News Releases

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:03 PM
Catholic Schools Week, an annual tradition of celebrating Catholic education, is underway this week (January 30 – February 5) at the 21 schools located in the Diocese of Albany with special activities and festive events planned at each school.
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Dec 22, 2021, 4:56 PM
Bishop Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following priestly assignments
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Dec 22, 2021, 3:25 PM
Bishop Scharfenberger has a message for those who want to provide relief to victims impacted by the recent storms in the Midwest.
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Dec 20, 2021, 3:27 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Eve, beginning with a musical prelude at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24.
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Dec 17, 2021, 6:16 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has accepted the resignation of Mary DeTurris Poust, diocesan director of communications, effective Jan. 28, 2022. Ms. DeTurris Poust has served in the role since September 2015, after initially being brought on six months earlier to create and maintain a social media presence for the bishop and the 14-county diocese. A search is underway for her replacement.
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Dec 9, 2021, 2:34 PM
We have received word that some people in our parishes are receiving scam emails that appear to be from Bishop Scharfenberger and seek donations.
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Nov 15, 2021, 4:00 PM
In a move designed to strengthen the future of Catholic education in the Capital Region, the Albany Diocesan School Board (ADSB), under the leadership of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, today announced it will create a new school in Latham that will allow for a continuum of Catholic education from pre-K to 12th grade in one location. The new Catholic Central School is set to open its doors in September 2022.
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Nov 12, 2021, 3:42 PM
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Oct 14, 2021, 4:35 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate a special liturgy Sunday, October 24, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany to mark the start of the worldwide synod taking place in dioceses across the country and around the globe at the invitation of Pope Francis.
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Oct 8, 2021, 7:26 PM
Father Jerome R. Gingras, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville; Our Lady of Grace, Ballston Lake, and St. Joseph’s, Scotia, died suddenly today. He was 71.