Father Silvaster
Father Silvaster
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger celebrated four Masses at St. Joseph the Worker parish in West Winfield and Richfield Springs on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 as the community grieved the death of Father Silvaster Sarihaddula, the beloved pastor who died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Dec. 27. In these photos from Richfield Springs (clockwise from r.): Bishop Scharfen­berger, who had previously worked with Father Sarihaddula, delivers the homily on Jan. 3; Bishop Scharfen­berger and Father David Hammond follow altar server Brigid Munyan, 8, who leads with the cross as they proceed from the altar; the Munyan family locks up the church after Mass; and a statue of Mother Teresa, who Father Sarihaddula worked with in India. Go to page 10 to read Father Sarihaddula’s obituary. (Cindy Schultz photos)