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  • Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco
    Thomas was born to a noble family in 1831 in Pagani, Italy. He was the seventh of eight children. When he was only six years old, his mother died of cholera. A few years later, his father also died.His uncle, a primary school teacher, took charge of Thomas' education.The canonization of St. Alphonsus Liguori in […]

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Sacred Heart School Open House

By | October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Holly Days Artisan Faire

2016 Holly Days Artisan Faire: Throughout the summer, Artisan Faire Chairs Shelly Pearce and Louise Vance have been working with committee chairs in preparation for our annual Holly Days Artisan Faire on November 11 & 12. You can help with this effort in many ways: 1. Recommend a vendor for our Faire – applications are still being accepted. 2. Volunteer for a 2 or 3 hour shift: It takes a village to bring this event to a successful conclusion. 3. It is fun! This is a great way to support your parish, meet new people, enjoy a great lunch, and shop for the holidays. There is a reason this event has become a premier Holiday Faire – wonderful people working together for the good of Sacred Heart. For more information, please email

By | August 29th, 2016|Women's Club|0 Comments

The New Golf Cart, “It’s Here!”

“It’s Here! It’s Here!” That’s the message Janice Thornburg sent to the Women’s Club the day she took delivery of a brand new Golf Cart on July 19. Purchased with proceeds from the Women’s Club sponsored 2015 Holly Days Artisan Faire, this new cart will serve a dual purpose: passenger transport or equipment hauling. Loaded to the brim with supplies for Beer, Brats and Bingo (7/23), Jennifer Welch, a member of Sacred Heart’s Young Adults' Group, was the first to press the cart into service.  Each year, Artisan Faire proceeds are used to fund a need designated by Fr. Gary and the parish staff. The Women’s Club looks forward to continuing this tradition of filling a parish need and once again sponsoring our annual Holly Days Artisan Faire.  2015 Artisan Faire proceeds also provided three scholarships to graduating 8th grade women from the School and Faith Formation. And then, finally, with an eye towards securing the future of our parish, the Women's Club decided to annually donate 10% of Faire net proceeds to the Sacred Heart Saratoga Endowment Fund. You can learn more about this opportunity by going to the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County at .   

By | August 29th, 2016|Women's Club|0 Comments

The Holly Days Artisan Faire Presented by the Sacred Heart Saratoga Women’s Club

By | August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized, Women's Club|0 Comments

Coming to Sacred Heart, The Kingston Trio! Buy TIckets Today!

Thank you to all parish members who have already purchased their tickets to theKingston Trio concert!  Great seats are still available.  Come and enjoy the fun and singing of this iconic group with your family and friends. Buy tickets today:

By | August 18th, 2016|Men's Club|0 Comments

Join Sacred Heart at Relay for Life!

By | July 8th, 2016|Act As Christians in the World|0 Comments

PACK-A-BACK Fulfill a Dream

Let's help Sacred Heart Community Services collect 3000 backpacks! Please bring backpacks and school supplies to Church on the weekends of: • July 16 and 17 • July 23 and 24 • July 30 and 31 K – 2nd Grade: 3rd – 4th Grade: 1 NEW backpack 3 erasers 1 glue stick 2 pocket folders 2 packs of JUMBO crayons 1 pack broadtip markers 1 pencil sharpener 2 wide-ruled notebooks 1 box of tissues 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pair of safety scissors $20 gift card for shoes* 1 NEW backpack 1 eraser 2 glue sticks 2 pocket folders 1 pack of 16 or more crayons 1 pack of markers 1 pencil sharpener 2 packs of wide-ruled paper 3 wide-ruled notebooks 1 three-ring binder $20 gift card for shoes*                                           5TH – 12th Grade: 1 NEW black backpack 5 pocket folders 1 pack of mechanical pencils 1scientific calculator 1 pack of highlighters 2 packs of index cards 1 USB flash drive 3 college-ruled notebooks 3 packs of college-ruled paper 1 three-ring binder 1 ruler 1 pack of markers 1 stick of deodorant $2- gift card for shoes*   Most Needed Items: NEW backpacks (no red or blue, please) Scientific calculators Safety scissors USB flash drives *$20 shoe gift cards to anywhere where shoes are sold  

By | July 7th, 2016|Act As Christians in the World|0 Comments

Father’s Day Tribute!

The Sacred Heart Women’s Club is happy to celebrate Father’s Day with a media tribute to all the dads of the parish after each Mass on Father's Day weekend. Please send us your DIGITAL photo (ex. JPEG, no hard copies) of Dad in ACTION with children. High resolution images that are bright and in focus work best. Close-up photos are preferred. Email photos to We also need a media release form for each person in the photo. You can download a media release form from the parish website.   Please note that there is no guarantee that all images submitted will be used. Submission deadline is June 14th.  

By | June 9th, 2016|Build Our Parish Family, Women's Club|0 Comments

Ten Sacred Heart Confirmation Students Get Confirmed

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 Sacred Heart Confirmation students were confirmed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose. The presiding bishop was Most Rev. Carlos Sevilla. Students from four other parishes in the Diocese of San Jose – Church of the Ascension, St. Athanasius, St. Cyprian and Queen of Apostles were confirmed with the Sacred Heart Confirmation students at the mass. In total, over 60 young men and women were confirmed on Saturday in front of their family, friends and fellow parishioners. Pastor Fr. Gary Thomas, Parochial Vicar Fr. Robert McKay and Deacon Don Sifferman were present to assist in serving the mass. Congratulations to our Confirmation students who were confirmed on Saturday – Raquel Boales, Elise Coates, Kevin Gager, Timothy Gager, Connor Galvin, Matthew Grassi, Skyler Green, Isaiah Ha, Christopher Smails and Sarah Smails. Many thanks to their parents, sponsors, catechists and all who supported them along the way.

A Reflection on the Fr. Dennis McManus Parish Mission

By Joey and Chloe Mannina We had an amazing opportunity to participate in the parish mission led by a dynamic speaker named Father Dennis McManus of the Diocese of Mobile, Alabama. The timely theme of this mission was Mercy. Fr. McManus unpacked three parables from the Gospel of John where Jesus demonstrates mercy; “The Samaritan Woman”, or The Woman at the Well {John 4:4}, “The Woman Caught in Adultery” {John 8:1}, and “Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee After His Resurrection” {John 21:15}. Being the master story teller that he is, Fr. McManus placed these parables into historical context using a Jewish lens, while extracting the spiritual lessons of mercy being taught by Our Lord, all while keeping us hanging on every word like no other speaker has done before. From this mission, we walked away with not only a more accurate historical analysis of the passages presented, but a profound sense of how “crazy in love” Jesus is with us so that we can turn around and attempt to apply this same amount of love to all people in our lives. “Mercy is justice for the weak; God gives us what we need according to our weakened state.” -Father Dennis McManus In order to give the teachings of Jesus a modern application, Fr. McManus artfully wove in stories of the saints throughout every presentation he made. The story that touched us the most as a married couple was that of Claude and Marie. They were members of France’s societal upper crust around the time of 1840 who were madly in love with each other. Although it appeared they had everything one could want from the world, Claude, who did not have a relationship [...]