Annual Appeal 2019

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Jennifer Mele under All Cemeteries, Uncategorized
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Below is information on Albany Diocesan Cemeteries our 2019 Annual Appeal campaign. If you wish to make a donation, you can download a donation form below.
Thank you to all our current and past donors for your support!

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries carry out the sacred responsibility of Catholic burial and provide dignified care for the resting places of our beloved dead while they await the Resurrection and the promise of eternal life.

We engage in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as we respect the deceased, bury the dead, and offer comfort to families we are privileged to serve.  We pray daily for the living and the dead, including your family.  We strive to maintain and preserve our cemeteries as a matter of duty and to reaffirm our commitment to preserve and protect them for all time.

Unfortunately, expenses continue to rise. Our operating budget is simply not sufficient to address all needed repairs and landscape issues. Thanks to the past generosity of donors, we have been able to address many issues that impact the appearance and safety of our cemeteries, but there is more to be done.

We ask for your partnership to help fund restoration and preservation purposes. It is our goal to keep these consecrated grounds worthy of the blessing that was bestowed upon each cemetery. Please consider a gift to help. 100% of your donation will be used for renovations in the Cemetery of your choice from the list below.

With an Annual Appeal donation of $150 or more in 2019, pick up a complimentary copy of These Sacred Grounds, a book celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. Agnes Cemetery at our Menands or Niskayuna office.

We cordially invite you to attend our seasonal Memorial Masses in honor of loved ones who have passed.  Mass schedules can be obtained on our website or by calling our office.

Thank you for supporting your Catholic Cemetery. “May the Love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console you and gently wipe away every tear from your eyes…” (Rite of Committal)

P.S. Did you know that when you pre-plan your cemetery needs, that revenue supports your cemetery?  You may also make a bequest to your Cemetery in your will.

Click here to download an Annual Appeal form




On our Annual Appeal form, you can select one of the following 18 Cemeteries you wish to support, and even make your donation in memory of a loved one.

St. Agnes, Menands

Most Holy Redeemer, Niskayuna

St. Patrick’s, Coeymans

St. Agnes, Cohoes

Our Lady of Angels, Colonie

Our Lady Help of Christians, Glenmont

Calvary, Glenmont

St. Anthony’s, Glenville

Sts. Cyril & Method, Rotterdam

Holy Cross, Rotterdam

St. John the Baptist, Schenectady

St. Mary’s, Schenectady

St. Mary’s, Troy

St. John’s, Troy

St. Jean de Baptiste, Troy

St. Joseph’s, Waterford

Immaculate Conception, Watervliet

St. Patrick’s, Watervliet

A sampling of past Annual Appeal projects:

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