Young Faith Formation/Youth Ministry:
Registration Sign-Up Coming in August!
Families with children entering kindergarten through 10th grade interested in having their child/teen be a part of the faith experience here at Christ Our Light may contact Kari at [email protected] for more information.
Keep Watch - Christ Our Light will start enrolling young people and accepting volunteer sign-up this month!
Our goal is to empower all parishioners young and old to live as disciples, draw them to responsible participation in the community, and foster their total personal and spiritual growth in their life-long journey.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
This Sunday we welcome our Confirmandi to Mass and ask that the Holy Spirit help them grow in faith, hope and love, and that they be given the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgment, courage, wonder and awe, and reverence as disciples of Christ. Amen
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
August 13 & 14, 2022
FROM DEACON DICK
New Parish Trustees – Bonnie Fagan & John Kennedy
Please join me in welcoming Bonnie Fagan & John Kennedy who have been appointed by Bishop Scharfenberger as our new parish trustees. As a New York State Religious Corporation, each parish is required to have two Lay Trustees. Together with the Bishop and other designated clergy, the two Lay Trustees form the officers of the parish corporation. Trustees are appointed annually by the Bishop for a maximum of 6 one-year terms. As those who have been active in various ministries, Bonnie & John will exercise fiduciary responsibility for the parish by being part of the decision making process and have seats on the Pastoral Council and Finance Committee. We’ve asked them to prepare a short biography for publication in a future bulletin. We express our deep gratitude to each of them for their willingness to serve God’s people. When you see them, please welcome them to these new roles.
Our “Retiring” Parish Trustees – Stephanie Cogan & Ray Cecot
A number of years ago, God sent Stephanie and Ray to our parish to be models of faith and service. One of the major roles they fulfilled was that of Lay Trustee. Today we offer our sincere appreciation and gratitude to these “retiring” Trustees whose terms have expired. As you may know, Ray and Nancy Cecot have moved to Florida where their ministerial gifts inure to the benefit their new parish there. Thank you to both Ray and Nancy! Stephanie and Jim Cogan continue to animate our parish as they share their giftedness in so many ways (including mowing the field adjacent to the parking lot!) Stephanie has chosen to remain as a member of our Finance Committee where her expertise is invaluable. I know that I speak for our entire parish community here at Christ Our Light as we say a heartfelt “thank you” to Stephanie and Ray as “good and faithful servants.”
God of love,
our world is wrought with war and violence,
as brother turns on brother,
and the innocent awake to gunfire and bombs.
May Your compassion and healing
move hearts and bring a new day to Ukraine.
Fortify your children to resist agression
and instead become instuments of peace.
We ask this in the name of the One
who is the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Synod: a definition
“Despite the odd-sounding words, the vision is very simple: it’s about experiencing our faith as a journey together, accompanied by Jesus and the Apostles,” writes Bishop Scharfenberger in his Evangelist column. Essentially, the Synod, as Pope Francis has outlined it, will be about mutual listening and dialoging. It will be about reflecting and journeying together. Don’t get scared off by the unusual words. (Synodality isn’t even in the dictionary!) This local synod process is simply going to be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, your hopes and your needs as a Catholic. We want to hear from you. We want to know what you need from the Church – both local and universal – to help you on your journey of faith. Together we will take the next steps toward greater unity, greater collaboration, greater faith!
Dominican Retreat and Conference Center
The Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York offers retreats for women and men, workshops and presentations to enhance your spiritual life and growth. We offer retreats for persons in 12 step programs on topics of alcoholism, abuse, and eating issues. Be sure to check out the Windmill, a private hermitage, available for private individual retreats. If you need a place to hold a retreat or conference, we have just the spot for you!
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Sunday, 10 AM
Tuesday, 9 AM
Updates, changes, and resources can be found on myParishApp on your mobile device by texting App to 88202. It’s FREE.
Click on to Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany website for details http://www.rcda.org/
Children's Worship Bulletins
- Deacon Richard Thiesen, Parish Life Director
- Ann McCauley, Pastoral Associate for Administration
- Laurie Luizzi, Pastoral Associate for Parish Services
- Kari Kurtz, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, Youth Ministry and Evangelization
- Shirley Myers, Music Ministry
- Pastoral Care Ministry, (Click for more detail)
Monday - Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM.