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 modelled for us in the Gospels.


The parish of Mater Christi is a faith community unified by belief in Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit, and rooted in the discipleship of our Blessed Mother. United by our common baptism in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we celebrate the Eucharist and seek to work and pray for the deepening of faith in Jesus Christ through worship, evangelization, and service.


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.