31Mar
2018

The Way of the Cross

“He gave himself in that moment to all men and women who would pledge themselves to Him… and to all those who persevere in the faith, nailed to it by their own baptismal vows, no matter what hardships it may involve them in; nailed to it willingly because they know well that without Christ they can do nothing, and that Christ in this world is inseparable from His cross.” – Excerpted from The Way of the Cross by  Caryll Houselander

31Mar
2018

The Way of the Cross

“We are here to help Christ blindly. We must know him by faith, not by vision. We must help him not only in those who seem to be Christlike, but more in those in whom Christ is hidden: in the most unlikely people, in those whom the world condemns.” – Excerpted from The Way of the Cross by  Caryll Houselander

30Mar
2018

Stations of the Cross

A large group of faithful gathered at Sacred Heart Church at 3:00 pm this afternoon to observe this ancient Catholic tradition and Lenten devotion.

The Stations of the Cross offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images while reflecting on Christ’s love for us!

For more information on this Catholic tradition, and a brief reflection on why we ought to pray the Stations of the Cross from Pope Francis click on the link here:

Why Should We Pray the Stations of the Cross: Eight Reasons from Pope Francis

30Mar
2018

The Way of the Cross

“The first fall is the first real self-knowledge. Now we know our weakness, we know our helplessness before the difficulties of life, our total inability to shoulder our responsibilities.

We know that we cannot get up by ourselves, we cannot shoulder the burden for the second time by ourselves, we cannot face our own self-contempt or the derision of others, by ourselves.

We realize now that we are wholly dependent on Christ, dependent on Him to act in us, to lift Himself up in us and to lift us up in Him.” – Excerpted from The Way of the Cross by  Caryll Houselander

29Mar
2018

The Way of the Cross

“Because Christ is to be lifted up on the cross,all those who love Him will be lifted up above the world by the world’s sorrow.  Because He, being lifted up, will draw all men to Himself, they will draw all men to Him in themselves.” – Excerpted from The Way of the Cross by  Caryll Houselander

29Mar
2018

Weekday Mass Announcement

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled 9:00am weekday Mass will not be celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2018.  The regular weekday Mass schedule will resume at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Please make a note of it!

25Mar
2018

We Get It… or Do We?

Our familiarity with today’s readings may lull us into the mentality that we “get it”, so let’s move on. But, do we really get it?

Jesus did indeed enter Jerusalem with a lot of the details of the expected Messiah/King. He rode on a donkey, as did the ancient kings, the palms, the laying down of cloaks, etc. the Hosannas, were all what the people expected.

Yet when one looks further, as the next reading reminds us, Jesus was in fact not the kind of Messiah they expected: no vainglorious victor, but rather a suffering servant!  A servant ultimately rejected due to the hardness of men’s hearts and our unwillingness to give up our preconceived notions of what constitutes our destiny and happiness.

The real challenge in life is in finding the humility to admit that we really don’t “get it” and that we have been wrong all along!

To truly “get it”…  it is not sufficient for us to merely listen to what Jesus did, but rather to join Him in emptying ourselves so as to let God in and allow Him to save us!

24Mar
2018

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

Sacred Heart Community will observe Adoration of the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday immediately following Mass until 10:30P.M.

Why not plan to stop by for a few moments of quiet reflection in the presence of Our Lord.  If you would like to reserve a specific time slot, a sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway near the rear of the church.

24Mar
2018

Potluck Supper is Back!

The Sacred Heart Community will have a Potluck Supper on Holy Thursday in the Multi-purpose Room immediately following Mass. If you plan to attend, please take a moment to fill out the sign-up sheet that is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway near the rear of the church.

For more information, please contact Eileen Foley at (518) 469-9033.

22Mar
2018

Reconciliation Schedule

Sacred Heart will hold a Communal Penance Service at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Individual confessions will also be offered on Tuesdays March 20 and 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Please Note: There will be no 4:00 pm Mass, and no confessions on Holy Saturday March 31, 2018

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