About Us


231 Second Street
Scotia, New York 12302


Parish Office:
Office Hours: Monday —Thursday 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM, Closed Friday
45 MacArthur Drive
Scotia, New York 12302
Phone: 518-346-2316
Fax:  518-374-3383
E-mail: stjosephschurch@albany.twcbc.com



Faith Formation and Youth Ministry:
Office Hours: Monday —Thursday 10 AM — 3 PM
45 MacArthur Drive
Phone: 518-374-3382


231 Second Street
Phone: 518-346-4960


Pastoral Staff:
Reverend Peter D. Russo, Pastor
Deacon John Crane, Pastoral Associate for Social Concerns
Deacon Stephen Lape, Pastoral Associate for Evangelization
Patricia A. Walsh, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
Grace E. Fay, Pastoral Associate of Youth Ministry
Lisa M. Hall, Parish Secretary
Debra Griffith, Pastoral Associate for Finance
Barbara Pacelli, Pastoral Associate for Finance
Zachary Froehlich, Pastoral Associate for Property Management
Linda Jones, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy
Kay Gillette, Trustee
E. Thomas Neals, Trustee


Holy Eucharist:

Saturday Evening: 4:00 PM
Sunday Morning: 9:30 AM
Weekdays: 7:30 AM as scheduled
Holy Days: as scheduled


Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 3:00 to 3:30 PM, or by appointment
Sacrament of Marriage:

A registered parishioner who wishes to celebrate his or her marriage at St. Joseph’s is asked
to contact the Parish Office at least six months prior to the anticipated date and before any
other arrangements have been made to begin sacramental preparation.

Sacrament of Baptism:

Classes are held monthly for parents planning the baptism.  Baptism takes place on the
second Sunday of the month and may be scheduled by calling the office.

Sacrament of the Sick:

If you or someone in your family is going to the hospital for surgery, please request the
“Sacrament of Anointing” after mass the weekend before admission.  Due to federal privacy
laws, if you do not identify yourself as a Catholic at the time of admission, the parish will not be

Sacraments of 1st Eucharist, 1st Reconciliation, and Confirmation:

Preparation and reception of these Sacraments are coordinated through the offices of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.  If you or your child would like to prepare for one of these Sacraments, please contact Pat Walsh or Grace Fay for more information.

New Parishoners:

Catholics moving into the area are invited to register in the parish by calling the parish office.
You may also download the registration form from our website. Parish Registration Form