18 Dec
2014

Intrigued…Worship w/ Us this Christmas!

“We need to show people in practical ways how we are happiest when we allow the timeless insights of the Gospel to direct our actions. We need to provide answers to the pressing questions of our age and the common objections
to Catholicism, answers that resonate deeply with the people of our times.” “…to articulate the relevance of Catholicism in the modern world in ways that are bold, brilliant, coherent, and inspiring. And above all, we need to become prayerful people, and thus a people of prayer.” – M.K.

A special gift will be distributed following each Christmas Mass at Sacred Heart this year. This small gift, holds the potential to influence your life, and the lives of those you love in many and profound ways! Check the bulletin, and parish website for more information!

14 Dec
2014

What Path Has God Created for You?

DSC_5715“The idea of vocation in general has nothing to do with priesthood. Everyone has a vocation, and finding it truly is the single event that will create more happiness in our lives than anything else. Life, therefore, is about vocation. It is about seeking and finding what God has created you for… and then doing it.” – M.K.

A special gift is planned for distribution following each Christmas Mass this year. This gift, though small, is mighty and holds the potential to influence your life in many and profound ways! Check the bulletin, and parish website, for more info in the weeks ahead!

14 Dec
2014

Will You Commit to the Spirit?

Advent 2010-003Last week we heard the prophet Isaiah announce “…in the desert prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!”  In today’s Gospel, St. John the Baptist quotes this very passage as the role he plays in preparing for the coming of Christ. And the form John’s preparation takes?  Baptism!

In Christian Baptism we are introduced into the life of the Spirit.  Isaiah tells us: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed (Baptized) me…” Isaiah then elaborates on some of the works of the Spirit: “…to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners…”

Last week we were reminded of the need to find time for silence and solitude so as to hear Christ speaking to us amidst  the tumult of the world around us. But how we respond to Christ’s  call and whether or not we allow the Spirit to flourish in us and transform us depends greatly on our daily responses.

Heed the words of St. Paul in today’s second reading: “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil.”

As we begin the third week of Advent and continue to prepare for the coming of the Savior let us each commit to giving ourselves to the true Spirit in the hope that the God of peace may make us perfectly holy, “…in spirit, soul and body…” as we await the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

14 Dec
2014

Communal Penance Service

A communal penance service will be held at Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 7:00pm (Private Confessions will also be available)
Individual confessions will also be heard during Advent at the following locations:

  • Sacred Heart Saturdays from 3-3:45pm
  • St Jude’s Saturdays from 3-3:30pm
  • St Michael’s Saturdays from 3:45-4:15pm
13 Dec
2014

Faith Formation

Religious Education:  Classes will be held THIS Sunday, December 14, followed by attendance at the 11:15 AM Sacred Heart Family Mass, and next Sunday, December 21.

CONFIRMATION – Grades 9-10: Don’t forget about our “Holiday Bag for our Homebound” event on Monday, December 15th
in our Cafeteria at 6:30pm.  NEXT CLASS is Sunday, January 11 from 6-8pm.

13 Dec
2014

Blood Pressure Clinic

The Parish Nurses will be conducting a Blood Pressure Clinic after all Masses THIS WEEKEND.

13 Dec
2014

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following children from the Religious Education program and Sacred Heart School who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on December 6:

Samantha Alberino , Katriona Backaus, Betsey Colligan,  Brianna Garcia, Kyle Manny, Fiona Gokey, Angelina Hayes, Morgan Hayden, Jakub Kaczmar, Seth Kataoka, Ethan Keenan, Sara Kenna, Blake Kilgallon,  Eric Kniele, Nicholas Kraz, Keegan Lange, Rachel Matrose, Gianna McCafferty,  Raymond Meeks,  Ciara Pogue, Brady Pratt, Maurice Ragone,  Jayden Schreyer,  Isabella Seibert,  Evan Smith,  Christopher Strong and Kiara Tripolone

Thank you to Ms. Kathleen Carey, Sacred Heart School, Mrs. Linda Kelley, and Marge Stockwell, Religious Education Program, who helped to prepare the children for this day.

13 Dec
2014

School News

Still have holiday shopping to do? Why not spend the evening of Monday, December 15th with us at Colonie Center. The Five Guys Burgers and Fries Restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser for our school from 4-8:00 pm with 20% of the profit coming back to us.  Our children will be Christmas Caroling at 6:00 pm so why not join us as we add cheer to those shopping in the mall. Don’t forget to take your register receipts to the Customer Service Desk to add points to our $choolBuck$ “account”.

11 Dec
2014

What is Your Vocation?

“The idea of vocation in general has nothing to do with priesthood. Everyone has a vocation, and finding it truly is the single event that will create more happiness in our lives than anything else. Life, therefore, is about vocation. It is about seeking and finding what God has created you for… and then doing it.” – M.K.

A special gift is planned for distribution following each Christmas Mass this year. This gift, though small, is mighty and holds the potential to influence your life in many and profound ways! Check the bulletin, and parish website, for more info in the weeks ahead!

7 Dec
2014

A Special Gift for You

A special gift is being planned for distribution following each Christmas Mass at Sacred Heart Church this year. This gift, though small, is mighty and holds the potential to influence your life in many and profound ways! Check the bulletin, and parish website, for more information in the week’s ahead!

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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.