8 Sep
2017

Mass Schedule Change Coming in October

Beginning on Sunday October 1, 2017, and continuing until further notice, the 10:15 am Sunday mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am.  As a result, effective October 1, 2017 Sacred Heart’s Mass schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday Vigil Mass – 4:00pm
  • Sunday Masses – 8:30am & 10:30am

Please make a note of it.

7 Sep
2017

Encountering Jesus

Guided by the Spirit Sacred Heart’s Faith Formation Program aims to foster an authentic encounter with Jesus in three key ways:

  • In Study: We teach the Faith in age appropriate and interactive lessons.
  • In Service: We encounter Jesus in the face of the poor and the needs of our parish.
  • In Prayer: We attend mass, pray before Jesus, and prepare for a holy reception of the Sacraments.

To learn more about our program visit the Faith Formation Programs page on our website.  To register your child for the upcoming program year, complete a registration form and return it to the parish office with your payment.  Forms can be found in the back of church, or may be downloaded from the parish website.

SH Faith Formation (Grades 1-8) Enrollment Form 2017-2018

SH Youth Faith Formation (Grades 1-8) Schedule 2017-2018 (Rev 2)

 

3 Sep
2017

The Way, The Truth and Light!

If ever there is a clear and coordinated message in the Sunday Scripture readings, it is today! In the first, the great prophet Jeremiah laments that what God has called him to do is anything but enjoyable from a merely human point of view (preach a message to his friends and contemporaries which they vehemently don’t want to hear, and react accordingly). Yet, because he truly loves the Lord, he cannot resist doing what the Lord desires.

In the second reading, brief as it is, the challenge: “Do not conform yourselves to this age” remains the challenge for all ages, and for anyone with a conscience, especially ours.

In the Gospel, Jesus presents the classic expression of the challenge: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me… What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life.”

To try to put it in contemporary terms, if we truly love Christ, and therefore trust him, we cannot go with the flow of our contemporary culture/age. Even if we have to risk alienating those close to us, as did Jeremiah, we must stoutheartedly remain true to our vocation to be Christ, the way the truth and light to our world, whatever the momentary cost.

2 Sep
2017

Sacred Heart Septemberfest

Sunday, September 24 from 1-4pm, summer is certainly not over, but save the date for the SeptemberFest with your Sacred Heart Community. There is no charge for this picnic. It will be an afternoon full of great food and fun activities! And because we could all use some sweetening up, please plan to bring a dessert to share to the Parish Picnic!  Location: Brunswick Town Park on North Lake Avenue. See you there!

31 Aug
2017

Personalized Commemorative Brick

Purchase an engraved brick to commemorate your involvement at Sacred Heart. We will place the engraved bricks around the new Sacred Heart statue on Pawling Avenue. You choose the wording, and we will make your personalized brick a permanent part of the Sacred Heart Community campus. Your personalized brick costs only $100 and makes a wonderful, unique gift and a lasting legacy!

Details:
4 x 8 Brick ($100) with up to 3 lines of text. Maximum of 14 characters per line, including letters, dots, dashes, periods, spaces, etc. Order form available at the bulletin board at the rear of the church, at the rectory, or click on the downloadable order form: SH Personalized Brick Info Flyer and Order Form Payment by Cash/Checks (made payable to: Sacred Heart Church) is required with completed order form. Need more information? Please view the Information Flyer and Order Form or call 518.274.1363 with any questions!

27 Aug
2017

Francis Everyday

God’s Presence

God will walk with us always, always, even in the most painful moments, even in the worst moments, even in moments of defeat. That is where the Lord is, and this is our hope. Let us go forward with this hope! Because he is beside us and walks with us always!

General Audience
24 May 2017

Above is an example of the inspiring, thought provoking words and selected quotes from Pope Francis, offered daily for prayer and reflection that you can receive automatically in your email inbox.  For more information and to sign-up for “Francis Everyday” visit: http://franciseveryday.com/

26 Aug
2017

School News

Welcome Back:
The school children will slowly begin arriving back to school according to their respective grade levels:
Wednesday, September 6th – students in grades 1-6 will have a half day (11:30 dismissal)
Thursday, September 7th – students in grade 1-6 will have a full day and the kindergarteners will have their orientation from 9:00-11:00 am in the cafeteria
Friday, September 8th – students in K-6 will have a full day and the ECP/PreK children will have their orientation from 9:45-11:30 am in the church
Full sessions beginning Monday, September 11th.

Future Dates:
These are just a few dates that you might want to be aware of:
September 13th– Parent Night 6:00-8:00 pm in the church
September 17th – Sacred Heart Family Mass 9:00 am
September 20th – School Picture Day and the school food pantry begins
September 21st – NO SCHOOL for a Diocesan Professional Development Day
September 24th – Septemberfest Celebration at Brunswick Beach/Park 1:00-4:00 pm

25 Aug
2017

Food Collection

Next time you visit the supermarket, please remember to pick up a contribution for the Roarke Center Food Drive. The collection box is located in the church’s rear hallway.

It’s a quick and easy way to help out brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you!

23 Aug
2017

Catholic Home Missions

There will be a special collection THIS weekend, August 26 and 27 for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Many dioceses right here in the United States do not have enough priests and trained lay ministers to serve their parishes. With your support, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal helps ease the struggle and form vibrant faith communities.

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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

Confessions

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

Baptism

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for information and scheduled dates.

Marriage

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for an appointment at least six months in advance of wedding.

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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.

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