Sacred Heart Church

Welcome

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 June 26
June 24, 2017
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, June 26. 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.
Three Priests to be Ordained June 24
June 24, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
On Saturday, June 24, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain three men as priests for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Because two of the men are of Hispanic background, both born in Bogotá, Colombia, readings at the ordination will be in Spanish and English. Harry Prieto and José Vásquez came to this diocese from Colombia; Timothy Iannocone was born in Stamford. During the Mass the mothers of all three men will bring up the offertory gifts. Sandra Riano, cousin of Father Vásquez will deliver a reading in Spanish; Elizabeth Nichols, godmother of Father Iannacone, will read in English.
Annual Appeal is at 41% of Goal as of June 19th
June 23, 2017
Thank you for your support of the Annual Appeal. Results as of June 19: Parish Goal $90,000; Raised to Date $37,040; Goal Percentage 41%
Pray for Parishioners
June 22, 2017
Please pray for the following Parishioners: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Ann Sielis, 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, Linda McDonough, Mark Festo, Christina Osborne, Matthew Harding, Audrey Currie, Sandi Oliver, Raymond Bercume, Vinny Callanan, David Moore, Jeanie Bangert, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Margaret Knoche, Barbara Tarnoff, Michael Ware, Anthony Katz, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Lindsey Twardy, Rose Hill, Bill Coan, Anthony Ragusa, Angela Amorosi, Jeanne Robb, Cookie Buckley, Caesar Cirigliano, Ben Buonomo, and Bill Coan.
More than 115 parishioners attend Sacred Heart BBQ June 10!
June 20, 2017
More than 115 parishioners gathered in the “backyard” of Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown on June 10th for a parish cookout to celebrate the coming of summer. Guests enjoyed music, fellowship and Odeens Memphis-style barbecue. This cookout is one of an ongoing series of parish social events planned for the calendar year. Sacred Heart also hosted a tent at Georgetown Day On June 11th. For additional information on the Parish, upcoming events and the religious education/faith formation program, visit the Sacred Heart Georgetown website: http://www.sacredheartgeorgetownct.org/inquiry/home.php. The Sacred Heart Church faith community was established in 1881.
Vatican Releases Online Questionnaire for Youth
June 18, 2017Catholic News Service
To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16 – 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire—available in English, Spanish, French and Italian—can be found on the synod’s official site: youth.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/it.html and is open to any young person, regardless of faith or religious belief.
Pope Francis meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel June 17
June 18, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband on Saturday in a private audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. A communique from the Holy See Press Office called their discussions “cordial” and said they spoke about “the good relations and fruitful collaboration between the Holy See and Germany”. “Issues of common interest were then addressed, with special regard for the upcoming G20 meeting in Hamburg, and the parties agreed on the need to dedicate special attention to the responsibility of the international community in combating poverty and hunger, the global threat of terrorism, and climate change.”
First Saturday of the Month
June 17, 2017
Saturday, July 1, is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
New transitional deacon ordained June 17
June 17, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano ordained James K. Bates June 17 as a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Traditionally, ordination as a transitional deacon is the last step before ordination to the priesthood. Deacon Bates will complete his theological studies at Pope St. John XXVIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., during the coming year.
Pope send condolences to Grenfall Tower fire victims
June 17, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the victims and families of the Grenfall Tower fire in London. In the message signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father says he was "saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury." He also praised the efforts of the emergency services in reponding to the tragedy.
First Friday of the Month
June 16, 2017
Friday, July 7 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.
Patrick Turner speaks to Armenian Church of America priests
June 16, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Patrick Turner, Director of Strategic and Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Bridgeport, recently spoke to a group of sixteen Armenian Church of America priests who were gathered in Armonk, NY, for a three-day Parish Management workshop. The workshop was organized by Villanova University’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. The internationally-recognized Center, the first of its kind in the country, provides faith-based managerial education to church leaders to help in parish administration. Patrick outlined key elements and challenges in pastoral planning using the Synod and the planning process implemented last year in the Diocese of Bridgeport as a case study.
