Love One Another

Our Christian faith tells us that the Holy Spirit is the inspiration behind our Sacred Scriptures. In light of this what do you make of St. John’s vision in today’s second reading of a new “…holy city, a new Jerusalem coming down from heaven…”

Do we simply store such in the back of our consciousness, and return to the hum drum of our everyday lives without any further thought? Or are we willing to ask: what is the Holy Spirit trying to tell us here? And why during this season of celebration of the Resurrection? A recent TV Ad you may have seen uses the phrase: He gets it! Apparently, the Apostles Paul and Barnabas got it, and spent the remainder of their lives in tireless missionary activity, preaching the new creation in the Resurrected Christ, despite the fact that it was “…necessary to undergo many hardships.”

There was a time when Western Culture was imbued with Christian values. That era no longer exists. Our world is now every bit as pagan (secularist) as the world of Paul and Barnabas, and now just as much in desperate need of evangelization. As a bare minimum we are obliged to demonstrate: “ This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Jesus doesn’t ask that we love everybody in an abstract general way, but rather the concrete “one another”… in other words, the face in front of you!


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are off to a great start! As of Monday, we have received $27, 825.00 toward our assessment of $69,661.00! Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelopes in the collection or mail them in to the rectory.

There are envelopes available in the rear of the church. Also, online giving at www.thebishopsappeal.org provides a seamless, secure and easy way to make your gift. The parish is automatically credited with your gift.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to date.


Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Magnificat for Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on June 1 at 9am at the Holiday Inn Express, in Latham.

Clare Daly, Youth Minister at St. Ambrose Church is the guest speaker at this morning event. Come for fellowship, sharing and prayer. Cost is $20. Further information on the flyer in the back of church. Contact is via email to: Albanymagnificat@gmail.com


Sacred Heart Memorial Fund

Father Yanas, along with the members of the Liturgy and Finance Committees are pleased to advise that as of this year, all bequests made in memory of a relative or friend will now be placed in the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund Account and will be earmarked for refurbishing our pews. As many have stated, this project is long overdue and is now a top priority.

For your convenience, Memorial Fund Envelopes are available in the rectory, and on the bulletin tables located in the rear of church.  Additionally they will also be placed with programs at all funerals, and most times will be available at funeral homes during wake services.


School News

No School: Sacred Heart school will be closed on Wednesday, May 15th for a Diocesan Faith Formation Day.

SHS Drama Club Presents: The Sacred Heart School Drama Club will be presenting “Into the Woods Jr.” on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm AND Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium. All are welcome!



Faith Formation News

Confirmation: Confirmation Mass is on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm. Please plan to arrive no later than by 6:15pm. The Confirmation Mass Rehearsal is on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm. Attendance at the rehearsal is mandatory for all candidates and their sponsors.


World Youth Day Presentation: World Youth Day participants are planning a power point presentation of their trip to Panama in the multi purpose room THIS SUNDAY, Mother’s Day, May 12 at 9:30am. Coffee and donuts will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend!


Happy Mother’s Day

On behalf of Fr. Vaughan, Fr. Yanas and staff, we wish to express our best wishes to all mothers as they celebrate the day on which they are honored. Please be assured that your intentions will be remembered at the altar of God.

May our Lord bless and keep you. With respect and affection, Fr. Yanas


2019 Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are off to a great start!  Sacred Heart’s response to this year’s Bishop’s Appeal officially began this past weekend. Thus far we have received 49 gifts totaling $19,060! A second collection will be taken up for the next two weekends. We hope to reach our goal of $69,661.

There are extra envelopes in the rear of the Church or you may also make your contribution online at www.thebishopsappeal.org  Please remember that every gift,  no matter the amount makes a huge difference, not only in helping Sacred Heart meet our goal, but more importantly in aiding the mission of the Church in our Diocese!

Thank you to all those who have contributed.


World Youth Day Presentation

World Youth Day participants; Catherine Foley, Emily Jaworski,  Angela Morabito, and Erin Pendergast, will deliver a multimedia Power Point presentation on their trip to Panama in the School multi-purpose room on Mother’s Day, May 12 at 9:30am.

Coffee and donuts will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend!


2019 Bishop’s Appeal

Sacred Heart’s participation in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal officially begins this weekend.

Every gift no matter the amount makes a difference! Please know that your gift helps the continued Mission and Ministry of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.

Each parish in the Diocese has a responsibility to the furthering of the Mission and Ministry of the Church and we at Sacred Heart take that responsibility very seriously. Our assessment for 2019 is $69,661.00 which is $2,903.00 less than last year. We hope to reach our goal as we did last year.

There are extra envelopes in the rear of the Church or you may contribute online at www.thebishopsappeal.org

Thank you and God Bless.

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