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.

Annual Catholic Appeal Information

Many thanks to those who have participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal. I am overwhelmed that,  even in the midst of the pandemic, your generosity to the ACA and the parish continues.
If you have not yet pledged to the ACA 2020 you may do so on the weekend of October 3-4 if you are attending Mass. If you are still participating via live stream you may make your gift online at annualcatholicappeal.org or by texting ACA to 917-336-1255. You may also call 718-965-7375, ext.1602 and have a pledge card mailed to your home.  Our goal is $96,794.00 and we have already received pledges totaling over $80,000.00. As always everything we collect over goal comes back to the parish in full. Thank you again and may God reward you for your generosity!
Msgr. Machalski

Msgr. Machalski shares a prayer…

This prayer was written by Laura Kelly Fanucci and
Msgr. would like to share it with all of you.

When This Is Over

When this is over,
may we never again take for granted
a handshake with a stranger
conversations with neighbors
a crowded theater
Friday night out
the taste of Communion
a routine checkup
the school rush each morning
coffee with a friend
the stadium roaring
each deep breath
a boring Tuesday
life itself.

When this ends
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be,
we hoped to be.
and may we stay that way-better for
each other because of the worst.

Msgr. Machalski Visits 111th Pct. for 11P.M. Roll Call!

Msgr. Machalski again had the honor and privilege to speak to the police officers of the 111th Precinct. This time it was after the 11:00 P.M. roll call. Once again he told them: “We are grateful to the NYPD for your service to our community! May God bless you and keep you safe! St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police officers, watch over them and pray for them!


From the desk of Sr. Kathleen…

Welcome to a new way of communicating with one another. Please God you and your families are well and dealing with the NEW NORMAL.

Even though the City has been on PAUSE for months, many of us here at Sacred Heart have not. Soon after the sheltering in place notice came, I discovered ZOOM as an avenue of communication and planning. And so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with all we have accomplished.

Our WELLNESS series with motivational speaker Barbara Speedling has continued these past few months.  Monthly ZOOM invites have been sent via email to those whose emails we have. If you are interested in attending, please send me your name and email address or call me at 718-224-5695.

Sacred Heart Wellness Series

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

1PM Zoom Teleconference

 Session Summary:

Join us this month when Dr. Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, President of the Riddle Medical Group and Medical Director for Ulster County Hospice, will join us to talk about the process of medical decision-making for individuals and their caregivers. A continuation of our previous conversations on ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, Dr. Riddle will offer a physician’s perspective on identifying treatment preferences and respond to our questions about advocacy for ourselves and those we care for. At a time when COVID-19 has caused many families to face difficult decisions at a time of crisis, this conversation will offer a proactive process for ensuring that you and your loved ones receive care consistent with your values and preferences.

To register, please email Sister Kathleen at siskate913@verizon.net

Our Justice and Peace Committee has been meeting weekly to plan a book discussion on Robin DiAngelo’s New York Times best-selling book, WHITE FRAGILITY. If you are interested in joining us in the fall, call Sr. Kathleen at 718-224-5695.

To see what else is happening, go to ABOUT US and a list of ministries will drop down.

Click on any of them to see what is new.

  • Bereavement
  • Justice & Peace
  • Laudato Si – Environmental Committee
  • Leisure Club
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Social Action Committee

Under LITURGICAL MINISTRY, do check out

  • CLOW: Children’s Liturgy of the Word


  • Spirituality


During this year’s Season of Creation, Catholic Climate Covenant is pleased to host a five-part webinar series, “On the Common Good & Our Common Home,” for U.S. Catholics to:

Understand how Catholic social teaching (CST) and creation care are essential to the fullness of faith and the Church’s mission;
Facilitate courageous conversations about climate change and Catholic civic participation;
Apply Catholic Social Teaching, including creation care, to form one’s conscience ahead of the 2020 elections.

The Season of Creation ( celebrated annually between September 1 and October 4) is a special time for Christians. As we are called to renew our faith in the God of all creation and join in prayer and action for the care of our common home, this webinar series will help us on our journey of love in action.

Webinar #1: Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The first webinar of the series is “Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith.“ This will be the foundational webinar outlining the virtue of political participation and the foundations of Catholic social teaching as essential to the fullness of faith. When you register you will automatically receive a link to the recording.
Presenters include:
Most Reverend John E. Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY
Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University
Moderator: Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant

Register for Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith webinar here: REGISTER for WEBINAR #1
Webinar #2: Monday, September 14th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The second webinar in the series, “Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020”, is hosted by Interfaith Power & Light, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. This webinar will equip attendees on how to effectively hold ‘courageous conversations’ with your faithful family, friends, and colleagues about the importance of caring for Creation and voting our values.

Presenters include:
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, endowed professor of political science and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University
Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power and Light
Register for Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020 here:

Stay tuned for more information on webinars 3-5! Details coming soon and visit www.CatholicClimateCovenant.org for the latest. When you register for the first webinar, you will automatically receive more details on the other webinars in the series as they are announced.


Interview on Net TV With Msgr. Machalski!

Msgr. Thomas Machalski, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish was interviewed by Net TV (FIOS Channel 48)for the program Currents. He spoke about the letter he received from a woman in Oregon who happened upon Sacred Heart’s Mass on YouTube. She was touched by his homily on the feast of Corpus Christi, and Fr. Alex Lee’s the following week. See the segment on Net TV.

Msgr. Machalski Visits 111th Police Precinct!

Msgr. Machalski again had the honor and privilege to speak to the police officers of the 111th Precinct. This time it was after the evening shift’s roll call. He told them, “We are grateful to the NYPD for your service to our community! May God bless you and keep you safe! St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police officers, watch over them and pray for them!”


Religious Education Registration

Religious Education Program for 2020-2021

Registration is open for classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Classes will be held virtually on Saturday mornings.

The program is for students in grades 1-8, older children and special needs children.

Please download the Registration Form and email or mail it back to us.

You can also reach us at shreligiousedbayside@yahoo.com or 718-631-1307.

Mrs. Georgette Lyons
Religious Education Program


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.

Volunteers Needed!

Now that the church has reopened for Masses on Sundays with a 25% capacity limit we will need greeters/ushers to welcome people back and to ensure that the guidelines of the CDC are being followed—i.e. that people are seated in the spots measured out using social distancing guidelines, making sure people are wearing masks, that we only have the amount of people allowed in the church at a given time, to ensure the six feet space between people especially when approaching the altar to receive Holy Communion. If you can help in these matters, please call Monsignor Machalski at 718-428-2200. A great, big, thank you to those who have already volunteered.

Letter of Thanks!

Please read this letter thanking Msgr. Thomas Machalski and Fr. Alex Lee for the weekly Masses on YouTube.

Annual Catholic Appeal for 2020!

Please read this letter from the Diocese of Brooklyn in reference to the Annual Catholic Appeal.

Returning To Mass!

This Monday, June 29 we will begin to have daily mass again at Sacred Heart Church.The following weekend, July 4-5 we will begin Sunday Masses. Please take a few minutes to look at the short video about how the services will be conducted. Also read the Bulletin for information about the times of Masses. Note that there will not be a Sunday evening 5PM mass at present.


Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!

Monsignor Machalski and the entire staff of Sacred Heart Church Congratulates the students of Sacred Heart Academy who are 2020 Graduates. Best of Luck to all of you! Click the cap to see a congratulatory sign posted on the school fence in honor of our graduates.