News Releases

Bishop Scharfenberger will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. with procession and Mass at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, in Albany.
Interim Team Leaders have been appointed to the parishes of Holy Spirit, East Greenbush; St. Joseph’s, Worcester; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Adalbert’s, St. Paul’s, all in Schenectady.
A statement from Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany
We have received word from several parishes that many of their parishioners — particularly those involved in ministry — have received scam emails that appear to be from the pastor and seek donations, mostly of gift cards.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger's statement on the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
Parishes throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany have been asked to take up a special collection to assist those devastated by recent hurricanes in the south and southeast and in anticipation of other storms and calamities likely in the months ahead.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the annual White Mass for physicians, nurses, and other health care workers on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville.
“Why Kids Give Up, Fail to Initiate, and Lack Passion,” a free workshop sponsored by the Diocese of Albany Catholic School Office, will be presented by Dr. Randy Cale on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Madeleine Sophie School, 315 Carman Road, Schenectady.
More than 3,000 Catholics from throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany will converge on Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville on Saturday, September 22, for the Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will be the keynote speaker and principal celebrant of the day’s liturgy, at which priests of the Diocese will recommit themselves to the promises of their priesthood and the faithful will renew their baptismal promises.
Diocesan Spokesperson Mary DeTurris Poust issued the following statement on behalf the Diocese Sept. 6, when the Diocese of Albany — along with the other seven (arch)dioceses in the state — received a subpoena from the State Attorney General