22Oct
2012

What Path are You On?

“But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”

For us, what does it mean to be slave of all?  The answers are easier after considering what “to serve” or “slave” mean.  We commonly associate them with activity that is menial or demeaning.  But the sense in which Jesus uses the terms include any act that is noble and unselfish, any gesture that affirms and encourages others, and any deed that is done with kindness and generosity.  James and John were looking for the glory but Jesus defined that path as one of service.  It is the same for us today!  Are you on the “right” path?

14Oct
2012

Baskets for Our Soldiers

If your loved one is in active duty overseas or recovering in a U.S. Military Hospital, please let us know.  The Women’s Guild at St. Michael’s will be preparing holiday care packages and would like to include Sacred Heart Soldiers in their effort.  Please call Barbara at the Rectory with the name and address of your soldier.

14Oct
2012

Teen Pathways – October at a Glance

THIS Sunday Oct. 14th, 2012-6pm-7:30 pm at Saint Jude Gym

Session: Come Follow Me, on Twitter (Evangelism 101)

Sunday Oct. 21st, 2012 – 6pm-7:30 pm Saint Jude Gym 

Session: The Power of our Words (Evangelism 102)

Sunday Oct. 28th, 2012 – 6PM Sacred Heart Parish 

Teen Mass All teens and their families welcome!

Pizza for all those who attend will be provided after the Mass!

14Oct
2012

World Mission Sunday 10/21/12

Next Sunday, October 21, 2012 Pope Benedict  calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be missionary.  It’s World Mission Sunday!  As Catholics around the world – here at home and in the Missions – gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work.  Please give generously to this collection.

5Oct
2012

Marriage in the Modern World

Marriage today is a very fragile institution and society is probably much to blame.  Our culture is mainly one of me, me, me, and with that attitude marriage can never succeed.

The positive ideal is that in marriage the union between a man and a woman is so close that they can and do become “one flesh.”  Both must learn to love as God loves: total unselfishness, in complete gift of self.  Is this easy?  No!  Is it possible?  Yes!

In our gospel reading Jesus makes it clear that this is still God’s plan.  One man, one woman, together and faithful forever!

2Oct
2012

Join in the Celebration!

Mark your calendars! In June 2013, Sacred Heart Parish is commemorating 100 years since being established as a parish in the Troy, NY area. Check out our Face Book Page at  (http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/471416239546747/?fref=ts) or click on the Facebook link at right for more info.!)

This is a tremendous accomplishment and could only have been possible with the help of all that have been effected in some way by the parish or school. We are asking all parishioners, students, alumni, and others in the community to come and celebrate such a marvelous feat. It is the community and members of Sacred Heart (past and present) that have made this celebration possible.

2Oct
2012

CYO Basketball – Last Chance

Last Chance for CYO basketball registration!

Blank registration forms are available on bulletin board  in back of church.  Please, get them in as soon as possible if your son or daughter (2nd to 8th grade) is interested in playing.  Forms can be dropped off in the school or rectory office with registration fee.  Any questions, contact Sarah Ragone at sarahtodd1094@yahoo.com

2Oct
2012

Baptismal Blankets Needed

Update on Baptismal Blankets: We’ve had a busy Summer.  Lots of infants and toddlers were baptized at Sacred Heart…6 just this past weekend.  Please consider helping to replenish our supply by making a white baby blanket or purchasing one.  They are so appreciated by the families.  Thank you in advance.   For more information contact the Rectory or Barbara O’Brien.

21Sep
2012

Sacred Heart 100th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars! In June 2013, Sacred Heart Parish is commemorating 100 years since being established as a parish in the Troy, NY area. Check out our Face Book Page at  (http://www.facebook.com/events/471416239546747) or click on the Facebook link at right for more info.!)

This is a tremendous accomplishment and could only have been possible with the help of all that have been effected in some way by the parish or school. We are asking all parishioners, students, alumni, and others in the community to come and celebrate such a marvelous feat. It is the community and members of Sacred Heart (past and present) that have made this celebration possible.

21Sep
2012

Shoes for the Shoeless Campaign

The 6th grade class and Social Justice Committee will be holding a “Shoes for the Shoeless” collection.  Your donations may be placed in the gray bin located at the back of church. Please tie or rubber band each pair together if possible.  No sandals or high-heeled shoes, please.

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Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for an appointment at least six months in advance of wedding.

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