Our parish name "Mater Christi" is a Latin phrase which means "Mother of Christ". With Mary as our spiritual mother, we strive to follow in her footsteps by cultivating that same faith and love for Jesus that she modeled for us in the Gospels.


To form Disciples of Christ through Mary


St. Teresa of Avila

Mary, Mother of Christ

"Mater Christi"

St. Catherine of Siena

Mater Christi is a Roman Catholic parish in Albany, NY. Our parish was officially dedicated on October 4th, 2009, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. 


Our parish was formed through the merging of St. Teresa of Avila parish, founded in 1920, and St. Catherine of Siena parish, founded in 1953. 

As a new faith community, we will continue to create new traditions and write our own story. We pray it is story rich in faith, hope, love, and evangelization.