Working Together Contact the Catholic Memorial Design Center with ideas for your loved one’s memorial.

We can walk through our grounds together to view other monuments for inspiration. Then we will help you design a memorial that is best for you and your family. We have a wide array of headstones, monuments and bronze markers to choose from. Memorials are available in a variety of designs, sizes, and prices crafted by the finest of manufacturers.

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Blessings

The Blessing of the Headstone is an opportunity to gather in prayer at the grave. The Order of Blessing, led by a cemetery staff member, begins with an opening prayer. There is a Gospel reading and responsorial psalm. A family member is invited to offer a brief reflection. After the Litany of Saints, those present trace a cross on the headstone with holy water.

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers this service at no charge. This service is also appropriate for anniversaries or birthdays.

Support your Local Catholic Cemetery

Purchasing your family memorial from Albany Diocesan Cemeteries also helps sustain and preserve your Catholic cemetery. Catholic cemeteries are a vital part of our Church’s heritage of caring for and burying the bodies of the dead in blessed ground — one of the corporal works of mercy.

Call (518) 350-7678 today to schedule a design appointment with Memorial Design Specialist Jeff Touchette

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    I visit the cemetery everyday on my way home from here, and I want to thank you for facilitating a wonderful memory for me and my family.  I am very pleased with the photo.  Thank you so much for your assistance.

    Thank you for giving me such a peaceful place to remember my daughter and father. Terrific staff!

    Thank you for the help in obtaining a grave marker for our uncle John. Your efforts were exceptional and key in getting us through the paperwork hurdle of the VA. Our entire family wishes to express our appreciation.

    I wanted to thank you sincerely on behalf of my family and myself for helping us at a very difficult time. As hard as it could have been, that all seemed to disappear under your guidance, and my daughter and I couldn’t be more grateful. You showed us the perfect resting place, that was such a relief. Thank you for being there for us as Jim was carried to his rest, it all meant so much.

    Thank you so much for your help in fixing my grandparents’ stone.

    You truly have no idea how much this means to my mom and I. What a wonderful way to start this Spring Season.

    Enjoy the ever warming weather.

    Your services to me have been excellent, as my grandparents and great grandmother were cared for as well.  You have given me peace of mind that someday my family will be spared all the indecision and know that I have had my wishes honored, resting in a very beautiful, consecrated place with loved ones.

    My family and I went to view the grave site of my husband, Daniel, over the Christmas holidays. The monument that you designed with my daughter and myself was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted.

    Thank you for your expert guidance. Happy New Year!

    We checked out the headstone and foundation and it was just as planned. We are pleased with the process and with the outcome, it looks both classy and understated, as we had hoped. Thank you, Jeff!

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