Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany likes to term the future of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville a “concelebration.”
Two diocesan priests with years of institutional and pastoral experience were ordained auxiliary bishops to serve Brooklyn and Queens at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, July 20. It was the first episcopal ordination held at the site.
Scenes from the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as the 10th Bishop of Albany.
When Queens-born Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger was ordained and installed as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., The Tablet was there to capture this special moment in the life of the new bishop and his new diocese. Bishop Scharfenberger Installed in Albany Ordination Eve Prayer Service Ordination Day at Immaculate Conception Cathedral
On the eve of his April 10 installation as the 10th Bishop of Albany, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger attended a vespers service at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, N.Y.
In his first talk after being installed as the 10th Bishop of Albany, N.Y., Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger asked the people of his diocese “to bring the best out of me.” In return, he said, he would bring the best out of them.
We returned to Brooklyn after spending three days in Albany, the state capital, covering the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as its 10th bishop.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger’s family, friends and parishioners share thoughts and well wishes in this week’s special supplement.
It is not every day that an altar boy from Ridgewood grows up to be a bishop. And when that boy-turned-bishop is a humble, hard-working monsignor, it is a great blessing – not only for the Church but also for the people closest to his heart.
With joy, and yet some regret for the loss to the Diocese of Brooklyn, I write today regarding the nomination of Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger as the 10th Bishop of Albany and am pleased to offer some reflections on his life and ministry in Brooklyn and Queens.