16Sep
2018

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of tasks during our upcoming Parish Mission scheduled for October 6 – 10, 2018.  If you can help with any of the following tasks, please call Barbara at the Rectory at  518-274-1363:

  • Two greeters are needed at the doors of the church to say hello and welcome everyone who attends each evening.
  • Deserts are needed for Wednesday evenings social to be held at the conclusion of the Parish Mission. Coffee & Tea will be provided by Sacred Heart.
  • If you play an instrument, or can sing as a soloist for Monday evening and/or would like to participate in the Mission for one or more evenings, please let us know. Songs for Sunday evening will include Amazing Grace, Come Holy Spirit, and How Great Thou Art. (On Monday evening, Father would like Lay Your Hands, by Cary Landry, sung as a solo).

Please leave your name, phone number and e-mail address with Barbara, so that we may contact you. Thank you so very much!

Sacred Heart Liturgy Committee

16Sep
2018

Parish Mission Update

Father Michael P. Sullivan, OSA will return to Sacred Heart Church October 6 – 10, 2018 to lead our faith community in an engaging, entertaining, thought provoking and faith-filled Parish Mission retreat!

Please mark your calendars and don’t miss this opportunity to join Fr. Sullivan and your fellow parishioners for a rewarding faith experience

Mission Schedule:

  • Father Sullivan will begin his time with us by celebrating Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th.
  • Father Sullivan will also preach at both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, October 7th
  • The first evening session of the Mission will take place on Sunday October 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Mission will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (10/8 – 10/10)
  • Father Sullivan will also celebrate each morning Mass throughout the Mission, Monday through Wednesday.
  • Confessions will be heard on Monday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m.
  • There will be Benediction on Wednesday evening at the closing, followed by a free will offering and a social.

Don’t forget to save the dates!!

16Sep
2018

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Updates: Faith Formation classes for grades 1-5 will be returning to Sunday mornings between masses from 9:40-10:25. First class is THIS Sunday September 16, which includes a parent orientation in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Grades 6-8 will meet every other Sunday evening 6-8PM (same schedule as Confirmation prep) for our new Junior High Youth Program. Program is available to all 6-8th graders—from both public and Catholic schools—and will have a renewed focus on socialization, catechesis, community engagement, and building a lasting community for our youth.

Confirmation Registration: Confirmation Prep classes begin THIS Sunday, September 16, 6-8 PM. Parent orientation will go from 6-6:30PM that same evening.

RCIA Registration: Classes will go on Sundays between masses from 9:40 – 10:25 in the parish youth room (A.K.A. honeycomb hideout underneath the teacher’s lounge).

15Sep
2018

School News

Welcome Back! We have exciting news for the 2018-2019 school year! The new additions to the faculty/staff, the enhanced curriculum for all of our students, the upgrades made to our technologies and the improvements to the physical plant will certainly provide positive conversations over the next several months.

Ms. Kaliher is the new third grade teacher (Mrs. Eileen Brandt retired in June) and Mrs. Morabito has returned as a classroom aide within our PK Blue Room.

15Sep
2018

Catholic University Collection

Next weekend, (9/23/18) we will  take up the National Collection for The Catholic University.

Your investment will enable the University to continue to support the Church and to advance its work of preparing the next generation of leadership both religious and lay, of our Church and Nation.

14Sep
2018

Hallelujah!!!

We have reached our 2018 Bishop’s Appeal goal and gone over the top for the 2nd year in a row. THANK YOU!

Our assessment is $72,564 and as of this past week we have $73,845 with just 228 gifts.

We are still accepting contributions to provide a cushion for pledges that might not come in. (Any overage that is paid will be returned by 50% to the parish… Last year we had $3,000 returned!)

Thank you again to all those who gave so generously. Keep in mind commitments to the Bishop’s Appeal may be made online at the theBishopsappeal.org or to the rectory.

14Sep
2018

Rosary Rally to Be Held

This year is the 101st Anniversary of Our Lady’s Fatima Appearances! Sacred Heart Church will hold a Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 13 at noon in the Sacred Heart parking lot. We will gather in the lower parking lot facing Pawling Avenue (Near the new message board!)

This year the Rosary Rally falls on the actual feast day of the last Fatima apparition and Miracle of the Sun!

Let us show the Blessed Virgin Mary our devotion to her Immaculate Heart and our desire for peace in our world!

America Needs Fatima – prayer in numbers is powerful! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend! Thank you.

9Sep
2018

Regina Caeli Academy 2018-2019

Come join our exciting mission to form the next generation of Catholics! Regina Caeli Academy (www.rcahybrid.org) provides a classical, hybrid education in the Catholic tradition.

Pre K3- 12th grade students attend Socratic, hands-on classes taught by trained tutors two days a week and homeschool on the remaining days.  Lesson plans for home days are included and optimized for in-home education.

Location: 201 N. Ten Broeck St. Scotia, NY 12302.

For enrollment information, or to schedule a tour of our facility (by appointment only), please contact Sister Laurie-Marie, Center Coordinator of Education at lmparisi.alb@rcahybrid.org or (845) 379-0680.

9Sep
2018

Blessed are the Poor

One of the often used Hebrew words found in the Old Testament is anawim, which is usually translated into English as “the poor”. That does not do justice to the meaning of anawim, which implies much more than economic poverty.

Sometimes it is translated as “the lowly” which again fails to impress us moderns who no longer honor class distinctions. Throughout salvation history, God has consistently shown a predilection for the anawim, i.e. those
disadvantaged, whether, physically, spiritually, economically or socially. When the followers of John the Baptist asked Jesus if He was the hoped-for messiah, Jesus answered in the words heard today from the prophet Isaiah. Note well, it describes physical curing as well as spiritual (i.e. the whole person).

When Jesus preached the beatitudes, the first words out of His mouth were “Blessed are the poor in spirit..” Not surprisingly, our current Pope Francis has made predilection for the anawim the hallmark of his papacy. Why this predilection? Because those who don’t have, depend on others. They recognize and acknowledge they are not in charge, not in control (contrary to modern advertising which fallaciously emphasizes always being in control). They live consciously depending on

God. We are called to do the same.

8Sep
2018

Happy Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Marge Hope!  100 years young!

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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.

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Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am

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

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

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

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