Giving Tree

NEXT weekend is the last weekend for the ornaments on   the Giving Tree.  Please place the items purchased under the tree or drop off at the school or rectory by Sunday, December 16.


Christmas Flower Donations

Please don’t forget to use the Christmas Flowers envelope in your mailing packet.  Additional envelopes may be found in the back of church.  They are provided to remember or honor your special loved ones this Christmas Season.  Donations collected are used to help offset decorating expenses for Christmas.  Flower donation list will be in the back of church the weekend following Christmas.  PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!


Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Mass schedule for Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Troy is as follows;

Christmas Eve:  (Monday, 12/24/12)  Masses are scheduled to occur at 4:00pm, 6:30pm and 10:00pm
Christmas Day: (Tuesday 12/25/12)  Mass is scheduled to occur at 9:30am.


Advent – A time of Preparation


Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation.  As we await the birth of our Lord, let our preparations this Advent season be not just in hanging ribbons and bows… but also in preparing our hearts, and minds as we joyously await the coming of our redeemer.


Patriotic Rosary – Tuesday Evenings

A patriotic Rosary will be held in Sacred Heart Church every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00pm.  All are welcome.


Community Hospice Info from SH Parish Nurses

The attached brochure, provided by SH Parish Nurses contains information on a variety of Hospice initiatives and programs, such as “Campaign for Kids,”  a therapy dog program designed to comfort Hospice patients and the “Voices of Faith Women’s Community Choir” all designed to support and offer comfort to the terminally ill, their families, and caregivers.  Read more by clicking on the link below, or pick up a print copy in the rear of Sacred Heart Church.

Sacred Heart Parish Nurses Hospice Bulletin Insert 11-25-12


Teen Pathways – November at a Glance




Sunday Nov. 25th, 2012Teen Mass  All teens and their families welcome!

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

600pm Saint Jude Church

Fr. Ligato Presides


Holiday Bags for Parish Shut-Ins

The Parish Elves will be preparing holiday gift bags for 50 Sacred Heart Parish Shut-ins.  Come and be part of the fun on December 17th at 6pm in the school cafeteria.  You can also enjoy the eggnog and cookies!  If you would like to help by donating items, there will be a Christmas box in the back of church from now until December 16.  Some suggestions are small tissue packs, life savers, game books, playing cards etc.

For any questions please call Paula Daily 852-2994 or Nancy Donohue at 274-3655


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!

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am


Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)


Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for information and scheduled dates.


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

Hospital Visits

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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