Bishop Edward Scharfenberger celebrated Easter Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. It's his first Easter following his ordination and installation as Bishop of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese a little over a week ago.
“To me I'm doing what a priest does on Easter Sunday. I'm celebrating with my flock and I'm doing basically the same thing,” said the Bishop.
Scharfenberger was installed and ordained on April 10th, replacing Bishop Howard Hubbard. He says other than a few different faces, celebrating mass here is like being at his old parish back in Brooklyn.
A significant and special day for Christians around the world, they believe Easter Sunday is the day Jesus was resurrected. People like Diane Piegare, who lives in Glenmont, specifically came here to be a part of the celebration.