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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.

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. Paul Zawistowski. 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 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

This week's memory verse: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over,… Read More

workers in the vineyard
Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

“’What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do… Read More

Pet Blessing, October 1st

Blessing of the Animals at Holy Mass Yes, bring your beloved pets to Holy Mass with you Sunday, October 1st… Read More

Bible Study for the 24th Week in Ordinary Time 2023

This week's memory verse: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in… Read More

Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Back To Church Sunday 2023

Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan. Welcome on this Back… Read More

Bible Study for the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 2023

This week's memory verse: "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.” Exodus 22:21… Read More

Homeless immigrant walking by freight train wagons
Reflection for the Solemnity of Brotherly Love 2023

‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Thank you for joining today as we continue our… Read More

Bible Study for the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2023

This week's memory verse: Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart… Read More

More About Holy Name of Jesus
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.