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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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    April 03, 2020

    Finding God in the Midst of Suffering

    How are we to understand God in times of suffering?

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    May 29, 2019

    Catholic Communication Campaign

    Your gift makes our work possible.

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    May 09, 2019

    Seminary Life in the Eternal City

    A visual taste of the life of a seminarian at North American College, Rome.

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    February 13, 2019

    Catholic Podcasts for Your Playlist

    Add these podcasts to your list.

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    December 17, 2018

    Find Holiday Mass Times and Locations

    Mass schedules and locations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day can be found on this interactive map for parishes throughout the Diocese of Albany.

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    November 06, 2018

    Red Mass with Bishop Scharfenberger

    Bishop Scharfenberger will celebrate the annual Red Mass for Legal Professionals on Friday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at Historic St. Mary's Church, Albany.

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    November 02, 2018

    Communion of Saints

    On the Feast of All Saints, relics from around the diocese found a resting place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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    October 22, 2018

    Picture Perfect

    What better way to photograph a Respect Life Mass than with a baby in tow?

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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.