Lector Training

A mandatory training for all lectors is scheduled in Church as follows: Sunday, September 30 after 10:30 Mass or Tuesday, October 2 at 7PM . Select one and sign up on the list posted on the bulletin board in the back of church.

This training if for ALL current lectors and any parishioner interested in becoming a lector. Should anyone have a problem attending either training date, please call Marie Mangione at 518-272-6555 to make other arrangements.


School News

Mark Your Calendars:

Below are a few dates that you might want to be aware of:

  • October 8: No School: Columbus Day
  • October 13th: Applesbee’s Pancake Breakfast (tickets
    available in the school office)
  • October 14th: School Family Mass: 8:30 am
  • October 26th: Trunk Or Treat
  • October 29th: Annual Raffle Tickets on sale (available in the
    school office)
  • Cheesecake and SaveAround Coupon Book sales will also
    be held during the month of October.


Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast:
Come join us for a flapjack breakfast at APPLEBEE’S
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Where: Applebee’s, 594 No. Gr eenbush Road, Tr oy
Time: 8:00-10:00 am
What: 3 pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon and unlimited or ange
juice and coffee
Cost: $8.00/per son. Tickets ar e available in the school


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Find peace in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Sep 28-30, 2018 in Oneonta, NY and Nov 3-4, 2018 in ALBANY, NY.

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


Fashion Show

The Ladies of Charity will be selling tickets to their annual Fashion Show next weekend after all the Masses. This popular show will be held at the Franklin Terrace on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Tickets are $25.

All proceeds go to aid the work of the Roarke Center and the needs of other local charities. For more information, call Peg Rosamilia at 518-8569 or Donna Seibert at 518-441-9340 or Mary Ann Kehn 518-273-0026. See the poster in church for more information.


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of tasks during our upcoming Parish Mission scheduled for October 6 – 10, 2018.  If you can help with any of the following tasks, please call Barbara at the Rectory at  518-274-1363:

  • Two greeters are needed at the doors of the church to say hello and welcome everyone who attends each evening.
  • Deserts are needed for Wednesday evenings social to be held at the conclusion of the Parish Mission. Coffee & Tea will be provided by Sacred Heart.
  • If you play an instrument, or can sing as a soloist for Monday evening and/or would like to participate in the Mission for one or more evenings, please let us know. Songs for Sunday evening will include Amazing Grace, Come Holy Spirit, and How Great Thou Art. (On Monday evening, Father would like Lay Your Hands, by Cary Landry, sung as a solo).

Please leave your name, phone number and e-mail address with Barbara, so that we may contact you. Thank you so very much!

Sacred Heart Liturgy Committee


Parish Mission Update

Father Michael P. Sullivan, OSA will return to Sacred Heart Church October 6 – 10, 2018 to lead our faith community in an engaging, entertaining, thought provoking and faith-filled Parish Mission retreat!

Please mark your calendars and don’t miss this opportunity to join Fr. Sullivan and your fellow parishioners for a rewarding faith experience

Mission Schedule:

  • Father Sullivan will begin his time with us by celebrating Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th.
  • Father Sullivan will also preach at both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, October 7th
  • The first evening session of the Mission will take place on Sunday October 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Mission will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (10/8 – 10/10)
  • Father Sullivan will also celebrate each morning Mass throughout the Mission, Monday through Wednesday.
  • Confessions will be heard on Monday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m.
  • There will be Benediction on Wednesday evening at the closing, followed by a free will offering and a social.

Don’t forget to save the dates!!


Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Updates: Faith Formation classes for grades 1-5 will be returning to Sunday mornings between masses from 9:40-10:25. First class is THIS Sunday September 16, which includes a parent orientation in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Grades 6-8 will meet every other Sunday evening 6-8PM (same schedule as Confirmation prep) for our new Junior High Youth Program. Program is available to all 6-8th graders—from both public and Catholic schools—and will have a renewed focus on socialization, catechesis, community engagement, and building a lasting community for our youth.

Confirmation Registration: Confirmation Prep classes begin THIS Sunday, September 16, 6-8 PM. Parent orientation will go from 6-6:30PM that same evening.

RCIA Registration: Classes will go on Sundays between masses from 9:40 – 10:25 in the parish youth room (A.K.A. honeycomb hideout underneath the teacher’s lounge).


School News

Welcome Back! We have exciting news for the 2018-2019 school year! The new additions to the faculty/staff, the enhanced curriculum for all of our students, the upgrades made to our technologies and the improvements to the physical plant will certainly provide positive conversations over the next several months.

Ms. Kaliher is the new third grade teacher (Mrs. Eileen Brandt retired in June) and Mrs. Morabito has returned as a classroom aide within our PK Blue Room.


Catholic University Collection

Next weekend, (9/23/18) we will  take up the National Collection for The Catholic University.

Your investment will enable the University to continue to support the Church and to advance its work of preparing the next generation of leadership both religious and lay, of our Church and Nation.



We have reached our 2018 Bishop’s Appeal goal and gone over the top for the 2nd year in a row. THANK YOU!

Our assessment is $72,564 and as of this past week we have $73,845 with just 228 gifts.

We are still accepting contributions to provide a cushion for pledges that might not come in. (Any overage that is paid will be returned by 50% to the parish… Last year we had $3,000 returned!)

Thank you again to all those who gave so generously. Keep in mind commitments to the Bishop’s Appeal may be made online at the theBishopsappeal.org or to the rectory.

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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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