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Jun 28, 2021, 4:39 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments
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Jun 24, 2021, 11:56 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will star in the lead role as Archbishop Thomas Becket in a staged reading of the T.S. Eliot drama “Murder in the Cathedral” on Wednesday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany.
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Jun 21, 2021, 12:44 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral assignment:
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Jun 14, 2021, 12:25 PM
Bishop Scharfenberger has announced the following administrative and pastoral assignments:
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Jun 10, 2021, 2:48 PM
Deacons Matthew Duclos, Kyle Gorenski, Daniel McHale, Nathaniel Resila, and Stephen Yusko 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 19, at 11 a.m. The ordination will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at www.rcda.org/livestream.
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Jun 9, 2021, 8:53 AM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral assignment: Father Steve Matthews has been appointed pastor of St. James Church, Chatham; St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie, and Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls and Stottville, effective July 1, 2021.
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Jun 2, 2021, 3:00 PM
In light of information that surfaced when the Diocese of Springfield released its list of clergy offenders June 2, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has placed Rev. Jeffrey L’Arche, a priest of the LaSalette Missionaries and pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam and St. Stephen’s Church in Hagaman, on administrative leave, effective immediately. While on leave, Father L’Arche is barred from officiating at sacraments, wearing clerical garb, or presenting himself as a priest.
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Jun 2, 2021, 9:30 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the appointment of Bonni H. Shippee, who currently serves as Executive Director of Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, effective July 12.
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Jun 1, 2021, 4:19 PM
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May 24, 2021, 2:32 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments: