Honoring All Who Served!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 is Veterans Day.  Many Americans confuse Memorial Day (the day we set aside to honor America’s war dead) with Veterans Day which we observe to honor ALL American veterans, both living and dead.

In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to this country. This national holiday gives all Americans the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of our U.S. veterans.

Please take a moment to personally thank a Veteran and in so doing ensure they know that we deeply appreciate their service and sacrifice in securing and maintaining the freedoms we all enjoy.


Blood Pressure Clinic this Weekend

The Parish Nurse Ministry will be holding a blood pressure clinic after all Masses on the weekend of 11/10 – 11/11/12.  Stop by immediately following Mass, have your blood pressure checked and stay for a cup of coffee, a pastry or two, and conversation with your fellow parishioners!


Called by Name Program

Called by Name” – Homilies at Masses on the weekends of November 17-18 and 24-25 will focus on identifying, and encouraging single men (ages 16-55) within our congregation to listen to Gods call to a life of spiritual leadership and service through the priesthood.  The “Called by Name” program being, initiated by the Diocese, is an effort to identify and encourage possible priest candidates from within our local communities.  (Future programs designed to identify and encourage possible candidates for the permanent diaconate, lay ministry and religious life are also being planned.)  In the coming week leading up to this series, please reflect upon and pray for single men from within our parish who you believe may possess the spiritual and leadership gifts to be “Called by Name” to consider a life of service in the priesthood.


How Far to the Kingdom?

“You are not far from the Kingdom of  God” – these are Jesus’ words to the scribe in today’s reading.  How far are you from the Kingdom?  If somehow you could know the percentage of your heart, soul, mind, and strength with which you love God – would you want to know?  If you measured fifty percent, would you be satisfied?  Is that close enough to the Kingdom?  It hardly seems likely!  How about pushing up that percentage?  Starting NOW!  The result will be to hear Jesus say to you also, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”


Shut-In Planning Meeting Tonight

A planning meeting will be held in the rectory tonight, Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30pm to discuss the collection of items, preparation of gift bags and delivery at this meeting.  This is a wonderful community-building service project for parishioners of all ages and an important way to show our shut-ins that we remember them at Christmas.  Please join us!


Holiday Bags for Shut-ins

A planning meeting will be held in the rectory on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30pm to discuss the collection of items, preparation of gift bags and delivery at this meeting.  This is a wonderful community-building service project for parishioners of all ages and an important way to show our shut-ins that we remember them at Christmas.  Please join us!


School News

Thank you to everyone who attended either or both of our special school liturgies celebrating Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.  We hope that you enjoyed the children’s participation and the home baked goods served following the liturgies. You might even have seen yourself on TV!

The Annual Raffle kicked off this past week and the winners will be pulled at the Sock Hop on Friday, November  9th so be sure to buy your ticket(s) before then!

Please continue supporting the Colonie Center SchoolBucks  and the SchoolMALL online stores which are easy ways of raising funds for our school.   Contact Karen Snyder in the school office with any questions concerning how these options work. Our holiday shopping is just around the corner!


New to Sacred Heart Parish…Welcome!

We are happy to have you in our community and hope that you will enjoy a truly Christian experience with us.  Please call the rectory to register (274-1363) or fill out the registration form on the bulletin board in the back of church.  This helps us for sacraments, sick calls or any other assistance you may need.  Thank you!


Putting Faith Into Action

What is an Alzheimer’s Care Team?  Eddy Alzheimer’s Care Teams exist to provide non-medical support and companionship to individuals with some form of memory loss, whether it is due to Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia’s.  By providing much needed respite to caregivers and socialization to the person with the disease, these caring individuals strive to make life better for both the caregiver and the patient.

For more information, please contact Sandy Monahan, 238-4167 or Monahans@nehealth.com


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?

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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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If you, or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, it is important that you identify yourself to the hospital as a member of Sacred Heart Parish or contact the Rectory (274-1363) to inform us of your hospitalization.

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