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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.

Our locations.

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.

September, 2018

  1. Fri
    14
    Fall 2018 Art Classes at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
    We have some fun classes planned to help us transition from the hot summer months to the cool, crisp days of fall. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided painting classes in:The Living Room Art GalleryLocated in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New YorkClasses include paints (acrylic & oil), brushes, various sized canvas, and delicious baked goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, gourmet coffees and teas and wonderful, positive energy. Prices are $25 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $20 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas unless noted otherwise.Sept. 14: 10AM – Noon Georgia O’Keeffe’s FlowerSept. 21: 10AM - 1:00PM* Noreen’s Bucket of Mums (in Acrylics) $45 *Sept. 28, 10am – Noon (Canceled- re-scheduled for Oct. 19): Renoir’s Vase of Flowers Oct. 12: 10AM – Noon Van Gogh’s Sunflower Oct. 19: 10AM – Noon Renoir’s Vase of FlowersOct. 26: 10AM – Noon Autumn Trees on a Crisp DayNov. 9: 10AM – Noon Snowy Owl on an Evergreen Branch Nov. 16: 10AM – Noon CornucopiaDec. 7: 10AM – Noon Snowy Evergreens at SunsetDec. 14: 10AM – Noon A Pond in WinterTo register call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email [email protected]

November, 2018

  1. Thu
    01
    Fall Cemetery Clean Up
    The Fall cemetery and lot decoration cleanup will begin on Wednesday, November 1, 2018 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. Wed
    21
    Thanksgiving Eve- Business offices close at Noon
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at Noon. Happy Thanksgiving preparation!
  3. Thu
    22
    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, 2018

  1. Sat
    01
    Winter Memorial Masses
    Winter 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.
  2. Sat
    08
    Winter Memorial Mass- St. Agnes Menands
    Winter Memorial Mass in the Community Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. MenandsMemorial 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. Fri
    14
    Staff Christmas Gathering- business offices close at 2 pm.
    Albany Diocesan Cemetery business offices will close at 2:00 pm to celebrate Christmas with our staff. Our ADC family wishes you and your family a blessed Christmas season!
  4. Mon
    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. Tue
    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. Mon
    31
    New Year’s Eve 2018- 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, 2019

  1. Tue
    01
    New Year’s Day 2019- 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!
  2. 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                             FieldFebruary 8     Dew-kissed RosesFebruary 22   Moonlight Through an Old Window – A lesson in translucent lightMarch 8         Bunny in a Cabbage Patch   ?                         March 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 ShorelineCall 518-350-7679 or email [email protected] to register for class(es).
  3. Sat
    12
    Ministering in Times of Spiritual Distress Mini-Presentation
    Please join us for a FREE presentation entitled “Ministering in Times of Spiritual Distress”.Saturday, January 12th, 20199:00 a.m. to Noon Pastoral Center - 40 N. Main Ave., AlbanyYou can also view the presentation live at the six following videoconferencing sites:Our Lady of the Annunciation/Queensbury     St. Edward’s/Clifton Park St. Francis de Sales/Herkimer                 St. Patrick’s/Catskill St. Mary’s/Oneonta                           St. Henry’s/Averill Park The crisis of our time has left so many people in spiritual distress. In pastoral ministry, sadly, we often encounter such people. Please join Father Joseph Mali and Sister Kitty Hanley as they explore this topic and how not to lose sight of the “treasures” in darkness.To register for this free presentation or for additional information, download a registration form here:   https://www.rcda.org/offices/pastoral-care-ministry/ministering-times-spiritual-distress or contact Maria Schollenberger at [email protected] or (518) 641-6818.All faith traditions welcome.

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