Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are off to a great start!! As of Friday, we have received $30,243 towards our assessment of $72,564. Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelopes in the second collection that will be taken up today. If you have not made a pledge yet, please do so. Every gift no matter how small will help us reach our goal!! Thank you to all that have contributed so generously.


Weekday Mass Schedule Change

Effective Monday, June 25, there will no longer be a Monday morning Mass here at Sacred Heart. If you have a Mass scheduled already for a Monday after June 25, please call rectory to reschedule. Thank you.


Thank You

“Thank you” to all who participated in, donated to, and sacrificed their time and talents to our Youth Ministry’s Cardboard City this past Friday. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and all that participated did with great attitudes and big smiles. Thanks to all of the teens and their donors, we raised over $1,000 for Joseph’s House in Troy.

A special thank you to Fr. Yanas, Tony Morabito, Matt and Erin Ingold, Kelley Jaworski, Liz Pendergast, Eileen Foley, Jeanne Murphy, Emily Szelest, Kevin Hotaling, all of our young adult volunteers and even Bishop Scharfenberger who joined us for our “late night” Holy Hour – without all of you this unique event would not have happened at all!!”


Happy Mother’s Day

On behalf of Fr. Vaughan, and the staff, I wish to express my best wishes to all our mothers as they celebrate the day on which they are honored.

Please be assured that your intentions will be remembered at the altar of God.

May our Lord bless and keep you. With respect and affection, Fr. Yanas


World Wide Marriage Encounter

Happy Mother’s Day! Allow Jesus to be Lord of your marriage relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Nov 3-4, 2018 in ALBANY, NY and May 19-20, 2018 in WARNER, NH.

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


God’s Ways

Just as last week, again, this week, in the Scriptures we hear the word “remain” is emphasized in the Johannine writing. One of the great lessons of salvation history portrayed in the Scriptures is that God remains loving and faithful, because that is who He is! It is His very nature to be steadfast and loving, or as St. John puts it: “God is love”.

It took some major disasters in His people’s history for them to learn that whatever Divine Providence leads them into in their lives, ultimately, the God Who is love is Who and What is behind it. And whether it seems to be “good” or “bad” fortune to us in our shortsighted ways,  it remains His love which is beckoning us to rely on Him rather than our own insufficient resources.

Are we willing to “see the light” and accept God on His terms, rather than insist on our own self-destructive terms?


USPS Stamp Out Hunger

Sacred Heart School continues to support local food pantries with a weekly collection of food items. The annual USPS pick up at SHS will be on Wednesday, May 9th and it serves to “kick off” their local effort.Why not bring in some non-perishable food items and place them in the wooden bin located in the rear of church (adjacent to the Spring Avenue entrance vestibule!)

The United States Postal Service is celebrating its 26th anniversary-Stamping Out Hunger throughout our nation. They will be collecting items from local homes on Saturday, May 12th.


2019 World Youth Day

The Sacred Heart Youth Ministry Team is exploring options for participating in the 2019 World Youth Day. World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope that occurs every three years in a different country; this year’s WYD will happen from January 22-27, 2019, in Panama City, Panama.

WYD is open to all young people, 16 – 35, who want to take part in a festive encounter centered on Jesus Christ. We are currently accepting applications to attend this event. The approximate price will be $1,500; the final price will be determined by airfare rates and fundraising efforts.

If you are interested in attending WYD 2019, please contact Tony Morabito at 518.274.1363, or paa.fm.shc@gmail.com


Feast Day Celebration

On Friday, June 1, Sacred Heart hosts our Annual Feast Day Celebration. Starting with a Eucharistic Holy Hour in church, we will process as a parish into the streets led by Jesus and our Pastor.

After the procession let the party begin! Food, drinks, games, magician, inflatable obstacle course. You won’t want to miss this summer kickoff.


By Their Deeds…

In Old Covenant times, both prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah used the imagery of the vine or vineyard as an example for God’s people, with the implied, and somewhat uncomfortable conclusion that we had not born good “fruit”.

In today’s Gospel we find Jesus identifying Himself as the true vine (as opposed to the vine spoken of by the prophets). In the new, post resurrection creation, we thus find ourselves mysteriously joined to Christ as the new people of God. Moreover, a key word in today’s readings is “remain”. On God’s part He remains (Emanuel – God remaining with us!) and asks only that we in turn remain with Him.

As long as we continue to fall short of (His) perfect charity, there will always be a certain anxiety as to whether or not we are indeed remaining with Emanuel. Thus for the want of a better criterion, we look for good deeds (ie: bearing good fruit) as a basis for “some consolation in the Holy Spirit”.

“By their deeds you will know them!”

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


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


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