Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the LORD looks into the heart.”

Let our eyes be opened to the love of God in our marriages by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Nov 3-4, 2018 in ALBANY, NY and Mar 16-18, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT.

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


Reflect, Repent, Fast & Pray

As we move toward mid-Lent today, St. Paul reminds us that what seems wise to this world is foolishness to God and what seems like foolishness to the world (e.g. Lenten abstinence) is wisdom to God.

Lent is a time calling us to spiritual renewal, a regeneration of fervor, a time to imitate Christ more closely. Just as Jesus had to remove all the unnecessary clutter from the temple which was interfering with true prayer, the spirit of this season calls us to examine our lives to attack and clear out those little habits which prevent us from growing in the body of Christ.

So, today’s liturgy asks us to review the Ten Commandments. Don’t be too quick to smugly gloss over them as not a factor in your spiritual life. Perhaps a more prayerful reflection on their implication in your everyday existence is in order?


Catholic Relief Services Collection

Next weekend (March 10-11) there will be a second collection for Catholic Relief Services Annual Appeal.  (Rice Bowls are available on the table in the rear of Church. Please be sure to take a Rice Bowl home and use this fun and easy resource to collect your spare change as a way to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a tangible difference in the lives of the poor.

Also, on the table in the rear of church is “The Little Black Book” which contains six minute reflections on the Passion according to Mark. This guide provides the framework for you to enjoy one of the Church’s oldest traditions of prayer – called “lectio divina” (sacred reading). People are often surprised at how easy it is to pray this way.


Baptismal Blankets Needed

Calling all sewers, knitters, quilters, and Sacred Heart parishioners, we are in need of homemade or store bought white blankets. We provide a blessed white blanket to all newly baptized babies as a welcome into the church. These blankets can be delivered to Barbara at the rectory. Thank you.


Respect Life Holy Hour

THIS Friday (3/2) is the Respect Life Holy Hour from 7-8 PM in Sacred Heart Church!  Rosary, respect life petitions, time for silent prayer, and confessions all will be available.  Join us to pray for life!


Read A… The Good Book Lately?

One cannot help but wonder if the education in the faith for most adult Catholics was deficient by failing to impress the need to read and study on a regular basis, God’s word in the Bible, both Old and New testaments.

The readings we hear at Mass cover less than half of what is contained in the Bible. Notice the opening prayer in today’s liturgy: “O God who has commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory.”

Both the first reading and the Gospel today – not to mention the special Preface, “…He manifested to them His glory to show… that the Passion leads to the glory of the resurrection…” remind us how generous God is in rewarding our efforts to hear his word.

The Bible is His word. He gives it to us to complement Sacramental life. Don’t limit your quest for holiness to only the latter. It is never too late to seek that spiritual insight which the Bible offers.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” Let us learn to listen better to each other and to God by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Nov 3-4, 2018 in Albany, NY and Mar 9-11, 2018 in Duxbury, MA.

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


Altar Bread and Wine

Are you aware that a donation may be made to purchase the monthly altar bread and/or wine offered at each Eucharistic celebration as a memorial to a deceased loved one or to commemorate a special event?  For more information, please call the parish office at (518) 274-1363.

Altar Bread and Wine for the month of February has been gifted in memory of the Deceased Members of the O’Brien and Kelly Families by Barbara O’Brien.


School News

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 you 31 chances to win $100 with the grand prize of $1,000 being picked on St. Patrick’s Day. Like the NYS Lottery says, “You have to be in it to win it”!

Open Doors Alumni Day – Celebrating Our 90th Anniversary:
Please mark your calendars for March 6th and invite your family and friends to attend this very important day! We will begin with a 9:00 am school liturgy with our Bishop, followed by a light breakfast for the alumni and special visitors, a 10:40 am rededication of our gymnasium to a very special person, a performance by our Drama Club from The Lion King and then close with tours of our school.

Colonie Center $chool Buck$: Every time you shop at Colonie Center (bookstores, nails, travel plans, phone cards, movies, gift cards, etc.) please bring your receipts to Customer Service, where they will calculate your spending and stamp your receipts. This is a year-long program, and we can earn up to $8,000 for the school. In past years, we have placed second and received between $4,000 and 5,000 each year!


Cardboard City 2018

Eastside Cardboard City Youth Event- Sacred Heart Church, Friday, May 11th 5pmSaturday, May 12th 9am

Help us raise awareness of homeless families in Troy, NY.

This is a youth event for 8th-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.

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

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