News Releases

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Nov 15, 2021, 4:00 PM
In a move designed to strengthen the future of Catholic education in the Capital Region, the Albany Diocesan School Board (ADSB), under the leadership of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, today announced it will create a new school in Latham that will allow for a continuum of Catholic education from pre-K to 12th grade in one location. The new Catholic Central School is set to open its doors in September 2022.
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Nov 12, 2021, 3:42 PM
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Oct 14, 2021, 4:35 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate a special liturgy Sunday, October 24, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany to mark the start of the worldwide synod taking place in dioceses across the country and around the globe at the invitation of Pope Francis.
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Oct 8, 2021, 7:26 PM
Father Jerome R. Gingras, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville; Our Lady of Grace, Ballston Lake, and St. Joseph’s, Scotia, died suddenly today. He was 71.
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Sep 14, 2021, 1:42 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the annual White Mass for Health Care Workers on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Coliseum church at the Our Lady of Martyr’s Shrine in Auriesville.
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Aug 27, 2021, 8:03 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has asked the independent Diocesan Review Board to offer advisement on the following clergy, each of whom has an allegation of child sexual abuse filed against him through the Child Victims Act.
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Aug 24, 2021, 7:26 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has asked parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to take up a special collection to support those people devastated by the recent earthquake and storm in Haiti.
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Aug 21, 2021, 8:05 PM
Father Gregory Weider, a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany who has been serving as Sacramental Minister at Sacred Heart in Margaretville and its mission, St. Anne’s in Andes, has been removed from public ministry by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, effective Aug. 14, due to an allegation of sexual abuse related to a Child Victims Act (CVA) filing.
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Aug 14, 2021, 4:00 PM
Schenectady pastor withdraws from public ministry while independent Diocesan Review Board investigates CVA claim.
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Aug 6, 2021, 11:36 AM
A message and an invitation from Bishop Scharfenberger