22 Oct

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) Assistance

We are in the process of establishing our lists for holiday assistance. If any parishioners are in need of a Thanksgiving dinner or some necessary items for Christmas, please call Barbara at the rectory (518)274-1363. Please be assured requests are completely confidential.

22 Oct

Eucharistic Ministers Meeting

All Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are required to attend ONE of two scheduled meetings (this includes those who serve at Mass and those who serve the sick or homebound); either on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. or on Sunday, November 11th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Both will be held in the Church.

Please call Barbara in the rectory at (518)274-1363 to indicate which meeting you plan to attend.

21 Oct

Sacred Heart Care Team

One in eight persons over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know that 80% of Alzheimer’s patients are cared for at home by family? You may know a family doing so. It is both isolating and exhausting and these families need our help.

Belonging to the Care Team at Sacred Heart requires just a few hours of your time, when you can, to give a family respite. (Typically, just 3 to 4 hours per month to help someone in our parish community!)

Sacred Heart’s Volunteer Team was established 15 years ago and has provided non-medical support and friendship to many Care Givers. Team volunteers are offered training and continued support from the staff at the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. You may contact Sandy Monahan at (518) 238-4167 or Barbara O’Brien, (a Parishioner) at (518)272-3403 for more information. God Bless.

21 Oct

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

On Thursday, November 2 at 7 pm we will celebrate and recall those in our parish who have died this past year. A special invitation has been sent to families who have celebrated a funeral at Sacred Heart during the past year, as their deceased will be remembered in particular. Anyone who continues to grieve the loss of a loved one is invited to this Evening of Remembrance.

19 Oct

Trunk or Treat is Coming!

We are very excited about Sacred Heart’s second Trunk or Treat event to be held on October 27th, 2017 in the School parking lot! (There will be no rain date available, so pray for good weather!)

In order to make this a safe, fun, and enjoyable event for all, please read these important reminders! This event is for Sacred Heart Parish children and Sacred Heart School children.  Not sure what exactly “Trunk or Treat” is, or what is involved?  Check out this brief explanation 2017 SH What is Trunk or Treat

For more information and to reserve your spot (2 families per car) download and fillout the 2017 SH Trunk or Treat Flyer form below.  Reservations will be accepted starting Tuesday,Oct. 10th through Friday, Oct. 20th at 9 am or until all spots are taken. This date is firm and we will not be accepting reservations after the date.  All trunk displays must be children friendly!

We also plan to order Pizza (from Carol’s Place)for delivery to the School at 6:00pm  If interested download and complete a pizza order form and submit it with your reservation request.

2017 SH Trunk or Treat Flyer

2017 SH Trunk or Treat Pizza Order Form


15 Oct

Family Mass

Sacred Heart School and the Sacred Heart Faith Formation Program will participate in a joint a Family Mass at the 8:30am Mass on October 22.

Immediately following the Family Mass, there will be coffee and pastries, as well as games for the kids in the recently renovated Multi-purpose Room (formerly SHS Cafeteria).

14 Oct

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation: Sacred Heart Faith Formation Grades 1-8 class will be held Monday, October 16 from 6-7:30pm.

Youth Ministry: This is a two year preparation program, starting in 9th grade. The next regular class will be on Sunday, October 15 from 6-8pm.

RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): If you or someone you know is interested in receiving any of the initiatory sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Holy Eucharist, please contact the rectory at 274-1363.

13 Oct

School News

Pasta Night: Wednesday, October 25, at the Franklin Plaza Main Ballroom Downtown Troy – 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Cash Bar Service – Open Soda Buffet: Salad, Rolls & Butter, 2 kinds of Pasta: Penne Marinara and Alfredo, Michael’s Meatballs, Dessert: Cake with Coffee-Tea-Decaf Cost: $10.00 per Adult and $5.00 per Child (ages 12 and under). Please call for ticket information (518) 274-3655.

Annual Cheesecake Sale: Cheesecakes from the kitchens of the Nuns of New Skete will once again be available for your holiday enjoyment.  Orders will start on Monday, October 16th in the school office. Order forms have been placed within the bulletin, are posted on the bulletin board outside of the school office, and may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Sale ends on Thursday, October 26th. Thank you for your continued support of your school.

SHS Cheesecake Sale Order Form

13 Oct

Altar Rosary Memorial Mass

The Annual Altar Rosary Society Memorial Mass remembering members who have died during this year will be held on Sunday, October 29 at the 8:30am Mass. A coffee hour will follow. Dues are still $5.00.

12 Oct

Christkindlemarket Vendors Sought

Sacred Heart Church has several openings for vendors at its Christkindlmarket to be held on December 2 from 5 to 9 pm.

The Christkindlmarket immerses visitors in the sounds, tastes, sights, and smells of Christmas. Picture a crisp December evening, the smell of roasted chestnuts, the sounds of laughter and caroling, and a warm cup of spiced wine while strolling down an ally of booths filled with nostalgic treasures. What a great start to the Christmas Season!

Food, drinks, and family photos with St. Nick will be available, as well as a variety of local vendors with some great holiday selections. Join us on Saturday, and continue the celebration at Troy’s Victorian Stroll the next day.

How to Register For a Vendor Booth: As part of this event, we are inviting vendors of food, craftwork, and novelty gifts to display and sell their items in our outdoor market.

To share your trade, craft, or merchandise, click on the link below to visit our Eventbrite site.  Once on the site click on “register” to sign up for our limited booth space today.

Sacred Heart Church Christkindlemarket Vendor Registration

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