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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
January 05, 2018
For immediate release

Bishop Scharfenberger Announces Pastoral Appointments,
Father David LeFort Appointed Rector of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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

Father David R. LeFort, Vicar General of the Diocese of Albany and Administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, has been appointed Rector of the Cathedral, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as Vicar General. Father LeFort succeeds Father William Pape, who has retired after 23 years as Rector. 

Father LeFort, a moral theologian, previously served as Pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton Heights, Our Lady of Hope in Whitehall and St. Ann’s Church in Fort Ann, and as associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham.

Father Simon Udemgba has been appointed Priest Administrator of St. Joseph’s Parish, Greenfield Center, and St. Paul’s Mission, Rock City Falls, effective Jan. 6, 2018. Father Udemgba currently serves as Sacramental Minister in those locations.