Prayer and Worship

Altar Servers

The role of an Altar Server is to assist the Priest during the celebration of Mass.  Boys and girls who are in the Third Grade and up are eligible to take part in this ministry.  Training is offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Children in both public and parochial school are encouraged to be involved.

Contact: Maureen TenEyck  (518) 674-3157 email:

Counting Team

This group of parish volunteers meet weekly to count collection donations, prepare and make bank deposits.

Contact: Marty Hoyt  (518) 272-4576 email:

Contact: Emmanuela Castle  (518) 273-9042 email:

Eucharistic Ministers/Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers distribute the Eucharist (Body and Blood of the Lord) at parish Masses and to the sick and homebound.  Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at weekend liturgies and on holy days.  Volunteers serving in these ministries are trained and then assigned to a Mass of their choice.

Monthly Lector & Eucharistic Ministers Schedules

Contact: Nancy Donohue (518) 274-1363 email:

Eucharistic Minister Trainer:  Janet Derby (518) 274-1363 email:

Lector Trainer: TBD

Lazarus Group

Also known as the Parish Bereavement Committee, members of the Lazarus Group provide pastoral care and support to families and persons in time of death and grief. Members help to plan and assist at funeral liturgies throughout the year. They are also an integral part in the planning of an annual Memorial Mass for those who have been buried from Sacred heart during the past year.

Contact: Rich Haldeman  (518) 283-1066 email:

Liturgy Committee

The Sacred Heart Liturgy Committee plans, prepares and evaluates all aspects of weekly and special liturgies, in order for our community to fully, actively and consciously worship. The Sacred Heart Liturgy Committee meets 3-4 times per year.

Contact: Parish Office 274-1363 email:

Music Ministry

Music has always been a significant voice of prayer in the liturgy of the church. The music ministry at Sacred Heart provides music for all masses and special events at the church under the direction of our music director.  If you have a gift as a singer and are interested in being a cantor or choir member, you are invited to consider this important ministry.

Contact: Parish Office (518) 274-1363 email:

Sacred Heart offers the following opportunities to enhance the liturgy through music:

Adult Contemporary Choir

The contemporary choir is open to all people of high school age and older. This choir is accompanied by instrumentals and generally sings one mass a month from September thorough June.

Adult Traditional Choir

The adult traditional choir sings one mass a month from September through June, special liturgies and High Holy Masses.

Children’s Choir

The children’s choir is open to boys and girls in grades 3-6. The children sing seasonally 5-6 times a year including our Christmas Eve liturgy.


The Cantor leads the assembly in song at the weekend liturgies. To arrange for an audition, please contact the music director.

Contact: Parish Office (518) 274-1363 email:

Perpetual Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place continually (24/7) in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel at Saint Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh, NY. Visitors are welcome for prayer at any time, day or night.  Adorers are typically scheduled in one hour blocks of time at all hours of the day and evening, 365 days of the year.  (Substitutes are also needed for adorers who cannot make their hour.)  If interested in exploring the possibility of a regular weekly hour, or serving as a substitute please respond to the contact person listed below.

Contact: Kathy Curtin  (518) 274-5925 email:

Prayer Group

The Sacred Heart Prayer Group meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Rectory for Praise and Worship Music, Intercessory Healing Prayer and Scripture sharing. The Prayer Group welcomes prayer intentions from parishioners.  All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Sally Dunbar  (518) 273-1708 email:


Ushers are ministers of hospitality, tasked with ensuring “All Are Welcome” at Sacred Heart Church.  Ushers help seat people or assist the physically disabled or elderly and coordinate with those needing to receive communion in their seat.  Ushers assist in handing out worship aids for Mass, take up collections, ensure there are people ready to bring the gifts to the altar and, when necessary, help direct the congregation at communion time.  They greet mass attendees upon their arrival and distribute bulletins and other materials as needed before and after each liturgy.

Contact: Bernie Leach  272-3103 email:

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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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