On January 31. 2020, there is going to be a Gabriel Project® training session to help those who are considering being parish leads or volunteers. Ann Bierschenk from the Gabriel Project® in Texas is going to join us to give a little about her experience. Texas is the state where it all began when following the Roe vs. Wade decision, Rev. Msrg. John Perusina from St. Michael's Catholic Church in Houston, Texas put a sign out front of his parish to help pregnant moms in need. The evening is also going to include training about how to recruit volunteers; learning how to listen & interact with pregnant moms and how to handle tough subjects with grace and truth in love. The session is from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake in the parish center. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Frost and chill, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever. (Daniel 3:69) January 18, 2020, come in from the cold and be warmed by the love of the Holy Spirit at an evening of reflection couples from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. after the 4 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake, NY. Husbands and wives pray and reflect with Building on Love from Magnificat. There is a light dinner and babysitting available. Register today by emailing: email@example.com
A Mass in thanksgiving to God for the graces received to PerpetuaLife Care Ministry (PLC) is planned to be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 122 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes, NY. PLC is so thankful to God for the many partners in ministry who help with prayer and material support. In the last year the ministry has expanded to include Embrace Hope Infertility Support Group, Evenings of Reflection for Couples and ROOTED:K-12 Theology of the Body Curriculum outreach. In 2020, there is a 25th Anniversary Celebration for Evangelium vitae planned on March 21. The Mass on January 4, 2020 is a way to express the deep gratitude to God for everything that he is doing in this ministry. To God be the Glory.
Please feel free to join us on December 12 at 6:45 pm, after the 6 pm Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake, NY for the next Embrace Hope - Infertility Support Group Session. During this season, infertility can be especially challenging. Well-meaning friends and family may say or do all the wrong things in their attempts to love that press into the wound of infertility. Come and join us for support and learn ways to cope with those dreaded questions in way that is full of grace. Newcomers are welcome. This group hopes to be a support for women enduring infertility embracing true hope and recognizing the love that God has for them through sacramental and personal relationship with Christ and one another.
The Elemonsineria Apostolica has Papal Blessing Parchments available by visiting directly through the Office of Papal Charities in Vatican City, by entering St. Anne's Gate or online from their website: https://www.elemosineria.va/papal-blessing-parchments/. These Apostolic Blessings are available for Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Priestly Ordination, Religious Profession, Ordination of Permanent Deacons, Anniversary, Birthday. (see the website for full details) God bless you!
Please Save the Date - A celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Evangelium vitae is planned to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cohoes. The evening is planned to begin with 4 p.m. Mass and followed by a dinner reception. More registration details to follow...May God bless you and may Pope St. John Paul II intercede for us.
The ROOTED: K-12 Theology of the Body Curriculum teaches the dignity of the human person and the depth of true love as revealed through the teachings of St. John Paul II Theology of the Body, in an easily digestible format for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade, praise God. In the early grades, they use books like "Blueberries for Sal" to reveal God's design for creation. The beautiful part is that it is a supplemental curriculum that easily integrates into your existing curriculum. One thing that really stood out in an introductory webinar was an educator showed the difference in the volume of his discipline files that were an overflowing drawer prior to starting this curriculum and became a handful after implementing the curriculum. More information about Ruah Woods can be found here, https://www.ruahwoodspress.com/.
The God who created this beauty, created the beauty to be found in family life too. These quiet evenings for couples are a little prayerful date night. Cozying up with Building on Love with Pope Francis from Magnificat. Learn spousal prayer and deepen your Catholic faith and experience the true spirituality of marriage and family. The next evening is on November 16 from 5 - 7 pm after the 4 pm Mass at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round, Lake, NY 12019. There is free babysitting and a simple supper provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Please feel free to join us on November 21 at 6:45 pm, after the 6 pm Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake, NY for the next Embrace Hope - Infertility Support Group Session. Want to join us, but feel that maybe you're too late to join? Nope. Please join us. Newcomers are welcome. This group hopes to be a support for women enduring infertility embracing true hope and recognizing the love that God has for them through sacramental and personal relationship with Christ and one another.
“Love, Naturally!” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning.
Holy Trinity in Cohoes hosted Adoration and Mass on June 5 in thanksgiving to God with special intentions for PerpetuaLife Care, Inc.. It was a beautiful celebration on the First Wednesday under the patronage of St. Joseph for this Marian ministry dedicated to evangelizing and educating on God's design for fertility. After Mass, a reception was held in the parish center and an overview of PerpetuaLife Care's latest activities was given. With special thanks to the supporters of PerpetuaLife Care and to Fr. Slezak and the parishioners at Holy Trinity for being so kind to us. Please click on this story link to see more information.
If you would like to learn more about Gabriel Project, a parish ministry that assists moms and their unborn children with spiritual, emotional and material support, please send a request to join the group Albany NY Gabriel Project on Facebook.
Exciting! With the blessing of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger and the Diocese of Albany Respect Life Office, the Gabriel Project parish program has launched in the Diocese of Albany to help women with unexpected pregnancies. The Gabriel Project assists women in crisis pregnancy in dioceses across the country. A local pilot has been held at St. Clement's Church, Saratoga Springs, NY. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about this beautiful ministry is planned for May 29 at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Sponsored by PerpetuaLife Care. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Thank you.
Ruah Woods is holding two, 3-day training sessions for teachers, June 24 - 26 and August 5 - 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Theology of the Body Intro helps school teachers to learn how to bring St. John Paul II's articulation of the true vision for the human person alive in the classroom. Ruah Woods curriculum uses ordinary children's books for younger children and there is a high school curriculum as well.
13 week educational sessions on fertility, Catholic sexual morality, abortion, contraception, and pornography. These sessions are completely Free online with a 45 minute review session weekly with instructor from the Sisterhood of Catholic Women and Adolescents. Please visit the Youth Ministry or the Youth Videos Menus on the PerpetuaLifeCare.org website to connect with the educational sessions and to register.
There will be a rosary walk for life on January 21, 2019 frm 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the capitol to pray that abortion will not expand. This prayer vigil is in union with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 9 Days for Life Campaign (www.9daysforlife.com) and the Albany Diocese 9 Days (www.rcda.org/9days).
The USCCB announced that a plenary indulgency may be obtained with the National Prayer Vigil for Life taking place in our nation's capital from the afternoon of January 17 through the morning January 18,2019. Please click on the title of this news item to visit the USCCB for full details.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for 9 Days for Life from January 14 - 22, 2019. Join in the novena of prayer and action steps to build a culture that protects and respects the dignity of each human person. 9daysforlife.com The Diocese of Albany Respect Life office also wants people to know that there will be videos available through the Diocese of Albany Respect Life Facebook page each day of the novena where Bishop Scharfenberger and others will explain a little more about how to take action to build a culture of life.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger joined members of the Albany Diocese to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae vitae and the 5th Anniversary of Gianna of Albany. Dr. Maria Fedoryka, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair from Ave Maria University in Florida presented the Breathtaking Beauty of God's Design for Love and Family on October 20th at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, NY.
A celebratory dinner with Dr. Maria Fedoryka from Ave Maria University will be held at Immaculate Conception parish on October 20th to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae vitae and the 5th Anniversary of Gianna of Albany. Mass will be celebrated at 5PM and the reception will begin at 6:30.