Sts. Cyril & Method Cemetery 100th Anniversary Commemorative Mass- Share your stories of loved ones buried at St. Cyril & Method!
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00am we invite the community to gather with Father O. Robert DeMartinis for a Sts. Cyril & Method Cemetery 100th Anniversary Commemorative Mass at Sts. Cyril & Method Cemetery, 611 Duanesburg Rd. (Rte 7), Rotterdam, NY 12306.
The Mass will take place in the cemetery under a tent. A light snack reception will take place after Mass. We hope that you will join us! RSVP’s are appreciated, but not necessary.
Do you have inspiring or endearing stories about loved ones buried in Sts. Cyril & Method Cemetery? What stories have been passed down to you about family here in the early 1900s?
On this page in the comments section below, please share these stories, or photographs (e-mail photographs to [email protected]), or if you prefer, just list the names of loved ones that are with us at Sts. Cyril & Method.
Your stories, photographs, and names will be featured as a special part of the 100th Anniversary Commemorative Mass.
Please contact (518) 374-5319 or [email protected] for more information or to RSVP.
Comment from a thank you note sent by a Commemorative Mass attendee:
Hello Lori – a little note to thank you and your staff for such a wonderful 100 year celebration! The weather was perfect, and you all were so warm and inviting. Father Bob, of course, delivered a beautiful and heartfelt sermon, he is an amazing person and priest. There even was a pretty Monarch butterfly (a sign of resurrection) fluttering around the tent – how very special!
Once again, many thanks – I did get your e-mail address from Elizabeth (who has been so helpful to me). Would you kindly pass this information to those who assisted?
Have a blessed weekend, K.F.
Sts. Cyril and Method Church and Cemetery as Part of the Rotterdam Community
Records pertaining to the Church of Sts. Cyril and Method and accompanying cemetery note the establishment of the church and cemetery as 1917. The church, located at 1125 Congress Street, Schenectady had a large number of parishioners of Slovakian heritage. The Parish’s cemetery was comprised of 18 acres of level ground and was managed by the church before coming under the management of Albany Diocesan Cemeteries on October 1, 1987. The very first burial in the cemetery noted in interment records now kept in Mount Carmel’s archives was for Ludmilla Ralbovsky, age 18 months died September 1, 1917 and buried in section B. A modest stone marks the family’s gravesite.