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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.

Explore Our Locations

See where we are and find the place that best meet your needs.

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

June, 2020

  1. Mon
    01
    ADC Photography Contest
    If we recall correctly, it has been at least six years since we last held our very popular photography contest. It drew photographers of all ages and skill levels to cemeteries managed by Albany Diocesan Cemeteries to take pictures of things they found interesting to them. This year, we’ve extended the submission deadline to June 15, 2021 to give participants 3 additional seasons to photograph, and in hopeful anticipation of being able to hold a gallery exhibit in 2021, featuring contest submissions at The Living Room Art Gallery located at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery.  The contest can be done safely with social distancing – easy to do in any of our cemeteries. Albany Diocesan Cemeteries has 19 cemeteries located in the Capital District to choose from and all of them feature beautiful nature, statuary, architecture and interesting gravestones and many have spectacular views. We will offer generous prize money and there is no entry fee. Grab your camera or camera phone and visit the peaceful beauty of our sacred grounds. Further information including contest rules and a registration form can be found here: https://blog.capitaldistrictcemeteries.org/adc-photography-contest-2020/

October, 2020

  1. Mon
    12
    Cemetery Visiting Hours: Fall/Winter
    Fall/Winter cemetery visiting hours are 7:30am – 4pm, Columbus Day- Memorial Day. Please note, the gates to St. Agnes will be locked each day at 4:00pm, and re-open at 7:30am. Gate hours are generally daylight hours, unless otherwise noted. Thank you for visiting us!

December, 2020

  1. Thu
    24
    Winter/Spring Memorial Masses
    We have partnered with the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish to offer a Mass each month during the first 6 months of 2021 for the beloved dead recently interred in Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Families who have lost loved ones are welcome to attend. Masses for those interred in: St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands St. Mary’s, St. John’s, and St. Jean de Baptiste Cemeteries, Troy Calvary and Our Lady Help of Christians Cemeteries, Glenmont St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford St. Patrick’s and Immaculate Conception Cemeteries, Watervliet St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coxsackie St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes The first Wednesday of the month, 12:15pm January 6 February 3 March 3 April 7 May 5 June 2 Mass will be offered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception- 125 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12202 ______________________ Masses for those interred in: Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie Sts. Cyril and Method, and Holy Cross Cemeteries, Rotterdam St. Mary’s and St. John the Baptist Cemeteries, Schenectady St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glenville The first Thursday of each month, 6:00pm January 7 February 4 March 4 April 1 May 6 June 3 Mass will be offered at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish - 2216 Rosa Road, Schenectady, NY 12309 The schedule above is subject to change. Please check our website blog for updates. https://blog.capitaldistrictcemeteries.org/schedule-of-memorial-masses-albany-diocesan-cemeteries/

January, 2021

  1. Fri
    15
    Winter Cemetery Clean Up for all Cemeteries
    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! 2021 annual cemetery clean-ups start: Jan. 15 • Apr. 1 • Nov. 1

February, 2021

  1. Wed
    03
    Mental Health First Aid Education Program
    Brian Evers, from the Albany Diocesan Office of Safe Environment will be offering a virtual Mental Health First Aid education program for older adults and those dealing with later life issues. This program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This six-hour course consists of four hours of virtual instructor-led study and two hours of virtual self-study. There will be role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance misuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. It also includes training on Opioid overdose. Complete the registration form attached, or contact the Safe Environment Office [email protected],  518-453-6635, or mail: Safe Environment Office, 40 North Main Ave, Albany NY 12203. There is a cost of $35. Registration deadline Friday, January 22nd.   All faith traditions are welcomed.

March, 2021

  1. Mon
    08
    Don’t forget to include your family’s cemetery monuments on your 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 [email protected]
  2. 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.

