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.

First Friday of the Month
June 27, 2018
Friday, July 6 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
June 27, 2018
Saturday, July 7th is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
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!
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen June 25 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
June 16, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, May 28. The menu is meatloaf, baked beans (large can) and coleslaw. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Pray for Parishioners
June 15, 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, Jean Russo, Patti Satkowsky Piech, Vincent Callanan and Jenan-Marie Bangert
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
June 11, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here:
Calling all Bakers!
June 10, 2018
Baked goods are needed for the upcoming Parish Cookout on June 16th. If you are able to provide a delicious treat to help round out our event menu, please check the box on the cookout registration form, or contact the Barbecue Committee at: sacred.heart.parish.ct@ Baked goods can be left in the Rectory Meeting Room during the day on Saturday, June 16th.
Religious Education registration for 2018-2019
June 9, 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!
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
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.
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.
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.