In the life of every person, there comes a time when we
are faced with the death of someone we love. At that moment we rely upon our
faith in Jesus and His promise of resurrection to all who believe. At that same
time we are surrounded by individuals and a community of believers wanting to
express comfort and consolation.
Since the time of Jesus, the burial of the Christian faithful has been a part
of our Church experience. Catholic Cemeteries exist because of our belief in
the resurrection of the body, in some new shape or form, at the end of time.
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. 14: 10AM – Noon Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flower Sept. 21: 10AM - 1:00PM* Noreen’s Bucket of Mums (in Acrylics) $45 *Sept. 28, 10am – Noon (Canceled- re-scheduled for Oct. 19): Renoir’s Vase of Flowers Oct. 12: 10AM – Noon Van Gogh’s Sunflower Oct. 19: 10AM – Noon Renoir’s Vase of Flowers Oct. 26: 10AM – Noon Autumn Trees on a Crisp Day Nov. 9: 10AM – Noon Snowy Owl on an Evergreen Branch Nov. 16: 10AM – Noon Cornucopia Dec. 7: 10AM – Noon Snowy Evergreens at Sunset Dec. 14: 10AM – Noon A Pond in Winter To register call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email [email protected]
Christmas season decoration clean up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on 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! 2019 annual cemetery clean-ups start: Jan. 15 • Apr. 9 • Nov. 1
Classes include paints, brushes, canvas, and delicious baked goods from Schuyler Bakery, juice, coffee, tea and wonderful, positive energy. Prices are $25 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $20 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas. No experience necessary! Classes are perfect for beginner and intermediate painters. Join us in The Living Room Art Gallery located in St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor Center, 48 Cemetery Ave., Menands, NY 12204. Reservation are necessary as space is limited. All classes are 10 AM – Noon January 11 Blue Jay in Bare Trees January 25 Sunlight on a Snowy Corn Field February 8 Dew-kissed Roses February 22 Moonlight Through an Old Window – A lesson in translucent light March 8 Bunny in a Cabbage Patch ? March 29 Monet’s Waterlilies – Palette knife technique April 12 Painting in the Style of Gustav Klimt April 26 Northern Lights – Heavenly Sky May 17 Waves Crashing a Rocky Shoreline Call 518-350-7679 or email [email protected] to register for class(es).
Please join us for a FREE presentation entitled “Ministering in Times of Spiritual Distress”. Saturday, January 12th, 2019 9:00 a.m. to Noon Pastoral Center - 40 N. Main Ave., Albany You can also view the presentation live at the six following videoconferencing sites: Our Lady of the Annunciation/Queensbury St. Edward’s/Clifton Park St. Francis de Sales/Herkimer St. Patrick’s/Catskill St. Mary’s/Oneonta St. Henry’s/Averill Park The crisis of our time has left so many people in spiritual distress. In pastoral ministry, sadly, we often encounter such people. Please join Father Joseph Mali and Sister Kitty Hanley as they explore this topic and how not to lose sight of the “treasures” in darkness. To register for this free presentation or for additional information, download a registration form here: https://www.rcda.org/offices/pastoral-care-ministry/ministering-times-spiritual-distress or contact Maria Schollenberger at [email protected] or (518) 641-6818. All faith traditions welcome.