Will You Follow Jesus?

Today’s readings challenge us to contemplate why God created the universe in the first place. He wanted a community of persons who would live in mutually self-effacing love: to reflect his own intra Trinitarian existence. Anyone thinking that such love by creatures comes naturally or is easy, seriously deludes himself.

To help humans learn to truly love one another, God established marriage (that they be one flesh). The first man failed, and every generation has been falling since. The reality is our incessant inclination to put our self-interests ahead of caring for our fellow human beings pulls us away from the Lord!

Today’s Gospel speaks for itself with no need for explanation. Because we are selfish it is a hard demand. Notice how vehemently it is rejected by the rampantly selfish culture which surrounds us. The constant demand for a holy life is to face our personal selfishness. Notice that today’s Gospel immediately moves on to point out that we need to maintain the attitude of little children, i.e. they are completely dependent on others.

We, too, need to be constantly aware of the need to depend on God for his graces. To put aside our selfishness inevitably involves suffering such a radical change. This is why the Christian way of life embraces suffering. Jesus leads the way on the path to salvation. He asks us to follow.


Rosary Rally Planned

Please join us on Saturday, October 13 at 12noon for the Sacred Heart Rosary Rally!

We encourage all young people and their families to attend this important tribute to Our Blessed Mother!

In each of her six apparitions to the young shepherd children, Our Lady asked for the daily recitation of the Rosary, especially as an instrument of world peace!


3rd Annual Road to Emmaus Men’s Conference

Please join us for a day of fellowship on Saturday October 20th at St. Edwards the Confessor in Clifton Park, NY.

With support from the Albany Diocese Office of Vocations, the day will include several talks from experienced priests, speakers and authors including Fr. Brian Dunkle, S.J. and Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration will be offered along with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Edward Scharfenberger.

More details and registration information may be found at: www.albany-emmaus.org., download a PDF copy of the informational flyer here Road To Emmaus Mens Conference 2018 , or see the flier on the bulletin board at the rear of our church.


Annual Cheesecake Sale

Sacred heart School’s Annual Cheesecake Sale begins on October 9th with orders due by October 29th. Delivery/Pick up is scheduled for November 16th. Order forms and additional information is available in the school office.


Lector Training Scheduled

A mandatory training for all lectors is scheduled in Church on Tuesday, October 16 at 7PM.

Sign up on the list posted on the bulletin board in the back of church. This training is for ALL current lectors and any parishioner interested in becoming a lector.

Should anyone be unavailable to attend this training date, please call Marie Mangione at 518-272-6555 to make other arrangements.


School News

Thank you to all for supporting our school! Sacred Heart participates in the following “pain free” fundrasing options:

Price Chopper/Market 32 Tools for Schools Program: Kicked off in August, you can register your Advantedge card on line using our code #15859 and those points earned will be used to purchase equipment and supplies in early 2019.

Colonie SchoolBucks Program: This program is now underway.  Simply take your register tapes to the Customer Service Desk to add points to our school OR drop them off in the collection bin and we will gladly do it for you.

Box Tops for Education: This program continues and all collected box tops may be placed in the bin located at the back of church.

Hannaford Helps Schools: Participating in this program is as easy as shopping, and dropping the “school dollars” slip off at the school office. Now through early December, earn $3 for Sacred Heart with every 4 qualifying products you buy. Choose from over 1,500 participating products, ranging from breakfast and lunch items to household supplies. To get the full list follow the link here: http://bit.ly/12qPSSC and look for shelf tags in-store!


CYO Basketball Sign-up

CYO basketball sign up night is Tuesday Oct 2nd, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Sacred Heart gymnasium. Our program is open to boys and girls in K-8th grade. Registration forms will be available through parish web page, during registration night and in back of church on bulletin board.”


SH Card Ministry

The Sacred Heart Card Ministry is seeking “All Occasion” Greeting Card donations. We specifically need: “Thinking of you, seasonal and holiday” cards. Please do not include any mass or prayer enrollment cards with your donations. Cards may be left with Barbara in the Rectory Office.

If you know of a parishioner, who is either home bound or who was recently placed in a nursing home, please provide their name and address to Barbara. Thank you for your continued charity to this ministry.


Rosary Rally to Be Held

This year is the 101st Anniversary of Our Lady’s Fatima Appearances! Sacred Heart Church will hold a Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 13 at noon in the Sacred Heart parking lot. We will gather in the lower parking lot facing Pawling Avenue (Near the new message board!)

This year the Rosary Rally falls on the actual feast day of the last Fatima apparition and Miracle of the Sun!

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 in numbers is powerful! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend! Thank you.


Lector Training

A mandatory training for all lectors is scheduled in Church as follows: Sunday, September 30 after 10:30 Mass or Tuesday, October 2 at 7PM . Select one and sign up on the list posted on the bulletin board in the back of church.

This training if for ALL current lectors and any parishioner interested in becoming a lector. Should anyone have a problem attending either training date, please call Marie Mangione at 518-272-6555 to make other arrangements.

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