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Encounters on the Journey

Moments of grace, beauty and inspiration discovered in plain sight

Here in the diocesan Communications Office we are blessed with regular opportunities to meet Catholics in the region, visit parishes and schools, and cover or participate in special events. Sometimes those experiences take unexpected turns and lead to profound encounters or a much-needed dose of humor or split-second flashes of hope and joy. Throughout our work week, we’ll use this blog to post the grace-filled glimpses that catch our eye and capture our heart but don’t quite make the headlines of the day.


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    September 24, 2018

    Renewal of Promises of Priesthood

    At the September 22 Eucharistic Congress, Bishop Scharfenberger and all priests present renewed and recommitted themselves to the promises of their priesthood.

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    September 13, 2018

    Watch Sunday Mass Online

    Over the next few weeks, the Diocese of Albany will be featuring the live streams from some of our local parishes. We welcome you to explore www.rcda.org/livemass to view some of these online liturgies and ask that you please share the link with anyone who may benefit from these services.

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    August 09, 2018

    Putting Things in Fuller Context

    A column in today's Times Union included a partial quote from a longer post/column written by the diocesan Director of Communications. Here is the full column for context.

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    July 25, 2018

    Of Elevators and Birth Stories

    An elevator known for being the birthplace of many of Albany's babies is renovated.

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    July 11, 2018

    Behind the Scenes with WOPG Radio

    Bishop Ed spends a morning recording interviews with WOPG radio.

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    June 22, 2018

    A Garden Grows in Hudson

    What once was an empty parish lot is now bursting with life and color.

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    June 16, 2018

    Hanging On

    Some days, all you can do is hang onto the holy water font and shout to the Lord.

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    June 15, 2018

    Diocesan Communications Office Receives CPA Award for Video Series

    The Diocesan Communications Office was awarded second place in the category of "Best Use of Video: Ongoing Series" by the Catholic Press Association.

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    June 15, 2018

    Encounters on the Journey

    Moments of grace and beauty, inspiration and awe discovered in plain sight