11Nov
2018

Happy Veteran’s Day

To All Veterans,

Your professionalism & expertise astound me, your courage and fortitude amaze me, your perseverance & dedication to duty inspire me, and the depth of your sacrifice humbles me.

Please accept my thanks & my deepest respect for the sacrifices you and your family have endured to protect and defend our American way of life.

I wish you peace and joy on this Veterans Day. May God grant you good health and comfort and may He continue to bless and protect you and your loved ones in the days to come.

A Grateful American

11Nov
2018

Of One Mind and Heart…

Catholic teaching has always been that in the Mass, the once and for all sacrifice of the dying and rising of Jesus is present. It is not just a memorial but an actual presence which transcends both time and place!

Have you ever asked yourself why the Mass is repeated over and over again day after day? Theoretically we would have to attend only once in a lifetime and we would be ready for heaven. However there is a problem…  and the problem is with us, not the Mass!

We are called upon to be of one mind and heart with the dying and rising Jesus, to give ourselves and our entire lives to His will. Because we keep coming up short of that identification with the will of Jesus, we have to keep trying. While this might seem to be an impossible goal, we can in fact, with effort, grow in grace and draw ever closer to that identification.

It should be obvious that just showing up, with focus completely elsewhere won’t do. Attending, but giving way to distractions is most people’s problem. That is why preparing ahead of time is so important… placing ourselves in an attitude of prayer rather than chatting with a neighbor, thinking (mistakenly) that we can immediately switch to a perfect disposition once the celebrant enters.

It is not for nothing that the Mass always begins with a call to reflect upon our failures. Attendance is merely the prerequisite. Praying the Mass with Christ is where its fruitfulness lies!

10Nov
2018

Christkindlmarket Is Coming!

In what is fast becoming a much anticipated tradition for The East Side of Troy, Sacred Heart will host our annual ChristKindlMarket—a Festive Traditional German Christmas Market.

Family pics with St. Nick, tree-lighting ceremony, food, drinks, novelty vendors; even the Bürgermeister himself is reported to be in attendance. Learn more and keep up with announcements by following our Facebook Page @ChristkindlmarketTroy.

This is a free event for all! Share with friends and join us on Saturday December 1, 5-9PM and help make this new tradition a joyful celebration for Troy’s East Side.

Volunteers are needed to help decorate in the week prior to the event, and we need people willing to serve on our hospitality team on the night of the event.

To learn how to volunteer, contact event Co-Chair Matt Ingold at youthfaithformationshs@gmail.com

10Nov
2018

Diabetes Support Group

St. Henry’s Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM, in the Community Room.

In addition to our facilitator, Jane Boyd RPh, CDE, we will again be hosting the P3 pharmacy students from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Their knowledge and enthusiasm is inspiring! The topic for their presentation will be “Recipe for Success – Knowing Your Numbers – Blood Pressure, A1C, Cholesterol.”

We will also discuss other routine tests and guidelines. Get ready for “Jeopardy – Round 2”, to end the evening!

For information, please call Linda Banker at (518) 674-3818.

9Nov
2018

Veterans Day Mass

Father Yanas will honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Please join us for our first annual Veterans Day Mass at a special time of 10am THIS Sunday, November 11th.

Sacred Heart will hold this special Mass for all Veterans and Active Duty Military and their families. This effort is sponsored by many of our generous parishioners.

A special breakfast will be provided after Mass along with a ceremonial Hoisting of the Colors. Please come and support our Veterans!

4Nov
2018

Love Your Neighbor…

When asked if he had come to do away with the Law (i.e. Torah, the first five books of what we call the Old Testament, but which in Jesus’ time was simply the Scriptures) Jesus replied emphatically that he did not come to abrogate the Law, but rather to fulfill it.

He interpreted the Law in the light of God’s original intentions for it (e.g. it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles, but rather what comes out of the mouth). In today’s first reading we find the apex of pre-Christian religion…  loving God with all one’s heart and soul and strength! It was the genius of Jesus’ insight into the Scriptures that he combined the call to love God with the demand to love one’s neighbor (Leviticus 19).

Herein is found the very central core of all Scriptural law; the central core of God’s intentions behind all the other details of the Law. Thus, in the reign of God, to which we are called in Baptism, love is to be more than a spiritual relationship with God, but a concrete love as verifiable by how we deal with our fellow human beings. The two are inseparable; one feeds the other!

The history of Christianity is rife with failures to grasp and practice this concept. The final coming of Christ has been waiting for us to get this straight!

4Nov
2018

Youth Music Ministry

Our Youth Liturgical Music Ministers are grateful for the praise and encouragement they received for freely providing us with their time and talent at the 4:00 p.m. weekend Mass on October 13th.

They will accompany us at the Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, 11/18/18 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Please plan to join us as we remember all those parishioners who have passed away during the year in a very special way.

2Nov
2018

ChristKindlMarket is Coming!

In what we hope will become a continuing tradition for the East Side of Troy, Sacred Heart will be hosting our annual ChristKindlMarket—a Festive Traditional German Christmas Market.

Family pics with St. Nick, tree-lighting ceremony, food, drinks, novelty vendors; even the Bürgermeister himself is reported to be in attendance.

Learn more and keep up with announcements by following our Facebook Page @ChristkindlmarketTroy.

This is a free event for all! Share with friends and join us on Saturday December 1, 5-9PM and help make this new tradition a joyful celebration for Troy’s East Side.

To learn how to volunteer, contact event Co-Chair Matt Ingold at youthfaithformationshs@gmail.com.

2Nov
2018

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ending!

Daylight savings time ends this weekend at 2:00am on Sunday, November 4, 2018!  Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before turning in on Saturday evening!  Please make a note of it!

31Oct
2018

Veteran’s Day (Revised & Updated)

Please come join us for our very first Veterans’ Day Mass on Sunday, November 11 at 10am.

All Veterans, living or deceased, will be honored at Mass. Join us after Mass for breakfast. If you have not done so already, please fill out and submit Veterans name, branch and years of service on a form in the back of the church. All Veterans names should be submitted no later than October 31.

Revised Updated Info:

Please note, the regular 8:30 am Mass will also be celebrated on November 11! 

Also… please plan to join us after the 10:00 Mass for breakfast in the multipurpose room! Any parishioners who are interested in bringing breakfast pastries and/or muffins, please notify Barbara in the office 518-274-1363.

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