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we Remember, we Celebrate, we Believe

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. Mon
    11
    Winter Cemetery Visiting Hours
    Columbus Day - April 1: Winter cemetery visiting hours are 7:30am – 4pm. 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!

March, 2022

  1. Sat
    05
    Scheduled Spring Memorial Masses- St. Agnes & Most Holy Redeemer
    Scheduled Spring Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleum at: St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna Memorial Masses are generally held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.
  2. Mon
    07
    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. 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.

April, 2022

  1. Fri
    01
    Spring Cemetery Visiting Hours
    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. Fri
    01
    April Cemetery Clean-up for all Cemeteries
    Winter decoration clean-up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on Friday, 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. Annual clean-up dates generally start:  Jan. 15, Apr. 1, Nov. 1 Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!
  3. Fri
    15
    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, 2022

  1. Mon
    30
    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.
  2. Mon
    30
    Serving God and Country- A (scheduled) Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes
    Albany Diocesan Cemeteries hopes to bring our Memorial Day Mass event back after a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic. This Mass may be postponed or details may change due to the pandemic. Please check back on our website for updates closer to the event date. Albany Diocesan Cemeteries and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany annually joins thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes" at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie, NY. The 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. Veterans are invited to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, or to participate in the presentation of gifts. The Mass is generally attended by hundreds of veterans and community members from across the Diocese. Please call (518) 374-5319 for more information or to volunteer for the service. 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, 2022

  1. Wed
    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. Sat
    11
    Scheduled Summer Memorial Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
    Scheduled Summer Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at: St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands Memorial Masses are generally held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.
  3. Sat
    18
    Scheduled Summer Memorial Mass at Most Holy Redeemer, Niskayuna
    Scheduled Summer Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at: 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. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.

July, 2022

  1. Mon
    04
    Independence Day- Business offices are closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices are closed for Independence Day. We will re-open for normal business hours Tuesday at 8:30am.

September, 2022

  1. Mon
    05
    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
    10
    Scheduled Fall Memorial Mass at Most Holy Redeemer, Niskayuna
    Fall Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at: 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. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.
  3. Sat
    17
    Scheduled Fall Memorial Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
    Scheduled Fall Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at: St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands Memorial Masses are generally held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.

October, 2022

  1. Mon
    10
    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!
  2. Wed
    19
    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, 2022

  1. Tue
    01
    Fall Cemetery Clean Up
    The Fall cemetery and lot decoration cleanup will begin on Tuesday, 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. Annual clean-up dates generally start:  Jan. 15, Apr. 1, Nov. 1 Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!
  2. Wed
    23
    Thanksgiving Eve
    Our offices will close at Noon to begin Thanksgiving festivities. We will resume normal business hours on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving eve!
  3. Thu
    24
    Thanksgiving Day- offices closed
    Albany Diocesan Cemeteries 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, 2022

  1. Sat
    03
    Scheduled Winter Memorial Masses- St. Agnes & Most Holy Redeemer
    Scheduled Winter Memorial Masses in the Community Mausoleums at: St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- 2501 Troy Rd. Niskayuna Memorial Masses are generally held each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to honor loved ones that have passed. Family and friends are invited to attend these masses. We ask that all visitors please observe any current CDC/State recommended pandemic safety protocols during your visit.
  2. Fri
    09
    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. Fri
    23
    Christmas (observance)
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will be closed Noon on Christmas Eve through Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas. We will re-open for normal business hours Tuesday at 8:30am. Merry Christmas!
  4. Fri
    30
    New Year’s Eve (observance)
    Albany Diocesan Cemeteries business offices will close at 12:00 pm Friday and be closed Saturday in observance of New Year’s Eve. Our ADC family wish you and your family a Happy New Year.