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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)

A True Catholic Church, Faithful to the Teachings and Structures of the Pristine Undivided Church

We meet and worship every Sunday at 10am and Noon and Daily at Noon 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.

Our Theme For 2022 - Being Eucharistic People

We Celebrated Our 100th Year in Schenectady in 2021

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When/Where we meet

Holy Mass is offered every Sunday at 10am and Noon and Monday through Friday at Noon. We have a regular schedule of other liturgies, devotional services, and 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.

Bible Study for the 2nd Week of Advent 2022

This week's memory verse: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the… Read More

Peace starts and lasts in Jesus
Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2022

Ready for peace? “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand.… Read More

December 2022 Newsletter – Poor, Now Rich, Me

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from… Read More

Bible Study for the 1st Week of Advent 2022

This week's memory verse: “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let… Read More

Advent and the demanding readiness for Christ each day
Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent 2022

Ready for hope? The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the… Read More

Bible Study for the Last Week in Ordinary Time 2022

This week's memory verse: And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust… Read More

Kingship of Christ, King of Peace
Reflection for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2022

The King of peace Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied to him,… Read More

Bible Study for the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time 2022

This week's memory verse: “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor… Read More

More About Holy Name
Our Fraternal Organization

Read more about our Fraternal Organization, the Polish National Union (PNU). Our Parish is home to Branches 140 and 168 and is part of District 10. You can access member services and the Spojnia Credit Union through us.

Our Cemeteries

Holy Name of Jesus Parish maintains two cemeteries: Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery at 185 Donald Avenue in Schenectady, New York and Good Shepherd Cemetery at 192 Truax Road in Amsterdam, New York. All records for both cemeteries are kept at the parish. Should the need arise for a funeral or a funeral home service for a decedent, or burial at either cemetery, please contact the parish office.