Scripture Reading Reflection

Does it not seem that all three of this Sunday’s readings reveal to us God’s attitude toward the plight of sinners, presuming that we recognize how widespread is the human tendency to prefer its own blindness and selfishness, to God’s loving intentions for us.

In the first reading we see the unbelievable stupidity of the Hebrews but a short time after their deliverance from slavery by God on the one hand, while on the other God’s willingness to accept the mediation of but one man (Moses) on their behalf.

In the second reading to Timothy, St. Paul is vividly aware that previously his life was going in the wrong direction, and that its turnabout was a pure gift from a loving God. What does that say to us?

Finally, in the Gospel, ever keep in mind that Jesus’ two parables, i.e. of the one lost sheep and the return of the prodigal son, are an attempt to enlighten the hardness of heart of the self-righteous Pharisees and scribes, i.e. God is willing to go far beyond half way to cure alienation from Him.

Which of these situations do we find ourselves? In today’s reflective Psalm we pray in response: “A clean heart create for me O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.”


Faith Formation News

Religious Education:
Registration for the 2019-2020 Religious Education Program is NOW OPEN.

Registration forms are available on the Sacred Heart Parish community bulletin board located in the rear of our church, the our Parish Website: www.sacredhearttroy.com or in Parish Office 518-274-1363.


School News

School Food Pantry:
The school’s year-round food pantry program begins on Wednesday, September 18th with the donation of “tuna fish”. The children kindly bring in a specific food stuff item which is noted on the monthly school calendar. These items are then collected by our sixth graders during the morning assembly and are stored in the faculty room cabinets until they are transported to Unity House.

School Picture Day:
The children will have the opportunity to have their school picture taken on Wednesday, September 18th. Smile!




NEW TO THE PARISH? WELCOME! We are happy to have you in our community and hope that you will enjoy a truly Christian experience with us. Please call or stop by the rectory to register (518) 274-1363. This helps us for sacraments, sick calls or any other assistance you may need. Thank you!


School News

Welcome Back:
We have exciting news for the 2019-2020 school year! The new additions to the administration/faculty/staff, the enhanced curriculum for all of our students, the continued upgrades made to our technologies and the improvements to the physical plant will certainly provide positive conversations over the next several months. You can remain up-to-date by following our Facebook page (Sacred Heart School) or website (ww.SacredHeartSchoolTroy.com). Great news to follow!

School Opens:
Thursday, September 5th: Grades 1-6-first day of school with a half day dismissal (11:30), Kindergarten Orientation 9:00-11:00.

Friday, September 6th: Full day K-6 and Pre K/ECP Orientation by last name (9:45-10:15 or 10:30-11:00).
Monday, September 9th: Full day Pre K, ECP and K-6.


Holy Hour – September 6th

Friday, September 6th at 7pm – join us for an hour of Adoration, Praise and Worship led by Bishop Scharfenberger.  There will be dinner immediately following and time to fellowship with others in our diocese.  Please make every effort to join us.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

We are called to be humble of heart. Learn how to love each other with humility by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Oct 18-20, 2019 in ALBANY, NY and Nov 1-3, 2019 in MANCHESTER, CT.

For more information, call Pat & Mary Jo McLaughlin at 860-315-2127 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org/.


Religious Education

Registration for the 2019-2020 Religious Education Program is NOW OPEN. Registration forms are available on the Sacred Heart Parish community bulletin board in the back of church and on the Faith Formation Programs page on our Parish Website or Parish Office 518-274-1363.


Scripture Reading Reflection

Today’s prophecy from the Book of Isaiah was originally uttered at a time of great potential discouragement. Most of the twelve tribes of Israel were forever dispersed throughout the Near East, and eventually lost their specific tribal identity. Only a handful of Jews returned from the Babylonian exile, and found their homeland and Jerusalem desolated and depleted. The situation was certainly a trial for those who remained loyal to God. Yet they persevered.

The Epistle to the Hebrews counsels us to: “…not distain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by Him.” Finally, today’s Gospel passage centers around the question: “Will only a few be saved?” In answering that question, Jesus certainly makes clear that it will not be easy, and many will not succeed. Does that mean that living a Christian life is a dismal endeavor? We inevitably have to face some sort of trials. Why? Because being united with Christ means that in some way we have to share in His saving suffering and death. Yet, we do so without distain, because we are confident that the final outcome will be resurrection with and in Christ.

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