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we Remember, we Celebrate, we Believe

A sacred place, a Catholic cemetery serves the faithful and witnesses to the entire world the Good News of Jesus Christ and the hope we share in the resurrection. It is a place where the signs and  symbols of our faith are displayed with pride and reverence.

A Catholic Cemetery is the appropriate place for gathering in ritual prayer, such as the Right of Committal as well as a fitting place for private prayer and reflection.

Please join us for memorial masses and remembrance services, history lectures, art classes, and gallery exhibits. Visit our News & Events page for upcoming events, and subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Our locations.

See where we are and find the place that best meets your needs.

Up-Coming Events

We can also provide individual tours of space available in our cemeteries, or historical tours for individuals or groups.

April

  1. Fri
    13
    Art Classes- Spring 2018 at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

    Where Time Stands Still: Celebrating Life through Art in a Victorian Era Cemetery
    with artist & art instructor, Noreen Powell

    We have some fun classes planned for Spring. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided painting classes at:

    The Living Room Art Gallery
    Located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York, 12204

    Classes include paints (acrylic & oil), brushes, various sized canvas, and delicious baked goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, gourmet coffees and teas and wonderful, positive energy.

    Prices are $25 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $20 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas unless noted otherwise.

    Painting Class Schedule:
    April 13, 10am-Noon– Cloudscape
    April 20, 10am-Noon– Field of Tulips
    April 27, 10am-Noon– Rainy Bus Stop
    May 4, 10am-Noon – Van Gogh Cherry Blossoms
    May 11, 10am-Noon – Monet’s Basket of Peaches
    June 8, 10am-Noon – Hummingbird’s Nectar Breakfast
    June 15, 10am-Noon – Petunias in a Window Box

    Seating is limited so register early.
    To register call Kelly Grimaldi at (518) 350-7679 or email Kelly@ADCemeteries.org

    As with all our classes, no experience is necessary. Come, learn, paint, relax!!

  2. Mon
    16
    Don’t forget to include your family’s cemetery monument on your spring cleaning list!

    Cemetery monuments are exposed to pollutants and often are breeding grounds for lichen, mold and moss. Black stains and biological growth on monuments obscure inscriptions and make an otherwise beautifully carved stone unsightly. Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers free advice on how to safely remove stains and growths from all types of stone. We also offer an in-house cleaning service using only the finest cleaning agents and best techniques to restore your monument and greatly improve its appearance. For advice on how to clean your monument or to obtain a quote for a cleaning by our trained staff, please call historian Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org

May

  1. Tue
    01
    “Rearview Mirror” Art Exhibit by Maryann Rappaport

    Oil Paintings by Maryanne Rappaport
    May 1 – June 27, 2018

    The Living Room Art Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
    48 Cemetery Ave. Menands, NY 12203

    From the first exploration of Egyptian “Tomb to Womb” theory 30 years ago, to the most recent developments in my studio, my visual language remains consistent. Cells, Stained Glass, and a Grandmother’s Lace run through controlled spills, each representing the transparent layers of time.

    This body of work explores the line that separates the tomb and the womb. The division of space and time. The division of Heaven and Earth.

    Since the suicide death of my son, my mind has not left that space. I am in a million little pieces between here and there. Feet firmly planted, but I long to be with him. The division becomes less clear. This flesh, merely a temporary shelter. This life, just a vehicle.
    ________________________________________________________

    Many people are surprised to learn there is a beautiful art gallery located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery. It is a bit different to say the least. The Gallery serves as a means for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. The museum quality tracks and cables are strong and secure, offering a safe and attractive means to display art.

    Gallery hours are generally Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm or by appointment.

    If you are an artist in the Capital District interested in exhibiting work, contact our Curator Kelly Grimaldi at Kelly@ADCemeteries.org, or (518) 350-7679.

    Exhibits run for 60 days and the artist is offered the opportunity to hold an artist’s reception for friends and family. We also encourage group shows.

    Kelly Grimaldi, Curator, The Living Room Art Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

  2. Mon
    28
    Memorial Day- Business offices are closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open for normal business hours the following day at 8:30am.

  3. Mon
    28
    Annual Mass - Serving God and Country- A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes

    As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Our Lady of
    Angels Cemetery is planning to join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes." This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, will honor men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognize both active duty military and veterans.

    Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May
    28 at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie.

    Veterans are invited to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, or participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass will receive a special lapel pin.

    Please call (518) 374-5319 for more information or to volunteer.

