Bishop's Column - August 10, 2023: "Anyone wounded by the ravages sown by those in league with the Evil One, can come to the source of all true love, peace and healing, Jesus himself, in the sacramental life he offers in his Church."
Bishop's Column - June 1, 2023: “In speaking of courage, I am especially grateful, in fact, in awe of the survivors of sexual abuse that I have been graced to walk with in these latter days of my priesthood.”
Hope and Healing Mass, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Amsterdam - April 30, 2023 Bishop Edward Scharfenberger's Homily at the 10:30am Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Click here for Homily.
Hope and Healing Mass, St. John the Baptist, Valatie - Jan. 14, 2023 - Opening statement, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger's Homily, closing statement. Click here for video
Letter to Parishioners - October 3, 2022 Bishop Edward Scharfenberger announces a series of “Hope and Healing Masses” focused on helping all who suffer from various forms of brokenness, trauma and abuse.
‘I WANT WHAT’S BEST … FOR ALL SURVIVORS’ - July 13, 2022 Bishop Edward Scharfenberger explains to the Evangelist why he believes the Diocese of Albany’s draft mediation proposal, released last week, is the best course of action for victims/survivors who have filed lawsuits under the New York State Child Victims Act.
News Release - July 8, 2022 Following months of development and consultation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany is unveiling the draft of its Victims/Survivors Compensation Plan (VSCP) which is seen as an equitable alternative to litigation or to chapter 11, a lengthier and costlier process.
Eucharistic Congress - September 22, 2018 Renewal of Promises of Priesthood: Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger asked the priests of the Diocese of Albany to join him in recommitting themselves to the promises of the priesthood they made at ordination.
Letter to Clergy – August 31, 2018 Bishop Scharfenberger’s letter to priests asking them to make a public restatement of the promises of their priesthood at the Eucharistic Congress on September 22, 2018, at the Shrine in Auriesville
Pastoral Letter - August 17, 2018 In a letter to Catholics throughout the Diocese, Bishop Scharfenberger addresses the pain many Catholics are feeling in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report and urges them to remain in the Church and help rebuild it