"It is the parish that is the primary center of evangelization, family life, and spiritual and catechetical formation. Grounded in the theology of what the Church is, every parish should be a school of discipleship, a family of families and a family for those without family. Families themselves are often spoken of as the domestic Church the Church in miniature. It is this local parish faith community that supports our families and through which we nurture that personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship manifests itself in courageous discipleship, strong community outreach and the celebration of the sacramental life of the Church."
— Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, June 5, 2015, "God’s Work, Too!
Established in 1847, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has 126 parishes, four apostolates, and 157 worship sites serving approximately 325,000 Catholics in 14 counties across 10,419 square miles.
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