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Media-Press Center

The Office of Communications handles all media and public affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

If you are a journalist and would like information and/or comments, or would like to schedule an interview with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger or another diocesan official, please contact the Office of Communications.

News Releases

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    May 14, 2019

    Bishop Scharfenberger to ordain new deacon for Diocese May 18

    Charles Onyeneke will be ordained a transitional deacon as part of his continuing journey to the priesthood by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m.

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    May 03, 2019

    Bishop Scharfenberger Appoints Father Matthew Frisoni as Judicial Vicar

    Father Matthew H. Frisoni, S.T.L., J.C.L., has been appointed Judicial Vicar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, effective June 1. He succeeds Father James I. Donlon, J.C.D., who is retiring from full-time active ministry.

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    April 25, 2019


    The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, as part of a national tour on Friday, April 26, from noon to 7 p.m. The Shrine of Ars, France, entrusted the major relic to the Knights of Columbus for the six-month Heart of a Priest tour of the United States. The Albany visit is part of the northeastern stretch of the tour.

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