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Weekend of January 21 and 22, 2023


"The value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will finally hear God.”

The next Family Faith Formation gathering is this Sunday, January 22 at 9:15 am at St. James, Chatham.

We are looking for last year’s palms for our February Family Faith formation gatherings.  If you have some at home, please drop off in the designated containers at your Parish.  Thank you!

Children receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time

The Retreat is Saturday, February 4 from 9 am to noon, followed by First Reconciliation on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 pm.  Both events will take place at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Young people who are candidates for the Sacrament received notification of the preparation times if you supplied an email address on your registration.  If you did not receive information, please contact Ruth Ellen at 518-758-1828 or email.

Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation in Columbia County will gather on Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 6 pm for a daylong retreat including Mass.

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will celebrate the Sacrament on Sunday, April 16 at 2 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, 429 E. Allen St. Hudson, NY 12534-0323.


Camp Breakaway                 June 25 - June 29, 2023

Calling all young people entering 6 – 12th grade in September 2023! 

Join others from throughout the region for 4 nights of fun including swimming, kayaking, archery, fishing, reconciliation, prayer, hiking, mass, and team activities. Campers are sure to find a new lifelong friend and make many memories. For more information, please contact Ruth Ellen by email or call 518-758-1828.


Sidewalk Warriors

Thank you to the many people who generously continue to support Sidewalk Warriors.  You are truly living out your call to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Continued needs include pasta sauce, boxed pasta, pancake or waffle mix, mac and cheese, granola bars, tuna, peanut butter, and individually wrapped toilet paper.  


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