A Note From Fr. Vaughan

I am very thankful to everyone who sent me birthday cards with messages, best wishes, prayers, or gifts on my 93rd birthday.  The Feast Day of Our Blessed Mother Mary’s Immaculate Conception.

I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I wish that I could write to each of you personally, but I have an injury on my right hand and am unable to write with it.

Please accept this general note of thanks and I will include each of you in my daily rosary to Mary, that she may take your special intentions to our Holy God.

Your Kindness is for me,  a blessing from God and with my thanks comes a prayer that in giving, you too, have been richly blessed.


Father James Vaughan


Holiday Mass Schedule

Christmas Schedule (Monday and Tuesday)

Monday, 12/24Tuesday, 12/25
Sacred Heart4pm, 6:30pm, 10pm8:30 and 10:30am
St. Jude’s4pm, 6pm10:00am
St. Michael’s4:30pm, 6:15pm8:30am


New Year’s Holy Day Schedule (Monday and Tuesday)

Vigil 12/31/18Holy Day 1/01/19
Sacred Heart5:45pm Vigil Mass9:00am
St. Jude’s4:00pm10:00am
St. Michael’s4:30pmNo Mass

Downloadable/printable schedule: 2018-19 LCC Holiday Mass Schedule


Christmas Mass Musician Schedule

Sacred Heart is pleased to announce the following schedule of singers, cantors and choirs that will render their musical talents to enhance our worship and celebration of our Lords birth!

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24

4:00pm     Paula & Darryl Daily

6:30pm     Bill Kruegler – Cantor

10:00pm  Loretta Ciraulo and SH Choir

Christmas Day: December 25

8:30am   Bill Martin – Cantor

10:30am Matt Ingold – Cantor


School News

The children will have an 11:30 early dismissal on Friday, December 21.

Sacred Heart School will be closed December 25 until January 1, 2019 Classes will  resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!


O Come, O Come Emanuel!

Notice that as we pass the halfway point in Advent all three of today’s Scripture readings reflect an atmosphere of joyous anticipation of something wonderful about to happen.

The prophet Zephaniah attributes the joy to God being in our midst. St. Paul’s version in the second reading is: “Rejoice because the Lord is near.” John the Baptist counsels that in the practical order of day to day living, simply be honest is we need do to prepare for the Saviors coming!

One of the most popular Advent hymns is “O come, O come Emanuel.” The word Emanuel in Hebrew means: God with us, or God in our midst. It is a realization that should not be limited to Advent, for we post Resurrection Christians believe that “wherever two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them”.

Perhaps, “in the practical order of day to day living…” this means being always completely open and honest in all we say and do!


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Light a spiritual fire in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Jan 18-20, 2019 in South Kingstown, RI and Feb 1-3, 2019 in Manchester, Ct.

For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at: https://wwmenyalb.org/.


Christmas Ornament Sale

A Sacred Heart Keepsake Christmas Ornament was made this year. The ornament is an interior photo of our Church permanently mounted on a rigid substrate and ready to hang on your Christmas tree!

Ornaments will be on sale after all Masses the weekend of December 15-16. The cost of the ornament is $15.


Sing A Joyous Song!

All children in grades K-6 are encouraged to join us for Christmas Eve Mass where the children will be singing a prelude song and a song after communion.

Rehearsal will be held this Sunday, December 16 after the 8:30am Mass and one additional rehearsal at 3pm before the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.

The children will sing two songs: Silent Night and Away in a Manger.

The Youth Choir will also be joining this mass and it will truly be a celebration of our young people. For any questions, please call Paula Daily 518-852-2994 or email pgdesi@nycap.rr.com


Hospital Visits

Did you know that we visit area hospitals weekly? If you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, it is important that you identify yourself as a member of our parish community or call the parish office.


Repent and Be Prepared!

Baruch (in today’s 1st reading) was a secretary and disciple of the prophet Jeremiah. With Jeremiah, Baruch’s message is one of joy over the prospect of the arrival of the Messiah. So we hear a lot of the imagery heard at Christmastide: the mountains will be leveled, the gorges will be filled in… In other words, the path of return will be level and easy for the walking pilgrims!)

St. Paul, in today’s second reading, prays that his readers be pure and blameless at the time of Christ’s arrival. Once again we see this season’s tension between the first coming of Christ at Bethlehem and His second and final coming. Thus, the Gospel (which is the very first passage after the Infancy narratives in St. Luke’s Gospel) in recounting the mission of St. John the Baptist, reminds us of the critical call to repentance in order to be prepared, something which the Church makes easy for our journey, not by leveling our walking path, but rather our spiritual path, through the Sacrament of Penance.

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am


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


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


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

Hospital Visits

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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