Sacred Heart Church


Welcome to Sacred Heart Church! We are a Roman Catholic parish founded in 1881 in the Georgetown section of Redding, Connecticut.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is very important to us and serves as a constant reminder of Jesus' personal invitation to all who believe in Him and try to live by His teachings: "Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light". (Matthew 11:28-30). We welcome you to join us in worship as we strive daily to fulfill our Parish Mission:

We, the parish of Sacred Heart, see our mission as a share in Christ's, that of revelation and reconciliation. By this, we intend that all that we do in some way reveals God's presence and power, and reconciles and heals everyone we meet. We live this mission of evangelization out in the essential dimensions of faith, worship, service and community as depicted in the Acts of the Apostles. We believe that all four of these areas are mutually necessary, and that the focus of each is our purpose for being, that of praising and giving glory to the Father by all that we are and do in the name of His Son and in the power of His Holy Spirit.

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen September 24 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
September 20, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, September 24. The menu is sloppy Joe's (2 lbs. ground beef), 2 packs hamburger rolls and salad ingredients. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Pray for Parishioners
September 19, 2018
Please pray for the following Parishioners: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Rita O’Brien, Mary Grady, Jeanne Bruestle, Sean Callanan, Robin Weir, Kathleen Heavey, Thomas Scanlon, Christina Osborne, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Jeanne Robb, Caesar Cirigliano, Bill Coan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Tamara Deyle, Alexis Gorman, Janet Ross, Judy Colegrove, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano, Ross Hand, Bob Vare, Kathleen Gola, Bert Miceli, Jean Russo, Patti Satkowsky Piech, Vincent Callanan, Jeanie Bangert, Italia Piana, Thomas Jagelka, Louis Gilberti, Susan Felming, Kathy Bannar and Mike Reese.
Blessing of the Animals Held Oct 4th
September 19, 2018
Our Annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 5:30pm. Please come and honor St. Francis on his Feast Day, as we bless and celebrate our pets. This is always a wonderful event. You do not have to bring a pet in order to attend this brief but special celebration of God’s creation.
First Friday of the Month
September 18, 2018
Friday, October 5th will be the First Friday of the Month. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after the 8:30am Mass and end with Benediction at noon. All are welcome.
First Saturday of the Month
September 18, 2018
Saturday, October 6th is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
Religious Education - Delay in the Start of the School Year
September 13, 2018
Sacred Heart Religious Education classes will be pushed back one week and begin September 25, this Fall.
Confirmation Retreat for the 9th grade candidates
September 10, 2018
9th grade Confirmation candidates - the Confirmation Retreat takes place on Friday, October 5th from 5:00–9:00 p.m. in Pryor-Hubbard Hall. All candidates are required to attend this special inspiring faith -filled event.
Catechetical Sunday September 16
September 10, 2018
On Sunday, September 16th, we will celebrate Catechetical Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass. Every year since 1935, a national catechetical day has been designated to honor those involved in the catechetical ministry. At these celebrations, thousands of catechists are recognized and commissioned for the work they do.
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
September 8, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here:
Thank you to David and Noana Whitehead for the donation of the VOTIVE CANDLE STAND
September 7, 2018
Thank you to David and Noana Whitehead for the donation of the Votive Cande Stand that is in the Sanctuary under-neath the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Lighting a votive candle and seeing the flame burning is a visual reminder to us of our prayers being offered to God. May God greatly bless David and Noana and their family for their most generous gift to Sacred Heart Parish!
Religious Education registration for 2018-2019
August 26, 2018
The 2018 -2019 Family Registration Form was emailed home recently to the parents of students currently enrolled in our program. We ask that parents return the form and registration fee as early as possible to aid us in preparing the classes. Confirmation Candidates need to submit a form in order to be Confirmed in Fall 2018. We will continue our Kindergarten class next year. Please tell your friends and neighbors with children about our wonderful religious education program!
St. Padre Pio Prayer Group
August 20, 2018Bulletin
The Saint Padre Pio Prayer Group will be meeting the 2nd Monday of every month after the 8:30 Mass in the Church. All are welcomed. For further information please call Anna Lisciandra at phone (203) 938-9612.
Pancake Mix and Cereal!
August 12, 2018
MORNING GLORY in Danbury is in need of cereal and pancake mix. For more information and to make a donation, please contact Michele Conderino: (203) 748-0848, ext. 231.
Men's Ministry
July 13, 2018
MEN'S MINISTRY. There are a lot of distractions in today's world that can make it difficult being the men we want to be. Guided by scripture (and fueled by coffee and bagels), the members of the Sacred Heart Men's Ministry discuss the challenges in our Christian walk, how God can help us each day and how we can support and encourage each other. Topics we've covered include Men at Work, Discipleship, Dealing with Failure and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We meet each Saturday at 7:00 a.m. in the rectory meeting room. All men are welcome. Please contact Jim Ryan at (203) 798-6127 or for more information
June 17, 2018
The Office of the Bishop has informed us that the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in our parish on September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. by Bishop Frank Caggiano. We look forward to this faith filled event!
Catechists Are Needed!
April 30, 2018
We are preparing for the next school year, and with some of our teachers retiring, we are in need of new catechists. Please be open to our need and to the call of God and answer the call to share our Catholic faith with the children of the parish
Will You Consider Becoming a Lector or an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist
February 14, 2018
Would you be interested in becoming a Lector or an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist? We are in need of additional people to assist at our weekend Masses in this important role. Training and other necessary information will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office (203) 544-8154.
Thomas Merton Center needs PB&J
February 8, 2018
The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport needs peanut butter and jelly for their guests. To help, please drop off at the Merton Center, 43 Madison Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., or call Brian Jenkins at phone: (203) 367-9036.
November 22, 2017
We are currently seeking new ad Sponsors that may wish to have their business represented here in the Parish community. Businesses of all types (Service Providers, Contractors, Professionals, Restaurants, Retailers just to name a few) can benefit from parish bulletin advertising, and your sponsorship goes a long way by not only paying for our bulletins all year long, but does help the Parish directly as well. If you have, or know of someone who may have, a business that may be interested in participating please let us know. John Patrick's sales representative Joe Viggiano can be reached directly at (845) 797- 1864 or (800) 333-3166 Ext.139, and would be happy to assist you.
A Message from Catholic Service Corps
November 16, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Want to know more about the Diocese of Bridgeport's involvement with Catholic Service Corps? See this special message on Youtube:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Twitter feed
March 17, 2017
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official int'l humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community, and assists people in need in more than 100 countries. Check out CRS' Twitter feed:
Calling all Crafty Catholics
November 10, 2016
Are you crafty? Would you like to be? Well, here's your opportunity! Sacred Heart is starting a Crafty Catholics group. From novice to expert and no matter what your craft, all are welcome. This friendly group meets the second Saturday of the month from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the rectory basement. Join us for fun and fellowship. Bring your own project or come play with ours. Email Cathy Coburn at ccoburn911@ with any questions or suggestions.
Bishop Caggiano on Twitter
September 11, 2016Twitter
Even if you do not use Twitter, did you know you can follow Bishop Caggiano's comments on Twitter on-line?

Pastor - Rev. David Leopold - 203.544.8345 x4

Parochial Vicar - Rev. John Inserra - 203.544.8345 x5

Administrative Assistant - David Palumbo 203.544.8345 x3

Director of Religious Education - Cornelia G. Hurwitz 203.544.8423

Parish Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (Closed Thursday)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.