The Gift: Mother/Daughter Retreat

October 25, 2016

Saturday, November 19th-  9:30 am to 1:30 Pm

 St. Clement’s Church, Saratoga Springs

 Girls aged 12+ are welcome to this retreat.

 RSVP:  Email Krissie

             or call her at  518-677-5952




Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat – Prayer breakfast on Nov 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

This is a WOPG community announcement –

I am Diane Bigos, a member of the Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic Women.  I am inviting all women of the Albany Diocese to our next Prayer breakfast on Saturday, November 12, from 9 AM to noon, at the Vista Restaurant, 924 Main Street, in Clifton Park.  Our Witness speaker is Patty Gutch.  Patty is a wife and mother of 4 children.  She serves as Respect & Family Life Director at St. John the Evangelist and St. Anthony Churches in Schenectady. Patty is a speaker for the NYS Right to Life Committee and the host of “In the Vineyard” on WOPG.  You will not want to miss her compelling story of how God has used her life of suffering, survival and miracles and turned it into a nationwide emotional healing ministry.

To register for the breakfast, Send your $20 check payable to Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat, PO Box 340, Clifton Park, NY  12065 postmarked by Nov. 5.  Please include your name, address and phone #.  For more information, call Heather at 518-877-8358 or visit us on facebook at albanymagnificat.

Ladies, come join us for a morning of fellowship, food, prayer and praise, and listening to how God has worked in Patty’s life.  You do not need to be a member to attend!



Maximilian – Saint of Auschwitz

September 1, 2016

LIVE – One Man Performance

at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 39 St. John Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016

Admission: $15 Each  |  $10 Youth 18 & under  |  $45 Families of 4 or more  |

Suitable for Ages 10 and up

Tickets & Info:  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Office, 518-843-3250 or contact Cindy Kuzia at 518-725-3532 or


For tickets send a check (made out to Our Lady of mount Carnel Church) and a self-addressed envelope to:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
P.O. Box 699
Amsterdam, NY 12010

CLICK to VIEW POSTER   20160922 Maximilian


Local Programming

2016 RCDA Vocation Summit and Concert

August 29, 2016

VOCATION – We all have one!

Visit the RCDA Vocation web site; it’s powerful!!!!

Listen to WOPG’s exclusive radio program covering highlights of the May 7, 2016 Vocation Summit and Aug 9, 2016 Concert for Vocations via pod cast or on the radio, 1460 AM or 89.9 FM at the times listed below:

  • 11:00 AM Monday Sept 19 2016
  • 3:00 PM Tuesday Sept 20, 2016
  • 9:00 AM Wednesday Sept 21, 2016
  • 1:00 PM Thursday Sept 22, 2016
  • 5:00 PM Friday Sept 23, 2016


Local Programming



Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat March 12, 2016

February 23, 2016


Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat (a Ministry to Catholic Women) is hosting a Women’s Breakfast on Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Holiday Inn Express Latham, 400 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, NYTickets: $20.00; Clergy & Religious – Free. Guest Speaker is Amy Richardson.  Amy is a wife and mother of 5 children, ages 13 to 3.  Amy and her husband Mike serve as the lead couple in “PreCana”, our Diocesan marriage preparation program.  Register by March 4 – send your $20 check payable to Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat, PO Box 340, Clifton Park, NY, 12065.  Please include your name, address and phone # and email address.  Questions, call Heather @ 518-877-8358 or register at  ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED!  You do not need to be a member to attend.


Local Programming

33 Days to Morning Glory – small group retreat locations

January 29, 2016

6:30 PM, April 4, 2016, Monday join Bishop Scharferberger at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany for CONSECRATION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY, completing 33 Days to Morning Glory.

WOPG will broadcast brief daily excerpts from Fr. Gaitley’s book starting 1 March 2016

Join WOPG’s  33 Days to Morning Glory retreat experience with Brian, Lindsay, Patrick and Theresa at 11:00 AM Saturday and 1:00 PM Sunday.  Or listen to the mp3 file by clicking on the link below:

Brian, Lindsay, Patrick & Theresa

Brian, Lindsay, Patrick & Theresa

  1. Preparing for the retreat 26 Feb 2016

      2. Marian family & trust 4 March 2016

      3. Who is the Immaculate conception?  10 March 2016

       4.  Pondering “I thurst” 18 March 2016

        5.  Holy peer pressure 2 April 2016

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany – Link to Marian Consecration Groups

Please contact Katie Offsay (860-303-8437 or, Marian Missionary of Divine Mercy to Fr. Michael Gaitley, with any questions or to add a group to the list.

