15 Oct

Family Mass

Sacred Heart School and the Sacred Heart Faith Formation Program will participate in a joint a Family Mass at the 8:30am Mass on October 22.

Immediately following the Family Mass, there will be coffee and pastries, as well as games for the kids in the recently renovated Multi-purpose Room (formerly SHS Cafeteria).

14 Oct

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation: Sacred Heart Faith Formation Grades 1-8 class will be held Monday, October 16 from 6-7:30pm.

Youth Ministry: This is a two year preparation program, starting in 9th grade. The next regular class will be on Sunday, October 15 from 6-8pm.

RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): 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.

13 Oct

School News

Pasta Night: Wednesday, October 25, at the Franklin Plaza Main Ballroom Downtown Troy – 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Cash Bar Service – Open Soda Buffet: Salad, Rolls & Butter, 2 kinds of Pasta: Penne Marinara and Alfredo, Michael’s Meatballs, Dessert: Cake with Coffee-Tea-Decaf Cost: $10.00 per Adult and $5.00 per Child (ages 12 and under). Please call for ticket information (518) 274-3655.

Annual Cheesecake Sale: Cheesecakes from the kitchens of the Nuns of New Skete will once again be available for your holiday enjoyment.  Orders will start on Monday, October 16th in the school office. Order forms have been placed within the bulletin, are posted on the bulletin board outside of the school office, and may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Sale ends on Thursday, October 26th. Thank you for your continued support of your school.

SHS Cheesecake Sale Order Form

13 Oct

Altar Rosary Memorial Mass

The Annual Altar Rosary Society Memorial Mass remembering members who have died during this year will be held on Sunday, October 29 at the 8:30am Mass. A coffee hour will follow. Dues are still $5.00.

12 Oct

Christkindlemarket Vendors Sought

Sacred Heart Church has several openings for vendors at its Christkindlmarket to be held on December 2 from 5 to 9 pm.

The Christkindlmarket immerses visitors in the sounds, tastes, sights, and smells of Christmas. Picture a crisp December evening, the smell of roasted chestnuts, the sounds of laughter and caroling, and a warm cup of spiced wine while strolling down an ally of booths filled with nostalgic treasures. What a great start to the Christmas Season!

Food, drinks, and family photos with St. Nick will be available, as well as a variety of local vendors with some great holiday selections. Join us on Saturday, and continue the celebration at Troy’s Victorian Stroll the next day.

How to Register For a Vendor Booth: As part of this event, we are inviting vendors of food, craftwork, and novelty gifts to display and sell their items in our outdoor market.

To share your trade, craft, or merchandise, click on the link below to visit our Eventbrite site.  Once on the site click on “register” to sign up for our limited booth space today.

Sacred Heart Church Christkindlemarket Vendor Registration

12 Oct

Rosary Rally

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally: Prayer is powerful in numbers! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend Sacred Heart’s 2nd Annual Rosary Rally which will be held on Saturday, October 14 at noon in the Sacred Heart parking lot.

Please join us in demonstrating devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Heart, and our fervent desire for peace in our world!

Thank you.

8 Oct

Confirmation Whats it All About?

Every year, thousands of young Catholics receive the powerful Sacrament of Confirmation. Although it is true that most Catholics could probably give a decent account of the significance of Baptism, Eucharist, Confession, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick, However, many might balk when asked to explain the meaning of Confirmation.

Fr. Bill Peckman (pastor of St. Clement Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Missouri) had to say to “confirmandi” (Candidates for Confirmation) in his parish about the Sacrament of Confirmation:

  • You’re not “graduating”: Confirmation is not graduation. It is not a merit badge we give you at the end of having jumped through the appropriate number of hoops.
  • It’s not about “taking ownership” of your faith.: Confirmation isn’t about you taking ownership of your faith. If we are asking you to take ownership of your faith at this juncture of your life, we have failed as a Church.
  • It’s about grace.: Confirmation is about the giving of the grace necessary to live the life of a Catholic, not just down the road, but right now.
  • The objective truth of God.: There is such a thing as subjective and objective truth. They are not interchangeable. The teachings of the Church on faith and morals are objective truth as they are revealed truth, having God, the source of all truth as their genesis.

What would you add to this list?  Join the discussion and let us know on Sacred Heart’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sacredhearttroy/


8 Oct

Super Raffle is Back

Sacred Heart’s Super Raffle is back!  Purchase your ticket after Mass, or in the Rectory office during regular business hours to enter your chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize (or one of 5 additional cash prizes)!

Only 250 tickets sold between now and December 3. Drawing will be at the Sacred Heart Christmas Market. Proceeds to benefit refurbishment of community spaces and a new digital sign for engaging our community. $100 per ticket, and $500 bonus to the seller of the $10,000 winner!

7 Oct

Rosary Rally to Be Held

Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 14 at noon in the Sacred Heart parking lot. Let us show the Blessed Virgin Mary our devotion to her Immaculate Heart and our desire for peace in our world!

America Needs Fatima – prayer is powerful in number! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend! Thank you.

6 Oct

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples.” Learn how to put aside the veils and masks that prevent true intimacy with your spouse by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Nov 3-5, 2017 in Albany, NY and Oct 21-22, 2017 in Contoocook, NH.

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

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