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Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger

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Bishop

Local Address: Albany, New York, United States
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    Catholic Charities

Education

  • Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School
  • theology
    North American College
  • bachelor's degree , Sacred Theology
    Pontifical Gregorian University
  • graduate degree , summa cum laude , moral theology
    Academy of St. Alphonsus
  • advanced graduate degree summa cum laude , Canon Law
  • juris doctor
    Fordham University School of Law
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Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, right, meets Imam AbdurRahman Yaki, left, ...
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Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, right, meets Imam AbdurRahman Yaki, left, and Islamic Center President Tipu Nazeer, center, during his first visit at the Muslim Community Center of the Capital District for an interfaith lunch on Friday, November 7, 2014.
Board of Trustees
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Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger - Chair
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Edward Scharfenberger, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, to be the tenth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.
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Edward B. Scharfenberger bishop of Albany
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Edward Scharfenberger at Albany Pastoral Center Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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Edward B. Scharfenberger, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be succeeding Bishop Howard J. Hubbard as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
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Please help me to be myself help me to be my best self, said Scharfenberger, during a press conference Tuesday morning. And my pledge and promise is that I will help to bring the best out in you.
Scharfenberger, 65, was born in Bushwick in Brooklyn. He attended Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Elementary School in Ridgewood, N.J., and then Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School in Elmhurst. He studied English at Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston and graduated in 1968. He then studied theology in at North American College in Rome, Italy. He was ordained on July 2, 1973, in St. Peters Basilica, Rome.
He served as Parochial Vicar, or associate pastor, at St. Stanislaus Church in Maspeth and St. Ephren Church in Dyker Heights before returning to Rome for further studies. After 20 years of serving in various capacities in the Diocese of Brooklyn, he attended Fordham University School of Law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1991. He has been the administrator of the Diocesan Board of Mediation and Arbitration and chaplain of the Kings County Catholic Lawyers Guild.
For the past 12 years, Scharfenberger has not only been pastor of St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood, a large multi-ethnic parish, but has also served as both Promoter of Justice for the Diocese of Brooklyn and a member of the Diocesan Review Board for Sexual Abuse of Minors. He most recently worked as the Episcopal Vicar for Queens.
Im here to be a shepherd to be people who are here, not to come in with my plan for what the diocese should be, said Scharfenberger.
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Scharfenberger seems to be looking at creative solutions to this problem.
The church never really closes, because the church is people, not buildings, said Scharfenberger.
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Scharfenberger will be ordained and installed on April 20 at 2 p.m. In the meantime, he will be working to wrap things up at his parish in Brooklyn.
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Scharfenberger will succeed Hubbard
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Edward B. Scharfenberger, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will succeed Hubbard, who led the Albany diocese for 37 years, according to a diocese news release.
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Edward B. Scharfenberger
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"How grateful I am to his holiness, Pope Francis, for the awesome privilege to serve as pastor of all the wonderful people in the Diocese of Albany," Scharfenberger said in a prepared statement.
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Scharfenberger was born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. He attended Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Elementary School in Ridgewood and graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School in Elmhurst in 1965.
He entered Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston and graduated as an English major in June 1968. The following fall, he was assigned to study theology at the North American College in Rome, Italy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1972.
Scharfenberger was ordained a priest on July 2, 1973, in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. He served as parochial vicar (associate pastor) at St. Stanislaus Church (Maspeth) and St. Ephrem Church (Dyker Heights) until 1976. He then was assigned to return to Rome for further studies.
In 1977, he earned his graduate degree, summa cum laude, in moral theology from the Academy of St. Alphonsus. He was then assigned to the Catholic University of America, where, in 1980, he earned his advanced graduate degree summa cum laude in Canon Law. He then served in a number of capacities in the Diocesan Tribunal of Brooklyn for 20 years.
Between 1986 and 1990, he attended Fordham University School of Law, where he earned his juris doctor in May 1990. He is admitted to the bar in New York (1991). Between 1993 and 2002, he served as the judicial vicar for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
During his years at the Diocesan Tribunal, he also exercised pastoral ministry at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills and at St. Matthew Church in Dix Hills. He has been the administrator of the Diocesan Board of Mediation and Arbitration for the past 15 years, as well as chaplain of the Kings County Catholic Lawyers Guild. He has served as instructor in moral theology at the diocesan Pastoral Institute and as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's College.
In 2002, Scharfenberger was appointed pastor of St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood, a large multi-ethnic parish, where he served for 12 years. During this time, he also served as promoter of justice for the Diocese of Brooklyn and was a member of the Diocesan Review Board for Sexual Abuse of Minors. His most recent assignments included vicar for strategic planning and episcopal vicar for Queens.
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