Mass Schedule is as follows  Morning Mass M-F 8:15am - 8:45am

 No Weekend Masses 


Prayer List

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Al Caron

Joanne Caron

Patrick Caron

Peg Corrigan

Dorothy Mall

Fred Mall




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Good morning St. Patrick Alumni Family and Friends.  It has been 85 long days since we have all been able to be together.  We have had a lot of circumstance that have happened in those 85 days.  We were not able to be together for our St. Patrick Day Event, We were not able to share the holiest time of year together and we lost some dear friends during this tragic situation.   It has been a very difficult time for everyone.   When we last emailed everyone the State of New York had 173 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 as it stands today there has been 350,121 positive cases of COVID-19  and 22,619 deaths.  Some will argue this totals. Saying that they were not all COVID-19 deaths that these individuals had underling conditions that caused their deaths and  that it is all a political game.  The fact is there were 22,619 souls taken from us during these 85 days whether or not it was linked to the virus the fact is these souls all died alone and with out their love ones.  The families and friends did not get to say good bye.  These souls did not have the send off that they deserved.   It is now time we put all our opinions aside and pray for all the lost souls that have been taken from us and we pray that this nation can put all its difference aside to help all in need.  Please know that we are thinking of all of you and you are all in our prayers and thoughts.   If anyone is in need of help you can always reach out to Catholic Charities of The Diocese of Albany.  We have provided a link below.  Once you click on the link scroll to the bottom and click on the county you live in.  Catholic Charities help with Food & Nutrition, General Help and emergency Assistance, Shelter & Low income Housing, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children & Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Service for Seniors and much more.

 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

40 N. Main Ave.,
Albany, NY 12203
PH: (518) 4536650 | FX: (518) 4536792


We will continue to monitor the situation but for now we will not be having any services until July 12th. this is suppose to be our annual picnic.  There are many factors that will be consider in whether or not we will be able to have the picnic.  One main factor is if the State allows gatherings of more than 10 people.  The other factor is if the venue opens for business with gatherings.  Right now we are still planning to have it but we will not jeopardize anyone's health or safety. 


 We will continue to keep everyone updated on the situation as things unfold, so please make sure to check for updates VIA email, website , facebook pages, Community of St. Patrick's Church of Troy, NY and/or The Community of St. Patrick's Troy, New York.   Please see below some tips below to prevent illness.     Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble.  God Bless and have a great week we can not wait to see everyone again. Father Dave Jones and St. Patrick Alumni Committee.


 Tips in helping to avoid the spread of Illness:

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of
Christ and incorporated with the Church. (


Reconciliation is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest's absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to satisfy for the same.

The Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ's body and blood present in the consecrated
host on the altar. Eucharist refers to one of three aspects of Christ's body and
blood -- as sacrifice during the Consecration of the Mass, as Holy Communion,
and as Blessed Sacrament. These three aspects form the core of Catholic belief
on the Holy Eucharist.


Many of us have heard of the phrase “Baptized but not Catechized.” This can happen to many Catholics who were Baptized and, for many reasons, did not continue with their Religious Education.  Father Jones explains, “Learning about your beliefs is a life long process. Once we are 18, our learning about our Catholic religion should not just cease. Instead we should make every effort to learn and refresh ourselves on what we as Catholics believe in.” 
Holy Orders

Sacred ministers, those who serve the spiritual needs of others, in the Catholic Church are ordained by a bishop and by means of a special sacrament called Holy Orders.  This sacrament can only be received once, just like Baptism and Confirmation, but a man may also be ordained to a higher order up to the third degree. Jesus Christ instituted the Sacrament of Holy Orders at the Last Supper simultaneously with his institution of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. In order to be able to change bread and wine into the body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ, you need priests who have been given this power by virtue of their ordination.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament was called Extreme Unction (last anointing), not because it was the last sacrament you received before passing on from this life but because it was the last anointing a person received. Baptism and Confirmation were the first two times a person would've been anointed. It was commonly called Last Rights, because before antibiotics and penicillin, more people died than recovered from disease and injury.  When the sick and injured weren't expected to survive, Extreme Unction was the sign that no more could be done, so the sick and injured were spiritually preparing for death. That's why even today, many of the elderly get upset when the Catholic hospital chaplain brings his purple stole and oils. They presume the worst and only see the sacrament as the begriming of the end.  In reality, the Anointing of the Sick is to offer prayers for possible recovery, but the more important intention is to give strength to the soul of the sick person. The Church believes that the sacrament offers a special grace to calm the spirit. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick also remits (absolves) all sins the person is sorry for but did not previously confess in the Sacrament of Penance. The Anointing of the Sick involves using Oil of the Sick - olive oil blessed by the bishop during Holy Week. Anointing with oil is not a magical or good-luck gesture but a sincere sign of supernatural assistance to coincide with the physical medicine and treatment already been given.