News Releases

Mar 14, 2022, 4:57 PM
Bishop Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following priestly assignment:
Mar 14, 2022, 2:28 PM
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (125 Eagle St., Albany) will host a Ukrainian Prayer Service for Peace on Saturday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 7, 2022, 3:35 PM
The Diocese of Albany is launching a series of regional listening sessions to continue the dialog on Pope Francis’ global “Synod on Synodality.” The Holy Father invited the entire Catholic Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”
Mar 4, 2022, 3:31 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the appointment of Emily Simmons as Executive Director of Albany Diocesan Cemeteries (ADC), effective Feb. 21. Simmons had been Interim Executive Director since September 2021. She joined ADC in December 2020 as Director of Sales.
Feb 28, 2022, 5:37 PM
Parishes throughout the Diocese of Albany will observe Ash Wednesday as a day of prayer and fasting for peace, as requested by Pope Francis.
Feb 24, 2022, 2:56 PM
Appallingly, we are again seeing the face of evil as Russian troops have launched an unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine. We fervently pray through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, to whom our Diocese is consecrated, that this military action quickly ends, that causalities are limited, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who have been killed and those who will no doubt lose their lives in the coming days.
Feb 16, 2022, 4:00 PM
Bishop Maginn High School has been a provider of quality education to its students since its founding in 1977. However, due to continued low enrollment and the rising costs of education, the school has experienced significant financial difficulties over many years.
Feb 16, 2022, 12:14 AM
Deacon Christopher J. Keough, parish life director at Transfiguration Parish, which has faith communities in Schaghticoke and Spiegeltown, was killed in a one-car accident Friday afternoon, Feb. 11, in Troy. He was 66.
Feb 14, 2022, 2:34 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Timothy Reno as the new Music Director of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
Feb 10, 2022, 11:43 PM
In keeping with the expiration of the mask mandate in most public places in New York State, the Diocese of Albany will no longer mandate masks be worn in diocesan churches and offices, effective Feb. 10, 2022.