Prayer & Worship / Sacraments
Altar Care Washing / Ironing
Assist with laundering of purificators & other linens on a rotating schedule. Training is provided.
Phone: (518) 371-3843
Clean altar area and Chapel on a rotating schedule.
Mary Ellen Caruso
Adults and children who have made their First Communion are invited to participate in the Altar Server ministry. Training sessions are offered. Click here for more information on Altar Servers.
The primary purpose of our Centering Prayer group is to help sustain the commitment to a regular practice of Centering Prayer. We gather to practice Centering Prayer together, to deepen our understanding of Centering Prayer , and to share personal experiences of the Centering Prayer practice and its effect in our daily lives. The group provides community support for the spiritual journey. We meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month in the chapel at 9:00 AM. All are welcome.
We are affiliated with the Albany Chapter of Contemplative Outreach, http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org. A summary of how we practice Centering Prayer can be found at:http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/private/32977/field-file/cp-english.pdf
Phone: (518) 952-7274
Daily Mass Prep
Prepare the Church for the celebration of daily liturgy, excluding Thursday. Training will be provided.
Extra Ordinary Eucharistic Ministers are members of the St. Edward’s Community whose ministry is the distribution of the consecrated bread and wine at all liturgies. All Eucharistic Ministers are encouraged to bring communion to the sick or the homebound. However, some ministers are dedicated to just the sick and homebound ministry. One training session is provided focusing on the theology of the Eucharist, and practical aspects of the reverent distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Evening Prayer is offered each Tuesday during Advent and Lent at 7:00 p.m. The services are a Taize inspired opportunity for reflective prayer including sung incense psalms, hymns, a Scripture reading and a personal reflection. It is a chance to step away from the busyness of modern life and join the community in quiet reflective prayer. The Music Ministry vitally supports this ministry by providing instrumental and vocal talents.
Phone: (518) 852-9664
Our Eucharistic Adoration is held every Tuesday immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in our Church. Join us for a few minutes or an hour of quiet with the Lord.
Phone: (518) 371- 7494
Ministers participate in the preparation of funeral liturgies and assist during the liturgies. This is an on-call ministry, Monday – Saturday. Training is offered as new participants join the team.
Contact (If interested in Volunteering):
Phone: (518) 888-0164
This ministry is for those that like to meet new people, welcome those coming into mass and distribute worship aids. Greeters are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of mass. This is a wonderful ministry that a family can participate in together and an opportunity to meet members of our community. Volunteers are always welcome!
Hosanna Prayer Group
Everyone is welcome to meet for prayer, scripture, song and personal sharing every Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Faith Formation wing of the building.
Phone: (518) 371-2899
Phone: (518) 371-6674
Nursery (On Hiatus)
Our nursery ministry is currently on hold.
This ministry proclaims the Word of God for the assembly, making it understandable, inspirational and alive. Lectors also raise the community’s prayer to God by leading The Prayers of the Faithful.
Parishioners make rosaries for distribution to schools, parishes, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons in the Albany Diocese and to missions around the world. Meetings are the 1st Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Parish Center.
Mary Ellen Caruso
The San Eduardo Community is pleased to invite you to celebrate the Spanish Mass every Saturday of the month at 6:00 PM. After Mass on the 3rd Saturday of the month the community shares a potluck dinner (On hold). All Spanish speakers and learners are welcomed to come together for worship and community.
The link to our Albany Diocese Spanish Apostolate page is:
Ushers help with seating and orderly movement of the faithful during liturgical services. Ushers also ensure the safety and comfort of the congregation and are responsive to requests for information, assistance, gathering collections, and distributing the weekly bulletin at the conclusion of the Liturgy. Ushers work directly with Mass coordinators in identifying families and individuals to bring the gifts to the Altar as well as insuring there are a sufficient number of Eucharistic ministers in place prior to the start of worship.
Phone: (518) 877-6129