April, 2021

  1. Thu
    01
    Cemetery Visiting Hours: Spring
    April 1 - Memorial Day: Spring cemetery visiting hours are 7:30am – 6pm. Please note, the gates to St. Agnes will be locked each day at 6:00pm, and re-open at 7:30am. Gate hours are generally daylight hours, unless otherwise noted. Thank you for visiting us!
  2. Thu
    01
    April Cemetery Clean-up for all Cemeteries
    Winter decoration clean-up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on Thursday, April 1st at all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any decorations they wish to save before April 1st. 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. Grounds staff 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!
  3. Fri
    02
    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!

May, 2021

  1. Mon
    31
    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.

June, 2021

  1. Tue
    01
    Cemetery Visiting Hours: Summer
    June 1 - Labor Day: Summer cemetery visiting hours are 7:30am – 8pm. Please note, the gates to St. Agnes will be locked each day at 8:00pm, and re-open at 7:30am. Gate hours are generally daylight hours, unless otherwise noted. Thank you for visiting us!
  2. Tue
    01
    Adopt a Soldier - Restoration Project
    We make a promise as a nation never to forget our veterans, and never doesn’t have an expiration date. Therefore, we're introducing a program during 2020-2021in historic St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy, NY to clean and restore veteran gravestones and markers, assuring that our veterans are buried in properly marked graves. Founded in 1844, there are soldiers in St. Mary's Cemetery that served during the Civil War, the Vietnam War and even more recent conflicts. Many of the older gravestones have deteriorated over time because of the elements. We would like to reverse that as best we can by cleaning the veteran gravestones - making them legible again and resetting as many fallen gravestones as possible. $50 will Sponsor a Veterans Gravestone Cleaning $125 will Sponsor a Veterans Gravestone Cleaning and Reset, restoring the veteran's gravestone to as close to the original state as possible - helping preserve it for generations. If you wish, you can choose a specific soldier from a list of over 130 soldiers in St. Mary's which provides (if legible) the veteran's name, current photo of the marker or monument, US state, branch, rank, unit, what war they fought in, date of birth and death. Interested in sponsoring restoration of a monument or marker within another of our 19 cemeteries? Call us and we will add it to our restoration work! With your sponsorship, you can also choose to Adopt A Soldier in memory of a loved one, and/or publish your name, company or organization name, or “in memory of” adoption information on our Adopt A Soldier list. Albany Diocesan Cemeteries takes our commitment to uphold and honor our veterans service to heart and hold true to that promise by doing what we can to restore as many of the memorials of these long deceased veterans as possible. For more information: https://blog.capitaldistrictcemeteries.org/st-marys-veteran-restoration-project/ Thank you all for your support!

July, 2021

  1. Mon
    05
    Independence Day (observance)- Business offices are closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open for normal business hours Tuesday at 8:30am.

September, 2021

  1. Mon
    06
    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.

October, 2021

  1. Wed
    20
    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, 2021

  1. Mon
    01
    Fall Cemetery Clean Up
    The Fall cemetery and lot decoration cleanup will begin on Monday, November 1 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 15, 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
    24
    Thanksgiving Eve
    Our offices will close at Noon to begin celebrating Thanksgiving with family. We will resume normal business hours on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving eve!
  3. Thu
    25
    Thanksgiving Day- offices closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open for normal business hours tomorrow at 8:30am. Wishing you and your family Thanksgiving blessings!

December, 2021

  1. Fri
    10
    Staff Christmas Gathering- business offices close at 12 pm.
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 12:00 pm to celebrate Christmas with our staff. Our ADC family wishes you and your family a blessed Christmas season!
  2. Fri
    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!
  3. Sat
    25
    Christmas Day- Business offices are closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed Christmas Day. We will re-open for normal business hours on Tuesday at 8:30am. Merry Christmas!
  4. Mon
    27
    Christmas (Observed)
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed on December 27th in observation of Christmas. We will re-open for normal business hours Dec. 28that 8:30am. Wishing you and your family Christmas and New Year blessings!
  5. Fri
    31
    New Year’s Eve- 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!