Church of the Blessed Sacrament, School Gymnasium

607 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12208

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm March 2 – March 30

Contact the Rectory (518) 482-3375



Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Amsterdam

Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 and also 6:30 – 8:00, pending sufficient interest

Contact Cindy Kuzia

Bolton Landing

Blessed Sacrament Church

Fridays, 5:30 PM beginning March 4

Contact: Deacon Joe

Clifton Park

St Edward the Confessor or

East Durham

Our Lady of Knock Shrine

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact: Fr. Michael Flannery

Fort Ann

St. Ann Parish

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm beginning 3/2


Glens Falls

St. Mary’s, Glens Falls-

Tuesday’s starting March 1 after the noon Mass. So 12:45.

Contact Maria Polidore at St. Mary’s Rectory for more info.
St. Michael’s, South Glens Falls-

Monday nights starting Feb. 29.  6pm Rosary, 6:30- 8 class.  

Contact John O’Brien- 518-793-7581 for more info.


The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd, Glenville 12302

Parish Center Library from 1 to 3 beginning on Feb. 29th

Contact: Diane Bigos

Holy Spirit in Gloversville


St Mary’s Church

Mondays, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Holy Trinity

Lake George

Sacred Heart Parish

Sundays at 6:30pm

Contact: Frank Sause 518-668-2292


St. Pius X  7:30pm

Tuesdays starting March 1


Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm Beginning March 1st

Contact: Patti Abbot
Saratoga Springs

St. Clement’s, 231 Lake Ave.  Saratoga Springs 12866

Thursdays 6:15pm – 7:45pm beginning March 3

Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm beginning March 4.

Lisa Kent  518-210-1843.


Sacred Heart Parish

310 Spring avenue Troy, NY

Tuesdays at 7pm beginning March 1st

Contact: Peter Desmond 518-424-5937 or


Our Lady of Hope

Sunday 1-2:30pm beginning 2/28

Monday 6-7:30pm beginning 2/29

Tuesday 9-10:30am beginning 3/1


Wynantskill- for men

The King’s Men: St. Jude School, music room, 42 Dana Ave Wynantskill, NY 12198  

Tuesdays at 7pm, Beginning March 1st

Contact John Dalmata at



Local Programming

WOPG Program Schedule

January 8, 2016

 WOPG Program Schedule in EXCEL download

Pax et Bonum   -   Words of Peace and Goodness
WOPG 1460 kHz Albany and WOPG-FM 89.9 Mhz Experance
12:00 AM
Threshold of Hope
Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie encore
EWTN Live encore
12:30 AM
1:00 AM
The Journey Home
Best of Journey Home
Mother Angelica Live
1:30 AM
2:00 AM
The Great Adventure
Mornings with Mother
Sunday Night Prime
2:30 AM
3:00 AM
Life on the Rock
Women of Grace
Celtic Connections
3:30 AM
4:00 AM
The World Over
Fathers Know Best
Life on the Rock
4:30 AM
5:00 AM
Defending Life
Chaplet of Divine Mercy / Fire on the Earth
Choices we face
5:30 AM
6:00 AM
Vatican Radio
The Son Rise Morning Show
Threshold of Hope
6:30 AM
7:00 AM
Celtic Connection
Morning Glory
Threshold of Hope
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Stories from the Heart
Catholic Connection
Mast Appeal
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Top of the Week
Fathers Know Best
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Register Radio
Women of Grace
Catholic Business
11:30 AM
Light of the East
12:00 PM
Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie
Terry & Jesse Show
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Defending Life
The Doctor is In
Call me Catholic
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
The World Over
Called to Communion
The Evangelist Newspaper
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
St. Joseph radio
EWTN Open Line
3:30 PM
The Good Fight
4:00 PM
DMC Stories
Kresta in the Afternoon
DNC Stories
4:30 PM
Blessed to Play
EWTN Bookmark
5:00 PM
Journey Home
Vocation Boom
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Where God Weeps
Catholic Answers
Deep Adventure
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Web of Faith
Register radio
7:30 PM
Blessed to Play
8:00 PM
Sunday Night Prime
The Journey Home
Mother Angelica Live
The World Over
Life on the Rock
Celtic Connection
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Truth & Life
Vatican Insider
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Top of the Week
EWTN Open Line encore
Catholic Business
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
Super Saints
Called to Communion encore
Call me Catholic
11:30 PM
Family Theater



