Albany Diocesan Cemeteries Update on Services During COVID-19
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries continues to serve families as an essential service. What does this mean for you? It means that we are up and running essential services in new and constantly evolving ways, but always with the needs and safety of our families and staff in the forefront. We are taking safety protocols very seriously for our staff and the families we serve.
Our offices have been closed since March 15 to the general public with the exception of scheduled appointments. If you are coming in for a scheduled appointment, we are limiting visitors to two per appointment. All visitors and staff must wear a mask and practice social distancing while in our offices.
Our Community Mausoleums are open and welcome visitors, but all visitors must adhere to the following safety protocol: All visitors and staff are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocol while in our mausoleums until further notice for the safety of all visitors and staff.
For genealogy requests, please contact our offices. Genealogy requests are being processed over the phone or email, not in our offices until further notice.
Our staff are wearing masks, protective gloves as needed, wiping surfaces and equipment down to disinfect surfaces and practicing social distancing.
We have postponed or canceled public events including:
Summer and Fall Memorial Masses: postponed, date TBD.
Pastoral Care Ministry Retreat: postponed to 2021
Remembrance Garden Prayer Service: canceled
Anatomical Gift Memorial Service: postponed until 2021
Emmaus Ministry Retreat for Grieving Parents: virtual retreat offerings
Pastoral Care Visitation Training: postponed
Annual Memorial Day Mass: canceled, we’re looking forward to 2021.
Other events may be postponed or canceled if necessary.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We pray for the continued health of the families we serve, as well as for our communities and country.
Albany, Troy office: (518) 463-0134
Schenectady, Colonie office: (518) 374-5319
Email: [email protected]