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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.

October, 2021

  1. Tue
    12
    Catholic Funeral Plan® Information Session
    Join us and learn how you and your family can benefit from The Catholic Funeral Plan®. Tuesday, October 12th 4-5 pm St. Agnes Cemetery - Menands or Tuesday, October 19th 4-5 pm Most Holy Redeemer- Niskayuna Reservations are recommended. Reserve your spot today for one of our complimentary Information Sessions. Meet our staff, enjoy light refreshments, and learn about The Catholic Funeral Plan®, including: What is The Catholic Funeral Plan®? We’ll give you a sneak preview of this one: The Catholic Funeral Plan® is a faith-based option that allows Catholic families to pre-plan and fund their funeral arrangements in advance. The plan ensures that, when you die, the funeral arrangements you’ve selected will be delivered to your family, and in accordance with the liturgical traditions of the Church. How can my family and I benefit from The Plan? RSVP for one of our sessions and find out. How does The Plan work? You could also contact us to set up an appointment for information. What if I should move from the area, would my Plan be transferable? You’ll love the answer to this one! We ask that all visitors please observe current CDC/State recommended safety protocols during your visit. You can also contact us to schedule an in-person or over-the-phone appointment. Reserve your spot today for a complimentary Information Session: (518) 350-7676  or  [email protected]
  2. 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. Tue
    02
    Reverence for All Souls – All Souls Committal Service
    In honor of All Souls Day, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries is planning to offer Reverence for All Souls – All Souls Committal Service; free entombment of cremated remains. Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00pm St. Agnes Cemetery: 48 Cemetery Ave. Albany, NY 12204 Albany 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 the Reverence for All Souls service to assure that the proper care and reverential disposition of cremated remains is available to all Catholics. On All Souls Day, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries provides a special All Souls Committal Mass Service for Catholic families who have cremated remains they wish to entomb. Families may choose to purchase a bronze memorial butterfly through the cemetery for installation 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 Funerals If you have the cremated remains of a loved one that you would like to entomb, please contact us before November at (518) 463-0134 or [email protected] We encourage family, friends, and others who wish to pay their respects to join us for the All Souls Committal Mass Service.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!