Staff & Leaders

Staff

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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Trustees

Bob Larkin

Liturgical Minister at 4:30 Mass, Stewardship, Finance, Pastoral Council, Evangelization, Trustee Bob was born in Albany and grew up in Rensselaer.  He has been a St. Michael’s parishioner for 35 years.  Bob has worked for 50 years in the Financial Industries field and studied at SUNY Cobbleskill, American College, CLU Charted Life Underwriters and Charter […]

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Ellen Hotz

Social Justice, Stewardship, Social Media, Evangelization, Pastoral Care Ellen grew up on Long Island, in Massapequa Park with her six siblings and 16 cousins all in the same neighborhood.  She met her husband, Bob, while in high school, and they both attended college at SUNY Stony Brook.  Ellen and Bob married in 1972, migrated to […]

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Ministry Chair

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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Ann Marie Kowalczyk

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Pastoral Council term ends 6/30/18 Chairperson of the Welcome Ministry Ann-Marie was born in New Rochelle, NY and currently resides in North Greenbush.  She works for Verizon, NY- Government Affairs and her education includes MS RPI; BS Lemoyne College. Her family includes her husband, Bob; daughters- Elise, Laura, Katherine; 1 […]

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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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Bill Prendergast

Food Delivery, Vocation Ministry Bill was born in Troy, raised at Snyder’s Lake, and lived many years in Averill Park.  He currently resides in North Greenbush. Bill retired from Verizon as a Network Specialist Manager after 36 years.  He has a wife Terri and  3 children: Michael, Kimberley, and Jeffrey.  He likes to play golf, […]

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Bob Larkin

Liturgical Minister at 4:30 Mass, Stewardship, Finance, Pastoral Council, Evangelization, Trustee Bob was born in Albany and grew up in Rensselaer.  He has been a St. Michael’s parishioner for 35 years.  Bob has worked for 50 years in the Financial Industries field and studied at SUNY Cobbleskill, American College, CLU Charted Life Underwriters and Charter […]

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Carol Hook

Ministry Chair – Crafty Ladies

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Ellen Hotz

Social Justice, Stewardship, Social Media, Evangelization, Pastoral Care Ellen grew up on Long Island, in Massapequa Park with her six siblings and 16 cousins all in the same neighborhood.  She met her husband, Bob, while in high school, and they both attended college at SUNY Stony Brook.  Ellen and Bob married in 1972, migrated to […]

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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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Joan Giordano

Liturgical Minister for 7:30 Mass Ministers of Hospitality (Greeter)

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Joe Pustay

Ministry Chair – Door Tenders Joe was born in Waterford but moved to Troy when he was one…he grew up a block away from Sacred Heart Parish.  He joined St. Michael’s Parish 12 years ago.  Joe attended Sacred Heart and Catholic Central in Troy and the St Bonaventure University.  He is currently a NYS Information […]

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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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Margaret Willard

Liturgical Minister for 4:30 Mass Hospitality Subcommittee

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Marianne Matatt

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Baptismal Ministry

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Marie Barhold

Pastoral Council Member, Term ends 6/30/19 Social Media Ministry Evangelization Ministry

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Marie Celeste

Liturgical Minister for 4:30 Mass Prayer & Worship; Proclaimers of the Word (Lectors)

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Marilyn Murdock

Prayer Chain, Card Subcommittee

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Mark Keenan

Mark was born in Albany, NY, and currently resides in Rensslelaer, NY. After his education at Suny Maritime he pursued a career as an Engineer. He has a Girlfriend: Janet and a Dog- Zoe. His fav part of St Michael’s Parish is Monday and his hobbies include, Biking, and Reading and his fav quote is […]

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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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Paula Zenzen

Liturgical Minister for 7:30 Mass RCIA Paula was born in Cohoes and grew up in Watervliet.  She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and CCHS.  Paula has belonged to St.Michael’s since 1999.  She is an RN with a degree in health administration.  She worked at AMC starting as a staff nurse and leaving as the Director […]

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Rosemary Burns

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Bereavement Ministry, Military Subcommittee

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Teresa Murphy

Liturgical Minister for 4:30 Mass, Garden Ministry Teresa was born in Brooklyn and lived in Queens until she was eleven, when my family moved up to West Coxsackie.  She has you been a parishioner of St. Michael’s for 18 years.  Teresa graduated from Coxsackie-Athens Central School and have two years of college.  She worked for […]

