Church/Spiritual 05.11.23

Church of the Redeemer

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, service will be at 9 am followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room. 

On Wednesday, Hot Mess Crafters gets together at 10 am and Bible Study meets later at 2. 

Thursday, May 11, from 3 pm to 6 pm, there is a plant sale. Bring your friends to buy or donate plants be sold. There will also be items for sale that Hot Mess Crafters have made. Any questions? Call Joanne 518-477-9184

Come to Thrift Shop to explore our assortment of first communion and prom attire. We also have spring and summer apparel and home décor. We are open Thursdays from 3-6 and Saturday, May 20, from 9-2. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. 

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Blessing of the animals

Are you grateful for the dog or cat, goat or bird, or any other animal that helps you get through the day? Would you like your animal to experience, in the tradition of St. Francis, a blessing? All well behaved animals are welcome to come to the Church of the Covenant on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 1-3 to receive a blessing from Pastor Lori Buno-Taylor. 

The blessings will take place outdoors and all animals from the community and their human companions are welcome. Animals may be brought anytime from 1 to 3 to receive their blessing (and possibly a treat).

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 10-14 from 9:00 to Noon is now open. Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

At Stellar VBS, kids will set out on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the word. They will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, have yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, have great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and a photo souvenir, while all along collecting Bible memory verses to remind them of Jesus’ light!

Go to our website to register or call Kevin at 518-858-8109 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.

Memorial Day Mass “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes”

As the country celebrates Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery joins thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, honors men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognizing both active duty military and veterans.

Please join us for this special Mass celebrated by Reverend John Bradley on Monday, May 29, at 10am at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie. The Memorial Day Mass will take place outside, under a large tent, rain or shine. Veterans are invited each year to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, and participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass are offered special lapel pins.

For more information about our Memorial Day Mass including volunteer opportunities for the service, please call (518) 374-5319.

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