Into the Deep?

Certainly, today’s post Easter readings remind us that faith in the Resurrected Christ is the foundation for a new mode of human existence. What may be overlooked in this transformation of Christ’s disciples is the presence of a new boldness. They no longer fear or hesitate to proclaim the new life in Christ.

We who may be habituated to simply go along with the false values of our contemporary culture, or perhaps rationalize that its not worth being opposed or even ridiculed by the neo-pagan secularists surrounding us, should consider an examination of our consciences!

Are we like the Peter of Christ’s Passion, fearful and cowardly, who when pressed, denied any association with Jesus? Or, are we like the post Resurrection disciples, bold and confident? Which answer we give should tell us a lot about the genuineness of our faith.

To quote the image presented by Pope Francis in his exhortation Rejoice and be Glad : “How often we are tempted to keep close to the shore. Yet, the Lord calls us to put out into the deep and let down our nets.” It is never too late to have a change of heart.


Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Grades 1-5: Saturday, May 4, First Communion Retreat. First Communion at the 8:30AM Mass on Sunday, May 5.
Junior High Youth Program: Next class is THIS SUNDAY April 28.
Confirmation Preparation: Next class is THIS SUNDAY April 28.


Please Support SH School

Your returnable cans and bottles may be collected in coded green “CLINK” bags which then may be deposited at a local Hannaford Market. Credit for your returns is then applied to our school account and all proceeds benefit our school programming.

Sacred Heart School coded “CLINK” Bags are available in the school office.


2019 Bishop’s Appeal

Next weekend May 4-5 officially begins our 2019 Bishop’s Appeal. You will receive a mailing this week and a second collection will be taken up for the Appeal begining .

Our 2019 Assessment is $69,661.00. In making your gift, please reflect on the positive things that will happen as a result of your mercy and generosity to the Appeal. You may also make your gift online: www.thebishopsappeal.org

Every gift no matter the amount makes a difference. Thank you for your continued support.


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!

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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)


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