Artsy Cards of Your Own Design
Join professional artist and instructor Noreen Powell on Friday
December 6th 1:30 – 3:30 in The Living Room Art Gallery
located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands and spend a
few hours immersed in an atmosphere of creativity and fun. Click HERE for more information.
2013 Christmas Decorations Order Forms
Cemetery Occupants Sometimes Took Their Stories To The Grave
Kelly Grimaldi, historian for Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, crouches by the "orphans" gravestone in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. The three girls whose names are on the stone all died the same day
Click HERE to read the article from teh Daily Gazette
NYSCC Comment on Dept of States Pet Cemetery Proposal
Please Read HERE for more info.
Our Remembrance Garden In The News:
Autumn Diocesan Gathering – October 26, 2013
The Prophetic Role & Voice of Pastoral Care Ministers
Harley McDevitt & Guests
Director of Pastoral Care, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries
Join a panel of chaplains and pastoral care ministers who will reflect on the cry of pain, the journey of hope and the invaluable resources needed in their daily encounters in this Ministry. This will be an opportunity for reflection and enrichment for your own ministry in pastoral care. Each panelist will share on: the cry/pain that they encounter with those with whom they minister; how they journey in hope of the midst of such pain; and what resources they embrace to support and guide them in their ministry.
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery is offering
a plein air painting class led by
professional art instructor Noreen Powell
October 14, 2013
Click HERE for more information
Workshop: Pastoral Care to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound.
If you are interested in volunteering as a visitor to the sick, elderly and homebound or if you are currently involved in Pastoral Care Ministry as a Coordinator, Parish Visitor, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist or Faith Community Nurse we invite you to take part in this 6 part workshop.
WHEN: Mondays – October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 11, 2013 6:30-8:30PM
WHERE: St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
PRESENTERS: Yervant Kutchukian and Kathleen Rosenbaum (Click here to learn more about the presenters.)
FEE: $40.00 (includes cost of book and all hand-out material)
CONTACT: Harley McDevitt, Pastoral Care Ministry, 641-6823
All Souls Remembrance Program
Do you have the cremated remains of a loved one at home? Have you given thought to scattering the cremated remains in the ocean or mountains? Many people simply don’t know what to do after the urn is returned to the family. As Catholics, we are committed to the reverence of the body and are now offering free placement of the cremated remains at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.
Click HERE for more information
Peace, Power & Paint
Learning the art of radical forgiveness through verbal and artistic expression
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery will host a two part workshop:"Peace, Power & Paint" Saturday, September 7th
Click HERE for more information
For Lives Ended Too Soon.
Garden in memory of stillborn and infant deaths to be dedicated on August 15th at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna.
Click HERE to read the Times Union article.
Click HERE to download the Order Form
For more information, please contact:
Maureen McGuinness, Family Services Manager
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
2501 Troy Road, Niskayuna NY 12309
The Gideon - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Col. George L. Willard Camp #154 - Memorial Day 2013
Download PDF HERE
Free Gravestone Workshops are offered at St.
Agnes Cemetery every Wednesday
from 10am – 2pm! Click HERE for more info!
This summer Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands is offering art
appreciation tours! Click HERE for more info!
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery to Join National Memorial Day Salute to Heroes
Thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the Country to Unite for National Program
Niskayuna, N.Y. – As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery is planning to join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes." This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, will honor men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognize both active military and military veterans who have served our country.
Click HERE for more info.
On December 1, 2012, members of the 125th New York Regimental Association presents Historic St. Agnes Cemetery with $1,000 towards the restoration of Civil War Veterans’ gravesites
Click any image to enlarge. Photos by Roy Stevens. For more information on the Civil War Veterans Memorial Project, please click on the Civil War Project page
Present-day search honors past
Historian scours St. Agnes Cemetery to properly mark graves of veterans Using records and section maps, Grimaldi walks around the cemetery sticking a metal probe in the ground, looking for the soldiers.
Grave quest unearths story of 'Albany's Little Drummer Boy'
MENANDS — Among the compelling stories unearthed by a historian at St. Agnes Cemetery is that of an extremely young soldier who marched for years in the Civil War as "Albany's Little Drummer Boy."
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Boy-soldier-s-story-rises-from-old-headstone-4028453.php#ixzz2C7Aww3zk
Troy Hero Honored With State Historic Plaque
TROY - He gave his own life to save the lives of his soldier-buddies in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, and Thursday, his hometown remembered Peter Guenette's heroics. Peter had been awarded the Medal of Honor many years ago, but veterans in Troy secured him another distinction. Peter Guenette saved the lives of at least three of his fellow soldiers by throwing himself onto a live grenade, and he was barely 20 at the time.
Please visit the WNYT website for more information and video.
Cemetery General Cleanup
General cleanups are conducted in Diocesan Cemeteries twice a year, on or about April 1 and November 1. All decorations will be removed and discarded at these times. Please remove any decorations that you wish to save before these dates.
Christmas decorations are removed and discarded beginning January 15, time and weather permitting.
Please call the cemetery office for more information.
2012 Photo Contest Winners Announced!
Adult Category Winners (click to enlarge):
||Jeanne Keefe – 1st place
||Lana Ortiz – 2nd place
||Karen Hummel - 3rd place
||Jordan Davenport – Honorable Mention
||Jessica Hohenstein – Honorable Mention
Albany Diocesan Cemeteries will entomb cremated remains at no charge in the Crypt of All Souls at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna on November 2 at 2 p.m. To have cremated remains of your loved one entombed during this ceremony please call Most Holy Redeemer at 374-5319 by October 25. Click HERE for more information.
Heritage Cards from Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
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