Staff & Leaders

Very Rev. Anthony Ligato

Fr. Anthony Ligato, is a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, his home parish growing up was Our Lady of Victory Parish in Troy.   Father Anthony is a graduate of Siena College, Loudonville, New York,  the class of 1990,  with a degree in Marketing and Management.  He subsequently entered seminary […]

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Rev. Arthur A. Toole

Father Toole

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Rev. James M. Mackey

Father Mackey was born in Troy NY, and currently resides in Clifton Park, NY. As our quasi-retired Parish Priest his previous education included: PS18/CCHS/Matee XTI. St Bernands, Gregorian University. His favorite hobby is cruises to Cape Cod and his favorite part of St. Michael’s is the Parish Hall! His Favorite quote, “Cash is King”.

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Deacon Bob Sweeney

Acolytes (Altar Servers), Homebound, Nursing Home, Pastoral Care Bob was born and grew up in Fall River, Mass.  He has been a parishioner of St. Michael’s:  since ordination, May of 2013.  Bob studied at Providence College, University of Buffalo and St Bernard’s School of Theology.  Bob has worked for Firestone Rubber, Sears and Roebuck, Frito-Lay Inc., Ben & […]

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Barbara Berger

Adult Faith Formation, Catechists, Faith Formation, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Youth Ministry Barb was born in NYC and grew up on Long Island.  She currently resides in Kinderhook.  She has been a parishioner of St. Michael’s for 15 years and has worked in Church Ministry for 30 years.  She holds a degree in education.  Barb has two […]

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Barbara McMahon

Parish Secretary Barb was born in Troy and grew up in South Troy- Ida Street.  She went to St. Mary’s School on Third and Washington Streets in Troy, Catholic High (class of 1964) and then went to St. Catherine’s Infant Home to train to be a “Child Care Technician.” –graduated in 1965. She worked there […]

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Ginny Amsden, RN MS

Liturgical Minister for 4:30 Mass term ends 6/30/17 Parish Nurse Ministry,, Pastoral Health Care Ministry Ginny was born and raised in Troy, NY- but currently resides in Latham.  She received her RN  at St Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing/BS – Russell Sage College/MS-Russell Sage and has had various nursing positions throughout her career- ranging from […]

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Joseph Rizzo

Director of the Music Ministry Joe is a native Trojan, born in the Little Italy section of Troy and grew up in Wynantskill.   He came to St. Michael’s in 2/09. Previously, he served as Organist and Music Director at St Francis deSales in Troy for 25 years. Joe has been a  church organist since age […]

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Maureen Fogarty

Liturgical Minister for 7:30 Mass; President of the Women’s Guild Maureen was born and raised in Utica, NY, going to St. Francis deSales school for 12 years.  She attended Siena College and graduated with a BS degree, with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. While at Siena, she played basketball, softball, and […]

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