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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.

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

  1. Mon
    03
    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
    08
    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. 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 Gallery
    Located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center
    48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York

    Classes 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 Flower
    Sept. 21: 10AM - 1:00PM* Noreen’s Bucket of Mums (in Acrylics) $45
    Sept. 28: 10AM – Noon Renoir’s Vase of Flowers
    Oct. 12: 10AM – Noon Van Gogh’s Sunflower
    Oct. 26: 10AM – Noon Autumn Trees on a Crisp Day
    Nov. 9: 10AM – Noon Snowy Owl on an Evergreen Branch
    Nov. 16: 10AM – Noon Cornucopia
    Dec. 7: 10AM – Noon Snowy Evergreens at Sunset
    Dec. 14: 10AM – Noon A Pond in Winter

    To register call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email [email protected]

  4. Sat
    15
    Fall Memorial Masses

    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.

  5. Fri
    21
    Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training

    This September, Pastoral Care Ministry will offer an 18 hour Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training providing information on defining normal grief, identifying gender differences in grieving, discussing the impact of religion, spirituality and culture on grief/grieving, identifying coping mechanisms and destructive ways of coping, interviewing and screening participants, basics of facilitation, dealing with problem participants, experiencing and evaluating a mock group, identifying means of self-care for facilitators and bereavement resources. Training sessions include information on discernment and boundaries, presentations, interactive exercises, readings, prayer and reflection.

    Sessions are 9am – 3pm:
    Friday, September 21
    Friday September 28
    Saturday, September 29

    The training is held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. (Rt. 155), Latham, NY 12110.

    $100 program fee includes all 3 sessions, a book and handout materials.

    Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Registration deadline: 9/14/18.

    All faith traditions welcome.

    To register or information, please visit: https://portal.rcda.org:81/PastoralCareRegistration/; email: [email protected] or call (518) 641-6818.

October

  1. Sun
    14
    A Walk Through Time: Cool Facts about Grand Old Cemeteries

    A Walk Through Time: Cool Facts about Grand Old Cemeteries
    2-3pm

    East Greenbush Library- 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061

    If you love old cemeteries and find them very interesting places to visit, this talk is for you. Cemetery historian and author of These Sacred Grounds, Kelly Grimaldi, offers a presentation discussing the Rural Cemetery Movement featuring Historic St. Agnes Cemetery founded in 1867 and neighboring Albany Rural Cemetery incorporated in 1841. We will learn why rural cemeteries were founded, what early gravestones looked like and how funerary art and symbolism changed through the Victorian Era into the 20th century. Loaded with interesting photographs of gravestones and mausoleums, this PowerPoint presentation offers a lot of insight into why rural cemeteries look the way they do!


  2. Wed
    17
    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

  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

  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. 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. 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

  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!

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