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May 18, 2021, 10:27 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following pastoral assignments.
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May 17, 2021, 8:55 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will ordain four permanent deacons and one transitional deacon for the Diocese of Albany at a Mass and Rite of Ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. The liturgy will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at rcda.org/livestream.
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Apr 26, 2021, 1:25 PM
In recognition of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate a Mass of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse at the Church of St. Mary in Clinton Heights on Thursday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. The Mass will be livestreamed on the diocesan website at www.rcda.org/livestream.
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Apr 12, 2021, 2:00 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following Pastoral Assignments effective May 1, 2021.
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Mar 24, 2021, 1:00 PM
Father Michael A. Farano, a well-known and beloved priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for 53 years, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, at the age of 78.
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Mar 23, 2021, 12:00 PM
The following is a 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.
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Mar 19, 2021, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger is pleased to share the following announcement with the faithful of the Diocese of Albany:
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Mar 10, 2021, 12:00 PM
The following is a statement by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger regarding the lifting of the Lenten Friday abstinence rule for the Feast of St. Joseph:
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Feb 11, 2021, 10:00 AM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will administer ashes during the 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17
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Feb 3, 2021, 4:30 PM
A statement by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany: