St. Adalbert's Church
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St. Adalbert's Church

550 Lansing St.
Schenectady, NY 12303

(518) 346-4204

Welcome! Witamy!


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)

Parish News

Holy Name Society Fall Bake Sale
Weekend of November 22/23 after all Masses. Featuring home-made pies, cakes, breads, and other treats!

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day Polka Mass!
Thursday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit our local food pantry.

Free Woodwind Quintet Concert!
On Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM, St. Adalbert’s Church will host a free woodwind quintet concert featuring “Tempest Winds.” The program will include a choral performance by St. Luke’s Septet and audience Sing-A-Long. There will be an opportunity to make a monetary contribution to the Schenectady Chapter “TOYS FOR TOTS.” We hope you can join us during this holiday time of year! Light refreshments will follow the performance. View the flyer.