome. Come and join us and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit! For more information, contact Jack Ellsbury at (518) 334-6503.
The Festival Celebration Choir will present its spring concert, “Raise a Psalm” at the First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Ave., at 3 p.m. The FCC is an Ecumenical chorus whose members represent many Christian, including Catholic, churches in the Capital District. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Anne Cronin at (518) 522-6057.

Germantown, Philadelphia
The Miraculous Medal Shrine to host a summer novena titled “Our Blessed Mother in Radiant Summer Splendor” at The Miraculous Medal Shrine, 500 E. Chelten Ave., for nine consecutive Mondays beginning June 6 through Aug. 1. Showings times are 9 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All Marian devotees are invited to visit the shrine to participate in this worship series. Mary, our Blessed Mother, is known by many different titles which deepens our understanding of how she empowers us to become a community of disciples fashioned in the image of Jesus. All 12:05 p.m. services will be livestreamed via Facebook and can be viewed at