February 14, 2014

Faith and Spirituality Briefs: Feb. 14, 2014

UU Forum presents movie, discussion with filmmaker

PLATTSBURGH — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Friday Fellowship Forum is bringing the movie “What Time Is Left” to the church’s big screen at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Filmmaker Dakin Henderson of Essex, N.Y., will be on hand to discuss the movie starring his two grandmothers and answer questions.

Carol Allen will serve as hostess for the event, which is free and open to the public.


Seton Academy plans Open House

PLATTSBURGH — Seton Academy will host an Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the school at 23 St. Charles St.

All are welcome to tour the school and meet the faculty.


First United Thrift Shop holding half-price sale

TICONDEROGA — The Thrift Shop at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga will be having a half-price sale on all winter men’s, women’s and children’s clothing sizes 5 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The shop, located in the lower level of the church fellowship wing, is at 1045 Wicker St. in Ticonderoga, just up the hill from the hospital.


NYC priest appointed Catholic bishop of Albany

ALBANY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed a New York City priest to succeed Bishop Howard Hubbard as the leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn announced Tuesday morning that the pope appointed the Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger as the Albany diocese’s 10th bishop.

Hubbard was the longest-tenured bishop of a single diocese in the nation when he submitted his resignation on Oct. 31, when he turned 75, the mandatory retirement age for a bishop. He was appointed bishop of Albany in March 1977.

Scharfenberger was ordained a priest in 1973. He has held a number of parish and administrative positions in New York City, including episcopal vicar for Queens.

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