Welcome You belong to us because you belong to Christ! The good news is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as a part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. All people of good will are welcome here: that’s the really Good News! If you have been away, you can come back; If you’ve been living in darkness, you can come to the light; If you haven’t been able to believe without seeing him, look around you: the Body of Christ has come to Mass today. Sinners are welcome, saints too. Everyone is welcome to come to Christ, our Lord!
Dear Friends We are happy to welcome you to the website of Historic St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill in downtown Albany, NY. Our Parish was established in 1797 and is the second oldest Catholic parish in New York State – the oldest in Upstate New York! Our simple Mission Statement captures what we strive for as a Roman Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Albany; “We, the worshiping community of St. Mary’s in Albany, rooted in the gospel, our faith traditions and the celebration of the Eucharist, seek to make known God's Love in today's world through serving one another, sharing our faith, and welcoming all.” As human persons and as disciples of Christ we, like you, are constantly changing and developing, growing and evolving our identity as Christians. As a Parish we feel we can do this best within a community setting and so we invite you to explore your faith with us. You can learn a lot about us from this website and please come, worship with us, or contact us and we think you’ll see why we proclaim “All are welcome here!”
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Masses Weekdays at 7am and 12:05pm Saturdays at 12:05pm and 4:00pm (vigil) Sunday at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am. Confessions: Weekday before 12:05pm Mass Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:00pm Baptisms: Sunday by Appointment Novenas: To Our Lady of Perpetual Help - every Tuesday after the 12:05pm Mass. To St. Jude - every Wednesday after the 12:05pm Mass. To the Holy Spirit - every Thursday after the 12:05pm Mass. Devotion to the Sacred Heart: First Friday of every Month Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7:00am Mass. Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group Meets at 10:00am. All are Welcome! First Friday Club meets at the 12:05pm Mass. All are Welcome! First Saturday of Reparation: First Saturday of every Month Confession - 11:45am, Mass - 12:05pm (Rosary with meditation following Mass.)