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Diocesan Event Calendar

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany lists diocesan events, parish events, and events hosted by our partner organizations on our diocesan calendar.

Featured Lenten Events

Blessed Sacrament, 607 Central Ave., Albany

  • Stations of the Cross:

    • every Friday during Lent after the Noon Mass

    • In Urdu every Friday during Lent at 6pm

  • Tea & Short Reads: every Wednesday during Lent at Noon at the Pine Hills Branch of Albany Public Library. Rev. Daniel Quinn facilitates discussions on different short stories or poems. For a list of the weekly readings click here

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany

  • Ash Wednesday Mass & Ashes: 12:15pm, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger presides

  • Eucharistic Adoration: every Wednesday during Lent starting at 5:15pm, Benedition at 6pm

  • The Pipes are Calling at the Cathedral: Feast of St Patrick, Sunday, March 12 at 11am - members of the Schenectady Pipe Band and the Cathedral Choir will provide music for the Liturgy. Hospitality follows Mass.

Christ the King, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany

  • Rooted: Youth & Family Night: Wednesday, March 15, 6pm-8pm. All are werlcome! Keynote Speaker: Grace Fay! Mental Health: Making our Parishes our Village & Prayer: Self Care.

Holy Cross, 249 N. Main St., Salem

  • Lenten Parish Mission: Water, Light, and Life: Tuesday afternoons from February 28 - March 21, 2pm to 3:30pm (click here for details)

Holy Trinity Parish, Hudson-Germantown at St Mary's Church, 429 East Allen St., Hudson

  • 24 Hours of Reconciliation (click here for details) Friday, March 31 8 am through Saturday, April 1 8 am.
  • Young Adult Event, Friday, March 31: Stations of the Cross followed by a social gathering in the Rectory. People can also go to Confession during the Stations. (click here for details)

Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville

  • Soup Lunch with Prayer & Reflection: Wednesdays at 12pm during Lent in the Parish Hall. Home delivery of soup will be available with pre-registration. RSVP requested: (518) 399-9210.
  • Encountering Christ, Adult Faith Enrichment: March 1 & 8 at 7pm

Immaculate Conception, 73 Main St., Hoosick Falls

  • Lenten Parish Mission: Water, Light, and Life: Wednesday evenings from March 1 - March 22, 6:30pm to 8pm (click here for details)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2416 7th Ave., Watervliet

  • Ash Wednesday Mass (Feb 22, 2023) at 9am & 5:30pm (Blessing and distribution of Ashes at both Masses)
  • Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent at 6pm

Our Lady of Grace, 73 Midline Rd., Ballston Lake

  • Encountering Christ, Adult Faith Enrichment: March 29 & April 5 at 7pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1255 Pleasant St., Schenectady

  • Lenten Penance Service: Monday, March 13 at 6:30pm

Our Lady of the Valley, Main St. at Wells Ave., Middleburgh

  • Labyrinth of Mercy: February 25 & 26 at Our Lady of Fatima Hall. We walk together in a journey of faith
  • Friday Soup & Stations: every Friday during Lent at 6pm we serve a soup and sandwich dinner in our Church Hall; 7pm Stations of the Cross in Church
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: every Monday during Lent from 5pm to 6:30pm
  • "The Chosen" - Wednesdays between March 1 and March 22 at 6:30pm in the Rectory. Stories of the Gospels and encounters with Jesus.
  • Communal Reconciliation Service: Tuesday, March 7 at 6pm
  • The Passion Narratives: "A Crucified Christ in Holy Week" - Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm, Fr. Tom Zelker delves into the richness of the four Gospels, each one offering a unique vantage point in understanding Jesus.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, 210 Princetown Rd., Rotterdam

  • Ash Wednesday Mass & Ashes: 7:30am & 6pm
  • Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent at 1pm & 3pm on Good Friday, April 7
  • Lenten Fish Dinners: Friday March 3, March 10, March 31 from 4:30pm-6:30pm (or until sold out). Take out or eat in. $15 per meal. Menu: Fish fry on a bun, coleslaw, French Fries and dessert. Proceeds benefit the parish Faith Formation programs.
  • Reconciliation
    • every Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
    • Monday, March 20 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Sacred Heart, 310 Spring Ave., Troy

