Aftercare Director-St. Joseph School, Cold Spring

St. Joseph School in Cold Spring is looking for a director for our aftercare program Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. During the aftercare program students have a snack, complete their homework, play games (indoor and/or outdoor) and participate in any other activities planned by aftercare staff. The director is also responsible for keeping records of attendance, […]

The origins of the Bambinelli blessing

Maura Baker, Staff Writer A recent, but beloved, annual tradition, the blessing of the Bambinelli, also called Bambinelli Sunday, was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1969. In Rome, the tradition falls on the Third Sunday of Advent, and children and their families are invited to bring with them their baby Jesus (Bambinelli) from their home nativity scene. The pope then blesses […]

Serving at the altar grows youths’ relationship to the Eucharist

Maura Baker, Staff Writer St. Tarcisius, a Roman martyr celebrated as the patron saint of altar servers and as one of the first recorded instance of a youth fulfilling that role in the Church, held the special responsibility of carrying the Eucharist to the people. As the story goes, St. Tarcisius was a young acolyte charged to deliver […]