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Calling All Cheerleaders

We are in the beginning stage of establishing a cheerleading team here at Sacred Heart Parish.  For more information please click below.

Cheer Information Form


Parish Book Group to Meet 10/19/11

Spiritual Journeys, our parish book group, will meet on  Wednesday, October 19 to discuss THE HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford.  Join us in the rectory at 10:15am or at the Brunswick Community Library at 6pm.


Applebees Flapjack Breakfast a Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Applebees Breakfast it was a huge success.  We raised over $1,000 for our school and a great time was had by all.










CYO Registration Begins

Sacred Heart CYO Basketball registration is Tuesday, September 20th  from 6:15 – 8:00pm.

Registration is open to Sacred Heart students and parishioners 2nd grade to 8th grade both boys and girls.

The registration will be in the cafeteria.  If you are unable to attend, registrations may be dropped off at the rectory.   2011 CYO Registration Form


Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off Begins Today

Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off Today

We are about to undertake an important fund-raising project.  We earn 50% profit on all items and proceeds fromt he sale will be used for our school.  With your help and enthusiasm we can make this sale a real success!  Booklets are available in the back of church in anyone wishes to make a purchase.

School Students listen to the demonstration regarding our Fall Fundraiser.


Sacred Heart School Benefit Golf Tournament

Fr. Vaughan Annual Sacred Heart Scramble

Frear Park – Saturday, October 1st, 2011

We would like to invite all golfers and want-to-be golfers to come out and have fun, helping raise money for Sacred Heart School.  Last year was a great success and we hope this year will be even better!  Please use this form to sign up.  Golf Tournament 2011

We are golfing for our children’s future at Sacred Heart School and are actively seeking sponsors and/or donations to make our 3rd tournament a success.  We need flag sponsors ($50), sign sponsors ($75), and donations for our Chinese Auction following the tournament.  Gift certificates, craft items, gift baskets, services, or anything you may be able to donate will be appreciated.

Please contact Mrs. Dresch for more information, (teech4538@aol.com, 365-7852, or Sacred Heart School – 274-3655).  If you need someone to pick up an item, please let us know and we will be more than happy to do so.  Gift certificate or monetary donations can be mailed to Mrs. Kathryn Dresch, Sacred Heart School, 308 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY  12180.  Please make all checks payable to Sacred Heart School.


Parish Nurse Ministry

Members of the Sacred Heart Parish Nurse Ministry held the first monthly blood pressure clinic after all Masses on the weekend of September 11, 2011.  Going forward, similar blood pressure clinics will be conducted one weekend each month.  Additionally, members of the Parish Nurse Ministry will post informational literature at the rear of the church (near the Pawling Avenue entry) and will provide periodic bulletin updates on a variety of health related topics throughout the year.

If you are a registered nurse interested in serving the Sacred Heart Community through this ministry please call the rectory, during regular business hours, at (518) 274-1363 to leave a message for Linda Rinella, or Loretta Ciraulo.


Fr. Yanas Update

On Sunday September 11, 2011 parishioners stopped after Mass to sign get well cards to be sent to Fr. Yanas while he continues to recuperate following his recent bone marrow transplant procedure.

If you missed the cards, you can log into Fr. Yanas’ Caring Bridge website to leave messages of support for him to read and to view posts from Fr’s family regarding his treatment and progress.Visit the website www.caringbridge.org and enter Revjohnyanas (no spaces) for the latest news.

Also if you wish to send a card or personal message via US Postal Service mail, Fr. Yanas’ address while he is in Boston is:

Rev. John Yanas, c/o Meg Allen, RN, 126 Riverside Drive, Dedham, MA 02026.


Welcome Fr. Konaku & Deacon Hook

Fr. Vaughan  welcome’s Fr. Konaku (con-a-coo) and Deacon Neal Hook to the Sacred Heart Community.  Father Konaku is from Ghana, Africa and was ordained in 1995.  In 1998, he earned his Masters degree from Fordham and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychoanalysis in a combined program with Boston College and the University of Massachusetts.  Father Konaku arrived at the rectory in August to become our priest-in-residence.  His days are spent as chaplain at St. Mary’s and Samaritan Hospitals but he also will assist with liturgies at Sacred Heart.

Deacon Neil Hook has been assigned to the Parish as Temporary Administrator while Father Yanas is on medical leave.  Deacon Hook was ordained to the diaconate in 1994.  His first pastoral assignment was at St. Margaret Mary Church in Albany where he served for eleven years.  He was then appointed Parish Life Director for the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Ballston Lake where he served until his retirement in 2010.

Deacon Hook serves as homiletics instructor for those studying to be deacons. He also serves as chairperson of the liturgical subcommittee of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.  For twenty years, from 1966-86, Deacon Hook served as organist and music director at Sacred Heart.


Fr. Yanas Update Website

The Yanas Family is planning to set up a website on which interested persons and parishioners can keep track of Fr. Yanas’ progress while he is away.  Starting Monday, August 29th you can log onto the Caring bridge website to to view the family’s posts regarding Father’s progress and also leave messages for him to read.  Visit the website www.caringbridge.org and enter Revjohnyanas (no spaces) for the latest news and to leave a message for Fr. Yanas

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