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Rev. John J. Yanas

Pastor, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Troy, N.Y. 12180   2008 – Present

A 1972 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, Father Yanas was ordained in 1984.

In the early years of his priesthood, Father Yanas served at Sacred Heart alongside Father Vaughan, from 1985 until 1992.  Prior to returning to Sacred Heart Parish in 2008, Father Yanas served as Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Frankfort, New York.

Since his arrival for a second “tour of duty,” as our Pastor, Father Yanas has brought a renewed sense of energy, purpose and community to the Catholic Community of Sacred Heart.


Click on the link below to visit Fr. Yanas’ Homilies Page.

Recent Homilies and Reflections

Caring Bridge:

Click the link below to visit Fr. Yanas’ Caring Bridge journal.  (Note: Login required.  Follow instructions on site.)



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