3 Nov
2017

Fall Back!

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday November 5th.  Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before turning in on Saturday evening!

3 Nov
2017

Coffee with Cub Scout Pack 15

Join the 4th grade WEBELOS Cub Scouts of Pack 15 for a Coffee Social after each Mass Sunday, November 5th. During the event, Scouts will collect personal care items for Joseph’s House of Troy. Thank you for your donations!

3 Nov
2017

Marriage Encounter Weekend

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Let us appreciate our spouses by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Jan 19-21, 2018 in South Kingstown, RI and Feb 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT. For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://www.wwmenyalb.org.

29 Oct
2017

Love Our Neighbors

In today’s first reading we find a motif repeated over and over again in the Old Testament. In the society of God’s chosen people, the most vulnerable were the widows, the orphan’s and resident aliens. None of these had any rights in the Jewish law of those times, (e.g. They could not claim to own property, or could not take anyone to court.) Therefore God wanted his people to be especially considerate of them and never to take advantage of their powerlessness.

The Gospels tell us that Jesus during His public ministry was especially committed to helping the most vulnerable in His day. “Blessed are the poor, etc.” Why? Because God loves them just as much as anyone else, perhaps even more, because they have no security except in God. It is hardly surprising, therefore, in today’s gospel to hear Jesus affirming that we are to love (not just tolerate) our neighbor as ourselves.

28 Oct
2017

Christkindlmarket Is Coming!

This year Sacred Heart is hosting our first annual Christkindlmarket. Like any new event, we are looking to invest in certain materials, so that we can give our community the most authentic experience possible. We are asking parishioners to donate or lend new, or gently used Christmas decor, and materials.

 

Our Christmas list is:

  • Strand(s) of working, white Christmas Lights.
  • 10′ x 10′ “Pop Up” Canopy Tents
  • Faux Christmas Trees
  • Garland
  • Outdoor Nativity Scene

Any little bit is greatly appreciated. If you decide to lend or donate, please drop off décor, and materials in the Church office during work hours (9-4 – weekdays). If you plan on lending anything, please write or attach your name and contact information on your materials, so that we can return your donation promptly after the Christkindlmarket.

Thank you for your generosity, we hope that you will join us at Sacred Heart’s First Annual Christkindlmarket on December 2, 2017!

22 Oct
2017

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) Assistance

We are in the process of establishing our lists for holiday assistance. If any parishioners are in need of a Thanksgiving dinner or some necessary items for Christmas, please call Barbara at the rectory (518)274-1363. Please be assured requests are completely confidential.

22 Oct
2017

Eucharistic Ministers Meeting

All Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are required to attend ONE of two scheduled meetings (this includes those who serve at Mass and those who serve the sick or homebound); either on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. or on Sunday, November 11th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Both will be held in the Church.

Please call Barbara in the rectory at (518)274-1363 to indicate which meeting you plan to attend.

21 Oct
2017

Sacred Heart Care Team

One in eight persons over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know that 80% of Alzheimer’s patients are cared for at home by family? You may know a family doing so. It is both isolating and exhausting and these families need our help.

Belonging to the Care Team at Sacred Heart requires just a few hours of your time, when you can, to give a family respite. (Typically, just 3 to 4 hours per month to help someone in our parish community!)

Sacred Heart’s Volunteer Team was established 15 years ago and has provided non-medical support and friendship to many Care Givers. Team volunteers are offered training and continued support from the staff at the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. You may contact Sandy Monahan at (518) 238-4167 or Barbara O’Brien, (a Parishioner) at (518)272-3403 for more information. God Bless.

21 Oct
2017

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

On Thursday, November 2 at 7 pm we will celebrate and recall those in our parish who have died this past year. A special invitation has been sent to families who have celebrated a funeral at Sacred Heart during the past year, as their deceased will be remembered in particular. Anyone who continues to grieve the loss of a loved one is invited to this Evening of Remembrance.

19 Oct
2017

Trunk or Treat is Coming!

We are very excited about Sacred Heart’s second Trunk or Treat event to be held on October 27th, 2017 in the School parking lot! (There will be no rain date available, so pray for good weather!)

In order to make this a safe, fun, and enjoyable event for all, please read these important reminders! This event is for Sacred Heart Parish children and Sacred Heart School children.  Not sure what exactly “Trunk or Treat” is, or what is involved?  Check out this brief explanation 2017 SH What is Trunk or Treat

For more information and to reserve your spot (2 families per car) download and fillout the 2017 SH Trunk or Treat Flyer form below.  Reservations will be accepted starting Tuesday,Oct. 10th through Friday, Oct. 20th at 9 am or until all spots are taken. This date is firm and we will not be accepting reservations after the date.  All trunk displays must be children friendly!

We also plan to order Pizza (from Carol’s Place)for delivery to the School at 6:00pm  If interested download and complete a pizza order form and submit it with your reservation request.

2017 SH Trunk or Treat Flyer

2017 SH Trunk or Treat Pizza Order Form

 

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