As the country celebrates Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery joins 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, honors men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognizing both active duty military and veterans.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29 at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie, outside, under a large tent, rain or shine (let’s all say a prayer for some sun!) Veterans are invited to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, and participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass are offered special lapel pins.
For more information about our Memorial Day Mass including volunteer opportunities for the service, call (518) 374-5319.
Note: When should small flags displayed on graves on Memorial Day be removed?
Flags should be removed as soon as possible after Memorial Day as recommended by the American Legion.