Regina Caeli Academy 2018-2019

Come join our exciting mission to form the next generation of Catholics! Regina Caeli Academy (www.rcahybrid.org) provides a classical, hybrid education in the Catholic tradition.

Pre K3- 12th grade students attend Socratic, hands-on classes taught by trained tutors two days a week and homeschool on the remaining days.  Lesson plans for home days are included and optimized for in-home education.

Location: 201 N. Ten Broeck St. Scotia, NY 12302.

For enrollment information, or to schedule a tour of our facility (by appointment only), please contact Sister Laurie-Marie, Center Coordinator of Education at lmparisi.alb@rcahybrid.org or (845) 379-0680.


Blessed are the Poor

One of the often used Hebrew words found in the Old Testament is anawim, which is usually translated into English as “the poor”. That does not do justice to the meaning of anawim, which implies much more than economic poverty.

Sometimes it is translated as “the lowly” which again fails to impress us moderns who no longer honor class distinctions. Throughout salvation history, God has consistently shown a predilection for the anawim, i.e. those
disadvantaged, whether, physically, spiritually, economically or socially. When the followers of John the Baptist asked Jesus if He was the hoped-for messiah, Jesus answered in the words heard today from the prophet Isaiah. Note well, it describes physical curing as well as spiritual (i.e. the whole person).

When Jesus preached the beatitudes, the first words out of His mouth were “Blessed are the poor in spirit..” Not surprisingly, our current Pope Francis has made predilection for the anawim the hallmark of his papacy. Why this predilection? Because those who don’t have, depend on others. They recognize and acknowledge they are not in charge, not in control (contrary to modern advertising which fallaciously emphasizes always being in control). They live consciously depending on

God. We are called to do the same.


Happy Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Marge Hope!  100 years young!


Save the Date

Baked Ziti and Meatball Dinner to help our Youth Ministry Participants raise money for World Youth Day! Dinner will be NEXT Saturday, September 15 from 4-6:30PM. $8 per per son or 2/$15 which includes Salad and Bread. Come and help support our youth! Tickets will be sold after Masses THIS WEEKEND. Meals prepared by Peter Desmond.


Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the animals will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6PM in the school playground. Please make a note of it!


Seek the Lord!

In today’s second reading, St. James counsels us to “welcome the Word that has been planted in us.” Implied in that is not only that we are open to the Word, but that we in fact have heard it! Claiming to be open to the Word while not making the effort to learn it and reflect on it, would be a delusion, the very word used by St. James when he follows up with the statement: “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.”

Our job in this world is to seek the Lord. That is what makes humans different from all other creatures. We alone are seekers. To simply wander through each day on automatic unthinking mode, to put it mildly, is unworthy of our humanity, not to mention potentially disastrous.

It should be clear from today’s readings that we strive to avoid hypocrisy, i.e. once we let the Word truly sink into our innermost being, it is life changing, and ultimately world changing. “Seek and you shall find.”

But please don’t delude yourself, seeking is active, not passive!


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.


Save The Dates!

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 retreat!

Father Michael P. Sullivan, OSA travels the country providing parishes with unique and dynamic retreats.  He makes his message known while adding a bit of humor and fun to the mission.

Please mark your calendars and don’t miss this opportunity to join Fr. Sullivan and your fellow parishioners for a rewarding faith experience.   Information regarding times and retreat topics will follow shortly.

To learn more about Fr. Michael Sullivan and his ministry visit: http://www1.augustinian.org/fr-sullivan-preaching-apostolate


Respect Life Holy Hour

A Respect Life Holy Hour will be held from 7-8PM in Sacred Heart Church located at 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY. on Friday, September 7, 2018. 

Please consider joining other faithful for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, respect life petitions, time for silent prayer and confessions Come and pray for life!


Ascension Presents

“Don’t leave the Church, LEAD the Church when things get tough” – Fr. Mike

Follow Us!

Follow Us! Follow Us!


Albany Catholic Digital Library

Catholic Answers

Catholics Come Home

Catholic Exchange


Patriotic Rosary

Join us for the Patriotic Rosary every Thursday evening at 6pm in the Rectory.

Daily Scripture Readings

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Daily Scripture Readings Daily readings, audio files and reflections on scripture as well as other resources to broaden and deepen your faith!


The Evangelist On-line

The EvangelistWeekly reflections on faith, Catholicism and following Jesus!

Bishop Scharfenberger's Column


The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart welcomes all people to join in our celebration of Gods love. Through prayer, education, and caring for others, we strive to serve the needs of Gods people, thereby gaining a richer understanding of the gospel message.

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.

Recent Posts