21 Jan
2017

School News

March Madness Raffle: SHS Annual March Madness Raffle is underway!   Entry forms may be found in the hallway at the rear of the church or printed from the the school website www.SacredHeartSchoolTroy.com.

Every $10 ticket gives you 31 chances to win $100 with the grand prize of $1,000 being picked on St. Patrick’s Day.  As the NYS Lottery says, “You have to be in it to win it”!

Sacred Heart’s 20th Annual Auction: This year’s auction, “The Wizarding World of Sacred Heart School”, will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Franklin Terrace in Troy so mark your calendars now! The auction is a fun filled evening of excitement with lots of activity. The silent auction allows people to bid privately on items by depositing purchased tickets/chances into a decorated receptacle while the live auction is where people bid publicly on items that interest them.

To entice you, we already have an Amazon Echo, 2 Echo Dots, a Pet Cube, Disney Hopper pass for 4, and a FitBit Charge 2 for this ear’s auction! Special thanks to co-chairs Nicole Johnson and Mark Bagnoli and their numerous volunteers for all of their work at bringing this all together!.

21 Jan
2017

Coffee & Pastry Social

SHYM Coffee and Pastry Social 01-15-17 InsertPlease join us for a Coffee and Breakfast Pastry Social hosted by Sacred Heart’s Pastoral Council and  Youth Ministry.  This event will occur in the School Cafeteria, this Sunday, 1/22/17 after both the 8:45 am and 11:15 am Masses.  If you like to bake, or you have a favorite coffee cake, muffin, breakfast bread or pastry recipe you’d like to share with the parish, please contact Erin Ingold at eriningold@gmail.com.

Hope to see everyone there to enjoy some sweet treats, steaming hot coffee and good conversation!

20 Jan
2017

Prayer Group To Meet

Youth Room 2 (Resized)Sacred Heart’s Prayer Group will resume meeting effective Monday, January 23 from 7-8:30pm.  Meetings will be held in the recently renovated  Youth Room located on the Gym Entrance level of our School.  (Entrance is located adjacent to the Playground Courtyard visible from the Spring Avenue side of the School.  All are welcome.

20 Jan
2017

Stations of the Cross

SH Stations of Cross Restoration 1 (Resized)In May of 2016 it was announced that St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill N.Y., a 135-year-old Catholic Church, which has been in a state of disrepair for years, was to be permanently closed.  Shortly thereafter, Sacred Heart staff learned that the building, which had been unused since being damaged by fire in the late 1990’s, contained a set of Terra Cotta Stations of the Cross. Working with Sr. Mary Mazza and the parish secretary, Jeanine from St. Patrick’s, a team of parishioner’s made the trip to Catskill, NY to investigate and examine the Stations which are believed to be original to the building.

To everyone’s surprise the Stations were in excellent condition and were remarkably similar to those which had formerly hung in our own Sacred Heart Church.   A cash donation was gifted to St. Patrick’s of Catskill, to support their ongoing relocation efforts, and arrangements were made to remove and transport the Stations to Sacred Heart Church.

Minor repairs are being be made and the Stations will be thoroughly cleaned prior to being hung in our Church by a local contractor in several weeks’ time.  When speaking of the relocation to Sacred Heart Church, St. Patrick’s parish administrator, Sr. Mazza remarked that knowing the Stations will be in use at Sacred Heart is a comfort to her and the congregation of St. Patrick’s of Catskill.  St Patrick’s Catskill NY The Daily Mail Article 05-24-16

 

15 Jan
2017

Restoration of Harmony

DSC_6709Today’s celebration is really the second phase of the Epiphany or manifestation that Jesus Christ was no ordinary man, but rather the long hoped for one who came to ultimately restore the harmony of creation lost by Adam.

The kerygma or original missionary preaching of the first generation of Christians all began with the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan. Whereas Moses was allowed to see the promised land but not permitted to cross the Jordan to enter, Jesus began His public ministry at the Jordan and re-entered the promised land.

All four Gospels tell us of this important event… signaling that a new era had begun!

Now some two thousand years later this may seem to us as ho-hum stuff, but it is time to wake up. In reality we live in the final era, the already! Christ has restored the original purpose of creation. What fowls it up is man’s rebellious free will. The only thing remaining for the complete restoration of harmony is for men to harmonize their wills with Gods.

14 Jan
2017

Bible Study Group Forming

DSC_6768Are you game for increased knowledge and greater appreciation of God’s inspired Word in your spiritual life?  If so, consider joining Sacred Heart’s Bible Study Group.  The group will meet on Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm beginning January 18, 2017.  Meetings will be held in the newly renovated Lower Level Meeting Room at Sacred Heart School, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY.  (Access is via the Gym Entry.)

