News Releases

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Mar 13, 2020, 11:00 AM
In light of the serious health risks to vulnerable populations due to the spread of the Coronavirus, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has temporarily dispensed with the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
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Mar 9, 2020, 4:00 PM
Given the recent actions and statements by government and medical authorities and, additionally, the increase in the number of cases in New York State, including cases within the Diocese and nearby areas, the Diocese is transitioning toward Stage 2 of its recommended guidelines.
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Mar 4, 2020, 11:30 AM
In order to address concerns related to the Coronavirus and any potential for it to spread via liturgical celebrations, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has issued guidelines for parishes and local Catholics.
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Mar 2, 2020, 12:11 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following Pastoral Assignment
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Feb 24, 2020, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments
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Feb 12, 2020, 12:30 PM
Nancy Spadaro Bielawa, a seasoned fundraising and development professional known for her work at Siena College, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York and The Albany Academies, has been appointed Executive Director of the Office of Stewardship and Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
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Feb 8, 2020, 4:30 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announced today that he has placed Rev. Daniel Maher, 81, on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1960s and ‘70s.
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Jan 24, 2020, 10:30 AM
Distinguished Catholic School Educators to Be Honored at Jan. 26 Liturgy
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Jan 21, 2020, 12:30 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following interim parish leadership team assignment, effective immediately.
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Jan 8, 2020, 5:00 PM
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.