  • Ash Wednesday
    • Mass & Ashes: 9am & 5:30pm
    • Distribution of Ashes: 12p,
  • Stations of the Cross: every Thursday during Lent after 9am Mass
  • Lenten Reflections Service: March 29 at 7pm, Scriptural reflections combined with classical music
  • Holy Hours & Adoration: March 3 & 31 at 6:30pm
  • Reconciliation
    • Communcal Reconciliation: March 22 from 7pm to 8pm
    • Every Tuesday during Lent, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Lenten Speaker Series: each Sunday during Lent at 9am in the school cafeteria
  • Parishioners Reflections: The Character of the Passionin Matthew's Gospel filmed and published on Sacred Heart social media
  • Chanted Evening Prayer: every Thursday during Lent at 5:30pm, gather in the Church and experience the Liturgy of the Hours. Eucharistic Adoration will also be present. (Click here for details)

Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, 273 Central Ave., Albany

  • Every Friday During Lent
    • 6pm: Mass/Misa
    • 6:30pm: Stations/Via Crucis
    • 7pm: Simple Soup Supper & Confessions available
  • Hispanic Apostolate Retreat: March 11 (Presiona aqui para mas informacion)

St. Adalbert, 550 Lansing St. - Crane St. Hill, Schenectady

  • Lenten Penance Service: Monday, March 20 at 10am. Opportunity for individual Confession. All are welcome to attend.

St. Anthony, 331 Seward Pl., Schenectady

  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 3pm in English and at 7pm in Spanish

St. Edward the Confessor, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park

  • My Father's Love Traveling Art Exhibit: every Thursday during Lent. Hour long tours held at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm. Tours can also be scheduled at separate times for large groups or organizations by contacting Andrew Sutton at (518) 371-7372 x229 or andrew.sutton@stewardsny.org

St. Gabriel the Archangel, 3040 Hamburg St., Schenectady

  • Ash Wednesday Mass & Ashes: 12:15 pm & 5:30 pm 
  • Stations of the Cross with Exposition & Benediction: Fridays during Lent at 7 pm & 3 pm on Good Friday, April 7
  • Reconciliation 
    • every Sunday at 11:30am
    • Wednesday, March 22 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm

St. John the Evangelist, 812 Union St., Schenectady

  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday at 3pm

St. Joseph's, 600 State St., Schenectady

  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent (following the 12:15pm Mass)

St. Joseph's, 1st St. at Root Ave., Scotia

  • Encountering Christ, Adult Faith Enrichment: March 15 & 22 at 7pm

  • Traveling Icon of St. Joseph: Monday, March 20 at 6pm, Feast of St. Joseph, Mass with the Knights of Columbus. Hospitality to follow.

  • Lenten Penance Service: Monday, April 3 at 7pm, after 6pm Mass

St. Joseph's, 416 Third St., Troy

  • Stations of the Cross & Benediction: every Friday during Lent at 7pm

St. Jude the Apostle, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill

  • Ash Wednesday
    • Mass & Ashes: 8am & 6:30pm
    • Distribution of Ashes at St. Jude Apartments at 3pm
  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 7pm
  • Holy Hours: every Friday during Lent from 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Communal Reconciliation: March 21 at 6:30pm

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Niskayuna/Schenectady (location specified on each event)

  • You Can't Fail Lent. These 40 Days Are a Journey, Not a Test: Thursday, March 2 following 6:30pm Mass in St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Parish Center at 2216 Rosa Rd., Schenectady
  • Taize Prayer: Friday, March 3 at 7pm at 2216 Rosa Rd., Schenectady
  • Stations of the Cross: Friday, March 17 at 7pm. A video experience by Celtic theologian & poet Padriag O Tuama
  • 24 Hours for the Lord (Reconciliation): begins Friday, March 31 with the 9am Mass and continues with individual Confessions until 9am Saturday, April 1 at St. Kateri's 2216 Rosa Rd., Schenectady

St. Luke's, 1235 State St., Schenectady

  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 11:30am (following the 11am Mass); and again at 6pm
  • Lenten Reconciliation Service: Thursday, March 23 at 6pm
  • The Seven Last Words of Christ Prayer Service: Friday, March 31 at 6pm

