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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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    FOUR NEW DEACONS were ordained last weekend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. Deacon Al Censullo says he waited years for the right time to act on his vocation.

    One assertion is common among the 14 priests of the Albany Diocese celebrating significant anniversaries of ordination: They’re glad they made the choice to answer God’s call.

  • HOME,  SWEET ROME: Seminarians report from Italy
    Nine months ago, two future priests were in the pre-theology program at Cathedral Seminary downstate in Douglaston, N.Y., when Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger tapped them to study instead at the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome.
  • Sisters' many vocations efforts
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet keep trying to help people in the Albany Diocese learn more about religious life.
  • A tug toward religious life
    I was a senior in high school when I first met the Sisters of the Resurrection.
  • Sister Mary Fran is 'heart and soul' of Consultation Center
    On a recent afternoon, Sister Mary Frances Beck, SNJM, answered a ringing phone at the Consultation Center of the Diocese of Albany.
    "Good morning, Consultation Center," she said softly, as she has for the past 39 years.
  • Deacon's book recounts stories of hope in hospice
    Deacon Gerald Ladouceur has often been asked, "What happens to us after we die?"
  • Packed house helps future priests discern vocation journeys
    For the first time, St. Isaac Jogues House of Discernment in Watervliet is filled to the rafters with men discerning and pursuing a vocation to the priesthood for the Albany Diocese.
    "What a wonderful way to promote vocations and to spread the
    joy of the Gospel!" said an onlooker when 600 Catholics of all ages gathered at St. Pius X parish in Loudonville Aug. 8 for the third annual Concert for Vocations.
  • Missionary from Diocese marks 50 years of priesthood
    On June 22, Father Shea's family members, American friends and some other Peruvian compadres honored Father Shea for his 50th anniversary of priestly life. There was a Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Latham and a party planned by the missionary's cousins at the Colonie Elks Club.

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