Body and Blood of Christ!

Who can deny the emphasis on the symbolism of blood in the first two readings of today’s feast? Who can deny that Jesus used the symbolism of both eating and drinking in establishing the sacrament of Communion?

We beneficiaries of the scientific breakthroughs of the past few centuries, with its corresponding change in the way we think, can fail to appreciate that in Biblical times, people thought that blood was the source of life. Jesus bequeathed to us as Sacrament the gift of nourishment and life under the signs of food and drink.

For this gift, the Christian response is to say “thank you”, which in the original language of the New Testament is “Eucharist”.

The old catechism used to teach that a Sacrament is an efficacious sign, efficacious meaning that over and above pointing to another reality.  In this case however, the sign actually contains the reality.

The full sign of the Eucharist is both eating Christ’s body and drinking His blood. Do we not quote the words of Jesus at every consecration: “Take this, ALL OF YOU, and drink from it; for this is the chalice of my blood…”.

Who in the congregation today, if injured and in danger of losing life would refuse a needed blood transfusion? Yet, more than half of us routinely neglect the full sacramental sign by failing to drink Our Lord’s precious blood!


Did You Know

Did you know that the Sacred Heart facility currently has various spaces for meetings, sporting events and celebrations of all sizes. For more information, or to reserve a space, contact Tony Morabito at 518-274-1363 or paa.fm.shc@gmail.com


Bishop’s Appeal 2018

Update: As of last Thursday, we have received $ 49,628.00 towards our assessment of $72,564.

This puts us just under $5000 short of hitting the 75% mark in achieving our goal of meeting our assessment two years in a row!

If you have not made a pledge yet, please consider doing so. Every gift no matter how small will help us reach our goal!!

Thank you to all that have contributed so generously thus far.


Mass Schedule Change Coming

Effective Monday, June 25,there will no longer be a Monday morning Mass here at Sacred Heart. If you have a Mass scheduled already for a Monday after June 25, please call rectory to reschedule. Thank you.


School News

Race For Education: On Wednesday, June 6th, Sacred Heart School will kick-off our 8th annual Race for Education.

We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise money for our new STREAM (Science, Technology, RELIGION, Engineering, ART, and Math!) Program, to be implemented next school year! STREAM focuses on project based learning through innovation, design and engineering, and we are excited to bring this program to SHS.


Memorial Day Rememberance

“Some Gave All… All Gave Some!”  On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice made by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guards of our American Armed Forces.

The response of these men and women to the call of duty, their dedication and commitment to “protect and defend”, oftentimes with their very lives, the Constitution of the United States of America is the greatest sacrifice that can be made. And ought never to be forgotten nor trivialized!

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jn. 15:13)


Marriage Encounter Weekend

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Is God present in your marriage? Bring Him in more fully by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The next Weekends are Nov 3-4, 2018 in ALBANY, NY and Jun 9-10, 2018 in Medway, MA. For more information, call Ed & Rhonda Staats at 518-279-3243 or visit them at https://www.wwmenyalb.org.


School News

Thank you to everyone who supported Molly Minehan’s “Angel of Hope” service project. Over four large boxes of dental hygiene products were compiled and the Morabito family will be sending them off to the dental clinics that care for needy families.

Congratulations Molly on a job well done!


Spread The Word

Pray, Process, Party! On Friday, June 1, 2018, Sacred Heart hosts our 3rd Annual Feast Day Celebration.

Beginning at 6 pm with a Eucharistic Holy Hour in church, we will then process as a parish into the streets of our Eastside neighborhood led by Jesus, our Pastor and Bishop Scharfenberger.

After the procession let the party begin! Food, drinks, games, a magician, an inflatable obstacle course will all be available on the church grounds. You won’t want to miss this summer kickoff!


Bishop’s Appeal Update

We are off to a great start!! As of Friday, we have received $30,243 towards our assessment of $72,564. Please put your Bishop’s Appeal envelopes in the second collection that will be taken up today. If you have not made a pledge yet, please do so. Every gift no matter how small will help us reach our goal!! Thank you to all that have contributed so generously.

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Sacred Heart Church, Troy, seeks a motivated, organized and dynamic individual for the position of Pastoral Associate for Human Resources, Administration, Logistics and Operations (H.A.L.O.)
If interested, please review the position description below and contact (518)274.1363 for more information.
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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.


Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for an appointment at least six months in advance of wedding.

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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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