8Dec
2018

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Grades 1-5: Class is December 9th. Next Class is December 16 with Religious Ed Mass at 10:30am.

FIRST RECONCILIATION: Saturday, Dec. 8 2PM in church.

Junior High Youth Program: Next class is Sunday, December 16.

Confirmation Preparation: Sunday, December 16 from 6-8PM.

8Dec
2018

Christmas Bags for the Homebound

This Holiday season please consider supporting our Faith Formation Grades 1-5 and our Homebound parishioners by donating items to our annual “Christmas Bags for the Homebound” service project.

The items that we will be accepting are: Cozy Socks (men & women), Soap, Lotion, Toothpaste, Tissues, Hard Candy, Crossword Puzzle and Game Books, Playing Cards, Baked Goods (Mini Loaves of sweet bread, muffins, cookies) and rosary beads.

All items are needed by Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Items may be dropped off in the box entitled “Christmas Bags for the Homebound” in the back of the Church. As always, thank you for your support!!

7Dec
2018

Giving Tree

A traditional part of the season is the parish Giving Tree that provides some assistance to families at Christmas. You’re invited to take an ornament from the tree, purchase the item requested and attach the ornament to the gift. Gifts are to be placed unwrapped under the tree by WEEKEND DEADLINE of December 15-16.

5Dec
2018

2018 Christkindlmarket

The 2018 Eastside Troy Christkindlmarket, hosted on parish grounds on the evening of Saturday, December 2, 2018 was a resounding success!  This years market featured nearly twenty vendors, roaming carolers, fire roasted chestnuts, a kids craft area, German bratwurst & knockwurst w/ all the fixins, hot dogs, hot pretzels, and of course an outdoor nativity, a visit by St. Nicholas and our own Bishop Edward Scharfenberger!

A good time was had by all!

25Nov
2018

Christ the King!

On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, Do we need to think twice about what we mean when we proclaim Christ as our king?

Bear in mind that in Biblical times, vocabularies were much less developed than currently. The Biblical writers did not have a word for president, premier, prime minister, etc. If one looks carefully we find the ancient world calling anyone who leads others, a king. This is especially important for Americans who have no history of relating to a king, as did European Christians. The reality which we honor today is that Jesus Christ is acknowledged as the supreme and eternal authority over us. What we often fail to admit, is that this means in all aspects of our lives. It is not just a spiritual relationship. He means to govern all creation, and that includes our social, political and economic lives as well!

The secular culture we are forced to live in, puts great pressure on us to agree (in practice if not in theory) that religious belief is a purely private matter (and therefore we accept pagan values in the public square). Whether we like it or not, we who say Christ is king, have a battle to fight with our culture. Are we willing to fight, or are we satisfied with being swept along by the current?

24Nov
2018

Pastoral Care

One of the primary missions of our parish is to care for the sick and suffering members of our community. In order to fulfill this goal, we need the help of our parishioners.

If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who is unable to attend Mass and would like the bulletin or a communion visit, please call the rectory at (518) 274-1363 during regular business hours, or reach out via the “Contact Us” page on the parish web site anytime!

24Nov
2018

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped us provide many dinners for Thanksgiving. Because of your extreme generosity we were able to provide for all of our families and sent any extra food to the Roarke Center for distribution to their needy families. If you helped with donating dinners, a monetary donation or even helped in the transportation of these dinners, we are very grateful and know that you enjoyed your own dinner just a little bit more! God bless you.

18Nov
2018

The Ultimate Authority

During these last two weeks of the liturgical year, we are presented with Scripture readings which are identified by scholars as a type of literature called apocalyptic. It is kind of like writing in code, so that insiders will know what it means, while outsiders remain puzzled. This kind of writing was used during a period of religious persecution to obscure meaning from non-believers. It was particularly popular in Jesus’ day, due to pressures first from the Greeks, then the Romans.

So, in today’s first reading we find this type of writing in the book of Daniel, while in the Gospel, Jesus uses the same vocabulary and imagery as Daniel (e.g. the title: Son of Man, who will have ultimate authority when the bad times are over, which in turn will be a judgment on all, etc.) Note that the idea of a final victory which will also be a time of judgment is presented to us at this time of year for us to reflect upon before we shift focus in the Advent season.

It is fitting that we be ever mindful that what we do and say has consequences, because judgment by the one who knows all, is inevitable.

18Nov
2018

Marriage Encounter Weekends

Let us live and love in our marriage as we await the coming of Jesus. Make time for your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are: Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Dec 7-9, 2018 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://wwmenyalb.org/.

17Nov
2018

Join The CKMKT Team!

We’re rolling out the red carpet for our Eastside Troy Community, and want them to experience the open arms of Jesus’s Sacred Heart.

The Hospitality Team will greet visitors to the Christkindlmarket, share maps of the market, and help them find their way amongst the crowd.

Above all, we will help our neighbors to feel at home at Sacred Heart.

Don’t think you’re the right person for the job – then you’re in the perfect place for the Holy Spirit to do the work! Contact Matt Ingold to join the team at youthfaithformation.shs@gmail.com

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