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.

2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
April 22, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here:
Spring Bingo April 27
April 22, 2018
There will be a special Spring Bingo Night on Friday, April 27th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Pryor-Hubbard Hall. Parishioners of all ages are invited to come and enjoy an evening of fun and chance. Donations for prize baskets are needed. Further details will be in the bulletin over the next several weeks.
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen April 23 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
April 21, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, April 23. The menu is tuna casserole (macaroni and cheese with tuna and peas) and salad ingredients. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
First Friday of the Month
April 20, 2018
Friday, May 4 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
April 20, 2018
Saturday, May 5th is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
Pray for Parishioners
April 20, 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, Angela Amorosi, Jeanne Robb, Cookie Buckley, Caesar Cirigliano, Bill Coan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Tamara Deyle, Alexis Gorman, Dorothea Feehley, Janet Ross, Arthur Appel, Judy Colegrove, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano, Ross Hand, Bob Vare, Kathleen Gola, Bert Miceli and Jean Russo
Remember your mother....
April 20, 2018
You can remember your mother in our Mother’s Day Garden of Geraniums and Prayers. Your mother, living or deceased, will be remembered in prayer at all Masses beginning May 13th and ending May 20th. If you would like to make a donation for geraniums please fill out the insert at the bottom of the flyer available in the church, with your Mother’s name (s) and the donation, put it in an envelope and either place it in the collection basket or mail it to the rectory.
Religious Education registration for 2018-2019
April 20, 2018
The 2018 -2019 Family Registration Form was emailed home last week 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!
Lauralton Hall entrance exams
April 19, 2018
Lauralton Hall will be offering an Entrance Exam for 7th grade girls on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 a.m. Pre-register for the exam online at our website: Any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (203) 877-2786 ext. 115.
Art Of The Gesù: Bernini And His Age
April 18, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition “The Holy Name, Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age,” which will be on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries from February 1 through May 19, 2018. Its focus is the Church of the Gesù in Rome, the mother church of the Jesuits. The Art of the Gesù exhibition features masterpieces from the Gesù itself, never before seen in America, including the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s marble bust of Jesuit theologian Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, and Gaulli’s monumental painted wood model of the apse, in addition to more than forty paintings, sculptures, objects, drawings, prints and illustrated books by Bernini, Gaulli, Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratti and Fra Andrea Pozzo, among others, from museums and private collections around the country.
St. Padre Pio Prayer Group
April 17, 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.
Thank you Ed Knapp and Crew (again)!
March 26, 2018
Thanks to Ed Knapp and his crew for their tree clean up recently. We cannot say thank you enough for all you do for Sacred Heart!
THANK YOU! to Flori Osorio
March 15, 2018
Thank you Flori Osorio, manager of the Rancho Allegre Restaurant on Main Street in Georgetown for donating the delicious Mexican dinner for our “Athletes for Christ” meeting on Sunday, March 11th. Everyone enjoyed the buffet of various tasty Mexican foods. My God Bless Florie Osorio and his staff at the Rancho Allegre for their kindness to us!
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.
Confirmation Bible Study - Leaders Needed!
January 22, 2018
The Bible Study for our 8th grade Confirmation candidates will begin next month. An adult leader is needed for each of the small groups. All the necessary materials are provided, and you do not need to be a Scripture scholar to lead a group. Please call Cornelia Hurwitz at 203-544-8423 to volunteer or for further information.
Please Adopt a Seminarian (with prayer!)
January 19, 2018
Please fill out the form at the Church entrance with the name of one seminarian whom you will remember in your prayers. This gives each of us an opportunity to do something special for our “future priests”
U.S. News & World Report Ranks SHU
January 15, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Sacred Heart University’s online programs for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are the best in the state, according to a statement U.S. News & World Report released Jan. 9. Sacred Heart’s programs were ranked against those from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the 2018 U.S.News Best Online Programs rankings. The publisher based its ratings on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, admission selectivity and student services.
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.
Pancake Mix and Cereal!
November 18, 2017
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.
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:
Please Support Puerto Rico Relief!
October 24, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Hurricane Maria is the worst natural disaster Puerto Rico has seen in nearly a century. The island has a shortage of running water and electricity. Nearly all of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here’s how you can help: Visit Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) or call (800) 919-9338, or visit the Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of funds raised go to those affected.
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.