Browsing the October 2017 archive of Blog

Pope Francis on Twitter & Instagram

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/18/17

Pope Francis' Twitter account - @pontifex - has reached a milestone:  40 million followers in 9 languages.  That number is significant in what it represents for the Holy Father, who. like his predecessor, Benedict XVI. desires to be a Christian witness among many on the "Digital Continent". especially through ... Read More »

Sunday Envelopes

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/18/17

You may place your Sunday envelope in either St. Alexanders or St. James collection.  It will be credited to your home parish.  The same is true for any parish in our area.  Your envelope finds its way home!  Need Sunday envelopes?  Be sure to request them through the office 518-561-5039!

Faith Formation Office

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/12/17

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION It's not too late to register for our 2017/2018 Programs at St. Alexander's, St. Joseph's and St. James.  Please call the Faith Formation Office. ALTAR SERVER TRAINING Children who have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion interested in becoming an Altar Server for St. Alexander's, ... Read More »


Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/12/17

     Deacon Michael J. Howley of Plattsburgh has been named by Bishop Terry R. LaValley as Deacon Assistant at both St. Alexander's and St. James parishes.  Deacon Howley was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop LaValley on Saturday, October 7,2017.  Welcome, Deacon Howley!  Next Sunday's bulletin will ... Read More »

St. Alexander's Harvest Dinner (November 12)

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/12/17

RAFFLE BASKET ITEMS NEEDED Would you like to help our Raffle Basket Committee with our unique baskets?   Needed:  Gift certificates to restaurants, stores, hair or nail salons; lottery tickets; movie passes; bowling passes; etc.   Contact:  Deanna Kneussle 518-561-2375 or Pat Hamlin 518-561-6055.  Needed by October 20th.  Thanks!


Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/12/17

Mildred DeCelle recently celebrated her milestone 105th birthday!  Let's keep Millie in our prayers.  Even though we are a few days late, let's shower Millie with cards.  Send to:1888 State Route 22B, Morrisonville, NY 12962

God's will be done

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/11/17

Ever pray really hard for something only to be disappointed in the outcome?  The let down feels like God isn't listening.  Yet, our way isn't God's way.  He always listens to our prayers but doesn't necessarily answer the way we expect to lead than our heavenly Father.  Doesn't it ... Read More »

One Minute Meditation

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/10/17

ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET      The son of a cloth weaver, St. Anthony was born in Spain in 1807.  He wanted to become a Jesuit missionary but was prevented by his health.  He was ordained a priest in Catalonia and in 1849, he founded the Claretian order.  Shortly ... Read More »

From Scripture

Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/09/17

MATTHEW 22:34-40.  JESUS HAS THE RIGHT ANSWERS      In their first meeting with Jesus, the Pharisees attempted to trap him into publicly contradicting Jewish law by sending a slick lawyer to "engage" him.  Then Jesus could be arrested and silenced.  The lawyer they sent knew that generations of ... Read More »


Posted by Angel Aquila on 10/05/17

Why Do Catholics Sit, Stand, and Kneel During the Mass?      We adopt different postures throughout the Mass to help us focus, and each posture means something different.      We sit during the homily and the readings to help us listen.  We stand during the Gospel, and ... Read More »