St. Madeleine Sophie, 3500 Carman Rd., Schenectady

  • Ash Wednesday Mass & Ashes: 9 am & 7 pm 
  • Stations of the Cross: Friday's during Lent at 1:30 pm
  • Reconciliation 
    • every Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm​​​​​​​
    • Monday, March 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm during Adoration
    • Tuesday, March 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm

St. Margaret of Cortona, 1228 Main St., Rotterdam Junction

  • Stations & Soup, every Thursday during Lent (beginning Feb 23) at 6pm followed by a light supper of soup and bread in the church hall

St. Mary's, Crescent, 86 Church Hill Rd., Waterford

  • Taize Prayer: Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm 

St. Mary's, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls

  • Lenten Day of Reconciliation: Tuesday, March 28, 2pm-6pm - multiple Priests will be available to hear Confessions.

St. Michael the Archangel, 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls

  • THE EUCHARIST Video Series by Bishop Robert Barron: ​​​​​​​Five sessions offered in school meeting room at 1pm, & 7pm on Wednesdays, March 1, 8 and 15; Thursday, March 23; and Wednesday, March 29

  • Day of Prayer & Reflection: Saturday, March 18 at 2:30pm - Presented by Sister Eleanor Guerin, RSM

  • Day of Prayer & Reflection: Wednesday, March 22 at 1pm - Presented by Sister Julie Werner, RSM

  • Tenebrae Service: Sunday, March 26 at 2pm

  • Friday Lenten Devotions: every Friday during Lent there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (begins 6pm), Praying the Rosary (begins 6:30pm), and Stations of the Cross (begins 7pm)

  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 12:15pm 

  • Click here for details on all Lenten events

St. Michael the Archangel, 175 Williams Rd., Troy

  • Ash Wednesday
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Distribution of Ashes at Church: 7:30am
    • Distribution of Ashes at Van Rensselaer Manor: 11am
    • Mass with Ashes: 12:10pm
    • Distribution of Ashes at Eastwyck: 2pm
  • Stations of the Cross: every Tuesday during Lent (except March 21) at 11:30am, followed by 12:15pm Mass
  • Holy Hours: every Tuesday during Lent from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Communal Reconciliation: March 21 at 11am (no 12:10pm Mass/No Stations of the Cross)

St. Patrick's, 17 South Park St., Cambridge

  • Lenten Parish Mission: Water, Light, and Life: Monday evenings from February 27 - March 20, 6:30pm to 8pm (click here for details)

St. Paul the Apostle, 2733 Albany St., Schenectady

  • How the Trinity Can Change Your Life & Faith: Thursday, March 29 at 6:30pm in the REV. George W. Brucker Parish Center. Guest Speaker: Dr. Ryan Messmore, President, Magdalen College in Warner, New Hampshire. This will be filmed and replayed on Friday, March 30 at 10am.

  • Seder Meal, Family Sharing Supper: Wednesday, April 5 at 6pm. Beginning with a Rabbi blessing. Please bring a covered dish to share. 

St. Pius X, 23 Crumitie Rd., Loudonville 

St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar

  • Ash Wednesday Mass & Ashes: 7:30am, 12:15pm, 6pm
  • Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 7 pm (click here for details)
  • Reconciliation: 
    • every Tuesday at 11:30am
    • every Saturday at 4pm
    • Wednesday, March 1, 8am-5pm individual Confession with Fr. Dan in Chapel
    • Tuesday, March 28, 8 am-5pm individual Confession with Fr. Rick in Chapel; 6pm Communal Reconciliation Service with individual Confession to follow
  • Native Spirituality & YOU!: Monday, March 6, 7pm-8:30pm - Virtual Pilgrimage with Sr. Larraine Lauter, Director of Water with Blessings, representatives from the Navajo Nation & Creation Car Team in the School Cafeteria. (click here for details)
  • Lenten Museum: March 18-March 26
  • Parish Lenten Retreat with Jonathan Fanning: Saturday, March 25, 9:30am-3:45pm - 4 Habits to transform your life! Register today! Adoration & Confession 3:45pm; Mass at 5pm