30 Jun

New To Sacred Heart Parish?

WELCOME! We are happy to have you in our community and hope that you will enjoy a truly Christian experience with us, and we hope that you will consider registering as a parishioner.  By registering as a parishioner not only will you affirm your support for the Sacred Heart faith community, but you will also be joining a long line of committed Catholics who, for over 100 years, have been a force for good in Troy’s Eastside Neighborhood!  Additionally when you register, you will help parish staff to better serve your needs for sacraments, sick calls or any other assistance you may require.

To register please call the rectory (274-1363), or you may click on the Sacred Heart Church Parish Registration Form link to obtain a printable copy of the registration form.  Complete the form and either bring it to the rectory, or simply place it in the collection basket at any mass. (Note: Pre-printed copies of the form are also available on the bulletin board in the back of church.)

29 Jun

Multipurpose Room Renovation Underway

Earlier this week workers from Duncan & Cahill Inc. began demolition operations in the first phase in renovating the former SH school cafeteria as Sacred Heart’s new Multipurpose Room.  When completed, in the end of August 2017, the renovated space will provide the Sacred Heart community with a modern, clean, well lit and flexible space to accommodate a variety of school and parish functions.

25 Jun

Be Not Afraid!

The prophet Jeremiah, very much a human being, accepted his vocation only reluctantly, but he did accept it. As a result, he was outcast by his contemporaries, even some of his friends (foreshadowing what happened to Jesus). Why did his contemporaries treat him that way? They didn’t want to hear what he was telling them as God’s spokesman. He was telling them that God alone could save them, not their own schemes or trust in political power, etc. Their salvation was not from the things of this world but rather the need to repent from their lack of faith and return to God.

How relevant does Jeremiah’s message seem in light of the crass materialism and secularism of our modern age. In today’s Gospel Jesus asks His followers to do the same thing, and not be surprised if they get the same reaction. Why? Because as St. Paul tells us, as children of Adam we are all sinners in need of salvation.

Ever keep in mind that in venturing into such a challenge – and we are all called to do so, each in his own way, Jesus has promised to always look after us. “So do not be afraid, you are worth more than many (all the) sparrows.”

24 Jun

2017 Bishops Appeal

It is very encouraging as we get closer to our goal. We have 199 gifts for a total of $66,803. We are short $3,647 of making our assessment. Please continue to place your gift/pledge in the collection basket (properly marked for Bishop’s Appeal), mail or go online to www.thebishopsappeal.org to donate.

Everyone responding to this Appeal will bring us to the goal. Thank you to everyone who has given to date.

24 Jun

School News

Congratulations 2017 Graduates: Please always remember that you are a part of Sacred Heart School even as you mature well into your adult life. May the firm foundations that have been laid and our prayers continue to bless you this summer, in junior high and beyond! Our 2017 graduates: Rosanna Alfano, Riley Archambault, Isabella Barcher, Adelaide Borowsky, Samantha Brady, Seamus Camenga, Jose Candelario, Kelci Cerny, Bennett Karas, Michael Kippen, Landon LaChance, Jack Mooney, Molly Mooney, Nicholas Schrom, Marilyn Sullivan, Christian Teitsch and Sophia Vasil.

Congratulations to Principal Camenga: Mr. Devon Camenga was named the new principal of Sacred Heart School beginning July 1, 2017. Fr. John Yanas gave the announcement at the SHS special assembly for the graduates. As the Assistant Principal for the past year, Mr. Camenga has been mentored under the direction and guidance of Mrs. Merrill. The school is grateful to the Search Committee, along with Fr. Yanas and Mr. Virgiglio, Superintendent of the Diocesan Catholic Schools, for their work in determining Mrs. Merrill’s successor! The entire Sacred Heart Parish Community sends their best wishes to Mr. Camenga as he begins a new chapter in his educational ministry!

19 Jun

CaFE Anyone?

All new CaFE evenings are planned for this spring/summer. CaFE stands for Catholic Faith Exploration in a café style setting with snacks and refreshments.

