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Weekend of July 29 and 30, 2023

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


 July Family Service

Monday, July 24, was the third of our July Service Mondays.  We made 100 sandwiches for the Joseph House and Shelter van based in Menands! One of the service Monday participants delivered them to the van where volunteers distribute sandwiches and water every day to people living outside.  We will gather again on July 31 at 5:30 pm at St. John the Baptist to continue our service to others with projects for families of all ages. All are welcome! We pray: Generous God, you provide me daily with all I need. Help me to share what I have with those in need.


Beginning in September, we will offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word during Sunday Mass.  Children from ages 4 to 9 will be invited to gather after the Introductory Rites to reflect on the weekly readings.  We are looking for volunteers to be responsible for planning as well as delivering age appropriate material during the 15-minute gathering. 

A reminder that every volunteer working with children must have an up-to-date background check and safe environment training.  Additionally, all those forming faith must be certified by the diocese.  On-line training is available.   Please contact Ruth Ellen at 518-758-1828 or email if you are interested in sharing your faith with the younger members of our faith community.






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