Shown in the group photo (from l. to r.): Front row: Ruth Ellen Berninger, St. John the Baptist, Valatie; Carol Makowski, All Saints, Albany; Rich Athens, St. Vincent de Paul, Albany; Cynthia Reles, Annunciation, Ilion; Second row: Paul Edmundson, St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar; Jeanne Behr, Immaculate Conception, Glenville; Scott Cetnar, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Watervliet & Green Island; Top row: David Amico, director of the St. Kateri Institute; Father Leo Potvin, retired pastor; Bishop Scharfenberger; Father George Fleming, pastor, St. John the Baptist, Valatie; Father Paul Catena, pastor, Annunciation, Ilion. Missing from the photo: Katie Parisi, St. Paul the Apostle, Schenectady and Elizabeth Simcoe, parish life director, St. Vincent de Paul, Albany. — David G. Amico, director, Office of Lay Ministry & Parish Faith Formation.
Shown in the group photo (from l. to r.): Front row: Ruth Ellen Berninger, St. John the Baptist, Valatie; Carol Makowski, All Saints, Albany; Rich Athens, St. Vincent de Paul, Albany; Cynthia Reles, Annunciation, Ilion; Second row: Paul Edmundson, St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar; Jeanne Behr, Immaculate Conception, Glenville; Scott Cetnar, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Watervliet & Green Island; Top row: David Amico, director of the St. Kateri Institute; Father Leo Potvin, retired pastor; Bishop Scharfenberger; Father George Fleming, pastor, St. John the Baptist, Valatie; Father Paul Catena, pastor, Annunciation, Ilion. Missing from the photo: Katie Parisi, St. Paul the Apostle, Schenectady and Elizabeth Simcoe, parish life director, St. Vincent de Paul, Albany. — David G. Amico, director, Office of Lay Ministry & Parish Faith Formation.

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger celebrated the Mass for Ministers of the Church with the Order of Blessing for Those Who Exercise Pastoral Service for the 2020 graduates of the St. Kateri Institute for Lay Ministry Formation at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Albany on Oct. 10. These lay ministers serve in a variety of ministries in their parishes, both as volunteers and in leadership roles. As Bishop Scharfenberger noted in his homily, they are essential in the work of building up the Body of Christ.