State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced the Most Rev. Richard Joseph Malone, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will give the invocation for opening day of the New York State Senate's 2014 legislative session. Malone will deliver the invocation Wednesday, Jan. 8, at noon in the Senate Chambers in Albany. He will offer a spiritual message to help guide the members of the State Senate as they represent their constituents.
"It is a great honor that we have Bishop Malone, from Western New York, to perform the invocation in Albany for opening day of the State Senate," Grisanti said. "I am humbled and thankful to the bishop that he accepted my invitation to join us in Albany to address my colleagues as we prepare for another productive year in our state capital."
Malone, who has served as a Catholic priest since 1972, was named the 14th bishop of Buffalo by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2012. He regularly lectures nationally on the "new evangelization," catechesis and Catholic education.
"It is indeed an honor to deliver the invocation on the opening day of the State Senate's legislative session," Malone said. "I am grateful to Sen. Grisanti for the invitation."
To watch Malone's invocation, click here at noon Wednesday.
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