The group will be facilitated by Mr. Edward J. Martin, Licentiate in Theology and Master’s degree in Biblical Languages from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Doctorate in Theology from the Univ. of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.

Study will begin with St. Paul’s letter to the Romans.

 

13 Jan
2017

Faith Formation

Fr Yanas 25th-28(Resized)Faith Formation: For the remainder of January, Faith Formation classes will meet on each Sunday, 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29 at 9:45 in the cafeteria. Pick up is no later than 11:00.

Confirmation Class:  The meeting time for our January 22nd Confirmation Class has been revised from 6pm to the morning of Sunday, January 22nd. In lieu of class for the evening of 1/22, our Confirmation Class/Youth Ministry Group will be assisting with a “COFFEE and BREAKFAST PASTRY SOCIAL” after the 8:45am Mass and the 11:15am Mass. This event is open to all parishioners! Also, it’s a Youth Ministry event, so whether you are in Confirmation Class or have finished Confirmation class, you are welcome to join us!! Any questions/ concerns please e-mail Erin Ingold at eriningold@gmail.com.

13 Jan
2017

School News

DSC_4680Open House:  Our next Open House will be on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm. As always, you are all invited to schedule a personal tour of your school at any time. Simply contact the school office at 274-3655 to make these arrangements. We know that you will be amazed at all of the wonderful things that are happening here.

Congratulations: Principal Susan Merrill will be recognized for her 40 years of service to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany’s Catholic schools and Third Grade Teacher Eileen Brandt will be presented with the Elizabeth Ann Seton Distinguished Teacher Award on Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm.

The Annual Catholic Schools Liturgy will be held at the Albany Cathedral of Immaculate Conception which serves to recognize the great work that our Catholic schools do on a daily basis. It also kicks off the start of National Catholic Schools Week which is filled with events and celebrations that highlight parish, faith, family, school and community.

The Three Wise Men of Sacred Heart School: The Three Wise Men of our school, teachers Bobby Burns, Devon Camenga and Marc Giuliano, are planning a special Take-Out “Family of Four Dinner” for Thursday, February 9. Each $25.00 family meal will include chicken Parmesan, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. There is a limit of 100 family meals available so we strongly suggest that you purchase yours today! Simply complete the order form which is posted on our hallway bulletin board. You can even find one on our website under fundraising.

Service Project:  This is the second year that the children will be participating in their “Gifts of Warmth from Our Hearts” service project under the direction of our art teacher, Mrs. Thomas. Participating students will meet after school to learn how to knit, crochet or sew hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for the needy of Troy. Parents have been asked to donate the materials needed by this group and were even encouraged to donate items that they themselves had made for the cause. These items of “warmth” will be placed in a zip lock bag and labeled “I AM NOT LOST” and then hung in Barker Park in downtown Troy on Saturday, February 4. Supplies will be replenished until the end of February.

March Madness Raffle: Our annual March Madness Raffle is underway and additional forms may be found in the hallway and on our website www.SacredHeartSchoolTroy.com. Every $10 ticket gives your 31 chances to win $100 with the grand prize of $1,000 being picked on St. Patrick’s Day. Like the NYS Lottery says, “You have to be in it to win it”!

12 Jan
2017

Youth Ministry Group Formed

photo 2Sacred Heart is proud to announce that we have started our very own Youth Ministry Group. Meetings will be held in the “New Youth Room” (accessed through the School, Gym doors) at 7pm every other Sunday evening. Unlike Confirmation classes which are based on catechesis, youth ministry adds a necessary communal component to your teenagers life. This communal component is fulfilled in one of three ways; Social Activities, Service Opportunities, and Spiritual Events.

Our Youth Ministry is open to all teenagers between the ages of 14-18yrs. Join us for our next Youth Ministry session on Sunday, February 12 at 7pm. Hope to see you there! Also if you are interested in volunteering/ helping with our Youth Ministry please contact Erin Ingold at eriningold@gmail.com.

7 Jan
2017

Coffee & Pastry Social

shym-coffee-and-pastry-social-01-15-17-insertSacred Heart’s Youth Ministry will be hosting a Coffee & Pastry Social in the Sacred Heart Cafeteria, after the 8:45 am and 11:15 am Masses on Sunday January 22, 2017.

If you like to bake, or you have a favorite coffee cake, muffin, breakfast bread or pastry recipe you’d like to share with the parish, please contact Erin Ingold at eriningold@gmail.com.

Hope to see everyone there to enjoy some sweet treats, steaming hot coffee and good conversation!

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