Diocesan Memorial Day Mass “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes”
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY
As the country celebrates Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery joins thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States on Memorial Day in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This 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.
All are invited to join us for this special Mass (celebrated by Reverend John Bradley in 2023) at 10am at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie. The Memorial Day Mass takes place outside, under a large tent, rain or shine. Veterans are invited each year to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, and participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass are offered special lapel pins.
For more information about our Memorial Day Mass including volunteer opportunities for the service, please call (518) 374-5319.
Photos from our 2023 Memorial Day Mass. Thank you to all that participated and attended in honor of our veterans and active military.
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.