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Bishop’s Burse – November 2023

St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus hosted this year’s Bishop’s Burse on Friday November 17.  This is the third year the Knight’s held the event at St. Edward’s. The Burse is an annual event hosted by the Knights of Columbus Councils in the Albany diocese.

Each year, Councils donate money to the Bishop who uses it to support community and charitable organizations of his choice.

This year, Bishop Scharfenberger is donating all the money to the Diocese of Albany Ministry for People with Disabilities which helps those with varied, physical, developmental and emotional abilities participate fully in all aspects of Catholic life. 

Thanks to Brother Dave Paradis.

dinner at Ronald McDonald House

On June 27th, the Knights of St. Edward’s parish prepared dinner for families at the Ronald Mc Donald house in Albany.  This is the tenth year that the Knights have prepared such a dinner at the House. The full dinner consisted of baked turkey with dressing and gravy,  potatoes, green beans, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The Knights participating were Marty Heilmann, Nick Papa, Ken Speanburg, Dave Paradis, Gary DeNovio, and myself.  Tom Halabuda

3rd Annual Chicken Barbeque


St. Edward the Confessor, Knights of Columbus Council, is holding its 3rd Annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.  Dinner will be provided by Capital City Barbecue and includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, and dessert.  Price is $15 per dinner.

The event will be held in the church‘s back parking lot and is a drive-thru/pick-up venue only.  Pick-up times are 4:00 PM-6:30 PM. Tickets maybe purchased on-line or after all Masses the weekends of July 14th and July 21st. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. For additional info and for online ticket purchase, check us out at or scan the QR code below.

Proceeds will benefit Sleep In Heavenly Piece. A community based not-for-profit organization that provides beds to underprivileged children and families in Saratoga County. Please help support the Knights of Columbus support this worthy cause. Thank you for your support.


Ash Wednesday Fish Fry

Fish Fry will be served Wednesday, February 22nd from 12:00 noon to 6:30 pm.  OurFish Fry dinner includes: Fry Fish, French Fries, Mac ‘n Cheese, cookies and bottled water.  The price will be $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6-12. Kids 5 years and under are Free.  The location is St Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065.   email:

Get tickets after Saturday/Sunday Masses or online at:

Alternatively, use the QR code below.