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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.

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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, 2019

  1. Fri
    11
    Paint Classes- Winter/Spring 2019
    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 TreesJanuary 25     Sunlight on a Snowy Corn Field*February 1   Painting in the style of Van Gogh (Post Impressionism)February 8     Dew-kissed Roses*February 15  Painting in the style of Claude Monet (Impressionist)February 22   Moonlight Through an Old Window – A lesson in translucent light*March 1     Painting in the style of Mary Cassatt (Impressionist)March 8         Bunny in a Cabbage Patch*March 15    Spring FlowersMarch 29       Monet’s Waterlilies – Palette knife techniqueApril 12          Painting in the Style of Gustav KlimtApril 26          Northern Lights – Heavenly SkyMay 17           Waves Crashing a Rocky Shoreline* Just added to the Spring scheduleCall 518-350-7679 or email [email protected] to register for class(es).

March, 2019

  1. Mon
    11
    Pastoral Visitation Training for the Sick, Elderly and Homebound
    We hope you will join us this Spring for Pastoral Care Ministry's formation and skill building workshop series:March 11 - 30th, 2019Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave, Albany NY 12203This program provides information on the art of pastoral visitation, communication skills, illness issues, spiritual assessment, grief and loss, suffering and faith, death and dying, ritual and sacraments in pastoral ministry, and theology of pastoral care and care giving issues.Sessions include presentations and interactive exercises, as well as readings. Two pastoral visits are required along with a journal process. Mondays – March 11, 18, 25 and Saturday, March 30, 2019 Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM-3:00 PM Attendance is required at all sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion.All faith traditions welcome.$40 program fee which includes a book and handout materials.Registration is required, space is limited.To register or information, please visit:https://webapps.rcda.org/PastoralCareRegistration or email: [email protected] or call (518) 641-6818.Presenters:Margaret Anderton, MDiv, D.Min., received her Doctor of Ministry from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. She completed 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Albany Medical Center. She is currently Pastoral Associate for Parish & Urban Ministry at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady.Margaret Griffin, M.A., received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry and a Master of Science from Abilene Christian University, Texas. She completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Albany Medical Center. Margaret retired from active duty Air Force after 22 years of service. She returned to the area and has recently retired after a total of 40 years working as a nurse practitioner. She is currently a volunteer lay chaplain at Albany Medical Center and Samaritan Hospital.
  2. Sat
    23
    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.

April, 2019

  1. Mon
    01
    April Cemetery Clean-up for all Cemeteries
    Winter decoration clean-up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on Monday, 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!
  2. 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]
  3. Fri
    19
    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!
  4. Sat
    27
    Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents Retreat
    April 27, 20199:30am-7:00pmSt. Clement’s Church231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866Losing a child under any circumstances is horrendous. Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously. Just as He comforted His grieving disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus comforts us and we comfort each other in this very special ministry.Join other Emmaus Parent Companions and our St. Clement’s Church Emmaus Ministry Retreat Team in a warm and loving place— to think, to talk, to feel, and to pray. Find compassion, rest, and peace… at least for a time.All Are Welcome!Donation: $25 Individuals; $40 CouplesScholarships are available.Pre-registration is required.To register, go to: https://www.emfgp.org/ or download a registration form.For more information on this retreat, contact Mary Beth Wing at 518-584-2299.Harley McDevitt is spearheading the effort to bring more Emmaus Ministry retreats to the Diocese of Albany. So far St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady, St. Clement Parish of Saratoga Springs and St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park have heeded the call. St. Edward’s retreat will be on October 5, 2019.For more information on adopting the ministry at your parish, call Harley at 518-641-6823 or Diane Monaghan at 617-542-8057.

May, 2019

  1. Thu
    16
    Remembrance Garden Prayer Service
    Please join us as we gather with Capital Region families at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309 for a special prayer service to honor the memory of all the babies who were born into the arms of angels, and celebrate the joy of love.Dedicated in 2013, the Remembrance Garden is a memorial for those who have experienced the devastating loss of a baby, whether it was years ago or a more recent loss. It has blossomed into a place of peaceful reflection for families who have experienced a miscarriage or the death of a baby, either before it was born or shortly after birth. The Remembrance Garden is a place to memorialize a life that ended far too soon, and is intended to bring comfort to those whose empty arms bring such heartache.
  2. Mon
    27
    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.
  3. Mon
    27
    Annual Mass - Serving God and Country- A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes
    As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Our Lady ofAngels 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, May27 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.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.

June, 2019

  1. Sat
    15
    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
    22
    Summer Memorial Mass- St. Mary's Troy & Most Holy Redeemer Niskayuna
    Summer Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleums at:St. Mary's Cemetery, 79 Brunswick Rd. Troy 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, 2019

  1. Thu
    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, 2019

  1. Mon
    02
    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
    07
    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
    14
    Fall Memorial Masses- Most Holy & St. Mary's Cemeteries
    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, 2019

  1. Wed
    16
    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, 2019

  1. Fri
    01
    Fall Cemetery Clean Up
    The Fall cemetery and lot decoration cleanup will begin on Wednesday, 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 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. Fri
    01
    Reverence for All Souls – All Souls Committal Service
    In honor of All Souls Day, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers Reverence for All Souls – All Souls Committal Service; free entombment of cremated remains.Friday, November 1, 2019, 2:00pmMost Holy Redeemer Cemetery2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna, NY 12309Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers a wide range of options for the final disposition of cremated remains: cremation gardens and columbariums, as well as regular graves and mausoleums. However, often families just don’t know what to do when the urn containing the cremated remains is returned by the funeral director.Albany Diocesan Cemeteries provides this service to assure that the proper care and reverential disposition of cremated remains is available to all Catholics.Historic St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY will provide this service for Catholic families who have cremated remains they wish to entomb. Memorial butterflies are available to be installed near the crypt.“The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, the care and attention to the appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition. The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition the Church requires.”      – Order of Christian FuneralsIf you have the cremated remains of a loved one that you would like to entomb, please contact us at (518) 463-0134 or [email protected] encourage family, friends, and others who wish to pay their respects to join us for the All Souls Committal Mass Service.
  3. Wed
    27
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon. Happy Thanksgiving preparation!
  4. Thu
    28
    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, 2019

  1. Sat
    07
    Winter Memorial Masses- St. Agnes & Most Holy Redeemer
    Winter Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleum at these 2 locations:St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands 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. Fri
    13
    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!
  3. Sat
    14
    Winter Memorial Mass- St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy
    Winter 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.
  4. Tue
    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. Wed
    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. Tue
    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!

January, 2020

  1. Wed
    01
    New Year’s Day 2020- 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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