News Releases

Mar 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
The following is a livestream schedule of liturgies for Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany for Holy Week, which marks the end of the Lenten season, and for Easter, which commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mar 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
Relative to COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order of 03-20-2020
Mar 18, 2020, 8:40 AM
The Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools will remain closed through Wednesday, April 1, and will first attempt to re-open on Thursday, April 2, unless directed to remain closed for an additional period of time.
Mar 17, 2020, 1:45 PM
In keeping with medical and governmental recommendations and regulations related to COVID-19, the Diocese of Albany is asking all staff who can work remotely to do so. In addition, the Diocese has issued the following operational changes regarding its central offices at the Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Ave., Albany
Mar 16, 2020, 4:00 PM
The following will be in effect 3/17/20
Mar 16, 2020, 1:56 PM
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany learned today that a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been traced to a person who attended the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 8, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham.
Mar 16, 2020, 7:15 AM
Due to growing concerns and medical advice related to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in social settings, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced that all regularly scheduled public Masses in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany — except weddings and funerals — will be canceled until further notice. Churches will, however, remain open for private prayer, pending further regulations.
Mar 13, 2020, 6:15 PM
The Catholic School Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany announced today that all Catholic schools in the Diocese will be closed next week from Monday, March 16, 2020, to Friday, March 20, 2020, out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.