2 Aug
2015

“…Be Renewed in the Spirit”

Inspirational-1(Resize)In today’s second reading, St. Paul teaches: “You must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.” Any thinking person today has only to open his eyes and ears to what is going on in our post Christian culture to recognize the widespread futility of the minds of our contemporary secularist so-called thinkers.

Be it society’s preoccupation with pleasure, ease, comfort and entertainment. Pleasure before principle. The so-called “right to sexual activity” no matter what the price, abortion on demand for our convenience, same sex marriage and on it goes down the slippery slope of denial of God’s designs for us.

Today’s other readings remind us of how easy it is for fallen human nature to forget and therefore ignore God’s gifts of the past. Are we like the Israelite’s of old willing to trade the gift of freedom for a full stomach? Or are we like Jesus’ contemporaries who keep demanding one more sign before they will fall in line? Let us take seriously St. Paul’s exhortation: “…put away the old self of your former way of life…and be renewed in the spirit of your minds.”

2 Aug
2015

2015 Bishops Appeal Update

Thank you to all who have contributed or pledged to this year’s Bishop’s Appeal. We are getting so close to our goal! Please continue to send in your pledges either in the offertory collection or by mail. Also online giving at
www.thebishopsappeal.org provides a seamless, secure and easy way to make your gift. Our parish is automatically credited with your gift.

Thank you to everyone who has pledged to date!

Sacred Heart’s 2015 Assessment: $74, 993.00
Pledged gifts to date: 231
Total pledged to date: $67,777.00

1 Aug
2015

Summer Concert Series

The Troy Little Italy Summer Market Concert Series will present a free performance by Italian Singer, Nick Coluccio on Friday, August 14th. The Concert is from 6:30-8:30pm at the Market on Hill Street. Please bring your own lawn chair.

1 Aug
2015

Can You Help?

It has been my joy to coordinate the Baptismal Blanket Ministry for the past several years. However, my circumstances have changed and I will need to step back as coordinator. We ask that any interested parishioners step forward to take up this Ministry. It is a beautiful Ministry indeed to gift little ones with donated blankets from the Parish as a keepsake of their Baptismal day.

It requires some time (not a lot) to collect blankets as they are donated and arrange them for gifting on the day of Baptism each month. I’d be pleased to talk with you should you call me for more information. Hope to hear from you.  – Barbara O’Brien 272-3403

31 Jul
2015

Spring Avenue Entry Update

The Spring Avenue entry is now closed until construction is complete. For those who are mobility impaired, we have erected a temporary ramp just passed the Spring Ave. door that will allow you to access through the back of the school nurse’s office.

For all those that can negotiate steps, please enter the church through the cafeteria doors or through the Pawling Avenue entrance. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.”

26 Jul
2015

The Body of Christ!

Altar Vessels - 03Today’s first reading from the Old Testament and the Gospel both relate to us the stories of God’s miraculous multiplication of physical nourishment for His people. The implications clearly point to a foretelling of the institution of the most Holy Eucharist, which is our Lord’s intention that nourishment for the soul be available for all time.

St. Thomas Aquinas, that great theologian of the Eucharist, tells us that while the Eucharist is indeed physical nourishment, there is a major difference between God’s intention for the Eucharist and ordinary food. Whereas ordinary food is taken in and becomes part of our bodies, helping them to grow and be strong, in the unique case of the Eucharist, instead of being transformed into our bodies, we are transformed into that which we receive! Said another way… We become part of the Eucharist (the physical presence of Christ)!

Thus, as St. Paul reminds us today in the second reading, the result is that we all become a unity of …”one body and one spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all and IN ALL!”

25 Jul
2015

Save the Date

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.

24 Jul
2015

Pastoral Associate for Administration Sought

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.

Interested persons should forward resumes for consideration to: Sacred Heart Parish office 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 Attn: Rev. John J. Yanas, Pastor PAA Search Committee

SH Pastoral Associate for Administration JD 07-24-15

21 Jul
2015

SH Volunteers in Action

This past Saturday (7/18), a group of teens and other volunteers from our parish and school families got together for some much needed weeding of the planting beds around the church and school grounds.  Special thanks to Burns, Lammon and Turner families, Justin Raia, Dave Lenane, Erin and Kiley Pendergast and our youngest volunteer Kindergartener Abbey Winston and her mother Kristi – thank you one and all!

19 Jul
2015

Volunteer Cleaners/Painters Needed

Gym Floor ReplacementWe are on schedule to begin working on the gym repainting project!  Our initial meeting and work session will occur on Monday 7/20/15 at 7:00pm in the Gym (please plan to enter through the double doors in the “Pit Area” behind the Rectory!) After a brief organizational/intro. meeting we will begin assembling scaffolding, setting up equipment and then will “dive right in” to dusting/cleaning of surfaces and assorted other preparatory work.

Please plan to come to the meeting ready to work.  If you have any buckets, scrub brushes, sponges, rags or other assorted cleaning supplies etc., and/or your favorite pair of rubber gloves and safety glasses please bring them along!  Also step ladders, brooms, shop vacs, extension chords, paint scrapers, and/or wire brushes, paint brushes, rollers/pans, and extension handles if you have any of these things will be helpful (Please be sure to put your name on your stuff so we can get everything back to the rightful owners when we are all done!) We will have dust masks, and safety glasses available for your use.   For more information, call Sam Ciraulo at 271-7865

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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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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.