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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.

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Masses, Classes & Events

We love visitors!

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

February

  1. Sat
    25
    Paint Class: Van Gogh’s Crazy Trees

    This 3 hour class is perfect for aspiring artists looking for a structured class with emphasis on color values, perspective, line and composition techniques using acrylic paints on stretched canvas. It is also perfect for beginners because class is small, relaxed and fun! Coffee, juices and bakery goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, Watervliet are provided. No prior experience is necessary. Class size is limited. Paint club participants put their own spin and apply their own style. You have full creative control over your own canvas. Painting is very therapeutic!

    *Price for this class is $45 for a larger canvas. Canvas, paints (acrylic & oil), brushes and three hours of professional instruction is included.

    Class is held at The Living Room Art Gallery at St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands.

    Call Kelly at 463-0134 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org to register.

    February 25- 10 AM – 1 PM: Van Gogh’s Crazy Trees $45 (3 hrs./larger canvas)
    March 10 - 10 AM – Noon: Daffodils Defying Winter
    March 24 - 10 AM – Noon: Pair of Sheep in a Clover Field
    March 31 - 10 AM – Noon: Tulips in a Bunch

March

  1. Sat
    04
    Dustin Mele Memorial Concert

    This is a fundraiser that is near and dear to one of our staff. We hope you will consider attending!

    Proceeds benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, and Companion Animal Placement Program (CAPP).

    Live music by:
    Emerald City Band
    Ernie Williams Tribute Band with Jeremy Walz
    Off The Record Trio featuring Bill Harrison
    Tony Perrino's Killer B with Pete Sweeney, Lucas Ruedy, Matt Hatfield, Tom Murphy, Trish Anderson, Dave Max, Chris Busone, Todd Hanhurst, Kenny Hohman & Lori Friday
    Kyle Bourgault Band
    Matt Mirable Band with Frank Daley

    This year’s concert will also feature a 50/50 raffle.

    Memorial Concert proceeds will go towards AFSP's annual Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A., which is the leading fundraiser for AFSP's suicide prevention initiatives in this area; as well as Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, and Companion Animal Placement Program (CAPP), all in memory of Dustin.

    Event Facebook page (which has information on how to donate online): https://www.facebook.com/DustinMeleMemorial/

  2. Sat
    11
    Spring Memorial Mass- Most Holy Redeemer

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

    We hope you will join us!

  3. Sat
    18
    Spring Memorial Mass- St. Agnes Cemetery

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

    We hope you will join us!

  4. Wed
    22
    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.

April

  1. Sat
    01
    Chili Cookoff to benefit The David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes of Watervilet

    Admission includes:
    • Chili sampling
    • A rock wall provided by the National Guard
    • Bounce house, Face painting, Balloon creations
    • Live music
    • Chinese auction
    • Door prizes
    • Hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, soda & water will be sold

    Details can be viewed on the attached flyer.

    This is a fundraiser that is near and dear to one of our staff. We hope you will consider attending!

  2. Sat
    08
    Spring Memorial Mass- St. Mary's Cemetery

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

    We hope you will join us!

  3. Fri
    14
    Good Friday- Business offices close at Noon

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery offices will close at Noon. Happy Easter!

  4. Thu
    27
    Sketch Club - Keeping a Nature Journal, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

    April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, Sept. 28
    10:30am - 12:30pm
    At every moment, wherever you are, you can use a simple sketchbook as a place to record one's observations of the natural world around you. It might include sketches or drawings, written descriptions or notes, photographs, poems, natural objects such as leaves or flowers, or scientific data such as lists or wildlife tallies. Join Carol Coogan as she lends instruction, support, advice and inspiration to your own nature journal practice. Bring a favorite drawing/writing implement and a sketchbook if you have one, or a sketchbook will be available for purchase: a slim paperback "starter" book for $5, or a 5.5" X 8" hardcovers for $10. Information will be provided on a variety of ways that people use nature sketchbooks and anyone can use this class the way they want to use it. Classes will be geared to the interests and level of each participant.

    Class will meet at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor Center, Menands. Comfort facilities available on site.

    Fee: $60 for series

    To register for Sketch Club call Kelly Grimaldi at 463-0134 ext. 110 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org.

    Carol Coogan is an artist, illustrator, designer, writer, instructor, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She uses sketchbooks and visual journals regularly as part of the process of development of ideas and designs for her professional work, and also for her own personal creative expression and enjoyment. Carol created the “Backyard Naturalist,” a newspaper feature she wrote and illustrated for the Times Union for 10 years. She also the weekly op-ed artist for the Altamont Enterprise on a weekly basis, and illustrates and designs stationery for Crane & Co. on a freelance basis.
    www.carolcoogandesign.com

  5. Fri
    28
    Art Classes- Spring 2017 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.

    April 28, 10am-Noon– Red Barn in the Distance
    May 12, 10am-Noon– Monet’s Wooden Bridge
    May 13, 10am-1pm– Painting in the Style of Edgar Degas (Oil and Acrylics $45)
    May 26, 10am-Noon – Daybreak on the Hudson
    June 9, 10am-Noon – Renoir’s Rose with Baby’s Breath
    June 23, 10am-Noon – Snuggle Doves on a Branch

    Seating is limited so register early.
    To register call Kelly Grimaldi at (518) 463-0134 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org

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

May

  1. Mon
    29
    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.

  2. Mon
    29
    2017 Memorial Day Mass

    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
    29 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. Sat
    03
    Summer Memorial Mass

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

    We hope you will join us!

  2. Sat
    17
    Summer Memorial Mass

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

    We hope you will join us!

  3. Sat
    24
    Summer Memorial Mass

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

    We hope you will join us!

July

  1. Tue
    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
    04
    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 business day at 8:30am.

  2. Sat
    09
    Fall Memorial Mass

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

    We hope you will join us!

  3. Sat
    16
    Fall Memorial Mass

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

    We hope you will join us!

October

  1. Wed
    18
    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. Wed
    22
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon

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

  2. Thu
    23
    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
    02
    Winter Memorial Mass 2017

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

    We hope you will join us!

  2. Sat
    09
    Winter Memorial Mass 2017

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

    We hope you will join us!

  3. Fri
    15
    Staff Christmas Gathering 2017- 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 Merry Christmas season!

  4. Fri
    22
    Business offices close at Noon

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon on Friday, December 22nd. Happy Christmas preparation!

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