St. John of God
A Mission of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA)

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We visit homes to provide pastoral care, the Eucharist
and all other sacraments for those who can't attend a worship service.

Sundays at 10:30am at the Interfaith Chapel
Ellis Medicine McClellen Street Health Center
600 McClellan Street
Schenectady, NY 12304

We also offer Mass every other Friday 
at Pathways  Residential and Rehabilitation Center
1805 Providence Ave.
Niskayuna, NY 12309
See Calendar Page for Dates and Times

Church Office Mailing Address:
​16 Marion Ave., Albany, NY 12203
St. John of God is not affiliated with Ellis Medicine or Pathways Nursing Home.  We offer Mass on Sundays at the Interfaith Chapel at Ellis on a volunteer basis as part of our mission and we volunteer our Mass on Fridays at Pathways. All are welcome to attend.

St. John of God is part of the growing independent Catholic Churches in the United States. Our Cathedral Church is Holy Innocents Parish located in Halcottsville, New York. Bishop Frank Betancourt and Father Dante Tarantini are Co-Pastors of Holy Innocents. Bishop Frank is the Diocesan Bishop for the Diocese of Little Portion.

We are Catholic in our life of faith, and we are Episcopal in our Church structure.
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Father Tony facilitates a spiritual reflection and support group at The Albany Damien Center every Tuesday at 5:30pm.

People living with HIV/AIDS - go to for more information on this group.

Father Victor DeSanits
Now a priest with CACINA; his wife, Mary, is pictured with him

Video of Father Tony's Ordination on March 5, 2016

Father DeSantis is a chaplain at Ellis Medicine and will now serve as a pastor with Saint John of God Mission.

Father Tony and Father DeSantis will work together to pastor the people of Saint John of God.

Julia Hayden is also a chaplain at Ellis Medicine, pictured to the right, and is working toward Holy Orders as a Deacon with CACINA.  She is currently serving as an acolyte and we look forward to welcoming her into her role as Deacon.
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We are
an inclusive
Come as you are,
and we accept
you as you are.
Dear St John, you worked tirelessly for the sick, spending your life in the service of others. We ask that you intercede for us that we may be healed of our spiritual sicknesses. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Father Anthony Green is pastor of this new mission parish in the Capital District of New York.  He chose St. John of God as the Patron Saint of this new mission because of St. John's history and ministry of caring for people who were sick.  St. John of God is known as the Patron Saint for Hospitals and Nurses.  
Father Green has ministered to hospice and hospital patients for the past fifteen years.  This newly formed mission is centered on meeting the sacramental and pastoral care needs of people in the Capital District of New York.  Please feel free to contact Father Green for sacramental or pastoral care in your time of need.
The mission of St. John of God is to participate in the healing presence of God.
We value an inclusive ministry with communion open to all of God's people and we offer all Catholic Sacraments to support God's people.
Central to our ministry is  providing pastoral care to the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care.