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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
June 30, 2017
For immediate release

New Administrative and Pastoral Appointments Announced

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Father James Ebert has been appointed Vicar for Clergy, effective September 1.  He will continue as Pastor of Mater Christi, Albany.

  • Thomas G. Cronin has been appointed Advisor to the Bishop for Family and Parish Evangelization, effective June 30.

Pastor Appointments

  • Father Thomas Konopka has been appointed Pastor of the Church of St. Mary, Clinton Heights, effective August 1.  He will continue his ministry at the diocesan Consultation Center.

  • Father Steve Matthews has been appointed Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Greenville, and Sacred Heart, Cairo (with Our Lady of Knock Shrine), effective August 1.

Parochial Vicar Appointments

  • Father Juanito Asprec has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Albany, effective immediately.

  • Father John Cronin has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Mater Christi, Albany, effective immediately.

  • Father Michael Flannery has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Historic St. Mary’s, Albany, effective August 1.

  • Father John Tallman has been appointed Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, effective August 1.