The following is a statement of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany regarding the announcement that St. Francis Chapel on Wolf Road will be closing:
“We are so grateful to the Franciscan Friars for their many years of ministry at St. Francis Chapel on Wolf Road. Although we are sorry to see the Wolf Road ministry end, we are happy to receive the people who regularly worship there into our local parishes. We will be looking at ways to expand the availability of the sacraments in our neighboring parishes in order to fill any void this closure might create. Christ Our Light parish in Loudonville is less than two miles from St. Francis Chapel and would provide a welcome home to those who will be looking for a new place to attend Mass or go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation."
“We are especially grateful that the Franciscan Friars will continue their ministry at Siena College and look forward to the ongoing presence of the Friars in our Diocese for many years to come.”