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The journey continues on Thursday, March 28, as we visit another intriguing sacred space. Join Diane Conroy-LaCivita as she travels to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Cohoes, a parish with a strong Polish tradition.

On January 1, 1904, the Knights of Saint Michael Society was organized. A survey was conducted of all the Polish families in the Cohoes-Waterford vicinity indicating that there were ninety-four families residing in the area at that time. Most of these families, together with forty families in Troy, a few in Mechanicville and some Slovak families, joined this newly established parish. By Labor Day, $4,000 was raised, and the breaking-of-ground ceremony took place. On October 21, 1904, the cornerstone for the new church was laid and a mortgage of $7,000 was taken by the Cohoes Savings Bank to complete the construction and help furnish the interior. The 1905 Easter services were held in the new church.

The current parish gratefully remembers their founders and all those who in the past had given so generously of their time, labor and finances toward the creation and maintenance of the church.

The CSSC shuttle bus will leave The Beltrone Living Center at 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. Do not miss this opportunity to visit this beautiful historic sacred space. To make a reservation, please call Sharon Herald at 518-459-2857 ext. 302.