Called to Mission!

Today, all who have been baptized and believe, celebrate that most wonderful of gifts, the gift to each one of us of the Holy Spirit.

It is the third most important feast of the entire liturgical year. So important is it that the priest celebrant has a choice for the second reading and Gospel. For the second reading, should we hear first Corinthians, may I point out that in this passage from St. Paul’s magnificent discourse on the risen Christ as head of his mystical body (us) he explains: ”There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit (for all) there are different forms of service but the same Lord (for all) there are different workings but the same God, who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit (to the rest of the body).”

Each of us can and should meditate on this deeply and often. Our faith should remind us that “no man is an island”; we are called to live in relation to other people, to be a community, to be of some benefit to others, whatever talents and gifts God chooses to give us. If we are responsible, we cannot sleep walk through life, ignoring this call to mission.


Capital District Columbiettes to Meet

On Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 6 pm, the Capital District Chapter Columbiettes will hold their June meeting at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council 328, Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY.

The Baby Shower for Birthright Schenectady and Election of Officers will be held. Capital District Columbiette Chapter President Linda Cotch will preside. Any questions  please contact Kathleen Majer at (518) 272-8831 or klmajer@outlook.com.

Driving Directions: (787 North to exit 8, 23rdst Watervliet, East on 23rd to 2nd Ave, South to 19th St  is Rt. 2,  take a right on 19th St. continue to city line Troy-Schenectady Rd. Council is about 2 miles from city line. Coming from Rt 87 exit 6 to Rt 7 (Latham Roundabout continue to Rt. 2, (Troy-Schenectady Rd.)


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are more than halfway to our goal! As of this week we have received $37,495.00 toward our assessment of $69,661.00.

Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelope in the collection or mail them into the rectory. There are more 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 all those who have contributed so generously to the Appeal.


Save The Date

Back by popular demand!  Sacred Heart’s Annual Feast Day Festival Celebration, Friday, June 21, 2019.  This event will begin with Mass at 5:00pm followed by a Eucharistic Procession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Ending with a fun filled celebration of Troy’s East Side neighborhood and the gifts God our Father has given us.  There will be tons of family things to for kids and adults of all ages.  Lots of crazy good food and entertainment, and many surprises too fun to reveal!

A time and place to gather as the amazing family of Sacred Heart. A place to bring neighbors and friends who have not yet seen how awesome a community we are! A place and time to share, to laugh and to love.

Cancel everything else and come to this event. It just doesn’t get any better than this!


Data Entry Volunteers Needed

We are looking for one or two volunteers for data entry for the parish ministries. If you or someone you know could do some typing here at the rectory weekdays anytime between the hours of 9am-5pm. This could be counted as some of your service hours if you are a Confirmation candidate. If you need this for your school community service hours or if your are retired and just looking for something to do!! Please contact Mark or Barbara at the parish office 518-274-1363.


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

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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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