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Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, Welcome Bishop-Elect Scharfenberger
The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, congratulate Rev. Msgr. Edward B. Scharfenberger on his appointment as the tenth bishop of the Albany Diocese.
It is with great joy and gratitude that we welcome Bishop-Elect Scharfenberger in his new role of loving and compassionate service to God’s people in the Diocese of Albany.
When the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived in Cohoes, NY, in 1860, the Albany Diocese was led by its first bishop, John McCloskey; thus, we have had the blessing and privilege of serving and collaborating with all nine of Albany’s bishops. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs and challenges of God’s people in cooperation with our tenth bishop!
As Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we promise Bishop-Elect Scharfenberger our prayer and support as we, in the spirit of the CSJ charism, continue to bring God’s unifying and reconciling love to the “dear neighbor without distinction.”
Welcome to Albany, Bishop-Elect Scharfenberger!