Prayer & Worship/ Sacraments

Altar Care Washing/ Ironing

Assist with laundering of purificators & other linens on a rotating schedule. Training is provided Contact: Linda Margitan Phone: (518) 371-3843 Email:

Altar Cleaning

Clean altar area and Chapel on a rotating schedule. Contact: Mary Ellen Caruso Email:

Altar Servers

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. Contact: Melissa Grattan Email:

Centering Prayer

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, A summary of how we practice Centering Prayer can be found at: Contact: Matt Cinadr Email: Sally Gilpin Phone: (518) 952-7274

Daily Mass Prep

Prepare the Chapel for the celebration of daily liturgy, excluding Thursday. Training will be provided. Contact: Email:

Eucharistic Ministers

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. Contact: Rit DiCaprio Email:

Evening Prayer (No Summer Services)

Evening Prayer is offered on the first Tuesday of the month during Ordinary Time and 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. Contact: Chris Hannan Phone: (518) 852-9664

Holy Hour

Our Eucharistic Adoration is held every Tuesday immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in our Parish Chapel. Join us for a few minutes or an hour of quiet with the Lord. Contact: Ann Day Phone: (518) 371- 7494 Email:

Funeral Ministry

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: Irene Glasheen Phone: (518) 371-5229


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! Contact: Elsa Jimenez Email:

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. Contact: Charles Burre Phone: (518) 371-2899 Dianne Harding Phone: (518) 371-6674

Nursery (On Hiatus)


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. Contact: Chris Hannan Email:

Rosary Making

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. Contact: Mary Ellen Caruso Email: Jackie Taylor Email:

Spanish Mass

The San Eduardo Community is pleased to invite you to celebrate the Spanish Mass every Saturday of the month at 6:30 PM. After Mass on the 3rd Saturday of the month the community shares a potluck dinner. 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. Contact: Bill Butler Phone: (518) 877-6129 Email: