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

January, 2020

  1. Fri
    10
    Paint Classes- Winter/Spring 2020
    Please note, our March 14 - April 4 paint classes have been postponed. We have some fun Winter/Spring 2020 Painting Classes at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery scheduled. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided classes at:The Living Room Art GalleryLocated in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New YorkPainting Classes: Where Time Stands Still: Celebrating Life through Art in a Victorian Era Cemetery with artist & art instructor Noreen Powell.Painting Classes include good quality paints (acrylic & oil), brushes, various sized canvas, and delicious baked goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, gourmet coffees, teas, juice and wonderful, positive energy. As with all our classes, no experience is necessary. Come, learn, paint, relax!!Paint Class prices are $30 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $25 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas unless noted otherwise.Reservations are necessary as space is limited.All classes are 10 AM – NoonJanuary 10:     The Couple: Two Snow Covered Pines in an Open FieldJanuary 24:     January Thaw: A raging creek with ice formationsJanuary 31:     Victorian Lamp Posts on a Boulevard at NightFebruary 14:   Bouquet of Roses and Baby’s BreathFebruary 28:   Dappled Sunlight Through the TreesMarch 13:      Vase of DaffodilsMarch 27:     - POSTPONED - Dilapidated Boat House in a CoveApril 3:         - POSTPONED - Duck Pond with Cat-o-nine Tails and Water Lilies April 24:        Starry Starry Night: The View from a Paris BalconyMay 1:          Magnolia TreeMay 15:         Bunch of Wildflowers on a Wooden BenchDear Paint Club Members, please note that after seven years without a price increase, we had to go up a little bit to help offset our costs for material and instruction. Also please note that if we have a lot of painters on the wait list for a class, we will try to offer the same class again on a selected Wednesday. Download our Winter/Spring Paint Class Schedule.Seating is limited so register early.To register call Kelly Grimaldi at (518) 350-7679 or [email protected] class schedules can also be found on our Blog (under the main menu tab of our website) where events are also posted.

March, 2020

  1. Wed
    18
    Temporarily closed to general public
    In order to help protect the people we serve and our staff, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily limit visitors to our offices and community mausoleums to those who have appointments or memorial services. Many individuals that we serve come to our offices to make at-need arrangements for a recently deceased loved one. Many are older adults and if they do not already have pre-existing at-risk conditions, they’re compromised in some ways by the heavy toll that grief takes physically and emotionally. In order to help protect these individuals and our staff, we are taking preventative measures seriously. Our staff will continue to happily assist anyone with needs and questions, but we ask that inquiries are made via phone or email first. We will not be processing genealogy requests at this time in order to keep our office staff available for at-need services. We also wish to assure all that our grounds crew and office staff are taking preventative measures seriously and doing everything we can to keep staff and our working environments as safe for all as possible. We pray that you and your loved ones continue to enjoy good health and blessings.Our contact information:Email: [email protected];Albany/Troy office: (518) 463-0134;Schenectady/Colonie office: (518) 374-5319.

April, 2020

  1. Mon
    06
    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. Fri
    10
    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, 2020

  1. Wed
    20
    The Serious Side of Food
    POSTPONED: THE SERIOUS SIDE OF FOODOriginally Scheduled Program Dates: Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm on May 20, 27, June 3, 10 and 17This series has been postponed until further notice.A reading and discussion program sponsored by Humanities NY in conjunction with Albany Diocesan Cemeteries.This is a five-part series with 90-minute sessions. Registration required, space is limited.  Come join us in The Living Room Art Gallery located in the Visitors Center at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY for an interesting and enlightening program series offered free of charge.This reading and discussion series explores the complex, often overlooked personal, social, and cultural relationships we have with food, from the politics of food production to diet fads. Led by Professors Annette Crawford-Harris and Linda S. Pezzolesi, participants will engage in lively conversation based on assigned readings from texts selected by noted restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton. This series will explore an aspect of our culture that often gets taken for granted: food. Food provides both nourishment and pleasure, of course, but under the surface of each meal lies a series of complex interactions and entanglements. Working with histories, novels, and journalism, this series exposes some of the issues that lie on our plates. Reading materials will be provided to participants in advance.Contact Kelly Grimaldi, 518-350-7679 or [email protected] for info/registration.
  2. Thu
    21
    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.
  3. Mon
    25
    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.
  4. Mon
    25
    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 Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25 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, 2020

  1. Sat
    13
    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
    20
    Summer Memorial Masses- 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, 2020

  1. Fri
    03
    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 Monday at 8:30am.

September, 2020

  1. Mon
    07
    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
    19
    Fall Memorial Masses- St. Agnes, Menands & Most Holy Redeemer, Niskayuna
    Fall Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleums at:St. Agnes Cemetery- 48 Cemetery Ave. MenandsMost Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. NiskauynaMemorial 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
    19
    Fall Memorial Masses- Most Holy & St. Agnes Cemeteries
    Fall Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleum at these 2 locations:- Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna- 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.

October, 2020

  1. Wed
    21
    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, 2020

  1. Mon
    02
    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. Mon
    02
    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.Monday, November 2, 2020 at 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.In a special service on All Souls Day, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries 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 before November at (518) 374-5319 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
    25
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day preparation!
  4. Thu
    26
    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, 2020

  1. Sat
    05
    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
    11
    Staff Christmas Gathering- business offices close at 12pm.
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 12:00 pm to celebrate Christmas with our staff. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, 8:30am - 4pm.Our ADC family wishes you and your family a blessed Christmas season!
  3. Sat
    12
    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. Thu
    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. Fri
    25
    Christmas Day- Business offices are closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed Christmas Day. We will re-open for normal business hours Monday at 8:30am. Merry Christmas!
  6. Thu
    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!

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