2017 Annual Catholic Appeal reception June 10
June 15, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Elena and Steve Schlegel, Chair Couple of the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal and Joy and Tom Cronin, both parishioners of St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan, hosted a reception at the Cronin’s home Saturday, June 10. More than 60 people gathered on a lovely June evening with Bishop Frank Caggiano to rekindle and make new friendships. “The event provided a wonderful opportunity to meet Bishop Frank and learn more about his vision and how we can all play a part in continuing the important work of our diocese,” commented Elena Schlegel.
Mulch Donation from Andy Knapp
June 9, 2017
Thanks to Andy Knapp of Knapp Tree, Inc. in Wilton for the donation of mulch for our church grounds! Please be sure to call Andy if you need mulch and thank him for the donation to Sacred Heart! Phone: (203) 943-0690
Pancake Mix and Cereal!
June 8, 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.
Pope Francis blesses altar destined for South Korea
June 8, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis on June 7 blessed an altar destined for a Marian sanctuary in South Korea during his General Audience. The “Adoratio Domini in unitate et pace” will be placed in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Namyang, South Korea. Pope Francis mentioned the altar in his greetings to Polish pilgrims.
Retired Brigadier General celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood
June 7, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski, 95, retired Brigadier General in the United States Army, and native son of Stamford’s Holy Name of Jesus Parish, celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on May 28th at Holy Name of Jesus Church. He was joined on the altar by Fr. Pawel Hrebenko, current Holy Name pastor, and Msgr. William Scheyd, who is now serving as a Diocesan Consultor.
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the June 3 terror attacks in London
June 6, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the June 3 terror attacks in London, as well as for the families of the victims. The prayers of the Holy Father came at the end of Mass on Pentecost Sunday, during the course of remarks to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, as they prepared to pray the Regina coeli with him.
Confirmation September 29
June 4, 2017
The Office of the Bishop has informed us that the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in our parish on Friday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. by Bishop Frank Caggiano. We look forward to this faith filled event.
NEW BULLETIN ADVERTISING SPONSORS WANTED!
June 2, 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.
Religious Education Kindergarten Classes for 2017-2018
May 26, 2017
There will be Kindergarten classes in the 2017 -2018 school year. Please come to the new student registration days to sign-up for the Kindergarten classes.
Pope, English Church Leaders Offer Prayers After Manchester Arena attack
May 25, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. In a telegram sent to English church officials on Pope Francis’ behalf, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope “was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life” after a suicide bomb killed at least 22 people and injured another 59 at Manchester Arena May 22.
Malta House of Norwalk Welcomes New Director of Development and Strategy
May 13, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Malta House, Inc., a home for pregnant and parenting mothers and their children, announces the hiring of Carey Dougherty as their new Director of Development and Strategy. The role was created to leverage partnerships and funding opportunities in the community, with an aim to expand the population Malta House serves and the services it provides. Dougherty brings over ten years of development and strategy experience as the Director of Development for a behavioral healthcare agency in Bridgeport, and as the Founder and Executive Director of a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving women and families in need throughout Fairfield County.
Religious Education Re-registration
May 4, 2017
Parents of current students were recently e-mailed the 2017-2018 Registration Form. We ask that parents return the form as soon as possible to facilitate the planning for classes. All forms received after June 30th will incur a $50 late fee
Pope: 'Vatican media reform must embrace the challenge of change'
May 4, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis has urged members of Vatican media platforms not to be afraid of reform, and to embrace the challenge of change that will enable them to bring the message of the Gospel to all. Addressing representatives of the Secretariat for Communications (SPC) gathered for its first Plenary Assembly, the Pope said that to “reform is not just to whitewash things; it’s to give them a different form and organization”. “It’s something, he said to those charged with overhauling the Vatican’s different news and media outlets, to be done with intelligence and what he called a good kind of ‘violence’.” Read more at: www.news.va/en/news/pope-vatican-media-reform-must-embrace-the-challen
Retired Clergy Honored
May 1, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
“We come to celebrate retirements, but no one retires from offering their life to Christ,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said at the First Annual Clergy Retirement Celebration Mass at St. Matthew Church. More than 300 turned out for the Mass and reception to honor priests and deacons. The bishop was also joined around the altar by many active pastors and priests. Three times during the Mass the family, friends and faithful rose to their feet to offer prolonged and appreciative applause. The evening began with a procession of the priests and deacons into the Church, some of them recently retired, others visibly advanced in age after a lifetime of service. In his homily the bishop said that each priest and deacon brought different gifts and talents to their ministry and represented a collective 2000 years of service in the diocese.
