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Saturdays with the Sisters

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On Saturday, February 1, the Daughters of Charity were treated to another program offered by Friends in Harmony.  Patriotic themed selections were presented which included songs to which the Daughters could tap their toes and sing along.  Sr. Mary Agnes shared a special remembrance inspired by the Navy Hymn. Refreshments and fellowship followed the concert.  […]

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Junior Ladies are Installed at Academy of the Holy Names

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On January 31, 2020, thirty Junior Ladies were installed at the Academy of the Holy Names.  The beautiful Installation Mass was celebrated by Fr. Patrick Butler during which the Junior Ladies and the Ladies of Charity who were in attendance together pledged the Act of Consecration.  We welcome and congratulation these young women! 

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Sing-a-long with the Daughters

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In December, the Ladies and Daughters of Charity kicked off the holiday season with a sing-a-long.  Jean Tebbetts, Sheila Morris Barnes and Ann Rose accompanied the Daughters in singing traditional Christmas tunes.  Sheila treated everyone to a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and delicious homemade cookies were shared by all.  Music and fellowship […]

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Saturdays with the Sisters

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In November, the Ladies and the Daughters of Charity spent an afternoon writing Christmas cards to our soldiers with over 100 cards being sent.  What a wonderful way to tell the men and women who keep us safe that they are appreciated and being remembered.

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Visit from LCUSA

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At our November board meeting, we were treated to a visit by Northeastern Regional Vice President, Irene Siedlarczyk, and National Board of Directors member, Holly Walter.  We were given an opportunity to talk about all of our ministries and hear about everything happening at the National level.  Irene shared with us the Begin to Weave […]

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World Graduation

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By Kathy Kavanaugh The Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World graduation was held on December 19, 2019 at the Watervliet Housing Authority. The graduates, Amber Craver and Shaquise Herring, could not have spoken more eloquently. They both spoke of hesitancy for joining classes that last 2.5 hours a week for 12 weeks. Amber thanked Mary […]

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SMJC Giving Room

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By Christine Sheridan and Judy Farrell This Christmas we were again overwhelmed with donations of cold-weather gear and personal care items. We are grateful to many churches, organizations and individuals who help us assist our soup kitchen guests. In addition, Catholic Charities has provided us with jackets, blankets, gloves, socks and toilet paper. All of […]

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Junior Ladies at St. Matthew’s

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By Jackie Stampalia The Junior Ladies at St. Matthew’s in Voorheesville visited Copson House, St. Catherine’s Center for Children, on Sunday, December 8. The Junior Ladies spent time with the children making Christmas decorations and coloring. They also enjoyed some healthy snacks. A wonderful time was had by all!