Faith Formation Ministries

Faith Formation Programs

As a parish Sacred Heart is committed to supporting families in the responsibility of sharing their faith with their children.  Our program offers instruction in the principals, traditions, and beliefs of our Catholic faith for students in Grade 1 through 10.  For Grades 1-8 students are prepared for the initiatory Sacraments of Penance and First Eucharist.   Sacred Heart’s grade 9 -10 Youth Ministry curriculum is a two-year Confirmation preparation program  focused upon deepening and strengthening your child’s love for Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Additionally, Catholic values such as respect for the human person, charity and service to others, are promoted through a variety of service projects, retreats and presentations.

For more information on Sacred Heart’s Faith Formation programs please visit our Faith Formation Programs Page, or reach out to one of the contacts listed below.


Grades 1-8 Contact: Matthew Ingold, Youth Faith Formation Coordinator (518) 274-1363 Email:

Grades 9-10 Contact: Erin Ingold,  (518) 274-1363 Email:


Faith Formation Catechists

Our volunteer catechists are the backbone of our faith formation program.  Teacher training is provided by both the parish and the Diocese of Albany.  All catechists take part in a VIRTUS/safe environment training prior to the start of classes.

Contact:   Antonio Morabito (518) 274-1363 Email:


Rite of Christian Initiation-Adults (RCIA)

Helps people learn about the Catholic Church and invites them to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  Our parish team provides instruction and offers support to those wanting to become full members of the Catholic Church.

Contact: Fr. John Yanas  (518) 274-1363   Email:


Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry offers a safe, welcoming and fun environment where all young people are encouraged to share their gifts with the parish and the local community as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

All youth in grades 9 and up are invited to take part in the youth ministry program.  How is God calling you to use your gifts?  Come and see!

Contact: Erin Ingold,  (518) 274-1363 Email:


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