An on-time newsletter once again. The record continues…

Summer is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner. We look to one of the greatest Feasts established by our Holy Church – the Solemnity of Brotherly Love. September brings the first ever national webinar on Brotherly Love (register here), a continuation of our Holy Masses for Healing, Back to Church Sunday, a new Bible study, and prayerful recollection of the 14th Anniversary of the Tragedy of 9/11, and many other events.

Also in our newsletter – congratulations to our young people who won music scholarships, the start of Sunday School classes, and a report on our summer activities. Get updates on Church-wide events for this year of regeneration and much more.

You may view and download a copy of our September 2015 Newsletter right here.

Just prior to the Solemnity of Brotherly Love Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky will host a webinar for our entire Church on Wednesday – September 9th at 7 pm.

The intent of the webinar is to bring as many PNCC members and others together to hear Prime Bishop’s spiritual address and to prepare for the Solemnity through prayer, reflection, music, and meditation. This is the first time in the history of our Holy Church that such an event is taking place. This is very important for our life in Jesus and our Church. I ask all parishioners and friends to take part in this faith filled and historic event.

Our neighboring parish, Blessed Virgin Mary of Częstochowa has Internet connectivity and has invited us to take part with them. There will be a potluck dinner as well. Come down to 250 Old Maxwell Rd., Latham at 6pm. If it is impossible to make it there, you may register and take the webinar online. Visit Go To Webinar to register.

Be the Samaritan:

Bishop Bilinski speaks on Brotherly Love.

Bishop Mack speaks on Brotherly Love.

Bishop Sobiechowski speaks on Brotherly Love.

Bishop Nowicki speaks on Brotherly Love.

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We are building a record of on-time newsletters. This one is four days early. Well, technically it is both 4 days and 45 days early because is covers both July and August.

July and August and summer is here. We look at God’s word through the prophet Isaiah – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be Discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. God is ever present. He’s not just an on-call handyman, but ever present with you, strengthening and caring for those who place their trust and faith in Him. As we take time to vacation, it is good to take a moment and refresh ourselves by recollecting the great gift of abundant care that God offers us.

Also in our newsletter – We wish all a safe summer and extend congratulations to our young people who are moving onto the next stage of their school careers. Our Healing Holy Masses and Anointing for Healing continue on July 13th and August 10th at 6:15pm. Read the story of an individual faced with a major life change and how our parish responds to all those who face these difficulties. Ever meet a convert and say Oh No!?! See what you and they can do for each other and together. Get updates on Church-wide events for this year of regeneration and much more.

And one more important event – our Parish and Community Picnic on August 16th. Put it on your calendar and please join us at church as we enjoy a great Sunday afternoon.

You may view and download a copy of our July/August 2015 Newsletter right here.

The Hamilton Hill Arts Center Proudly Invites Your Participation in the 15th Annual Celebration of Juneteenth from June 19th to 20th at the Central Park & Vale Cemetery, Schenectady.

All events are free and open to the public!

  • Friday Evening: Honoring Our Ancestors At Vale Cemetery’s Historic Ancestral Burial Ground
  • Saturday All Day: Food, Vendors, Health Fair, Youth Talent Show Performances By Local Talent, Non-Profit Expo, Kids’ Activities Historic Displays, Hair Braiding Competition & More!

The Hamilton Hill Arts Center is proud to bring our annual Juneteenth celebration to the Capital Region, in commemoration of the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom for ALL Americans. Juneteenth is now celebrated in thirty states, the District of Columbia, and is an officially recognized New York State holiday. Please join us at Schenectady’s historic Vale Cemetery- a recognized stop on the underground railroad- on the evening of June 19, and in beautiful Central Park, on June 20. There will be something for everyone!

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become official (January 1, 1863). It had little impact on the Texans due to a lack of Union troops available to enforce the new Executive order. With the surrender of General Lee in April, 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’ s regiment, the forces were strong enough to overcome the resistance.

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June – and the newsletter is on-time (even a day-and-a-half early).

June marks Sacred Vocations month in our Holy Church. Take time this month to pray for the Church’s faithful and dedicated bishops, priests, and deacons. They daily kneel and pray for all of us in submission to God and as true servant leaders. They make sacrifice and oblation for the needs and good of all of us. They don’t want to be raised up on pedestals, but only wish to raise all of us up to God.

