In 1903, St. Adalbert's parish was organized to serve the spiritual needs of the Poles in the fast-growing Mt. Pleasant area as well as the older Weaver Street neighborhood of the Fifth Ward. Built as a reminder
of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the spiritual and cultural focal point of Poland, St. Adalbert's Church has had nine pastors, all of Polish descent. Within just seven months, three frame structures were built: a church, a school and a rectory. In 1909, the church was destroyed by fire, but through the efforts of the congregation, which had grown from two hundred families to five hundred, an imposing brick church (1,600 seats) was erected two years later. Within a year of the new church, construction began on a new school, which was completed in 1914.
As members of the Church of Saint Adalbert, we strive to be a loving, vibrant Roman Catholic community, dedicated to being church for one another and supportive, helpful, and caring to all. As we nurture our Polish Catholic heritage, we endeavor to be a community that welcomes everyone.
(Adopted June 17, 1998)
We welcome Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to the diocese of Albany and look forward to working with you as we labor in God’s vineyard. Serdecznie Witamy i Życzymy obfitych Łask Bożych.
Join us during Holy Week and Easter!
All Easter liturgies are celebrated in English, with music in Polish and English.
Palm Sunday – April 12 and 13
Blessing and distribution of palms at all masses.
Children’s Liturgy at 10:30 AM (Sunday) followed by hospitality
Bake sale after all masses to benefit St. Adalbert’s Holy Name Society
Holy Thursday – April 17
6:00 PM Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper
Church open for adoration until 10:00 PM
Good Friday – April 18
Noon – 6 PM Church open for prayer and reflection
2:30 PM Gorzkie Żale: Traditional Lamentations in Polish
6:00 PM Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
Holy Saturday – April 19
8:15 PM The Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday – April 20
8:30 AM Easter Morning Mass with Resurrection Procession
10:30 AM Easter Morning Mass
The traditional blessing of food will take place at all three Easter Masses. Baskets may be placed on the tables near the front of the church prior to the start of Mass.