Anastasia Salemonas Kacerguis

Entered into the Blessed Hope of life eternal on Thursday, 29 September 2016, at her home in Bethlehem, CT.  Stasia was born on 18 May 1917 in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Mary and Walter Salemonas. She attended St. Joseph’s School and Waterbury Catholic High.  She was introduced to her future husband, Edward, by the late Toni Keilty.  It was in Bethlehem where Stasia and Edward built their home on land given to them as a wedding present by Ed’s mother, Anna.  Anastasia worked as a homemaker and in the old Naugatuck Rubber and Engineered Sintering’s and Plastics. She was a member of the Catholic Women of Bethlehem, served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at the Church of the Nativity where she was a parishioner.  Her ministry in the parish community saw her receive, from Archbishop Mansell, the St. Joseph Medal of which she was very honored and proud.  In addition, her needlepoint and knitting mittens for the Christmas Tree project brought her great joy. Stasia was a woman of deep faith, loved her family and friends and was willing when able to assist those in need.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Edward, and her son, David.  In addition, her sister Olga Savitskas Gray and brothers Walter and Stanley.

She is survived by her sons Fr. Edward Kacerguis, Pastor of Christ Sun of Justice Parish and Chaplain at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and COL (Ret) U.S. Army Peter A. Kacerguis (Julia) of Leander, TX.  Grandsons Christopher H. (Megan) and Daniel A. (Brooke) and great grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Clara and Aerolynne. She is also survived by many relatives and friends.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to the Bethlehem Ambulance Service for their efforts, Saint Mary’s Hospital and all their staff for their professionalism, kindness, and compassion during Mom’s stay and to the VITAS hospice care and Companions and Homemakers of Litchfield. In addition, to all who offered their assistance in so many ways we cannot begin to say THANK YOU enough. Your thoughts, prayers, and presence have meant so much.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate The Liturgy of Christian Burial on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, at the Church of the Nativity, East Main Street, Bethlehem, CT.  Her body will be received at the Church of the Nativity at 8:30 AM, followed by a viewing, followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.  Internment will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Bethlehem.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Anastasia’s memory to the Memorial Fund of the University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice, 10 Tom Phelan Place, Troy, NY 12180.


sleepwalksSleepWalks: The Body of Dreams: The recalled collective dreams and strong dreamworld themes shared by the overnight SleepWalks participants are the source material for these one-hour dance performances. The music for these performances also comes from those overnight SleepWalks soundscapes by Lee Pembleton and Andrea Williams. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company dancers transform themselves into the dreamer bodies as they are immersed in Andrea Williams’ video projection environments. Reality blurs with the dreamworld as the dancers move back and forth between the reality of sleep and the revelation of our dreams.

Performances will be take place on October 21st and 22nd, 8-9pm, $10, at the Chapel + Cultural Center in Troy, NY.

Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting

Join us for an eveing of good fun and education. O Neh Da Vinyard and Eagle Crest Vinyards will be bringing the best of thier selection. Learn about the various types of grapes, how and where they are grown, and all about the process used to make them into wine. This is an event you do not want to miss.

Guests must be 21+ to attend this event.Wine Tasting 2016

Our Fall 2016 Mass Schedule

This Weekend – 20/21 AUGUST  – We resume our fall Mass Schedule:

Saturday: 5:15 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 5:00 pm

Welcome Picnic 2016

Welcome Picnic1Please join us on Sunday, 4 September, after the 5:00 pm evening Mass. Our theme this year is “MONOPOLY C+CC STYLE”. The popular board game will be life size and placed on the ground as if it is the usual game, but with a twist. The streets and buildings will be Troy and RPI. Teams of 4 will play in hopes of winning the top prizes for the most monopoly money obtained during the game. Sign-up sheets for the picnic are available in the hallway. Please contact Jean Francois at 518-225-1409 or if you have questions. After the long summer away, we encourage all returning students and parishioners to attend to welcome new friends and reconnect with old ones! Join us!!!


Summer Mass Schedule



SUNDAY: 10:00 AM



Mass Schedule Update

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO daily Mass at the C+CC on Wednesday and Friday, 18 and 20 May.


May 21-22 – Mass Schedule is Saturday 5:15 pm; Sunday 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

May 28-29 – Summer Schedule begins: Saturday 5:15 pm and Sunday 10:00 am.


(Full Mass Schedule will resume on 20-21 August)

Simoni Spring Concert – May 6 – 5:00pm

Dean of HASS Mary Simoni (piano) and vocalist Kimberley Dolanski will offer a sunny selection of Broadway show tunes and other popular music, “The Great American Songbook of Spring,” at 5:00 pm at the Chapel + Cultural Center. This concert is presented in partnership with the Rensselaer Club.