22Mar
2018

Holy Week Services

Holy Thursday:

  • 5:30 pm Liturgy of The Lord’s Supper at Sacred Heart followed by Potluck Supper (in Multi-purpose Rm.) with Adoration until 10:30 pm.
  • 6:00 pm Liturgy of The Lord’s Supper at St. Michael’s followed by covered dish supper.  Adoration until 10:00 pm.
  • 7:00 pm Liturgy of The Lord’s Supper at St. Jude’s with Adoration until 12:oo Midnight concluding with Night Prayer.

 

Good Friday:

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer at St. Jude’s
  • 2:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Michael’s
  • 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart and St. Jude’s
  • 5:30 pm Passion of Our Lord at Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s
  • 7:00 pm Passion of Our Lord at St. Jude’s

Holy Saturday:

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer at St. Jude’s
  • 9:30 am Morning Prayer at St. Michael’s
  • 8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Jude’s and St. Michael’s
  • 8:15 pm Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart

Easter Sunday:

  • 7:30 am and 10:00 am Mass at St. Michael’s
  • 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:15 am Mass at Sacred Heart
  • 9:00 and 11:00 am Mass at St. Jude’s

 

22Mar
2018

Holy Week Practices

Key personnel involved in the Holy Week Masses will conduct practices in the church on the following days:

  • Holy Thursday: Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
  • Good Friday: Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
  • Easter Vigil: Friday, March 30 at 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

All designated participants are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Tony Morabito, 518.274.1363 or email: paa.fm.shc@gmail.com

18Mar
2018

Transformation of the Heart

The prophet Jeremiah in today’s first reading reminds us that in the new covenant, externals alone won’t do. Rather, the proper disposition of the heart is crucial. The Epistle to the Hebrews (2nd reading) reminds us that Jesus’ obedience to the Father involved great personal suffering.

We Christians are frequently reminded that we must die with Christ in order to enter into the new creation with the risen Christ. But do we realize that the dying is not so much physical death but the interior dying to the selfishness in our hearts – the transforming of our heart from our addiction to egotism to unselfish love and concern for the welfare of others, especially for their salvation, and thus their and our ultimate happiness?

“Unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” This needs to be our central concern as we approach Passiontide.

18Mar
2018

Holy Week Rehearsal Schedule

Key personnel involved in the Holy Week Masses will conduct practices in the church on the following days:

  • Palm Sunday (all three Masses): Practice will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 7:30 – 8:15 P.M.
  • Holy Thursday: Practices will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. and on and Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Please make a note of it!  All designated participants are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Tony Morabito, 518.274.1363 / paa.fm.shc@gmail.com

17Mar
2018

Potluck Supper

The Sacred Heart community will hold our annual potluck supper on Holy Thursday in the newly renovated multi-purpose room immediately following Mass. If you would like to join in, we encourage you to fill out the sign-up sheet that is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway near the rear of the church.

For more information, please contact Eileen Foley at (518) 469-9033.

Also, the Sacred Heart community will observe adoration of the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday immediately following Mass until 10:30P.M. If you would like to reserve a time slot, the sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway near the rear of the church.

16Mar
2018

Communal Penance Service

A communal penance service will be held here at Sacred Heart on Monday, March 19 at 7pm in the Church. Individual confessions will also be available.

11Mar
2018

Faith Formation News

Sacred Heart Faith Formation Grades 1-8: NEXT CLASS will be Monday, March 12 from 6-7:30pm

Youth Ministry: Next class will be from 6-8pm on Sunday, March 11.

Cardboard City Youth Event: Sacred Heart Church, Friday May 11 from 5pm until Saturday, May 12 at 9am. Help us raise awareness of homeless families in Troy. This is a youth event for 8-12th grade students. Participants will spend the night outdoors in their own cardboard village in solidarity with the poor of our community. The event will include inspiring testimonials, movie showing, activities and time for prayer, praise and reflection.

Registration forms need to be completed by May 4th, at least one week in advanced of the event.  Teenagers must provide their own cardboard boxes and bedding.

For more specifics, contact Matt Ingold at youthfaithformation.shs@gmail.com
or view our FB event page for full timeline.

Click Here For On-Line Registration

Cardboard City Event Flyer 2018

Cardboard City Forms 2018

11Mar
2018

School News

Best Capital District Private School: Sacred Heart School was voted the best private school by voters!!! Over 16,400 votes were placed this year and our school had the most votes of any private school! Thank you voters!

School Closed: The school will be closed on Monday, March 12th for a Diocesan Professional Development Day.

March Madness Raffle: Our annual March Madness Raffle is underway and additional forms may be found in the hallway and on our website www.SacredHeartSchoolTroy.com.

Every $10 ticket gives your 31 chances to win $100 with the grand prize of $1,000 being picked on St. Patrick’s Day. As the NYS Lottery says, “You have to be in it to win it”! THE $1,000 WINNER WILL BE PULLED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH – GOOD LUCK!

Pasta Night: Please join us for our Pasta Night with Michael’s Famous Meatballs on Tuesday, March 20th 4:00-7:00pm at the Franklin Ballroom Downtown. The cost is $10.00 for an
adult and $5.00 for a child (ages 12 and under). Pre orders/payment would be much appreciated.

Pancake Breakfast: A Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast will be held down in the cafeteria on Sunday, March 25th 8:00-11:00 am. The meal will include: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, butter and syrup. Beverages will include: coffee, hot tea, orange/apple juice and milk. The offering is: $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (ages 12 and under). This is an EAT IN ONLY event and pre-orders/payment would be greatly appreciated. We just want to make sure that we have enough food for everyone.

11Mar
2018

Easter Flower Memorial

Anyone wishing to contribute towards the Easter Flower Memorial may put their donation in the special envelope in your packet or pick one up in the back of Church.

Please print clearly!  Deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018

11Mar
2018

Communion Breakfast

On Sunday, March 18, 2018 beginning immediately after the 8:30am Mass Sacred Heart will hold a Communion Breakfast with Reverend Richard Shaw as guest speaker.

Reverend Shaw is an author, former teacher at Catholic Central High School and a retired Prison Chaplain.

ALL ARE WELCOME to this free Continental Breakfast!

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