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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.

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.

January

  1. Fri
    12
    Winter Paint Classes at Historic St. Agnes

    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.

  2. Mon
    15
    Winter Cemetery Clean Up

    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

  3. Sat
    27
    Christ Reveals Himself in Tears- Pastoral Care Ministry presentation

    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.

March

  1. Sat
    10
    Spring Memorial Mass- Most Holy Redeemer

    Spring 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.

  2. Sat
    10
    Spring Memorial Mass- St. Agnes Cemetery

    Spring 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. Wed
    21
    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.

  4. Sat
    24
    Spring Memorial Mass- St. Mary's Cemetery

    Spring 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.

  5. Fri
    30
    Good Friday- business offices close at 12pm

    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 12:00 pm in observance of Easter weekend. Our ADC family wishes you and your family a blessed Easter!

April

  1. Mon
    09
    April Cemetery Clean-up for all Cemeteries

    Winter decoration clean-up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any decorations they wish to save before April 9th, 2018.

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

    Groundskeepers are instructed to leave any permitted new seasonal decoration that appears to be newly placed and is in accordance with the current Cemetery Rules and Regulations. 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 from the link above for more information regarding our cemeteries decoration regulations.

    Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!

  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. 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.

  2. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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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