Faith Formation News

Vacation Bible School: Announcing Vacation Bible School here at Sacred Heart!  August 12 thru 16 8:30am to 1:30pm.  For more information please contact the Faith Formation Office at (518) 274-1363 ext. 18, Tricia Adams, Director

Roarke Center Donations: Every third weekend of the month, Sacred Heart will be collecting toiletries for the Roarke Center. These can be deposited in the regular Roarke Center Box in the back of church. For the month of June, they are requesting deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes with covers. As always, thank you for your gener-osity to those less fortunate.


School News

Race For Education: On Wednesday, June 5th, Sacred Heart School will kick-off our 9th annual Race for Education. We invite family and friends to join us in raising money so that we may continue our STREAM Program for next school year! STREAM focuses on project based learning through innovation, design and engineering, and we are excited to bring this program to SHS.

Spring Cleaning: Please remember the donation bin located in the parking lot as you begin your spring cleaning. Clothing and shoes may be deposited into the bin (no household or other items please).

Follow Us: Please visit our website at: www.SacredHeartSchoolTroy.com and our Facebook page: @SacredHeartSchool to learn more about our up-to-date activities and events.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” Bring peace into your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Oct 18-20, 2019 in ALBANY, NY and Jun 8-9, 2019 in Medway, MA.

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


Ministry Fair Coming

Please plan to spend some extra time next weekend (June 1-2) looking over all the amazing things happening at our Sacred Heart Family Ministries.

Ministry is the response a Church family has to the call and mission of our great faith.  Share the Gospel, Love each other, Serve each other , Gather together to encourage each other.

When we gather we strengthen ourselves, our families and our community.  Come see who serves you and how you can be a part of service to others!


Catholic Singles Weekend

A weekend for Catholic Singles and their friends will be held on June 14-16 at Pyramid Life Center, a beautiful camp and lodge run by the Diocese of Albany and located in New York’s Adirondack Park in Paradox, New York.

Pyramid Life Center consists of over 750 Acres of Adirondack Wilderness. It features a crystal-clear lake with an unspoiled shoreline and a 16 acre island.

It is a mountain with a rock face that rises dramatically from the lake’s edge. It is a waterfall and hiking trails and forest and small mouth bass. It is a perfect habitat for all kinds of flora and fauna including human.

Pyramid Life Center on Pyramid Lake is a place of hospitality for people who love and respect nature and reverence for its Creator. It is a place for reflection and re-creation, for physical and spiritual renewal.

This is an all inclusive social weekend in a beautiful setting at a great price. For more information contact via email at:  cathsing@yahoo.com


Love One Another

Our Christian faith tells us that the Holy Spirit is the inspiration behind our Sacred Scriptures. In light of this what do you make of St. John’s vision in today’s second reading of a new “…holy city, a new Jerusalem coming down from heaven…”

Do we simply store such in the back of our consciousness, and return to the hum drum of our everyday lives without any further thought? Or are we willing to ask: what is the Holy Spirit trying to tell us here? And why during this season of celebration of the Resurrection? A recent TV Ad you may have seen uses the phrase: He gets it! Apparently, the Apostles Paul and Barnabas got it, and spent the remainder of their lives in tireless missionary activity, preaching the new creation in the Resurrected Christ, despite the fact that it was “…necessary to undergo many hardships.”

There was a time when Western Culture was imbued with Christian values. That era no longer exists. Our world is now every bit as pagan (secularist) as the world of Paul and Barnabas, and now just as much in desperate need of evangelization. As a bare minimum we are obliged to demonstrate: “ This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Jesus doesn’t ask that we love everybody in an abstract general way, but rather the concrete “one another”… in other words, the face in front of you!


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are off to a great start! As of Monday, we have received $27, 825.00 toward our assessment of $69,661.00! Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelopes in the collection or mail them in to the rectory.

There are envelopes available in the rear of the church. Also, online giving at www.thebishopsappeal.org provides a seamless, secure and easy way to make your gift. The parish is automatically credited with your gift.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to date.


Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Magnificat for Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on June 1 at 9am at the Holiday Inn Express, in Latham.

Clare Daly, Youth Minister at St. Ambrose Church is the guest speaker at this morning event. Come for fellowship, sharing and prayer. Cost is $20. Further information on the flyer in the back of church. Contact is via email to: Albanymagnificat@gmail.com


Sacred Heart Memorial Fund

Father Yanas, along with the members of the Liturgy and Finance Committees are pleased to advise that as of this year, all bequests made in memory of a relative or friend will now be placed in the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund Account and will be earmarked for refurbishing our pews. As many have stated, this project is long overdue and is now a top priority.

For your convenience, Memorial Fund Envelopes are available in the rectory, and on the bulletin tables located in the rear of church.  Additionally they will also be placed with programs at all funerals, and most times will be available at funeral homes during wake services.


School News

No School: Sacred Heart school will be closed on Wednesday, May 15th for a Diocesan Faith Formation Day.

SHS Drama Club Presents: The Sacred Heart School Drama Club will be presenting “Into the Woods Jr.” on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm AND Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium. All are welcome!


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