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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.

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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.  

September

  1. Fri
    15
    Fall 2017 Art Classes at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

    We have some fun classes planned to help us transition from the hot summer months to the cool, crisp days of fall. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided painting classes in:

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

    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.

    Sept. 15 10AM – Noon Lake with Boat
    Sept. 29 10AM - Noon Loons in Fog
    Sept. 30 10AM – 1:00 PM *Autumn Reflection Scene Oil on Canvas $55 with Karen Woodin
    *Register for this class through Hudson Valley Community College (629-7339)
    Oct. 13 10AM – Noon Birch Trees
    Oct. 20 10AM – Noon Mountain Stream
    Nov. 10 10AM – Noon Basket of Gourds
    Nov. 11 10AM – 1:00 PM *Sunset on the Pier Oil on Canvas $55 with Noreen Powell
    *Register for this class through Hudson Valley Community College (629-7339)
    Nov. 17 10AM – Noon Pies on a Window Sill
    Dec. 1 10AM – Noon Evergreens Heavy with Snow
    Dec. 15 10AM – Noon Victorian Door with Christmas Wreath

    To register call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org.

November

  1. Thu
    02
    Paint Club Group Art Exhibit 2017

    November 2nd – December 30th

    Paint Club began in 2013 as a means to bring together aspiring artists wanting to explore techniques in painting with like-minded people of all skill levels.  The “club” is open to anyone wishing to celebrate the joy of life through the creation of art.  Classes are held in The Living Room Art Gallery at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

    Featured Artists:

    Pam Agan Smith, Joan Muir, Shawn M. Bilodean, Beatriz Nicheporuck, Suzanne Collins, Donna Peirce, Sally Decheine, Noreen Powell, Kathy Glatz, Christine Rogowicz, Deborah Kean, Pat Ryan, Sharon Lozman, Maria Tsai, Criss Macaione, Patti Varcasia, Mary MacAvoy, Carolee Whiteman, Wendy Madelone, Virginia Wolfgang.

    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.

    If you are an artist in the Capital District interested in exhibiting work, contact our Gallery Manager Kelly Grimaldi at KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.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.

  2. Wed
    22
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon

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

  3. 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.

  4. Fri
    24
    Black Friday Book Signing with Kelly Grimaldi

    On Black Friday, author Kelly Grimaldi will be signing the newly released book “These Sacred Grounds – Celebrating 150 Years of St. Agnes Cemetery”.

    Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

    Author and historian Kelly Grimaldi invites you to stop in St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor Center for our Black Friday Book Signing, November 24th between 9:00am – 3:30pm. Meet the author and enjoy refreshments. Learn about the book and the beautiful cemetery that inspired her to write this book.

    The 160 page full color hardcover coffee table book will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author at no additional cost.

    The book takes the reader on a journey from the Victorian era into modernity and brings to life captains of industry, war veterans, artists, a famous movie star, politicians, tragic deaths and other stories of those buried within the Cemetery.

    The wealthiest citizens gave us much to admire with their stately burial lots, but the ordinary citizens and the poor played an important part in the shaping of history and their modest graves tell their own story. Sometimes these stories are sad stories of high infant mortality; tragic workplace accidents; ravaging infectious diseases; and some are stories of triumph, inspiration, perseverance and success. Today each memorial provides us with a lesson in art and in history that we explore within the book.

    These Sacred Grounds book Celebrating Historic St. Agnes 150th Anniversary Book

    Images rich in color and detail are featured on nearly every page of the book highlighting the history, art and landscape of beautifully sculptured memorials large and small, stained glass, and neo-classical to contemporary architecture memorializing people resting in these sacred grounds.

    Can’t make it to our Black Friday Book Signing? Well, we won’t be able to save you any refreshments, but contact Kelly at 518-350-7679 or info@rcdacemeteries.org to order books. We can either put copies aside for you to pick-up, or ship them directly to you. You can also download an order form from the link above.

    Proceeds from the book directly benefit the cemetery and help ensure St. Agnes Cemetery will remain well kept and safe for future generations.

  5. Thu
    30
    Grand Opening and Dedication Mary Immaculate, Patroness of America Mausoleum

    Please join Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger on Thursday, November 30th, 10:30am for the Grand Opening and Dedication of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of America Mausoleum.

    The Bishop will dedicate the new mausoleum, followed by a light snack reception and tours. RSVP’s are appreciated, but not necessary.

    The Adirondack themed mausoleum visible from Troy Rd (Rte. 7) was designed by Karl Griffith of Griffith Dardanelli Architects PC of Schenectady reminiscent of in the style of famed local architect and conservationist Paul Schaefer.

    Mosaics of Mary, and icons of Sts. Kateri Tekakwitha and Isaac Jogues are featured on four of the interior walls and beneath each is a Bible passage.

    The mausoleum’s feature accent wall is a breathtaking 16’ x 18’ stained glass window depicting the Tree of Life with the Risen Christ. The window was designed to achieve a dignified beautiful atmosphere and to harmonize with the architecture.

    The new mausoleum contains 992 crypt spaces and 704 niche spaces.

    Please contact (518) 374-5319 or info@rcdacemeteries.org for more information or to RSVP.

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. Fri
    08
    Christmas Carols by the Glee Club of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School

    Christmas Carols by the Glee Club of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School

    Friday, December 8, 2017   4:00 - 4:45pm
    Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
    2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna, 12209

    You are invited to a very special presentation by the Glee Club of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School, a select ensemble under the direction of music director Nancy Calhoun.
    The  glee club will perform by the lighted gazebo located in Holy Family Garden at Most Holy Redeemer, singing Christmas songs.  Please come and support the students for this free event as they lend their beautiful voices to the peaceful, sacred ground in celebration of the Christmas season.

    Parking near the gazebo is available.

    Contact Kelly at (518) 350-7679 or KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org for more information.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. Fri
    22
    Business offices close at Noon

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

January

  1. Mon
    01
    New Year’s Day 2018- 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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