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All of us in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany are so saddened to learn of the news of Sister Monica’s passing. She was a beloved figure in our Diocese, bringing her passion for her Catholic faith...
From my heart and the priests and faithful of the Diocese of Albany, we extend our love and gratitude to Brother Ed's family, to the Siena community, and to all the friars for the gift of Brother Ed's presence among us.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as a consultor to the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Bishop Scharfenberger was the only U.S. consultor appointed to the Commission July 1.
Deacons Samuel Bellafiore, Kyle Eads and Michael Melanson 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 15, at 11 a.m.
“Survivors first” was the overriding theme of the first meeting of the Sex-Abuse Task Force established by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to focus on ways to support survivors and review and reform diocesan policy and protocols. The meeting, held May 16 at Siena College, set the groundwork for how the Task Force will operate in the months to come and the overarching goals and challenges.
Charles Onyeneke will be ordained a transitional deacon as part of his continuing journey to the priesthood by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m.
Father Matthew H. Frisoni, S.T.L., J.C.L., has been appointed Judicial Vicar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, effective June 1. He succeeds Father James I. Donlon, J.C.D., who is retiring from full-time active ministry.
The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, as part of a national tour on Friday, April 26, from noon to 7 p.m. The Shrine of Ars, France, entrusted the major relic to the Knights of Columbus for the six-month Heart of a Priest tour of the United States. The Albany visit is part of the northeastern stretch of the tour.