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?


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/


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.


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!


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.


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.



Happy Fathers Day!

On behalf of Father Vaughan, myself and the staff, I  would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our fathers and grandfathers a very Happy Father’s Day.  All fathers and grandfathers both living and deceased will be remembered in the masses and prayers throughout the month of June.             Fr. Yanas


School Board Positions to be Filled

The Sacred Heart School Board has two positions to fill.  The group acts in an advisory capacity to the Principal and meets approximately six times a year.  There is a  two and three-year term.  We are currently seeking individuals with expertise in any of the following areas: finance, marketing, fund-raising, social networking, and public relations.  If you are interested, please send a letter of interest, explaining what you can bring to the Board, and address it to Susan Holland, care of the school office no later than June 30, 2012.


Are You a Disciple?

Today’s reading is part of what is known as   Jesus’ Priestly Prayer and it shows his concern   for those that would continue the ministry that Jesus started while on earth.  An interesting point is that Jesus is not just referring to the Apostles but to the disciples.  Who then, are the disciples?  Simply stated they are “followers of Christ.”  Their duties?  To evangelize – this is the church’s most important task.  “As you sent me into the world,  so I sent them into the world.”  As disciples, our presence and our witness in the world will reveal the possibility of living life in Christ.  Jesus is counting on you!


“I am the Vine you are the Branches.” (John 15:1-8)

Today, there are some strong messages for us in the gospel about how Jesus expects us to live.  Five times we hear the expression “bearing fruit” and eight times the verb “remain”  or “remains.”  Obviously, we are being told, to be a Christian is to draw our life, our purpose, our very being from our relationship with Jesus.  Then and only then are we capable of “bearing fruit” which is required of all.  Those that do not “remain” are like a discarded branch that will be thrown into the fire.  Have you been “bearing    any fruit” lately?

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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)


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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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