March Madness Arrives at Sacred Heart School

For a $10 donation, you receive 31 chances to win cash prizes!  Each day at Sacred Heart School a $100 winning ticket will be drawn and on March 17th a $1,000 winning ticket will be drawn.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or mail and their names will be posted at the school and on our school website daily (sacredhearttroy.com).  If your name is drawn, your ticket goes back in for another chance to WIN!!!!

To print tickets, select the file below:

March Madness 2012 Tickets

Or to print the March Madness Calendar and Tickets, select the file below:

March Madness Calendar and Ticket Form



What Are You Looking For!

The most important question of our existence is asked in this passage being read today: “What are you looking for?”  Consider for yourselves: What is the purpose of your life?  And is it compelling enough to give your life meaning?  Jesus was asking these men “Just what in life do you really, really want?”  They were seeking God and they answered by their lives.

Remember, however, Christian maturity is a gradual thing as we move from curiosity to interest to a commitment over a period of time.  The point is that it is a movement!  Have you stalled along the way of making a full commitment?  Really, so much depends on your answer; “What are you looking for?”


Community Hospice Volunteer Training

Community Hospice of Rensselaer County welcomes new volunteers to provide socialization and emotional support to Hospice patients living in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals.  The next training for new volunteers will be held as follows: Two evenings (5:30pm-8:30pm) on February 16th and February 22nd, one all day (9:00am-4:00pm) session on Saturday February 18th, and one all day (9:00am-4:00pm) session on Monday February 20th.  All sessions will be held at 285 Valley View Boulevard in Rensselaer.  For more information or directions please call 285-8144.


Teen Pathways Presents… 12 Days of Christmas Concert

Come one and all for a night of song, prayer and praise with the christian rock band Project Praise at St. Jude’s Dammann Hall (Gym) at 6:00pm.  Come out with family and friends for an evening of good christian music!


The Light Shines in the Darkness!

A light shall shine upon us this day: for the Lord is born to us: and He shall be called Wonderful, God, the Prince of Peace, the Father of the world to come: of whose reign there shall be no end.

— Is. ix. 2, 6


Children’s Choir to Perform

Sacred Heart’s Children’s Choir will perform at the 4:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  This choir is open to all children of the parish.  The last rehearsal is THIS SUNDAY in the church from 10:30-11:05am.  Come and be a part of the children’s choir or simply join us at the 4:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve and enjoy the beautiful voices of our children lifted in praise to the new born King!


Communal Reconciliation Service 12/19/11

On Monday evening, December 19, a communal reconciliation service will be held at Sacred Heart at 7 pm.  There will be four priests available for confession including Father Vaughan who will hear confessions in the reconciliation room.  This is a good opportunity for us to prepare ourselves for the celebration of Christmas.


Blessed Mother Statue Dedicated


The statue of The Blessed Mother, relocated to Sacred Heart grounds from St. William’s church, is dedicated by  Fr. Vaughan following the 11:15 am Mass on Sunday December 11, 2011.  Thanks to Chris Hoyt and several dedicated men in our parish who committed much time and talent to complete the relocation before the December 8, 2011 celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.


24 Days of Christmas Raffle Winners

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Sacred Heart Book Group to Meet

Sacred Heart book group will meet on Wednesday, December 14 to discuss Six Million Paperclips: The Making of a Children’s Holocaust Memorial.  This book written by Peter W. Schroeder/Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand tells the inspiring and touching story of the teachers, students, and community of Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee, and their quest to understand and teach about the Holocaust.   As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.  Join  us at 6:00pm at the Brunswick Community Library to discuss this inspiring and poignant work.

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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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