June

  1. Wed
    13
    A Pastoral Care Ministry Day of Retreat & Spiritual Renewal

    “Walking with the Heart of Christ… with Wonder, Courage and Hope”
    A Pastoral Care Ministry Day of Retreat & Spiritual Renewal
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    We invite you to spend the day with Pastoral Care Ministry colleagues and friends as we refresh and renew our spirits. Sister Melannie Svoboda, SND, national lecturer and acclaimed author, will be our guest presenter. All Pastoral Care Ministry personnel and volunteers, including Pastoral Care Coordinators, Bereavement Ministers, Parish Nurses, Chaplains and Visitors to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound are welcome.
    9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham
    Admission Fee: $25.00 before May 1st; $30.00 May 1st or after.

    For more information contact Maria Schollenberger: Maria.Schollenberger@rcda.org, 518-641-6818. To register online visit: https://portal.rcda.org:81/PastoralCareRegistration/

  2. Sat
    16
    Summer Memorial Mass- St. Agnes Menands

    Summer Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery- 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands.

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  3. Sat
    16
    Open House Event at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery

    Spring 2018 Open House Events

    Saturday, June 16: 10am-2pm Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
    1389 Central Ave. (next to Colonie Center)

    In addition to touring the beautiful spring grounds, you can meet our staff, and enjoy light refreshments. Our Family Service Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about each cemetery, including new sections available and special discounts.

    Contact us for information or a free pre-planning guide:
    (518) 374-5319 info@rcdacemeteries.org

  4. Sat
    23
    Summer Memorial Mass- Most Holy Redeemer

    Summer Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna.

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  5. Sat
    23
    Summer Memorial Mass- St. Mary's Troy

    Summer Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery, 79 Brunswick Rd. Troy.

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  6. Sat
    23
    Open House Event at Most Holy Redeemer

    Saturday, June 23: 11am-3pm
    Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
    2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna

    In addition to touring the beautiful spring grounds, you can meet our staff, and enjoy light refreshments. Our Family Service Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about each cemetery, including new sections available and special discounts.

    Contact us for information or a free pre-planning guide:
    (518) 374-5319 info@rcdacemeteries.org

July

  1. Wed
    04
    Independence Day- Business offices are closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open for normal business hours the following day at 8:30am.

September

  1. Mon
    03
    Labor Day- Business offices are closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open for normal business hours the following day at 8:30am.

  2. Sat
    08
    Fall Memorial Mass- St. Agnes, Menands

    Fall Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery- 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands.

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  3. Sat
    15
    Fall Memorial Masses

    Fall Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleum at these 2 locations:
    - Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna
    - St. Mary's Cemetery - 79 Brunswick Rd. Troy

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

October

  1. Wed
    17
    Staff Training Session- Offices close at Noon

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery offices will close at Noon for a staff training. We will re-open for normal business hours the following day at 8:30am.

November

  1. Thu
    01
    Fall Cemetery Clean Up

    The Fall cemetery and lot decoration cleanup will begin on Wednesday, November 1, 2018 at all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any decorations they wish to save before November 1st.

    Fresh cut flowers in an approved vase are always permitted provided they are in good condition. Also any new 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.

    Operations employees are instructed to leave any permitted 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 seasonal decorations. Items placed in violation of cemetery rules and regulations or in disrepair may be removed and discarded at any time.

    In addition, the cemetery conducts a cleanup of Christmas decorations beginning January 14, time and weather permitting.

    Download a PDF document with more information regarding our cemeteries decoration regulations.

    Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!

  2. Wed
    21
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon. Happy Thanksgiving preparation!

  3. Thu
    22
    Thanksgiving Day- Business offices are closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open for normal business hours Friday at 8:30am.

December

  1. Sat
    01
    Winter Memorial Masses

    Winter Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleum at these 2 locations:
    - Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna
    - St. Mary's Cemetery - 79 Brunswick Rd. Troy

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  2. Sat
    08
    Winter Memorial Mass- St. Agnes Menands

    Winter Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands

    Memorial Masses are held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses.

  3. Fri
    14
    Staff Christmas Gathering- business offices close at 2 pm.

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 2:00 pm to celebrate Christmas with our staff. Our ADC family wishes you and your family a blessed Christmas season!

  4. Mon
    24
    Christmas Eve- business offices close at Noon

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon on Christmas Eve. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

  5. Tue
    25
    Christmas Day- Business offices are closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed Christmas Day. We will re-open for normal business hours tomorrow at 8:30am. Merry Christmas!

  6. Mon
    31
    New Year’s Eve 2018- business offices close at 12 pm

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 12:00 pm in observance of New Year’s Eve. Our ADC family wishes you and your family a Happy New Year!

January

  1. Tue
    01
    New Year’s Day 2019- business offices closed

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed New Year’s Day. We will re-open for normal business hours the following business day at 8:30am. Happy New Year!

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