Parish Events

Nov 23: Christmas Bazaar   9am-2pm
St. Luke’s, Cambridge

St. Martha’s Guild of St. Luke’s church will be holding their Annual Christmas Bazaar. Our famous Luncheon will be at 11 till 1pm, $2.00 for children(10 and under) and $4.00 for adults.  We will be holding our popular Basket Raffle and Silent Auction.  Drawing will be at 2:15pm.  You do not have to be present to win.  Our delicious Baked Goods/Food Sale is always a hit!  Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Fudge, Breads and more!  There will be some great homemade craft items as well, which make great teacher, co-worker, neighbor gifts.  We continue to include the Decorated and Plain wreaths.  Last but not least, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for photo’s and to give the little ones an ornament!  All proceeds goes toward Beaver Cross Camp scholarships, local and overseas missions and Christmas Families.  Come and see what’s new this year!!!  4 St. Luke’s Place Cambridge NY 12816.  518-677-2632 or stlukescambridge.org 


Nov 28: Turkey Trot    8am
St. George’s School, Clifton Park

8th Annual Turkey Trot
Antonio “Tony” Lauria Memorial 5K Family Run/Walk. Register online at www.finishright. com.  Register by November 6th to receive a T-shirt.  Proceeds to benefit St. George’s School

Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day Dinner  2pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Canajoharie

Come be our guest! Call 518-673-3440 as space is limited.

Nov 30: Buy Local Bazaar & Soup Luncheon   9am-3pm
Church of The Holy Cross, Warrensburg

The popular Candy Walk will present a variety of delicious homemade candies and Grandmother’s Attic will offer jewelry, decorations, toys and other gently used treasures. Traditional fresh green wreaths and kissing balls will be featured. Vendors and members of the parish will offer homemade crafts and gifts to meet your holiday shopping needs. Free children’s activities include making candy with the Christmas Elf and choosing a toy from Santa’s Sack. Hearty soups, bread, desserts and warm beverages will be available. Tickets for the annual raffle will be available and the drawing will be held Sat. Dec. 7. For more information, call the church office at 518-623-3066 or e-mail info@holycrosswarrensburg.org


Dec 6-8: Advent Silent Retreat
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

The silent contemplative prayer retreat is at the heart of the training on offer at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Participants enter into a deep and regenerative silence, spending many hours together each day engaging the practice of still prayer (Christian meditation). This is punctuated by the chanting of the psalms at morning, noon, and evening prayer services, and a daily period of silent work helps us to carry our prayerfulness into everyday activities. All participants have an opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and/or to receive individual spiritual direction during the program. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.

Dec 7: Bazaar and Quiche Luncheon   9am-3pm
Church of The Holy Cross, Warrensburg

The traditional quiche luncheon, desserts and warm beverages will be available from 11am-2:30pm. A cookie walk and candy walk and other homemade baked goods and holiday foods will also be offered. Traditional fresh green wreaths and kissing balls will be featured. Members of the parish and vendors will present a variety of items to meet your holiday shopping needs and gently used treasures will be found in Grandmother’s Attic. Free children’s activities include making candy with the Christmas Elf and choosing a toy from Santa’s Sack. The ticket drawing for the annual raffle will also be held. For more information, call the church office at 518-623-3066 or e-mail info@holycrosswarrensburg.org


Dec 7: Holiday Shopping Day  1-5pm
St. James’, Lake George

Free fun activities, crafts and such for children 3 and up
Register by December 3 by calling 518 668-2001


Dec 7: Advent Taize Service   6pm
St. Ann’s, Amsterdam

A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again,” according to an introduction in a Taizé songbook. “The words are sung over many times.”

Dec 9 & 10: Lessons and Carols
Christ Church, Ballston Spa

Our Festival of Lessons and Carols will be Sunday, December 9 at 4:00pm and Monday, December 10 at 7:30pm. A Free-will offering will be taken. This is the 26th year of our very distinctive festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent from Celtic and African-American traditions featuring John Kirk and Trish Miller along with Dan Berggren, Joel Rosenberger, Field Horne, Theresa LaGatutta-Bruno and Kristin McCabe Refreshments follow in the Parish Hall. CDs of favorite songs from past performances will be available for $15.


Dec 13 – 15: Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Contemplative Prayer
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

Dip your feet into the ocean of contemplative practice in the classical Christian tradition. Through an engagement of scripture and patristic and liturgical texts, participants gain a solid theological and historical foundation in Christian spirituality, put to work through a guided immersion in contemplative prayer. Learn how contemplative practice touches, deepens and unites all aspects of the Christian life: serving the Liturgy, study, serving others in our livelihoods, and in the Christian moral and ethical life. Learn the essentials of Christian prayer and how prayer can be deepened; how to chant the daily prayer offices in morning, noon and evening prayer services; how the Christian sacramental and communal life supports and deepens contemplative practice, and how to maintain prayer in activity and to make activity prayer. Participants have the opportunity to avail themselves of individual spiritual direction and/or the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) during this retreat. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.

Dec 17 – 19: Mid-Week Advent Silent Retreat
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

Prepare the way of the Lord! The silent contemplative prayer retreat is at the heart of the training on offer at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Participants enter into a deep and regenerative silence, spending many hours together each day engaging the practice of still prayer (Christian meditation). This is punctuated by the chanting of the psalms at morning, noon, and evening prayer services, and a daily period of silent work helps us to carry our prayerfulness into everyday activities. All participants have an opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and/or to receive individual spiritual direction during the program. This program is offered mid-week especially for those who cannot be away from their local congregations on Sunday. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.


Dec 24-25: Christmas Program
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

Pre-registration required except for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses. Overnight accommodations available.
Dec 24: 4:30 pm: Solemn Vespers, 5:30 pm: Light Supper, 8:00 pm: Still Prayer Vigil (two 30 minute periods), 10:30 pm: Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord, reception following. Dec 25: 10:00 am: Christmas Day Mass, 1:30 pm: Christmas Dinner. All are welcome. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.

Dec 30 to Jan 1: New Year’s Prayer Vigil
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

Enter 2020 with 20/20 vision while continuing the celebrations of the Christmas season. The Prayer Vigil is at the heart of the contemplative training on offer at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Participants enter into a deep and regenerative silence, spending many hours together each day engaging the practice of still prayer (Christian meditation). This is punctuated by the chanting of the psalms at morning, noon, and evening prayer services, and a daily period of silent work helps us to carry our prayerfulness into everyday activities. All participants have an opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and/or to receive individual spiritual direction during the program. This prayer vigil culminates in the New Year’s Eve Midnight Mass for Healing and Peace; see below for details. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.

Dec 31 to Jan 1: New Year’s Program: Midnight Mass for Healing and Peace, Holy Name of Jesus, and New Year’s Brunch
Mons Nubifer Sanctus

No pre-registration required unless staying overnight.
Though the Church begins her new year with Advent, the secular holiday of New Year’s is a time when we reflect as a culture on the past and make resolutions for the future. Despite these intentions, just about everything about New Year’s and our celebrations of it seem to distract us from our purpose. Mons Nubifer Sanctus invites you to enter 2020 with wakefulness and purpose. Let us together pledge to live 2020 in the love of Christ. 6:00 pm: supper; 7:30 pm: mass rehearsal; 9:00 pm: Still Prayer Vigil; 10:15 pm: Break/prepare for mass. 11:00 pm: New Year’s Mass, reception and New Year’s toast following. Jan 1, 10:00 am: Mass of the Holy Name of Jesus, New Year’s Brunch following. Come for all or part. Overnight accommodations available, please inquire. Contact info@monsnubifer.org or by calling 607-832-4401.