Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced a major event for the Diocese of Albany: the Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress to be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville.

In our Catholic tradition, a “Eucharistic Congress” is a special gathering led by the bishop focused on our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. It is a time of joy, fellowship, prayer, and unity. This will be a time of spiritual renewal for our whole diocese. The day will include:

  • Mass with the bishop
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Activities for Children and Youth
  • Eucharistic Adoration & Procession
  • Tours of the Shrine
  • Fellowship & unity with other Catholics

All in the Diocese of Albany are invited to attend. Register at

There also will be an opportunity for parishioners to sign up after all masses the weekend of August 11 and 12.

Please contact Joan Kehoe at 518 433 -9429 or email with any questions.