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Deacons Matthew Duclos, Kyle Gorenski, Daniel McHale, Nathaniel Resila, and Stephen Yusko will be ordained to the priesthood for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger at a Mass and Rite of Ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. The ordination will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at www.rcda.org/livestream.
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral assignment:
Father Steve Matthews has been appointed pastor of St. James Church, Chatham; St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie, and Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls and Stottville, effective July 1, 2021.
In light of information that surfaced when the Diocese of Springfield released its list of clergy offenders June 2, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has placed Rev. Jeffrey L’Arche, a priest of the LaSalette Missionaries and pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam and St. Stephen’s Church in Hagaman, on administrative leave, effective immediately. While on leave, Father L’Arche is barred from officiating at sacraments, wearing clerical garb, or presenting himself as a priest.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the appointment of Bonni H. Shippee, who currently serves as Executive Director of Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, effective July 12.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will ordain four permanent deacons and one transitional deacon for the Diocese of Albany at a Mass and Rite of Ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. The liturgy will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at rcda.org/livestream.
In recognition of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate a Mass of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse at the Church of St. Mary in Clinton Heights on Thursday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. The Mass will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at www.rcda.org/livestream.