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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
June 02, 2017
For immediate release

Bishop Scharfenberger Announces Pastoral and Administrative Assignments

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral and administrative assignments:

Father Paul J. Mijas has been appointed Priest-Administrator of St. Joseph’s Church, Worcester, effective June 3, 2017. Father Mijas, a native of Poland and a citizen of the United States, was ordained for the Diocese of Radom in 1985. Since 1990, he has been in parish ministry in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Through some contacts, he heard about our Diocese and almost a year ago expressed his interest in coming here. He successfully completed our process for accepting international priests, and the Placement Board recommended to the Bishop that he be accepted for ministry in the Diocese of Albany. Bishop Scharfenberger accepted the recommendation.

Assignments for the permanent deacons ordained, May 20, 2017:

Deacon Anthony Cortese has been assigned to serve at Christ the King Parish, Westmere.

Deacon Andrew Haskins has been assigned to serve at Corpus Christi Church, Round Lake.

Deacon Gary Miles has been assigned to serve at St. Clare’s Church, Colonie.

Summer assignment for transitional deacon ordained May 20, 2017:

Deacon Zach Chichester has been assigned to serve at Mater Christi Parish, Albany.

For background information on our newly ordained deacons, click here.