Sacred Heart Academy Receives a Special Blessing!

Sacred Heart Church’s Pastor, Msgr. Thomas Machalski, and Parochial Vicar, Rev. Alex Lee visited Sacred Heart Academy on Wednesday, January 12 and visited all the classrooms where they blessed the students, teachers and the classrooms where the children learn about their faith, the world, science, math, technology and all the skills they need to enter the world of the future !

Blessing the children…


FORMED- Explore Your Faith-Catholic Content From More Than 60 Organizations!

FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, eBooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device. Please take advantage of our parish’s membership in this service and use it to help you grow in the knowledge of your faith and deepen your relationship with the Church and grow in your relationship with the Lord. Signing up is easy! Follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Sign up as a parishioner

3. Type in our parish zip code 11361 and then select our parish-Sacred Heart of Jesus

4. Type in your name

5. Type in your email

6. Confirm your email

And you are on your way to discovering great things about your faith, Church, liturgical
seasons, Saints, the Mass, or sit back and listen to good sacred music.

See the handouts below.

January 2/January 9/ January 16/ January 23/ January 30


Bereavement Support Group

On the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, we hold a support group for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The meetings are informative and educational, designed to help the mourner through the initial stages of grief.

You are encouraged to attend if you or someone you know is dealing with the death of a significant other.  Meetings are held in the church hall. (Enter on 215th Place between 36th and 38th Avenues.)

Our next meeting is January 4, 2022

Please call Sister Kathleen at 718-224-5695

(We are in compliance with CDC Guidelines. Masks must be worn if you are not vaccinated.)


Sacred Heart Academy is having a Twelve Days of Reading event! It began December 8 and extends to December 23rd. Students will log as many reading minutes as they can during this time. They will be rewarded each day with holiday themed events at school. Parents need to register their children for the Read-A-Thon. The school’s goal is to raise $15,000, and they are well on the way with $5,260 raised.

You can help and support the students by going to the link below and finding out more about the event and making a donation to help them reach their goal!

SHCA Read-A-Thon

Welcome to Our New Altar Servers!

Fr. Alex Lee has been training our new Altar Servers. We thank the young people who have decided to serve the parish in this special way! May their new ministry assist them to grow spiritually in a deeper understanding for and appreciation of the Eucharist.

The new Altar Servers are pictured here with Fr. Alex Lee and Monsignor Thomas Machalski, Pastor.


Priest-iation Day at Sacred Heart Academy

The children of Sacred Heart Academy surprised Monsignor Machalski and Fr. Alex Lee last week with a presentation of posters and cards from each grade level to celebrate and thank them for their presence to the students and for all they do at Sacred Heart Parish. See the photos below of the presentations by some of the students. It was called Priest-iation Day!


Sacred Heart School Celebrates Blessed Carlo Acutis With The Rosary


On the feast of the Holy Rosary Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited Sacred Heart Church and prayed the Rosary with the children of Sacred Heart Academy. The children learned about Blessed Carlo Acutis and his love of the Rosary. Carlo was a 15 year – old teenager who died in 2006. He is also known for his love of the Eucharist. Watch the TV coverage of the event to learn more.

(See the Spanish coverage here.)

(The Brooklyn Diocese covered the event on NetTV. See it here!)




Msgr. Machalski Leads NYPD & Parks Dept. in Prayer at the U.S. Open!

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Monsignor Machalski was invited to lead the NYPD and the Parks Department assigned to the U.S. Open in prayer in commemoration of those lost on 9/11.



Monsignor Thomas Machalski was influential in getting Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to request that the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15 year-old boy from Italy who died of leukemia in 2006, be brought to Brooklyn. See the Current News on Net TV interview explaining the journey the relic will take. Learn more about Blessed Carlo Acutis and his devotion to the Eucharist!


Our Pastor, Monsignor Machalski recently celebrated a 70th Jubilee Mass with Sr. Mary Anthony Gracyalny(a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth) , his first Grade teacher! Enjoy their interview on Currents News (Net TV)!


Read the story about 2 very special students at Sacred Heart Academy, Izzy and Grace! Their bond is an inspiration to all of us.


Are you looking for a way to continue the spiritual practices you developed during Lent?

Dynamic Catholic has a new email program call Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections. In this program participants will receive a weekly video from
Matthew Kelly or Allen Hunt discussing the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. This will help to be more prepared for Mass and possibly shed
a new perspective on the Gospels.

To sign up go to and sign up for Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections. This is a free program.

Msgr. Machalski Leads Baseball Players in Consecration to St. Joseph!

See the Tablet article on Msgr. Machalski’s role in leading MLB ‘s catholic players in a 33 day virtual prayer group that ended with the Consecration to St. Joseph on December 13th.


Holy Hour at Sacred Heart Church

O Sacrament Most Holy,

O Sacrament Divine,

All praise and all thanksgiving

Be every moment Thine!


Starting Thursday, October 8th and every Thursday after that, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will livestream a Holy Hour- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction from 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. The Rosary will be prayed during the Holy Hour each week.

Please join us in adoration of Our Lord and in prayer.

You can connect to the livestream by going to Sacred Heart of Jesus webpage and click on the link that says Watch Mass Stream.

Celebrate Sunday’s Mass Online at Sacred Heart Church!

As of August 1 all Masses at Sacred Heart will be live streamed. Go to the Sacred Heart website and click the Watch Mass Streamed box and choose the Mass you want to watch.