Save The Date

Back by popular demand!  Sacred Heart’s Annual Feast Day Festival Celebration, Friday, June 21, 2019.  This event will begin with Mass at 5:00pm followed by a Eucharistic Procession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Ending with a fun filled celebration of Troy’s East Side neighborhood and the gifts God our Father has given us.  There will be tons of family things to for kids and adults of all ages.  Lots of crazy good food and entertainment, and many surprises too fun to reveal!

A time and place to gather as the amazing family of Sacred Heart. A place to bring neighbors and friends who have not yet seen how awesome a community we are! A place and time to share, to laugh and to love.

Cancel everything else and come to this event. It just doesn’t get any better than this!


Happy Fathers Day

On behalf of Father Vaughan, the staff and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our fathers and grandfathers a very Happy Father’s Day. All fathers and grandfathers, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the masses and prayers throughout the month of June.

Fr. Yanas


School News

ECP Moving Up and Early Dismissal: Our Early Childhood Program (ECP) will be celebrating their Moving Up Ceremony on Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 am. Students in K-5 will be dismissed at 11:30 am.

Last Day of School: Thursday, June 20th is the last day of school for students in K-5 with a 10:30 am dismissal.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Happy Father’s Day! Wives, give your husbands the greatest gift of all, the gift of your love, by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Oct 18-20, 2019 in ALBANY, NY and Jun 28-30, 2019 in Huntington, NY.

For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://wwmenyalb.org/.


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

The Bishop’s Appeal report for this past week is $48,323.00 towards our goal of $69,661.00 from 145 supporters.

The Appeal is ongoing and you may contribute at Mass, mail it in or give online at www.thebishopsappeal.org.

By pledging you may spread your gift over 8 months. I encourage you to read the brochure (they are in the rear of the Church) and see first hand the good works undertaken by the ministries and programs made possible by your generosity to this Appeal.

Simply put, our Parish and Diocese rely on your financial support! If you have never given before, please consider giving this year. No gift is to small when given from the heart. Let us pray for each other and the continued success of Sacred Heart’s 2019 Bishop’s Appeal. God Bless,

Alice Swertinski


School News

Sixth Grade Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Liturgy, and graduation ceremony will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 6:00 pm.  Immediately following conclusion of the graduation exercises, light refreshments will be served as we celebrate this very special occasion with our graduates and their families!

Please keep all of our graduates in your thoughts and prayers as they move on to Junior High. Congratulations Graduates!


Called to Mission!

Today, all who have been baptized and believe, celebrate that most wonderful of gifts, the gift to each one of us of the Holy Spirit.

It is the third most important feast of the entire liturgical year. So important is it that the priest celebrant has a choice for the second reading and Gospel. For the second reading, should we hear first Corinthians, may I point out that in this passage from St. Paul’s magnificent discourse on the risen Christ as head of his mystical body (us) he explains: ”There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit (for all) there are different forms of service but the same Lord (for all) there are different workings but the same God, who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit (to the rest of the body).”

Each of us can and should meditate on this deeply and often. Our faith should remind us that “no man is an island”; we are called to live in relation to other people, to be a community, to be of some benefit to others, whatever talents and gifts God chooses to give us. If we are responsible, we cannot sleep walk through life, ignoring this call to mission.


Capital District Columbiettes to Meet

On Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 6 pm, the Capital District Chapter Columbiettes will hold their June meeting at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council 328, Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY.

The Baby Shower for Birthright Schenectady and Election of Officers will be held. Capital District Columbiette Chapter President Linda Cotch will preside. Any questions  please contact Kathleen Majer at (518) 272-8831 or klmajer@outlook.com.

Driving Directions: (787 North to exit 8, 23rdst Watervliet, East on 23rd to 2nd Ave, South to 19th St  is Rt. 2,  take a right on 19th St. continue to city line Troy-Schenectady Rd. Council is about 2 miles from city line. Coming from Rt 87 exit 6 to Rt 7 (Latham Roundabout continue to Rt. 2, (Troy-Schenectady Rd.)


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are more than halfway to our goal! As of this week we have received $37,495.00 toward our assessment of $69,661.00.

Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelope in the collection or mail them into the rectory. There are more envelopes available in the rear of the church.

Also online giving at: www.thebishopsappeal.org provides a seamless, secure and easy way to make your gift. The parish is automatically credited with your gift.

Thank you to all those who have contributed so generously to the Appeal.


Data Entry Volunteers Needed

We are looking for one or two volunteers for data entry for the parish ministries. If you or someone you know could do some typing here at the rectory weekdays anytime between the hours of 9am-5pm. This could be counted as some of your service hours if you are a Confirmation candidate. If you need this for your school community service hours or if your are retired and just looking for something to do!! Please contact Mark or Barbara at the parish office 518-274-1363.

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Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am


Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)


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