It is a journey through seven (7) fun and stimulating talks, aimed at helping you understand your Catholic faith more fully and becoming more enthusiastic about God’s action in your lives. The evening has a fixed kind of structure. To start with there will be fellowship and refreshments, following that the group will watch the DVD series for 30/35 minutes, 15 min break (wine and snacks), after which we will split in smaller groups and discuss (approx 30 min) thoughts and insights from that particular evening’s talk. Plenary closing.

The DVD talks are given by UK Director of Catholic Evangelization Services, and include music, mime, testimonies and opportunities for prayerful reflection. You are welcome to turn up for just one talk but hopefully would be drawn back for the whole series!

Time: 7.15-7.30 PM till 9.00 PM
Where: Honeycomb Hideout room at Sacred Heart Church *

When: Tuesday evenings 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

* to get to the Honeycomb Hideout room, use Gym door by the playground at Sacred Heart Church/school; go through the double glass doors on that level, take a left and the room is the last door on the right.

For more information, please contact Marleen Reilly at 518-763-1442 (after 7PM) or send an email to: marleenreilly@gmail.com

19 Jun

Faith Formation News

Registration Schedule 2017-2018
Regular registration: June 10, 2017 – August 31, 2017 Registrations received and dated by – Thursday, August 31, receive the regular tuition rate of $50.00 per child, and $45.00 for each additional child.
Youth Ministry:

A Big THANK YOU to all of the Youth who helped out and volunteered their time for our Feast Day Festival on June 2nd. We so very much appreciate your presence and support! Thank You!!

Starting Sunday June 25th at 6pm we will begin our Theology of the Body for Teens discussion group in the Youth Room. This program will be interactive, fun, and yet profoundly deep. St. John Paul II’s teaching on the Theology of the Body also tackles tough topics that teenagers face on a daily basis; Topics such as Human Sexuality and God’s original plan and purpose for it; Chastity; Modesty, and Human Dignity; just to name a few.

The Theology of the Body aims to answer age-old questions such as “Who am I?”, “What is my purpose?”, and “Why did God make me Male or Female?” It makes me think of that haunting quote by St. Catherine of Sienna “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” If you have any questions please contact Erin Ingold at eriningold@gmail.com. Thank You!

19 Jun

Pray, Process, Party!

On Friday, June 2nd our parish hosted between 400-450 community members as we gathered to celebrate the 2nd annual Sacred Heart Feast Day celebration.

Both the holy hour and procession are something unique that Sacred Heart offers in our region. They are a beautiful enriching experience and a visible demonstration of the vibrant rich faith tradition alive at Sacred Heart.

This feast day concluded with a festival where the whole community came to relax, listen to the band and enjoy the great food. The kids were thrilled with all the fun the Kid’s Pass had to offer, and we were delighted to hear their laughter. It was a perfect way to kick start the summer.

It was great seeing everyone there and we can’t wait to do it again next year! SAVE THE DATE for our September Fest on 9/17 and the Christmas Market on 12/2.

19 Jun

Happy Fathers Day

On behalf of Father Vaughan, Fr. Powhida, myself and the staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our fathers and grandfathers a very Happy Father’s Day. All fathers and grandfathers both living and deceased will be remembered in the masses and prayers throughout the month of June. Fr. Yanas

17 Jun

School News

The Final Week of School
*Monday, June 19th –Kindergarten Graduation at 10:00 am and 11:30 Dismissal for Grades 1-5
*Tuesday, June 20 – 11:30 Dismissal for Grades 1-5
*Wednesday, June 21 – Last Day of School with a 10:30 dismissal for Grades 1-5

Summer Camps and Office Hours:
*The school has several camps available during the month of July for registered families – information is available through the school office.  *TSL Summer Camps are off site at Our Lady of Victory and interested families need to register with TSL Adventures in using this service. (visit their web site at www.tsladventures.net or email them at tsladventures@gmail.com)

* The answering machine in the school office is always on and our email accounts are checked daily even if the school office is closed. Office dates and times will be posted once they have been established.

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