A New Creation!

Today we celebrate the greatest of all feasts: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which marks the beginning of a new creation, after death was introduced into the original creation by the sin of Adam and Eve.

As a result of Christ’s resurrection as the firstborn of the new creation, a new beginning is offered to the entire human race. This earth-shattering event has nothing to do with the word Easter, which comes from ancient pagan ideas, or with plastic bunny rabbits on the lawn or even color dyed eggs. Rather it is all about a fundamental choice we all must make between two worlds: the old world initiated by the sin of Adam, supplemented by the sins of all the rest of us, or the new world brought about by our Creator becoming man and showing us a new way to live our lives.

We celebrate this day, this unique saving event, with the realization that we can’t live in the new creation without God’s ongoing help, yet at the same time with the confidence that He offers that help.



Happy Easter

On behalf of the parish and school staff, we would like to wish all of our parishioners and visitors a Blessed Easter.

May the Risen Christ fill you with every grace and blessing during this Easter Season. Father Yanas and Father Vaughan


School News:

Sacred Heart’s 22nd Annual Auction: “Sacred Heart’s Royal Renaissance Ball”

Our biggest fundraiser event of the year will be held May 11 at the Franklin Terrace on Campbell Avenue, Troy. Invitations are available in the hallway and in the school office.

The auction is a fun filled evening of excitement with lots of activity. The silent auction allows people to bid privately on items, the ticket raffle by depositing purchased tickets/chances into a decorated receptacle and the live auction is where people bid publicly on items. There is something for everyone!

Thanks to co-chairs Nicole Johnson and Mark Bagnoli and their numerous volunteers for all of their work at bringing this all together.

Auction items that have already been gathered include: Golf at The Edison Club, an XBOX, overnight package to the Albany Marriot, Google home mini, 14 bottle wine cooler, Affirm’s Sports Camp, signed photos from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, tickets to SPAC and so much more!


Dynamic Catholic Materials

Please notice the new bookshelf in the back of church. These books and CD’s are from Dynamic Catholic. They are not free… the cost is after you read or listen, you are asked to pass it on to someone else!!


Easter Triduum Begins

In celebration of the Easter Triduum, which begins on the evening of Holy Thursday and concludes with Easter Sunday, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church has erected an illuminated cross to shine over Troy’s Eastside Neighborhood.

Though chronologically three days, the Triduum liturgically is one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

Triduum liturgical services at Scared Heart Church, located at 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY are scheduled as follows:

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Thursday 4/18/19 at 5:30pm (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:30pm.)
  • Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion – Friday 4/19/19 at 5:30pm (Stations of the Cross will be held at 3:00pm)
  • Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord – (Easter Vigil: Saturday 4/20/19 at 8:15pm, Easter Sunday Mass: Sunday 4/21/19 at 8am, 9am, and 11:15am)

The Illuminated Cross will remain throughout the Easter Season.  Special thanks are extended to Mr. Frank Salvaggio, PE for his expertise and craftsmanship in designing, and construction this display.


Holy Thursday Pot Luck

Immediately following Holy Thursday’s Liturgy of the Lords Supper a large group of parishioners, friends and guests participated in Sacred Heart’s annual Pot Luck Supper which was held in the recently refurbished multi-purpose room.  Many delicious dishes and sumptuous deserts were in the offing, and a good time was had by all!


Reflections on Sacrifice: Stations of the Cross

In a series of fifteen individual reflections on the Passion of Our Lord, each prepared by a member of the Sacred Heart Faith community, are offered for your consideration and contemplation as you prepare for Holy Week, and the celebration of the Risen Lord!

 Reflections on the Stations of the Cross



Pontifical Good Friday Collection

– As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year’s Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land.

The Catholic communities that will benefit from this aid include the Latin Patriarchal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Franciscan Custody and other jurisdictions, such as the Greek-Melkite, Coptic, Maronite, Syrian, Chaldean, and Armenian churches.

Your support and the funds collected will be used to help the parochial schools, hospitals, and community centers in these areas to protect and care for their communities, which often include refugees, asylum-seekers, children, and victims of war, unrest and instability which has been especially hard on Christians living in this part of the world.

When you contribute to this Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics from around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land!



Please Make a Note of It

Please note, the Parish office will be closed beginning on Holy Thursday and will reopen on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 9:00am


School News

Pancake Breakfast: A Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on THIS Sunday, April 14th 8:00-11:00 am. The meal will include: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, butter and syrup. Beverages will include: coffee, hot tea, orange/apple juice and milk. The offering is: $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (ages 12 and under). This is an EAT-IN ONLY event and pre-orders/payment would be greatly appreciated. We just want to make sure that we have enough food for everyone.

Coca Cola Give: Through Coca-Cola Give, you can support Sacred Heart School by donating your Coca-Cola product bottle cap codes. With your help SHS will be able to use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies! These bottle caps and codes may be submitted to the school office (There is a bin located in the hallway.)

Alternately, you may go to https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ on the web  and open an account in your name.  After establishing an account you may designate “Sacred Heart School – Troy – NY – 12180” as your school for donations. Then simply input your bottle cap codes (or even scan the code with your phone!) Feel free to contact Mrs. Snyder in the school office for additional information.

Spring Break: SHS will be closed from April 18th-26th for Spring Break. School resumes Monday, April 29th. Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am


Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)


Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for information and scheduled dates.


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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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