2017 Annual Catholic Appeal Video
April 30, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Please view the Diocese of Bridgeport “Sharing God's Gift, Transforming Lives," the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) video.
     
This year's video includes an introduction and closing remarks from Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, and interviews with many faithful and fascinating people throughout the diocese. The personal testimonies of faith and good works captured on the video are both moving and inspiring. The video can be found at https://www.bridgeportdiocese.com
Please watch Bishop Caggiano's State of the Diocese address
April 29, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch Bishop Caggiano's state of the Diocese address at: www.bridgeportdiocese.org
Pope Francis gives TED talk: 'We build future together'
April 29, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis has broken new ground in the way he communicates his message when the first-ever papal TED Talk went on line. TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading ideas in the form of short talks. What began in 1984 as a conference covering Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED), today provides talks from a wide range of different speakers – except popes. Until today.
View Diocese of Bridgeport virtual Town Hall Meeting on Facebook
April 23, 2017
The Diocese of Bridgeport hosted a virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 20 beginning at 9 am. Go to facebook.com/BridgeportDiocese the meeting that took place on the diocesan Facebook page (Diocese of Bridgeport). The Town Hall Meeting, a first for the diocese, featured panelists Patrick Donovan, director of the Leadership Institute; Patrick Turner, director of Strategic and Pastoral Planning; and Pam Rittman, director of the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Catechists Are Needed!
April 21, 2017
Our students need you to teach for next year. Please call the Religious Education Director for information. Thank you!
Lauralton Hall names new Head of School
March 27, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the Lauralton Hall Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Miller as the next President and Head of the college-prep, all girls’ school in Milford. Miller succeeds Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, who will retire at the end of the academic year in June 2017. Miller recently returned to the United States after working for a year in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) opening a new school, the GEMS Nations Academy. Prior to that, she served as Head of School at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, an independent, Catholic preK-12 school in St. Louis, Missouri with an all-girls upper school.
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: https://twitter.com/CatholicRelief
Dr. Gail Kingston to Lead New Catholic School.
March 10, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Dr. Gail Kingston has been named Principal of the new Catholic elementary school in Shelton that will incorporate students from St. Lawrence and St Joseph in Shelton and St. Jude in Monroe in the Fall of 2017. The announcement was made by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Dr. Kingston first joined the Diocese in 2016, when she was named principal of St. Lawrence School in Shelton. Prior to that appointment she served as Principal of St. Gabriel School in Milford for 15 years.
Calling all Youth: please visit www.TellBishopFrank.org
March 6, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport has launched an online youth survey, www.TellBishopFrank.org, to better understand and meet the spiritual needs of young people and engage them in the Church. The survey and other youth initiatives were announced March 3 at the Catholic Center during a meeting of about 150 youth ministers, directors of religious education, pastors, and educators. The 13-question survey seeks information from young people aged 12 through 29 on their prayer life, family faith practices and their relationship with Jesus Christ. All are invited to participate in the survey, which will be on line through April 15.
Diocesan Commitment to Financial Transparency
February 20, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport, in the continued practice of full transparency, has released its Consolidated Financial Statements as well as The Faith in the Future Fund, Inc. financial statements for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016. Statements can be viewed at www.bridgeportdiocese.com.
New PreK-Grade elementary school plans in Stamford
February 2, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has introduced “Imagine 2020,” a plan for Catholic elementary education in Stamford that will create a single, new PreK-Grade-8 elementary school in the town. The four schools involved in the plan to create a single flagship school are Holy Spirit School, Our Lady Star of the Sea School, St. Cecilia School, and Trinity Catholic Middle School.
Pope Francis appeals for better treatment of child-migrants
January 17, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis appealed for better treatment of child-migrants on Sunday. The Holy Father renewed his call for prayerful and concrete solidarity with minors forced to flee their homelands – especially for the children and adolescents forced to flee on their own, without the company of parents or older relatives. “It is necessary to take every possible measure to ensure protection and defense to migrant children,” Pope Francis said, “as well as their integration,” into host societies. “These, our brothers and sisters, especially if unaccompanied, are exposed to many dangers,” the Pope said.
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@ gmail.com 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? https://twitter.com/bishopcaggiano
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.

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.