31 Aug

Confirmation Prep Classes Begining

We will have refreshments and an Orientation for Parents from 6-6:30pm, and then 6:30-8pm our first class with our 9th and 10th graders! Registration forms and this year’s Calendar can be found in the back of Church on the bulletin board. The Registration form is due by September 10th! You can also find the Registration Form and Calendar on our parish website Faith Formation Ministries page: http://sacredhearttroy.com/about/parish-ministries/faith-formation-ministries/

30 Aug

Actions Speak Louder Than Words!

DSC_4493Our first reading today tells us: “Observe then carefully, for thus will you give evidence of
your wisdom and intelligence…” while St. James’ advice in the second reading is: “Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you…” “Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.” Finally, in the Gospel, Jesus quotes Isaiah saying: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me…”

Thus we are asked to contemplate the need for inner (heartfelt) commitment. Too often those reluctant to follow Christ – especially young people – try to justify their own failures by pointing to our failures, calling us hypocrites. Developing an inner life of sanctity is critical. We can’t be satisfied with externals only. So while we faithfully observe the externals of our religion to “…give evidence…” of our wisdom and intelligence, at the same time we must go beyond externals and “be doers of the word and not hearers only.”

29 Aug

Faith in Action

Come join Schenectady churches and churches from the surrounding area for our 4th Eucharistic Procession as we pray for religious liberty and the end of abortion.

The Procession begins at 3 PM from St. Luke’s Church, 1241 State Street, Schenectady. Fr. Dominic Isopo, Pastor of St. Luke’s Parish, will lead the procession, along with other priests and deacons. There will be the recitation of the rosary and Eucharistic and patriotic hymns.

For any questions, contact: Viviane @ 384-0699 or vivianestrain@yahoo.com

28 Aug

Hard Sayings of Jesus

“…are we indifferent to the challenging words of Our Lord? Jesus’ discourse in the sixth chapter of John’s gospel contains hard sayings that separate believers in Him as the Bread of Life from those who see him as nothing more than the son of Joseph. Do Our Lord’s hard sayings put us into or outside his camp?”

See the balance of Father Yanas’ homily on the “Hard Sayings” of Jesus on his Recent Homilies & Reflections Page!

28 Aug

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Adoration

The 32nd Anniversary Mass for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Adoration will be on Tuesday evening, September 8 at St. Augustine’s Church in North Troy. There will be a rosary procession at 6:30pm and then Mass at 7pm followed by Benediction. All are welcome.

23 Aug

Social Justice Committee Members Wanted

St Martin de PorresThe Sacred Heart Social Justice Committee is always looking for new members. We meet once every 2 months to discuss and plan projects that assist the needy in our community. We typically meet on Wednesdays at 10AM in the rectory and our next meeting is scheduled for September 9.

Youth seeking a service project for school may be interested in volunteering their time with assisting committee members. Items that are donated for each service project must be transported from the church to the rectory after weekend masses.

If you are interested in becoming a member, volunteering or learning more about the committee and this ministry, please feel free to attend our next meeting or call the rectory at 518-274-1363 and leave your name and number and a committee member will return your call. Thank you for your interest

23 Aug

Bishop’s Appeal Update

The Bishop’s Appeal has been encouraging this year but we are still $5,391.00 short of our goal. We have 234 gifts/pledges totaling $69,602. This makes the average gift $297 representing a little over 25% of our Parish. If the remaining parishioners gave $10-$15 dollars we would meet our goal.

If we go over our goal the parish receives 50% of the overage back! You can go online to make your pledge at www.thebishopsappeal.org Envelopes are also available in the rear of the church. Thank you.

23 Aug

Carondelet Music Center News

Fall Semester begins at Carondelet Music Center on September 14. Enroll now! Registration deadline is September 7. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Center provides music instruction in private and group classes. Specializing in early childhood music and movement, Carondelet Music Center offers Kindermusik classes for all age groups. For more information call Sister Patricia St. John at 783-3608.

23 Aug

Save The Date

The Sacred Heart Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, September 27 at the Frear Park Golf Course. Come and support your school and enjoy food, fun and prizes! More details to follow.

23 Aug

Marriage Jubilee Celebration

The 43rd Annual Marriage Jubilee Celebration sponsored by the Office of Lay Ministry Formation, will be held Saturday October 17 at 2:00 pm at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Eagle St. and Madison Avenue in Albany.

Couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or other special wedding anniversaries are invited to attend this celebration. Bishop Scharfenberger will celebrate the Liturgy at 2:00 pm and greet couples and their guests at a reception in the gathering area at the Cathedral immediately following Mass. Please register through your parish office or you may e-mail Jennifer.alicea@rcda.org  Deadline is October 5th.

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Position Open

Pastoral Associate for Administration Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish seeks a Pastoral Associate for Administration. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Pastor, Associate Pastor and parish staff to provide overall administrative needs of the parish. This is a part-time position (24 hours/week) with primary areas of responsibility being Administrative Support, Human Resources and Supervision.

Resumes for consideration may be forwarded to Sacred Heart Parish office 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 Attn: Rev. John J. Yanas, Pastor PAA Search Committee

Please click the link below to obtain a PDF copy of this position job description.

SH Pastoral Associate for Administration JD 07-24-15

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Mass Schedule

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


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


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


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.