News Releases

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Jan 26, 2018, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral appointment: Deacon Ramon R. Tapia has been appointed to the Ministry of Service and Liturgy for the Churches of St. John the Evangelist and St. Anthony’s in Schenectady, effective Jan. 15, 2018.
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Jan 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate a Mass marking the start of national Catholic Schools Week in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. Catholic school educators and community partners will be honored...
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Jan 5, 2018, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral appointments: Father David R. LeFort, Vicar General of the Diocese of Albany and Administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, has been appointed Rector... Read More
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Dec 30, 2017, 9:00 AM
The following is a statement by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany on the death of patients’ rights advocate James “JJ” Hanson: As we mourn the loss of our friend and fellow advocate, James “JJ” Hanson, we choose not to... Read More
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Dec 23, 2017, 10:00 AM
Matthew Duclos, a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, will serve at Christmas Eve Mass with Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Dec. 24. The Mass will be livestreamed... Read More
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Dec 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
State Police have informed St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam that John D. Salisbury, a volunteer after-school coach for the girls’ Junior basketball team, was arrested yesterday on multiple charges related to child pornography and unlawful surveillance. Salisbury was immediately suspended... Read More
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Dec 1, 2017, 10:00 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the culmination of the Diocese of Albany’s participation in the local level of the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry with a Mass... Read More
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Nov 16, 2017, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following Pastoral Appointment... Read More
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Oct 25, 2017, 9:00 AM
When the 22 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Albany were asked to join a national campaign to raise money for Catholic schools impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, they took the task to heart and collected $9,490, almost doubling their initial goal
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Oct 15, 2017, 9:00 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the appointment of Mary DeTurris Poust, diocesan Director of Communications, to the newly created position.