25 Jan
2015

Will You Follow Him?

DSC_6778Today we continue with the theme of the implications of the call to discipleship. The first reading alerts us to the prospect that we may be called to something we never expected. So, Jonah, instead of preaching repentance to his fellow chosen people, instead is sent to save their hated enemies, the Ninevites.

St. Paul reminds us in the second reading that there is no place for procrastination in discipleship because: “The time is running out”. Or as Jesus announced in today’s Gospel: “The kingdom of God is at hand!” Notice what Our Lord follows with: “Repent (change our ways) and believe!”

Ultimately we are asked to be willing to follow the example of the first disciples: “They abandoned what they previously had been doing and followed Him.”

25 Jan
2015

“Snowbirds” Take Note

If you are one of our “snowbirds” and are planning on being away for the winter months, please notify Barbara at the Rectory. We can stop your envelopes for the time you are away and resume them when you come back.

24 Jan
2015

School News

March Madness Holiday Raffle is off to a good start! Do not miss the opportunity of having 31 chances to win, and the ticket pulled on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17/15) will win $1,000. All winning tickets go back into the drum, thus providing a person with multiple chances of winning. Tickets are available in the hallway outside of the school office and a printable ticket is located on our school website www.sacredheartschooltroy.com

24 Jan
2015

Roarke Center Food Pantry

We would like to expand our regular food pantry collection for the Roarke Center to include personal care items. Any items for the Roarke Center (food and toiletries) will continue to be collected in the sacristy and delivered weekly. Sister Marion from the Roarke Center and the clients are continually grateful for our donations.

22 Jan
2015

Faith Formation News

Religious Education, Grades 1-8: Class is This Sunday, January 25, 2015

Confirmation, Grades 9-10: Class is This Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 6-7:30pm

RCIA & Adult Confirmation: If you or someone you know is interested in receiving or completing the initiatory sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Holy Eucharist, or if you are interested in being part of a team to help prepare adults for these sacraments, please contact Marge Stockwell at the rectory or at 272-0367.

18 Jan
2015

Called to Discipleship!

DSC_6769The theme for this Sunday’s liturgy of the Word is the call to discipleship, which follows naturally from last week’s look at the implications of our Baptism.

Our first response ought to be that of the prophet Samuel found in today’s first reading: “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” In today’s second reading St. Paul reminds us that being responsive to God’s call requires us to discipline our weaknesses, lest we be seriously distracted, if not downright impeded, from the call. (St. Paul even specifies some obstacles which we have come to call the seven deadly sins: pride, covertness, lust, anger, gluttony, etc.)

If we are disciplined and responsive, we can expect to share the same experience which the very first disciples recounted in today’s Gospel: “…and they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him.”

18 Jan
2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

DSC_5602As we take Monday, January 19th off may we remember the ideals that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of and personally lived on a daily basis: peace/peaceful resolution, equality, love of self and neighbor. Let us also reflect upon the ability of just one person’s efforts to make a lasting difference in the world!

Our theme of “Pray for Peace” keeps us centered upon Christ’s directive of “Love one another as I have loved you”. We are called to remain focused on our purpose and know that we are never alone. We are but a minute dot upon an infinite landscape!

18 Jan
2015

School News

Four of Our Sixth Graders Have Received Scholarships! Mr. Christopher Bott, Principal of Catholic Central High School (CCHS) informed us that four of our sixth graders have won scholarships to CCHS for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Merrill, our principal, is pleased to announce that our winners are: Timothy Harper, Rachel Malek, Gigi Kataoka and Grace Rogers. Congratulations to all!

17 Jan
2015

“Sisters Care” – Help for Homebound

As you may be aware the Sisters of St. Joseph have a program called Sisters Care. This program allows senior members of our parish to remain in their own homes by providing Sisters who will give some help with daily activities. For more information, call Sister Claudette, Coordinator at 518-783-4578. There is a brochure on the bulletin board in the back of church.

11 Jan
2015

Prayer for Our Parish

God, our Father, Bless our Parish of the Sacred Heart. Help us to welcome all who come to worship, adore and praise You, the One true God and Father of us all. Jesus, be with us, as we celebrate your life, death and resurrection in Word and Sacrament. Holy Spirit, fill our parish family with your love. Help us to love one another in our parish and in our family. Guide us in your holy will for the present and the future of our Parish of Sacred Heart. Amen.

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CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SACRED HEART – MISSION STATEMENT

The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart welcomes all people to join in our celebration of Gods love. Through prayer, education, and caring for others, we strive to serve the needs of Gods people, thereby gaining a richer understanding of the gospel message.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00pm Sunday 8:45am & 11:15am Weekday 9:00am

Confessions

Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)

Baptism

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for information and scheduled dates.

Marriage

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for an appointment at least six months in advance of wedding.

Hospital Visits

If you, or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, it is important that you identify yourself to the hospital as a member of Sacred Heart Parish or contact the Rectory (274-1363) to inform us of your hospitalization.