26Jul
2018

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, and we hope that you will consider registering as a parishioner.  By registering as a parishioner not only will you affirm your support for the Sacred Heart faith community, but you will also be joining a long line of committed Catholics who, for over 100 years, have been a force for good in Troy’s Eastside Neighborhood!  Additionally when you register, you will help parish staff to better serve your needs for sacraments, sick calls or any other assistance you may require.

To register please call the rectory (274-1363), or you may click on the Sacred Heart Church Parish Registration Form link to obtain a printable copy of the registration form.  Complete the form and either bring it to the rectory, or simply place it in the collection basket at any mass. (Note: Pre-printed copies of the form are also available on the bulletin board in the back of church.)

24Jul
2018

RCIA Teachers Needed

If you have the gift of teaching and a love for sharing the Catholic Faith, please consider joining the Sacred Heart RCIA Catechist Team.

Catechists are invited to sign up for one or more of our 26 sessions. Lesson topics and resources would be provided. If interested in learning more, please contact Matt Ingold at youthfaithformation.shs@gmail.com

22Jul
2018

God’s Love

“Let us ask the Lord for the grace to know the greatness of His love, which wipes away our every sin.” – Pope Francis Homily 9 March 2018

22Jul
2018

School News

Sacred Heart School Summer Office Hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The school office will be closed from July 5 through July 22, 2018 for summer break.  However, the answering machine is always on, so if you have a question or need some information, please do call.

We wish all our families a relaxing, and fun filled summer and look forward to beginning an exciting school year in the Fall!

21Jul
2018

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Jesus said, “Come away and rest awhile”. Give your marriage new life by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Nov 3-4, 2018 in ALBANY, NY and Sep 14-16, 2018 in Huntington, NY.

For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://www.wwmenyalb.org.

15Jul
2018

Could God Be Calling You?

Attention Single Women:

Could God be calling you? Do you think God may be calling you to the religious life – a life of love and service through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience?  Would you like to learn more about such a life?

If you would like to learn more about the religious life, please contact Sister Laurie-Marie, C.R. at lauriemarie.parisi@rcda.org or call (518) 453-6690 for more information.

Our Lady of Vocations, pray for us!

15Jul
2018

Speak Up… I Can’t Hear You!

Make no mistake about it. We live in an era where the prevailing secular mindset demands that religious beliefs in general and Christianity in particular, abandon the public square and limit such beliefs to merely private individualized matters. The more out of sight and out of mind, the better!

We hear today that because the powers that be felt threatened by the prophecies of Amos, they directed him to leave his country and go elsewhere to preach. (from the kingdom of Israel to the kingdom of Judah). It’s an old story: guilty consciences and fallacious beliefs, resist correction and often resist violently.

We baptized, who like the Twelve, are sent to preach repentance from sin and falsehood in such a situation need to be mindful that we, who have been “…sealed with the promised Holy Spirit…” have courage as one of the gifts of that Spirit!

Our times need to hear loud and clear – in the public square – the message of the Gospel!

14Jul
2018

Care Team Volunteers Needed

For over 13 years Sacred Heart Parish has fielded a team of people who volunteer their time to help local families living and caring for a person with a dementia disease. We are sponsored by the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services.

At this time, we are looking to increase our team membership with people who have a few hours a month to give to a very worthwhile and caring activity.

Here is what our Care Team does ….provide respite to a Caregiver, provide a friendly visit, provide transportation, run an errand, offer support to the Caregiver, all non-medical volunteering.

Training is provided by Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. For more information call: Sandy Monahan, The Eddy, 518-238-4167 or Barbara O’Brien, Parishioner 518-272-3403. Please consider donating your time with us to help Caregivers needing respite…..Thank you

14Jul
2018

Si, Hablo Espanol?

New Life in our Church: The June 26th Edition of the Evangelist contained an article about a series of meetings being held where more than 300 delegates representing all eight dioceses in New York State are gathering over a period of four years. The mission is to discuss ways to strengthen evangelization among the Hispanic and Latino faithful. Why? More than half of all Catholics born since 1982 are Hispanic or Latino and thus it is fitting that the Church reach out to welcome this growing community.

Sacred Heart will begin, in a very small way, to welcome this growing segment of the Catholic faithful at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on July 29th when our Pastor, Father Yanas, will celebrate in two languages – English and Spanish.

The readings (which may be followed in English in your booklets) will be in Spanish, but the Gospel and Homily will be in English. If you can, please join in so that, together, we all may share in this special Liturgical celebration. Our school children are especially encouraged to attend this Mass, too, since they are studying Spanish here at Sacred Heart!

13Jul
2018

We’re Almost There

Bishop’s Appeal Update:  We are Sooooo close!  As of this past week Sacred Heart faithful have made over 208 contributions, including donations, pledges and on-line giving totaling $65,310 toward our parish assessment of $72564.  This puts us within 10% of “going over the top” for the second year in a row!

If you have not yet made a pledge or contribution, please consider doing so.  Copmmittments may be made on-line at thebishopsappeal.org or you may call the Bishop’s Appeal Office at 518-453-6680 for assistance.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Sacred Heart Church, Troy, seeks a motivated, organized and dynamic individual for the position of Pastoral Associate for Human Resources, Administration, Logistics and Operations (H.A.L.O.)
If interested, please review the position description below and contact (518)274.1363 for more information.
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The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart welcomes all people to join in our celebration of Gods love. Through prayer, education, and caring for others, we strive to serve the needs of Gods people, thereby gaining a richer understanding of the gospel message.

Mass Schedule

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

Confessions

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

Baptism

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

Marriage

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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