2019 Bishops Appeal Update

As of this past weekend we have continued to receive pledges and donations. To date we have received 171 contributions totaling $ 58, 613.00 toward our parish goal of $69, 661.00.

With your generosity, we earnestly look forward to the day when we can report that we have “gone over the top”! Thanks to everyone who has responded to this year’s Appeal in such a generous way.

Please keep in mind, commitments to the Bishop’s Appeal can be made online: thebishopsappeal.org, collection basket or mailed in. Spreading the Joy of the Gospel starts with You!!


World Wide Marriage Encounter

Are you anxious and worried about many things? Learn how to make Jesus a part of your marriage and take your worries away by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Oct 18-20, 2019 in ALBANY, NY and Sep 13-15, 2019 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://wwmenyalb.org/.


July 5 Holy Hour

First Friday Praise and Worship Holy Hour. July 5, 2019 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.  Come join us for an evening of Eucharistic adoration, confession, contemplative musical accompaniment.  Prayer teams will be available.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Speak, Lord, your servant is listening; you have the words of everlasting life.”

Let Jesus speak to you in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Oct 18-20, 2019 in ALBANY, NY and Jul 12-14, 2019 in MANCHESTER, CT.

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


Family Planning Awareness Week

Did you know that  Natural Family Planning Awareness Week runs from July 21 – July 27?


Not sure what Natural Family Planning is?  Visit perpetualifecare.org and find out.


Summer Hours

Parish Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm and Friday 9am-12noon.

School Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday will be 7:30am-1pm.


Regina Caeli is Hiring

Come join our exciting mission to form the next generation of Catholics! Regina Caeli Academy (www.rcahybrid.org) provides a classical, hybrid education in the Catholic tradition. Pre K3 – 12th grade students attend Socratic, hands-on classes taught by trained tutors two days a week and homeschool on the remaining days. Lesson plans for home days are included and optimized for in-home education.
We are currently seeking to hire a 6th grade tutor. No formal teaching experience is necessary, but a love for the Catholic faith is required! If you are interested, please contact khartsock@rcahybrid.org or (512) 571-8674.

2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

As of this week we are getting closer to our goal. We have 156 gifts totaling $54,433.00 of our $69,661.00 assessment. Please continue to send in your contributions or put in the collection basket at Mass.

Online giving at www.thebishopsappeal.org is an easy way to give. Envelopes are available in the rear of the church. Thank you to all who have contributed to date.


School News

Grade 6 Graduates: Thank you for supporting our graduating sixth graders!
Matthias Bullough, Joseph Darrah, Gabriel D’Andrade, Abigail Haker, Seth Kataoka, Kyle Manny, Olivia Moll, Brady Pratt, Hailey Quintal, Jayden Schreyer, Christopher (CJ) Strong, and Kaden Warren.

STREAM Program Update: Our teachers have been trained in STREAM through the Massachusetts based organization of STREAM. STREAM is an innovative framework of hands on instruction whereas students explore a selected topic across the content areas of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics. This program incorporates up to date, cutting edge educational concepts and practice that demonstrate the quality education that students receive at a Catholic school in our diocese. Learning occurs at an individual student pace based level enhanced by the collaboration between peers and instructors.

SH students had three opportunities to explore a topic of their choice over an eight week cycle. Design, research and construction will culminate in a fully developed project which culminates in a demonstration day for all. Our program is also rather unique because our project groups are formed by student interest with a multi-aged approach. For example, Sally in grade five may select “robotics” and find herself working with other students from grades 3 through 6.

Some of this year’s STREAM activities included: rockets (gr. 3-6), bridge construction (gr. 4-6), CO2 car racing (gr. 4-6), robotics (gr. 3-6), agricultural engineering (gr. K-6), architecture (gr. 3-6), understanding simple machines (gr. K-6), light circuits (gr. 4-6), engineering a shelter for a Lego person (Pre K), building a toy chute (Pre K), pool noodle engineering wall (Pre K), building a sculpture from nuts and bolts (Pre K), theme based musical (gr. 4-6), look at me now (gr. 3-6), making a compost bin (gr. K-3), make your own snack machine (gr. K-3), a new ride at Disney World (gr. K-3) and so much more.


Happy Fathers Day

On behalf of Father Vaughan, the staff and myself, 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

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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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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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