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Pastoral Council

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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Ann Marie Kowalczyk

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Pastoral Council term ends 6/30/18 Chairperson of the Welcome Ministry Ann-Marie was born in New Rochelle, NY and currently resides in North Greenbush.  She works for Verizon, NY- Government Affairs and her education includes MS RPI; BS Lemoyne College. Her family includes her husband, Bob; daughters- Elise, Laura, Katherine; 1 […]

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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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Bob Larkin

Liturgical Minister at 4:30 Mass, Stewardship, Finance, Pastoral Council, Evangelization, Trustee Bob was born in Albany and grew up in Rensselaer.  He has been a St. Michael’s parishioner for 35 years.  Bob has worked for 50 years in the Financial Industries field and studied at SUNY Cobbleskill, American College, CLU Charted Life Underwriters and Charter […]

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Ellen Hotz

Social Justice, Stewardship, Social Media, Evangelization, Pastoral Care Ellen grew up on Long Island, in Massapequa Park with her six siblings and 16 cousins all in the same neighborhood.  She met her husband, Bob, while in high school, and they both attended college at SUNY Stony Brook.  Ellen and Bob married in 1972, migrated to […]

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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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Joan Phillips

Joan was born in Glen Falls, NY and currently resides in Wynantskill, NY.  She works in CSR Insurance. Her family includes her two sons and her favorite quote is “Holy Mackeral” and her fav part is the welcoming and giving church! Term ends 6/30/19 so we are lucky to have her for a few more […]

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John S. Maxian

10:00 Mass John was born in Amsterdam, NY and currently resides in Rensslelaer, NY.  With a BS- in Accounting, and MBA in Finance, he works as a controller.  His family includes: Crystal, Alexandra, Makayla, Nicholas and his pet guinea pig. For hobbies, he enjoys: sports, landscaping, and hiking. His favorite part of our parish is […]

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Julie Willson

Pastoral Council Julie was born and raised in Averill Park NY and currently lives in Troy with her husband Craig.  Her family members have been life-long parishioners of St Henry’s, but after she got married she started attending mass at St Michael’s with her husband and was so impressed with the parish that she became […]

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Karin Krasevac-Lenz

Pastoral Council term ends 6/30/18

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Margaret Willard

Liturgical Minister for 4:30 Mass Hospitality Subcommittee

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Marie Barhold

Pastoral Council Member, Term ends 6/30/19 Social Media Ministry Evangelization Ministry

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Mark Keenan

Mark was born in Albany, NY, and currently resides in Rensslelaer, NY. After his education at Suny Maritime he pursued a career as an Engineer. He has a Girlfriend: Janet and a Dog- Zoe. His fav part of St Michael’s Parish is Monday and his hobbies include, Biking, and Reading and his fav quote is […]

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Mary Sandstrom-Hennigan

Liturgical Minister for 7:30 Mass; Term ends 6/30/18 Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in an area called Parkchester in Bronx, NY in St. Helena Parish.  She has been a parishioner of St. Michael’s for  3 years.   May has a PhD from Fordham University in Cytogenetics and she worked for 37 years […]

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Robert Long

Liturgical Minister for the 4:30 Mass Term expires 6/30/19 Robert aka Bob was born in Troy, NY, and currently resides in North Greenbush, NY. After receiving his Bachelors, and MBA in Computer Science- he went on to become an IT Computer Programmer.  His family includes his loving wife and their 3 children, and his hobby […]

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Terri Kersch

Pastoral Council term ends 6/30/17

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Veronica Ciccarelli

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Pastoral Council President…term ends 6/30/18 Ronnie was born in Troy and grew up in North Greenbush.  She has been a parishioner of St. Michael’s for 45 years.  Ronnie went to St. Joseph’s Elem. School; CCHS, HVCC: AAS; Russell Sage and the U of A.  She earned a BS Business Admin […]

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Virginia O’Brien

Liturgical Minister for 10:00 Mass Term ends 6/30/19 Virginia, better known as Ginny- was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in North Greenbush.  After her graduation Graduate BA, SUNY Albany- she became a Manager at Coldwell Banker- Prime Properties . Her family includes her husband, Michael; grown children- Jennifer, Brendan and Lenny Grandchildren. What’s […]

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