Pray too for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and diaconate – for strong, determined, brave, and faithful men to set to work for the Kingdom of God:

O Almighty God, look mercifully upon Thy Church and incline the hearts of many of Her sons to offer themselves for the work of the sacred ministry, so that by their labors Thy light may shine in the darkness of the world and the coming of Thy kingdom may be hastened by the perfecting of Thine elect. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


June also marks Father’s Day and the start of our summer series of programs. Please join us for our new monthly Holy Mass and Anointing for Healing to be held on June 15th at 6:15pm. Read more and reflect on what it means to be Church and get updates on Church-wide events for this year of regeneration.

You may view and download a copy of our June 2015 Newsletter right here.

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On Monday, May 18th we will hold our first Holy Mass for Healing with Anointing of the Sick at 6:15pm. We expect to hold this Holy Mass at least once a month. We welcome all to take part. The Sacrament of Anointing is for all who seek the Lord’s healing, whether due to physical or mental distress, temporary or chronic disease, or for other reasons. All are welcome to attend.

Join the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission for the 32nd Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 14th from 7 AM TO 9 AM at the Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave., Scotia, NY. The event honors the Commission’s outstanding nominees and recognizes past award winners!!

The Annual Awards Breakfast is part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to acknowledge and Express appreciation for the contributions of individuals and groups for improving the human and civil rights of the residents of Schenectady County.

There are four award categories: Youth, Individual, Community Group and Justice Awards. All nominees will be introduced and acknowledged at the Breakfast.

For event information or to learn more about the Human Rights Commission contact Angelicia Morris by E-mail or at 518-377-3823.

Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets contact Human Rights Commission, 797 Broadway, Suite 305, Schenectady, NY 518-377-3823.

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gentreeThe Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany is proud to host a presentation on the importance of knowing as much as possible about your family tree. The presentation will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Avenue, Albany, New York.

The presenters are Alfonzo B. Owens, III; DMD, MPH and Kim Wilson-Owens, LCSW, CSAC. Dr. and Mrs. Owens have been married for over 25 years, have two adult children, and have experienced great success in their chosen professions. Dr. Owens initially developed an interest in researching the Owens family tree, and has done extensive research on line, and has spent time interviewing sources and family members in Decatur, Alabama, where the Owens family has some of its origins here in the United States.
Discovering more about the health status of our ancestors is critically important to getting a better understanding of our health status, the status of our family members, and the implications of the health of our children and future generations. This presentation will offer an opportunity to learn how the Owens started their search, what they found, and how it can help with future generations of the growing family tree, which now includes branches from their spouses.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Macedonia Baptist Church Rites of Passage: Excellence and Success program, the Program Development and Community Empowerment ministry, and the University of Albany Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. Please register for the session by contacting the Church office at (518) 489 4370, or through the Church website \We look forward to seeing you there!

May is here and our thoughts turn to Mary and Mom. They are not mythological creatures or goddesses – but rather true witnesses to commitment and dedication. Let’s pray together and ask Mary’s intercession for our moms while reflecting on what their commitment and dedication say to us.

Our newsletter arrives as warmer days have finally arrived in New York’s Capital District. Get out there, tend to the garden and do not forget about God’s garden – help your spiritual life grow too. Our schedule is jam packed with great events – please join us. We have added a new monthly Holy Mass and Anointing for Healing. The first will be May 18th at 6:15pm. Read more and reflect on what it means to be PNCC, get updates on Church-wide events for this year of regeneration, and check out the summer schedule.

You may view and download a copy of our May 2015 Newsletter right here.

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Highest ever number of jobs at Dr. King Career Fair!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Career Fair, to be held on April 16, will be the biggest yet with 150 businesses ready to hire for more than 3,000 available Capital Region jobs.

“Our economy is growing and, especially here in the Capital Region, businesses are expanding and looking for more talented workers,” Governor Cuomo said. “Businesses come back each year because they know they can find good workers here and, with such a wide range of jobs available, I strongly encourage anyone looking to advance their career to attend this event.”

The Career Fair will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The event is free for job seekers and businesses. Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register on-line early.

Participating businesses come from 16 industry sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Utilities and Construction
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance

The Dr. King Career Fair is sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor in collaboration with the Office of General Services.

Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino said, “Now in its 16th year, we have expanded our space for the Dr. King Career Fair to allow more businesses in than ever before. This growth of the event is a testament to the success businesses find when they participate in our recruitment events.”

In addition to meeting with businesses, job seekers can attend workshops before doors open, starting at 11 a.m. Workshops offered by career search experts will include “Use Your Resume to Sell Your Skills,” which will teach how to write a strong resume, and “Find Success with Jobs Express,” which will show how to navigate Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website to find the best job leads. There will also be resume review services and on-site interviews with several participating businesses.

For more information about career services and hiring events, please call the Department of Labor at 1-888-4-NYSDOL or visit the Department of Labor website.