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The Evangelist
Monday, July 16, 2018


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  • Massachusetts gathering celebrates Rev. Patrick Peyton
    On June 10, a crowd of about 700 people gathered at Holy Cross Family Ministries in North Easton, Mass., to honor the late Rev. Patrick Peyton, CSC, as the famed “Rosary priest” took a step toward sainthood.
  • Local sister now in leadership for Sisters of Mercy Northeast
    In recent bulletins, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes in Albany listed good news and bad news. The good news was that parish outreach/social ministry coordinator Sister Peg Sullivan, RSM, had been elected to the leadership team of her religious order, the Sisters of Mercy of the Northeast.
  • NEW PRIEST ORDAINED FOR DIOCESE

    "YOUR CALL IS A CALL TO GO OUT into the world and tell the Good News, by your life and by your example. It's not really about you, but it is about all of us," Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger told Rev. Zachariah Chichester, the newest priest of the Albany Diocese.

  • New priest started other careers, and ‘then He asked me to do something else’

    Deacon Zachariah Chichester has been an inventor, a political campaign manager, a graduate and postgrad student and a seminarian for the Albany Diocese. On June 16, he’ll be ordained a priest in a ceremony at Albany’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

  • Deacon just keeps learning
    Deacon Douglas Erickson is starting down a new life path. On May 19, he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Albany Diocese.
  • NEW DEACONS ORDAINED
    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.
  • SPECIAL SECTION: PRIESTS' ANNIVERSARIES

    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.
  • 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.



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