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.

Confirmation Oct 14
October 15, 2016
Our parish celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated Friday, October 14th. Monsignor Powers celebrated the sacrament. We are proud of our students! Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
2016 St. Augustine Medals of Service set for October 15
October 15, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible - Come Join Classes!
October 15, 2016
Held Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm through November 22 in Pryor-Hubbard Hall, these are engaging sessions that help one understand the "big picture" of the bible. Please register by calling the rectory at 203-544-8345, or by flyers at the back of the church. Any questions, please contact Anna Lisciandra at 203-938-9612.
Gregory Norbet, Dan Schutte to appear in concert on October 23
October 15, 2016
Do you recognize these names from your hymnal? Two Catholic musicians and composers who have written some of the most enduring and memorable songs for contemporary worship in the Church, will join forces for a rare concert together on Sunday, October 23, at 6pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield. Gregory Norbet, who spent 21 years as a Benedictine monk and music director at Weston Priory in Vermont, and Dan Schutte, who began his work as a composer of the St. Louis Jesuit Mass, will perform some of their best known songs along with new music. Please find details at:
Pray for Parishioners who are sick
October 14, 2016
Please pray for our Parishioners who are sick: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Ann Sielis, Barbara Blankfort, Mary Beth Boulin, Rita O'Brien, Mary Grady, Eileen Antell, Jeanne Bruestle, Sean Callanan, James McAdam, Ralph Gervasio, Tricia Mattiello, Dianne Salvatore, Robin Weir, Joseph Festa, Kathleen Heavey, Larry Twardy, Linda McDonough, Mark Festo, Christina Osborne, Matthew Harding, Audrey Currie, Sandi Oliver, Thomas Ferraro, Vinny Callanan, David Moore, Jeanie Bangert, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Margaret Knoche, Wendy Romano, Barbara Tarnoff, Jessica Paulen, Jerry Mccavitt.
Traditional Choir
October 14, 2016bulletin
THE TRADITIONAL CHOIR resumes singing for the 11:15 a.m. Mass this Sunday October 16th. The choir is looking to increase its membership. The choir sings every Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Mass, October through June.
Open Houses set for Diocesan High Schools
October 14, 2016
The five High Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport will host Open Houses this month. The Open Houses are set for Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford October 16, 11-2; Immaculate High School, Danbury, October 16, 11-1; St. Joseph High School, Trumbull, October 16 1-4; Kolbe Cathedral High School, October 20, 6:30 pm; Notre Dame High School, October 23, 1:30 pm.
Bake Sale Oct 29-30
October 14, 2016
On October 29th and 30th there will be a Special Bake Sale after all the Masses. Proceeds from the sale will support our Religious Education Program.
Pope Francis sends $100,000 to aid Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew
October 13, 2016Vatican News
Pope Francis is sending $100,000 in initial emergency funding to help the people of the Caribbean region, particularly Haiti, devastated by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. The powerful storm killed more than 1,000 people and demolished buildings and infrastructure, leaving thousands homeless. The papal donation, made through the Pope’s charitable office, Cor Unum, will be distributed by the apostolic nunziature to the local Church dioceses which suffered the greatest losses in the flooding.
Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.
October 13, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis.
First Friday of the Month
October 10, 2016
Friday, November 4th 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
October 10, 2016
Saturday, November 5, is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence
October 10, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop Frank Caggiano dedicated the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence at 274 Strawberry Hill Avenue in Stamford. Construction of the 16-suite addition for retired priests began in January of this year. More than 150 turned on a rain soaked afternoon for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new addition to the retired priests residence.
Diocese of Bridgeport Women's Conference
October 9, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport Women's Conference will be held Saturday, November 12th, from 9:30-5:30 at St. Catherine of Siena Family Center in Trumbull. Find out more at:
Special Collection For the Religious Education Program Collects over $11,000!
October 8, 2016
This past weekend, October 1st and 2nd, over $11,000 were collected to assist our parish Religious Education Program. We are most grateful for Parishioners' generosity to this special collection!!
Youth Day of Service held September 24th
October 7, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The diocese formally launched the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC) with a day of service and a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on Saturday, September 24. More than 100 young people who are participating in pilot programs for the service corps worked in a variety of settings including Merton Center in Bridgeport, New Covenant Center in Stamford, Connecticut Food Bank, Morning Glory in Danbury, Al's Angels in Westport, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society on the grounds of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Norwalk.
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
October 6, 2016
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, October 24th. The menu is chili, (2 lbs. ground beef), cornbread and salad ingredients. Chili should be cooked and ready to be reheated. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please leave perishable items in the Rectory Meeting Room Refrigerator on the 23rd or may be delivered Monday morning no later than 11:00 a.m.
8th Grade Students' Investiture Mass October 30
October 6, 2016
8th grade Confirmation students will participate in an Investiture Mass October 30th at 9:30 a.m.
Papal visit to Tbilisi
October 5, 2016CNS Vatican
At a brief prayer service with Chaldean Catholics in Tbilisi, Georgia, Pope Francis pleaded with God to grant peace to persecuted Christians and the victims of the war in Syria and Iraq.
Pope met with families and relatives of Nice victims
September 30, 2016ZENIT
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at noon, the Holy Father received relatives and loved ones of the victims of the attack in Nice, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.
Bishop Kevin Farrell, highest-ranking American working with Pope Francis
September 29, 2016ABC News
Bishop Kevin Farrell, the man who helped to unify and transform the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, will move to a new position at the Vatican where he will be the highest-ranking American working directly with Pope Francis. On Oct. 7, Bishop Farrell led a new Vatican office focusing on ordinary Catholics throughout the world. It is part of the Vatican’s effort to reach out to more people in the pews.
September 23, 2016bulletin
Angel and Mariuxi Solis, and Win and Stefanie Sakdinan. May God's Blessing be with you!
Veteran's Bricks at St. Margaret Shrine Veterans Memorial
September 23, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
VETERAN BRICK DEADLINE for donating a veteran's brick to the St. Margaret Shrine Veterans Memorial, was Fri., Sept. 30. Bricks were donated honoring veterans of the U.S. Military, or our Allies - living, deceased, wartime, peacetime, or currently serving. The Veterans Memorial is located at 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Last year it was added to the National War Memorial Registry, a recording of our nation's war memorials:
Bus service from John Read Middle School
September 11, 2016bulletin
New this year: there will be a bus from John Read Middle School to Sacred Heart Church for religious education classes. Please contact the office for details.
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?
St. Padre Pio Prayer Group
September 1, 2016Bulletin
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.
September 1, 2016
FINANCE COMMITTEE. A person with Accounting knowledge is being sought to join our Parish Finance Board to assist in the preparation and review of the Quarterly Financial Reports. A significant investment of time is not required. If you are interested, please contact Dave Palumbo in the Parish Office at phone (203) 544-8345 x3.
Pryor-Hubbard - new doors
September 1, 2016
Thank you to all the parishioners and contractors who financed and replaced the fire doors and framing on the south side of Pryor-Hubbard Hall. Long-term water damage required that the doors and surrounding structure be replaced to prevent leaks into the Hall. The installation looks terrific!

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.