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Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. (John 16:23)

We meet and worship every Sunday at 10am at 1040 Pearl St., Schenectady, NY.
You can also reach us on the CDTA 353 line.

Holy Name – a small church on a small street with a big and welcoming heart. Holy Name is open to you, your family, and all who are dear to you. We invite you to visit, to seek, and to join us in being light to each other, our neighborhood, our city and the world. Life’s journey is best when experienced together, and you are key to our journey toward God.

Celebrating Our 100th Year in Schenectady in 2021

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Our Church is One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, and Democratic.

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When/Where we meet

Holy Mass is offered every Sunday at 9:30am and 11:30am. We have a regular schedule of liturgies, devotional services, and other activities. We are located in Schenectady, New York at 1040 Pearl Street, between Crane Street and Chrisler Avenue. We are on CDTA Route 353 at the Pearl St. stop.

Teaching, proclaiming, witnessing

We are called to witness Jesus everywhere for He has saved us. In our homes; In schools; In church; In marketplaces; Regardless of race; In the streets, lanes, and highways; All over the city; In prison; In court; and Everywhere. Join us!

Our leadership

The parish is served by Fr. Jim Konicki. The Parish Chair is Mr. Lawrence Panfil. Our music director is Mrs. Elizabeth Battaglia

Answering your questions

Answering your questions about our Church and what it’s all about.

Our history

How we started, where we’re going, all beginning right here in Mont Pleasant in Schenectady.

Charity & love

Doing good for Schenectady and beyond.

March 2021 Newsletter – Salvation is Nearer

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is… Read More

Get Your Polish Easter Baskets / Święconka

The blessing of Polish Easter food baskets, the Święconka, is a beloved tradition that takes place on Holy Saturday when… Read More

Bible Study for the 2nd Week of Lent 2021

This week's memory verse: Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are… Read More

Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Lent 2021

Working to change. As they were coming down from the mountain, He charged them not to relate what they had… Read More

Parishioners at St Joseph Parish PNCC
Centennial Year – Part 2

Organizations Our parish was blessed with many organizations and societies that have worked to build up membership, the youth of… Read More

Parishioners at St Joseph Parish PNCC
Centennial Year – Part 1

Foundations Our parish was initially founded as St. Joseph’s parish on Raymond Street in Schenectady in 1921 and was formally… Read More

Bible Study for the 1st Week of Lent 2021

This week's memory verse: So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.Ezra 8:23… Read More

Reflection for the 1st Sunday in Lent 2021

Working to change. Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom… Read More