13 Dec
2017

Christmas Flower Donations

Don’t forget to use the Christmas Flower envelope in your mailing packet. Additional envelopes may be found in the back of church. They are provided to remember or honor your special loved ones this Christmas Season.

Donations collected are used to help offset decorating expenses for Christmas. Please print CLEARLY.

Deadline for Flower donation will be DECEMBER 18th. The list will be in back of church after Christmas.

26 Nov
2017

The Good Shepherd

Both the prophet Ezekiel in today’s first reading, and Jesus in today’s Gospel employ the image of God as a good shepherd and God’s people as a flock of sheep. Anyone who ever spent any time with sheep would immediately recognize how exasperatingly defenseless they are. Whatever strength or intelligence they might seem to have, they remain totally dependent on others for protection. It is not for nothing that the Scriptures employ this image when speaking of our relationship with God.

We may think we are strong. We may think we are clever and resourceful. But in reality, ultimately, we are dependent upon God for protection from the myriad threats to our well being. He is in charge. He is our king. And what He asks of us is to be his agents in promoting the well being of His kingdom, by loving and caring for fellow subjects: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked, visiting the institutionalized, etc. i.e. those who are most vulnerable, just like sheep. How is your conscience in this regard?

26 Nov
2017

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

 “I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.” As we celebrate Christ the King, let us also learn to serve our spouses by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Jan 19-21, 2018 in South Kingstown, RI and Feb 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT.

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

24 Nov
2017

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 is our “Open Doors-Alumni Day” in celebration of Sacred Heart School’s 90th anniversary. We will begin the day with 9:00 am liturgy. All are welcome!

23 Nov
2017

Happy Thanksgiving

22 Nov
2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Father Yanas, Father Vaughan, and the Staff of Sacred Heart Church and School wish all the people of our parish a blessed Thanksgiving. On a day of travel for most Americans, we implore God’s protection on you and your loved ones. “Let us give thanks to the Lord Our God”

19 Nov
2017

Open the Door

Now, only two weeks from the end of the Church year, we are provided with Scripture readings which should challenge us to ask ourselves where our real priorities lie.

The first reading from Proverbs makes it clear that virtue is more important than “…deceptive charm and fleeting beauty.” The world we live in has a billion dollar industry  constantly bombarding us with the exact opposite priority. St. Paul reminds the Corinthians that they have been enlightened by the Gospel preached to them. Therefore, don’t live like you don’t know any better, for judgment will come “…like a thief in the night…” so it pays to be prepared.

Finally Jesus in the Gospel warns us that there is nothing passive or automatic about qualifying for His kingdom. We have no choice. We have to be actively and fruitfully engaged in promoting His kingdom, earning interest on the graces He provides for us, or “…What little we have will be taken away…”

Baptism ultimately is incompatible with just going through the motions. We must be active and open the door if we wish the Master to enter!  Look up the Book of Revelation 3:15-20.

God does not tolerate lukewarmness. How hot are you?

19 Nov
2017

Faith Formation News

Sacred Heart Faith Formation Grades 1-8: Your next class will be held on Monday, November 20 from 6-7:30pm.

Sacred Heart Youth Ministry: This is a two year preparation program, starting in 9th grade. Your class will be next  Sunday, November 26 from 6-8pm.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): 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.

19 Nov
2017

School News

Sacred Heart school will be closed November 22-24 for our Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen Monday, November 27.

Know that we are extremely thankful for the blessings given by the Sacred Heart community in support of their Catholic school. May the joy of Christ’s love be poured out to all!

19 Nov
2017

Sacred Heart School Concert

A portion of the Sacred Heart School Concert will be dedicated to honoring past and present members of our Armed Forces.

If this is you, we are inviting you to join us in the church on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm (dressed in military uniform or any portion thereof) to be recognized by our Community for your sacrificial service to our Nation.

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