5Aug
2012

Teen Pathways: Leading Teens Closer to Christ

A new year of Teen Pathways is fast approaching and if your teen has the interest and desire to be confirmed in the Catholic faith then this program is for them!  In order to receive the sacrament of Confirmation every teen needs to complete the two year preparatory program that is Teen Pathways.

This is an exciting time in this program’s history as we continue our mission of “leading teens closer to Christ.”  Session times are 6-7:30pm on Sundays.  Our program prides itself on its contemporary approach to learning about our faith that is  hands on, engaging and participatory in nature.

If your teen is interested in being part of this exciting program and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation please fill out the registration form found at http://bit.ly/teenpathwaysregistration  along with returning the registration fee of $45 to the parish office.  If you have any questions or would like some additional information about our program you can email me at teenpathways@gmail.com        Andrew Quell

25Jul
2012

Peter’s Pence Collection

 At this weekend’s Masses we will support the Holy Father in his charitable works.  The Peter’s Pence Collection is taken up worldwide to support the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters and others in need of emergency assistance.  Pope Benedict XVI has said, “It is necessary above all that every person be motivated by the authentic spirit of peace” (Homily, January 1, 2011).  Cast the peace of Christ upon the world – please be generous in this weekend’s collections.

22Jul
2012

Follow the Good Shephard

In the last verse of today’s reading we see the people of Jesus’ time wandering astray and in need of a shepherd.  Look around you, is it any different today?  It is increasingly difficult to maintain a sense of purpose and direction in a world which stresses selfishness and comfort.   We are all called to wander afield by attractions that are not in harmony with our best interest.  There are plenty of voices to listen to, but many times we are tempted to take the easy path.  Remember, however, God gave us Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to guide and nourish each and every one of us.  Listen and follow him!

15Jul
2012

Fr. Kruegler 50th Anniversary Memorial Mass

A 50th Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in memory of Fr. William C. Kruegler M.M. and his mission of service on August 7 at 9:30am here at Sacred Heart.  Sr. Cathy Kruegler will be hosting a coffee hour following the Mass.  If you are planning on attending the coffee hour please RSVP to Sr. Cathy at 435-1057 or sckruegler@ahns.org

15Jul
2012

What is your Mission?

Just like the twelve who were sent out, we also are called, graced, empowered and mandated with a mission.  The toughest missionary territory in our country today is our secular culture, and it is why our churches are emptying and graying.  This is where we, the laity exercising our mission, must act as a light in the midst of the descending darkness.  How?  Fr. Richard Rohr wrote: “We do not ‘make’ or ‘create’ our souls; we just ‘grow’ them up.”  We re given a span of years to discover and develop it.

The call to mission is part and parcel of every Christian’s baptismal call!  How are you doing?

8Jul
2012

Homeschool Conference

Immaculate Heart of Mary – NY Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held on  August 3rd (2:00pm – 4:00pm)and  August 4th (9:00am – 4:00pm) at 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.  Admission is free.  For more information and directions to the conference log on at http://www.ihmconference.org/newyork/

1Jul
2012

CCHS Open House 7/11/12

Catholic Central High School will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 11th at 12noon for students and parents interested in grades 7-12.  Come have lunch with us, meet our students, tour our campus and learn more about Catholic Central.  For additional information, please call 235-7100 ext. 224 or email tmainello@cchstroy.org.

1Jul
2012

Blood Pressure Clinic Next Week

The Parish Nurse Ministry will be having a blood pressure clinic in the teacher’s lounge after each Mass NEXT weekend July 7-8.  If you have a blood pressure card, please bring it with you!

25Jun
2012

Fortnight for Freedom

Is our most cherished freedom under threat?  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)   recently issued a mandate that requires almost all private health plans to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.  For the first time in our history, the federal government will force religious institutions to facilitate drugs and procedures contrary to our moral teaching and against our consciences.

All Catholics are called upon to join in a Fortnight for Freedom from  June 21 to July 4, 2012 when we will pray for the defense of religious liberty.  Please see the bulletin board in the back of church for prayers and more information.

17Jun
2012

Parish Office Summer Office Hours

Beginning July 2nd and continuing through September 4th. the Parish Office will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00am until 2:00pm and on Friday’s from 9:00am to Noon.

 

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