23 Nov
2017

Happy Thanksgiving

22 Nov
2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Father Yanas, Father Vaughan, and the Staff of Sacred Heart Church and School wish all the people of our parish a blessed Thanksgiving. On a day of travel for most Americans, we implore God’s protection on you and your loved ones. “Let us give thanks to the Lord Our God”

19 Nov
2017

Open the Door

Now, only two weeks from the end of the Church year, we are provided with Scripture readings which should challenge us to ask ourselves where our real priorities lie.

The first reading from Proverbs makes it clear that virtue is more important than “…deceptive charm and fleeting beauty.” The world we live in has a billion dollar industry  constantly bombarding us with the exact opposite priority. St. Paul reminds the Corinthians that they have been enlightened by the Gospel preached to them. Therefore, don’t live like you don’t know any better, for judgment will come “…like a thief in the night…” so it pays to be prepared.

Finally Jesus in the Gospel warns us that there is nothing passive or automatic about qualifying for His kingdom. We have no choice. We have to be actively and fruitfully engaged in promoting His kingdom, earning interest on the graces He provides for us, or “…What little we have will be taken away…”

Baptism ultimately is incompatible with just going through the motions. We must be active and open the door if we wish the Master to enter!  Look up the Book of Revelation 3:15-20.

God does not tolerate lukewarmness. How hot are you?

19 Nov
2017

Faith Formation News

Sacred Heart Faith Formation Grades 1-8: Your next class will be held on Monday, November 20 from 6-7:30pm.

Sacred Heart Youth Ministry: This is a two year preparation program, starting in 9th grade. Your class will be next  Sunday, November 26 from 6-8pm.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): If you or someone you know is interested in receiving any of the initiatory sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Holy Eucharist, please contact the rectory at 274-1363.

19 Nov
2017

School News

Sacred Heart school will be closed November 22-24 for our Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen Monday, November 27.

Know that we are extremely thankful for the blessings given by the Sacred Heart community in support of their Catholic school. May the joy of Christ’s love be poured out to all!

19 Nov
2017

Sacred Heart School Concert

A portion of the Sacred Heart School Concert will be dedicated to honoring past and present members of our Armed Forces.

If this is you, we are inviting you to join us in the church on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm (dressed in military uniform or any portion thereof) to be recognized by our Community for your sacrificial service to our Nation.

18 Nov
2017

2017 Christkindlmarket is Coming

In what we hope to be a new annual tradition for the East Side of Troy, Sacred Heart will be hosting its inaugural ChristKindlMarket—a Festive Traditional German Christmas Market.

Family pics with St. Nick, tree-lighting ceremony, food, drinks, novelty vendors; even the Bürgermeister himself is reported to be in attendance. Learn more and keep up with announcements by following our Facebook Page @ChristkindlmarketTroy.

This is a free event for all! Share with friends and Join us on Saturday December 2, 5-9PM and help make this new tradition a joyful celebration for Troy’s East Side.

To learn how to volunteer, contact event Co-Chair Matt Ingold at youthfaithformationshs@gmail.com.

18 Nov
2017

Memorial Garden Bricks Installed

With the installation of the most recent order of memorial bricks around the Sacred Heart statue on Pawling Avenue the Sacred Heart Memorial Garden is nearing completion!  The final step in the project, installation of benches, will be undertaken when Spring returns!  In the interim, all are encouraged to visit the site and view your monuments to friends and family.

12 Nov
2017

Distracted Journey

Today’s Gospel… the parable of the five wise and five foolish virgins is so well known that our familiarity might well tempt us to think: “got it…  be wise”, and move on to other thoughts. The problem is that too often we give very little thought to what might it take to be truly wise in the Biblical sense. And that is foolish.

Recently TV has introduced a number of public service ads warning both drivers and pedestrians to take our eyes off of our handheld devices and instead look where we are going, lest our fixation lead to a disastrous accident. The same holds true for success in the Spiritual life. True wisdom requires that we be careful what we are fixated upon, and that includes the habit of constantly giving in to distractions. Today’s first reading, among other things, counsels us to esteem solitude. If we are serious about being among the wise, we need to find ways to take time out regularly, in order to pray and reflect on the real meaning and import of life’s experiences. We need to stay tuned to the channel of God speaking to us. To think we can do that without regular periods of silence and solitude, is foolish.

12 Nov
2017

ChristKindlMarket IS Coming

In what we hope to be a new annual tradition for the East Side of Troy, Sacred Heart will be hosting its inaugural ChristKindlMarket—a Festive Traditional German Christmas Market.

Family pics with St. Nick, tree-lighting ceremony, food, drinks, novelty vendors; even the Bürgermeister himself is reported to be in attendance. Learn more and keep up with announcements by following our Facebook Page @ChristkindlmarketTroy. This is a free event for all!

Share with friends and Join us on Saturday December 2, 5-9PM and help make this new tradition a joyful celebration for Troy’s East Side.

To learn how to volunteer, contact event Co-Chair Matt Ingold at youthfaithformationshs@gmail.com

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