Reverent, traditional, inviting and full of ministries; guided by the Augustinians we offer a beautiful backdrop for all of the sacraments to be received. Residing in a tree-covered, and quiet avenue in the Lansingburgh Community of Troy, N.Y. we are a heritage parish that invites you to attend Mass with us. We welcome you.
Month of Holy Souls in Purgatory
We are always in debt to those who have sacrificed for us … those who have loved us … those who have gone before us in faith. Their lives have enriched our own, and the life of our community. Since the parish family of Saint Augustine was united with you in prayer and in the sacrifice of the Mass and in the support of friendship and family at a time of death – your own time of loss and grieving this past year – we remembered in a special way, your loved ones at our All Souls Day Mass and Service of Remembrance.
Food Drives Make All The Difference!
Help us make a difference for many in our Community in need this Thanksgiving. We will be collecting food items to help our St. Vincent de Paul Society with their Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project. Place your items in the boxes located in the center vestibule, St. Nicholas entrance, or the Chapel entrance. Items may also be dropped off at the Parish Office during the week. If you prefer, a monetary donation will be gratefully accepted. We will be collecting the non-perishable food items through November 24th.
Items we need the most are:
With the participation of both St. Augustine’s Church and St. Mary’s Church, our Socktober Project has been a HUGE success! We have collected over 1,600 pairs of socks. It is sometimes hard for us to understand that there are so many people in our communities who need help with something as simple as socks. The men, women, AND children who will receive the socks will be most grateful. With your help, Joseph’s House, Rourke Center, Northern Rivers/Parsons Child and Family Center, and Ahana House will be at least a bit more comfortable this winter. We are inspired by your kind and giving spirit.
Thanksgiving Dinner for our Seniors
Our Religious Education Program is excited to announce that they will sponsor the beautiful tradition of the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the senior citizens of St. Mary’s Parish along with an invitation to St. Augustine’s Parish seniors as well. The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s School Hall on 6th and Division Streets in Waterford. Reservations are necessary. The sign-up sheet will be in the vestibule of the church until November 10th. Please let us know if you are planning on attending.
We are excited to join our two communities of youth in service to this beautiful event enabling them to develop a deeper understanding of the need to help others and how good it feels to be of service to our senior citizens.
Any questions call Debbie Webster at the Faith Formation office at St. Mary’s – 518 237-3131 ext. 23.