Church of St. Stanislaus
The Pasish


REV. O. ROBERT DEMARTINIS, a native of Amsterdam, served in Florida before returning to the Albany Diocese in 1990. He was an associate pastor at St. Luke's parish in Schenectady and Our Lady of the Annunciation in Queensbury; pastor of Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Frankfort and, for 10 years, at Immaculate Conception in Schenectady; and chaplain for Glens Falls Hospital. He was appointed pastor of St. Stanislaus parish in Amsterdam in 2010 and appointed pastor of St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman, NY in July of 2012.

QUOTE: "My philosophy of my priesthood is contained in the prayer that I carry with me: 'My brothers and sisters, accept us as we are: men, who like you need the mercy of God; poor men, weak, sinful, with faults and limited talents. Though we are the men called by God...we too grope through the darkness of the world. All we can do is travel with you into the light of God, our Father....Pray for us. Have patience with us. Carry us. Accept God's word and His holy mysteries from us.' I hope that the joy and fulfillment I receive from my vocation is apparent to all people with whom I come in contact, and that this joy can be an inspiration to other men considering the priesthood."


Mailing Address

Church of St. Stanislaus
Saint John Paul II Parish Center
Amsterdam, NY  12010

Church 50 Cornell Street  
Saint John Paul II Parish Center 46 Cornell St. (518) 842-2771
Rectory 76 Reid St. (518) 842-2771
Center for Learning and the Arts 42 Cornell Street (518) 842-6710
Cemetery Upper Steadwell Road (518) 842-2771

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  • Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) to Exit 27 Amsterdam.
  • After the toll booth, TURN RIGHT onto Rte 30 and cross the river.
  • Rte 30 bears to the left FOLLOW Rte 67 East which bears right up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill make your FIRST RIGHT unto Cornell Street.
  • The complex is at the end of the street. 
  • The Parish Office is located at 46 Cornell St.


Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis, Pastor
Deacon Michael Ryba, Director of Administration and Finance
Dolores Dybas, M.A., Parish Secretary
Beverly Scott, Office Assistant
Daniel McNamara, Head Sacristan/Facilities Manager
Gene Marie Callahan, Director of Music