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Weekend of March 18 and March 19, 2023

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

Over the past few weeks, our families learned and practiced the Daily Examen, an ancient method of prayer that assists all - from young people to adults - to open their minds and hearts to God’s presence in our daily lives.  This weekend and next weekend, we will re-count the last day of Jesus through the Stations of the Cross.

The next Family Faith Formation gatherings are Sunday, March 19 at 5 pm at St. John the Baptist, and Sunday, March 26 at St. James at 9:15 am.  

Confirmation families will meet on March 19 at 5 pm at St. John the Baptist. Our young people have planned, shopped, and cooked 3 separate meals for Joseph House and Shelter.  The generosity of the CCNCC parishioners on SOUPER BOWL WEEKEND covers the cost of the meals.  

Families with young people receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist will meet on Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 am at the Church of St. Joseph.  Our young people will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time on Sunday, May 7 at 9:15 am at St. James Church, or Saturday, May 13 at 4 pm at St. John the Baptist Church.


Are you interested in joining 25,000 other young people for a pilgrimage to experience prayer, community, and empowerment?

This year’s National Catholic Youth Conference is November 16 – 19 in Indianapolis and is open to young people entering grades 10 -12 in the fall of 2023.  If you are interested in more information, please call Ruth Ellen at 518/758-1828 or email. We will meet with families soon to plan fundraisers to help with the cost of the pilgrimage.


Sidewalk Warriors

Your donations are a gift to those people who are food insecure – with no questions asked. Please continue to help the food insecure through your donations.  We continue to accept brownie, muffin, or cake mixes and canned frosting at the CCNCC office. 


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