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Memorials and Thank Offerings

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers may be given either as a memorial or a thank offering.  Flowers may be placed on the altar at any time except during Lent and Advent Sundays. The Posie Peddler is the official florist of Bethesda Church.  The cost for two vases at the High Altar is $60.00; requests for special flowers may increase your offering.  Two donors may share the expense.  Noon on Wednesday is the deadline for requesting Sunday or Holy Day arrangements. Flowers may be arranged by calling the parish office at 518-584-5980. Bruce Solenski is the coordinator between Bethesda and Posie Peddler.

Eucharistic Elements

Memorial or thank offerings for bread and altar wine are usually given on a monthly basis and cover such expenses both at Bethesda as well as the Homes of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs and Wilton.  A gift of $25.00 is requested.  Please notify the parish office no later than one week before the end of each  month.

Candles

A way to remember a loved one near the anniversary of his or her death is to purchase the Aumbrey Candle in memory of the deceased. The Aumbrey Candle is kept alight at all times and represents the presence of God in the Church. The Aumbrey Candle burns in the sanctuary of the church near the Aumbrey, which houses the reserved sacarament. For more information on making a memorial donation of the Aumbrey Candle, please call the parish office: 518-584-5980.

Flowering of the Pascal Candle

Another way to remember a loved one near the anniversary of his or her death is to purchase the flowers that surround the Pascal Candle at Eastertime in memory of the deceased. For more information on this memorial, please call the parish office: 518-584-5980.

Advent Wreath

Another way to remember a loved one near the anniversary of his or her death is to purchase the Advent Wreath in memory of the deceased. For more information on this memorial, please call the parish office: 518-584-5980.