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Winter Paint Classes at Historic St. Agnes
Jan. 12, 2018 - 10am Mar. 23, 2018 - 12pm

Painting the Winter Blues Away 2018 with Noreen Powell Professional art instructions will help you paint the winter blues away in the relaxing, warm and friendly atmosphere of The Living Room Art Gallery located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s (Menands) Visitors Center. No experience necessary. All art supplies are provided. Each class features a different subject and style to help aspiring artists learn a variety of techniques using paint on canvas. Classes are structured to provide a lot of one on one interaction between instructor and student. Come and let your creativity shine! Jan. 12: 10am – Noon: Painting in the style of Gustav Klimt Jan. 19: 10am – Noon: Paul Klee’s Wonderfully Strange Creatures Jan. 26: 10am – Noon: Popping up Poppies Feb. 9: 10am – Noon: Wild Roses Feb. 23: 10am – Noon: Twilight in the Wilderness Mar. 9: 10am – 1pm: Lilies on a Pond (palette knife techniques in acrylic and oil) $45 Mar. 23: 10am – Noon: Afternoon on the Water (in the style of Monet) Prices are $20 for an 8 x 10 canvas or $25 for an 11 x 14 canvas unless noted otherwise. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided classes at: The Living Room Art Gallery located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York, 12204 Call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org to register. Seating is limited so register early. Coffee, tea and delicious snacks are provided for each class. Baked goods come from the famous Schuyler Bakery, Watervliet. Read More

Winter Cemetery Clean Up
Jan. 15, 2018 - 7am Jan. 31, 2018 - 6pm

Christmas season decoration clean up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on Monday, January 15, at all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any Christmas decorations they wish to save before January 15th. Fresh cut flowers in an approved vase are always permitted provided they are in good condition. Also any non-Christmas/seasonal decoration may be left providing the decoration is in accordance with the current Cemetery Rules and Regulations. All other decorations will be removed during the cleanup. The cleanup of all cemeteries takes some time, and depending on weather and the number of burials, may take a week to complete. During the cleanups, cemetery staff removes and discards all items from graves. Grounds staff are instructed to leave any permitted non-Christmas/seasonal decoration that appears to be newly placed. Of course, this is a judgment call for our staff, so it is better to wait until after the cleanup to place decorations. Items placed in violation of cemetery rules and regulations or in disrepair may be removed and discarded at any time. Download a PDF document with more information regarding our cemeteries decoration regulations. Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful! 2018 annual cemetery clean-ups start: Jan. 15 • Apr. 9 • Nov. 1 Read More

Christ Reveals Himself in Tears- Pastoral Care Ministry presentation
Jan. 27, 2018 — 9am - 12pm

Please join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 for a FREE presentation entitled “Christ Reveals Himself in Tears” which will be held from 9:00 am to Noon at the Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany AND will be broadcast to the following FIVE videoconferencing sites for viewing: - Our Lady of Annunciation/Queensbury - St. Edward’s/Clifton Park - St. Francis de Sales/Herkimer - St. Patrick’s/Catskill - St. Mary’s/Oneonta. Yervant Kutchukian, instructor for Pastoral Care Ministry’s Pastoral Visitation to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound skill-building workshop, will explore how we see Christ through the lens of tears—both of those we serve and our own—and how these can be a source of healing and hope for the receiver and giver of care. Yervant is the full-time chaplain at Albany Medical Center and has an extensive background in Pastoral Care. To register or for additional information, please go to: http://www.rcda.org/Offices/pastoral_care_ministry/events.asp or email Maria Schollenberger at Maria.Schollenberger@rcda.org or call (518) 641-6818. All faith traditions welcome. Read More

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2018 Memorial Masses

9:00 am in the Community Mausoleum Chapels


St. Agnes Cemetery- Menands, NY
Sat. March 10th     Sat. September 8th
Sat. June 16th         Sat. December 8th

St. Mary’s Cemetery- Troy, NY
Sat. March 24th     Sat. September 15th
Sat. June 23rd        Sat. December 1st

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- Niskayuna, NY
Sat. March 10th     Sat. September 15th
Sat. June 23rd        Sat. December 1st

Annual Diocesan Memorial Day Mass
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery- Colonie, NY
10am, Monday, May 28th

Download the 2018 Mass schedule

Art Classes & Gallery Events 

The Living Room Art Gallery was established in 2013 for the purpose of supporting talented local artists. A new exhibit is featured every 60 days. 

The Living Room Art Gallery is a peaceful place where the creative spirit is encouraged to blossom.

A variety of art classes, workshops and lectures are offered year round...  

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