May 2, 2014

Faith and Spirituality Briefs: May 2, 2014

K of C plans spring food drive

PLATTSBURGH — The Knights of Columbus Council 255 in Plattsburgh will be conducting a parish food drive Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4.

Knights will be at parish Masses at St. Peter’s, St. John’s and the Newman Center for the weekend Masses.

Parishioners are asked to bring nonperishable foods to Mass. Donation boxes for those wishing to contribute money will be available at the entrances.

Smola to speakat First Assembly of God Church

PLATTSBURGH — The Rev. Lisa Smola will speak at First Assembly of God, 164 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh, from May 2 through 4.

Smola is an ordained minister, musician, singer and worship leader who teaches the dynamics of how to bring people into the presence of God so they can experience a greater intimacy with Jesus, according to a press release.

Also, there will be a participation service at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Saturday Tea for Ladies is set for 1 to 3 p.m. May 3. Reservations are required by calling 563-5799.

Bishop LaValley to honor local couple

WEST CHAZY — Bishop Terry R. LaValley will bestow the Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams Award for Distinguished Service on Thomas and Claudia Sanders during Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy on Sunday, May 11.

The Bishop Wadhams’ Award was instituted by Bishop Paul Loverde, the eleventh Bishop of Ogdensburg, in 1996, to recognize exceptional service to the Diocese of Ogdensburg by people of the North Country, a press release states.

In bestowing the Award on Thomas and Claudia Sanders, Bishop LaValley noted both the quality and the length of their service to the church.

“Thomas and Claudia Sanders have given service to our local church for over four decades, serving as Pre Cana Directors for over thirty-six years, hosting international students at Seton Catholic, promoting marriage and family life of Clinton County and serving their parish as catechists, lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers. That is quite a record of service!”

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