Local Programming

In The Vineyard

November 18, 2015

In The Vineyard with Patty Gutch

Theme Song Inspirations by John Gutch

May 2015 Theresa Suarez  Mother of 10, on the Vocation of Motherhood

June 2015 Fr. Rick Lesser  Former Veterinarian, a widower and father of 3, becomes a priest!

July 2015 Dr. Jan Patterson  Family doctor opens medical clinic for women, specializing in fertility issues

August 2015 Lt. Rob Berben  Albany County Police Officer

November 2015 Dr Rich Winslow  Ph.D in Chemistry called to Prison Ministry

December 2015 Dc. Tim Kosto  Hosts homeless families in his parish – Family Promise Program

January 2016     Dr Louis Ianniello   The Quest for Grace Foundation

April 2016   Mary Fay  Family Ministry

June 2016  Dan O’Connor   A journey of  discernment  The Crown and Cocmpletion of all santcty    BLOG

Aug 2016   Tom Johnson  attorney recovering alcoholic

October 2016  Erin Musto,  the story of Madeline Musto   Maddies’s Mark web site

December 2016  Emma, pro-life law student

October 2016  Michelle Waldron Healing after abortion and vasectomy decision

January 2017  Faith and family while serving in the Navy


Local Programming

Fall 2015 Radiothon Guests

October 30, 2015

Dear WOPG Listeners,

WOPG’s 3 day fall 2015 radiothon was blessed with many guests: Bishops, Priests and lay ministries.  The event’s 25 recordings can be  played at your convenience using the links at the bottom of this post.

Radiothon is on YouTube thanks to John Woods click Here

The 2 WOPG radio stations (1460 AM & 89.9 FM) serve a significant portion of the Albany Diocese bringing WORDS OF PEACE AND GOODNESS.   WOPG needs your financial support to fund its expenses; no one receives a salary, there are many loving and talented volunteers.  DONATIONS LINK


Bishops and Priests

The program discussions  center on the significance of growing into adulthood during the late teen to early 20’s. Goal is to examine how all of us respond to God’s invitations. Typically the experiences and decisions made then have a long lasting effect on each of our futures. Somewhat related to the sons response to their father’s request that they go work in the vineyard, Mathew 21:28.
Then weave into that discussion a couple statements from Jesus: “Peace be with you” and “Be not afraid”. What does Peace mean and why is there the potential for fear.
Then examine if a disciple should be comfortable in their journey on earth or should the disciple expect some tension, explain.
Wrap-up with how can these reflections be used to help each other and especially todays young adults.

Fr ButlerFr Doyle

Bishop Scharfenberger,    Bishop Hubbard,    Fr. Butler,    Fr. Doyle,     Fr. Longobucco,    Fr. Ligato


Fr. Young discusses Altimont Wellness Center

LAY Ministries

Beth Lynch


Beth Lynch

Carl Houghton - The Prophet


Carl Houghton’s art


James Cultrara on education

Dr Vinny


Dr Vinny on rosary


James Marra FOCUS


James Marrow on FOCUS


Wendy and Jack


Wendy & Jack on Crusillo


Kathleen Gallagher


Kathleen Gallagher on assisted suicide


Kathys on Rachels Vineyard


Kathy & Kathy on Rachel’s Vineyard


Dan O'Connor


Dan O’Conner on divine Will Missionaries of Mercy


Donna Fragnoli


Dona Fragnoli’s faith journey


Diane and Peg on Magnificate


Diane and Peg on Magnificat


Mark and Lenora St Isaac Jogues Youth Conferance


Mark and Lenora on St Isaac Jogues Youth Conferance


Bill and Jerry Life in the Spirit


Bill & Jerry on Life in the Spirit


Patty and Tom Gutch on family

Eva Louchs on Blessed Mary

Rachelle Cotugno on her life in music

John and Steve on the King’s Men

Pousts and Threlkelds on marriage