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Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar servers at St. Augustine represents the youth and adults of our parish and assist the celebrant of each weekend Mass, funerals, Stations…see more.

Baptismal Preparation

Couples who work with the baptismal coordinator to prepare parents seeking Baptism for a child. If you are interested please contact our Parish Office at (518) 235-3861


The Choir leads the congregation in song at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday mornings and on Holy Days, holidays and special occasions.  For more information on the choir click here.

Diamond Hill Ministry

These Eucharistic Ministers provide a Holy Communion service every Sunday -year-round- from 10:30 to 11:00 am for the residents of Diamond Hill Nursing Home / Rehabilitation Center.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers assist the celebrant in the distribution of Holy Communion…see more


Lectors are dedicated to proclaiming and celebrating God’s Living Word by reciting the scripture readings at all daily and weekend Masses.

Ushers and Greeters

Ushers and greeters are the representatives of our Church’s image to welcome newcomers and regulars to each Mass.  They are ministers of hospitality, welcome, and safety.  They also facilitate the collection and offertory procession.

Hospitality, Service & Community

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

The CYO basketball provides an excellent youth program that includes a clinic for grades K-3 and travel teams for grades 4-8.  Registration is during September and games are from December to March.  A link to their Facebook page is below.

St. Augustine’s CYO Facebook Page

Collection Tellers

Tally church collections see more. 

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Volunteers who are available to assist in the rectory see more.

House of God

Parishioners who love our heritage church and give their time for the care and cleaning inside and out!  For more information click here.

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“In service to One, in service to all,”  the motto of the local Waterford Council K of C. This council is active in our parish on various reverent occasions.  The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic fraternal service organization located locally in Waterford at 76 Grace Street.  This council serves both St. Augustine’s Church as well St. Mary’s “over the bridge”.   They are men and women of faith, action, and charity.  The K of C undertakes these acts of charity because they see those in need through the eyes of faith that they live.  The Knights of Columbus is open to all practicing Catholic men and women (Columbiettes), 18+ years of age, in communion with the Holy See, abides by the commandments of God and precepts and tenets of the Church. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please contact Craig Colligan.

To support the local council a breakfast is held every first Sunday of the month at the Waterford K of C, 76 Grace Street, Waterford.  Various dinners are also available during the year.

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Mary’s Mantle conducts an annual baby shower and provides assistance and support to pregnant women and infants.  Mary’s Mantle is an outgrowth of our Good Counsel Pro-Life Society

Parish Finance Council

Members of the Parish Finance Council assist and advise the pastor with…see more.

Parish Pastoral Council

This council reviews existing services and programs, studies best practices, and…see more

Project Linus

Linus ProjectProject Linus is a service opportunity for parishioners and community members to donate handmade blankets and afghans to children who are traumatized, ill or otherwise in need.  If you are interested in donating to the local Albany and Rensselaer County Project Linus Chapter please contact Joanne Marcario at (518) 233-7247.  Visit for blanket ideas and patterns.

Respite Ministry

This ministry supports caregivers living with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory loss…see more

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 This ministry is an organization of women whose activities include spiritual, social, and support services to the parish and community…see more.

Sanctuary and Sacristy Care

Individuals who provide service sacristyin caring for the sanctuary and those articles used for the liturgy such as vestments, vessels, and linens.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is the charitable outreach arm of the parish…see more

Cursillo, Ultreya

Cursillo is a weekend experience aimed at introspective spiritual renewal.  Ultreya is a monthly support group of Catholic men and women who have made a Cursillo.

Albany Area Cursillo Page

Education Ministries

 Adult Faith Formation

This ministry is a  journey of discipleship that provides the participants with opportunities to deepen their own faith through activities including Bible study, retreats, and Theological presentations…see more

Adult Mentors

Catechists who work one-on-one or in small groups with those preparing to receive the holy sacraments.  If you have questions about RCIA please click here.

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This ministry helps our little ones grow in love for Christ and the Mass through special activities during the 10:30am Sunday Mass.  It is for children ages PRE-K to Grade 3 and many parishioners volunteer their time during Mass to teach the young ones.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is religious education for those that have come to some knowledge of Jesus Christ and wants to be a part of His Church, but this person may not have received all of their Sacraments…for more information click here.

Religious Education

The mission of the St. Augustine’s Religious Education Program is to assist all of our people, families, and individuals in our community, to come to the knowledge, love, and service of approaching God and his Church.  As described by St. Augustine, our patron saint, our restless hearts are guided by Jesus Christ and His Church, through prayer, the sacraments, and embracing the teachings of the Catholic Church…see more.

Religious Education Catechists

Religious Education Catechists dedicate themselves to the religious instruction of our children.  They are involved in weekly classes through the school year and special programs helping those preparing for the sacrament.  If you would like to become a Catechist or for more information click here.

Devotional Ministries

Augustinian Seculars

The Seculars are lay Catholic men and women who determine to live a simple life seeking to follow the spirituality of Saint Augustine through personal prayer and conversion. They become closely associated with the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova and they meet on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in the lower church at Saint Augustine’s.  Anyone who wishes to learn more is welcome to join us at the meeting or you 31-july-2014-thursday-14may call Anne Marie LaVallee at (518) 233-9046.

Perpetual Adoration

 Eucharistic adoration takes place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The adoration chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help now at St. Augustine’s originated at St. Paul the Apostle on September 8, 1983.  Adorers are the “guardians of the Eucharist” and have regular, committed weekly hours.  Visitors stop in at all times of day and night to be with Jesus…see more.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group


Started in 1981, the Queen of Peace Prayer Group is a monthly Wednesday night gathering for prayer stemming from the Medjugorje experience.  Activities include praying the Rosary and reflecting on Our Lady’s message to the world.  The ministry is open to all.

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