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.

Monday August 19 is the Feast of St. John Eudes
August 19, 2019
August 19 St. John Eudes' Feast day, he is depicted in the stained glass window above the altar at Sacred Heart Church. John’s parents were farmers in the Normandy region of France, and were childless until they went to a nearby shrine to Mary. Nine months later, in 1601, John was born, and five more children arrived after him. John was educated at a Jesuit school, and he went on to seek ordination. He was a very good preacher, and gained the admiration of his superiors by his excellent conduct. He spent his early priesthood at an oratory—a special church (not a parish) set aside for prayer and Mass. When plague broke out in Normandy, John volunteered to return to his region to serve the sick there. He spent two months ministering to the sick and dying. He returned to the oratory and lived there until the plague reached that area. Again, he went out into the city to tend to the sick and dying. To prevent his brother priests from becoming infected from him, he did not live in the rectory—he lived in a large cask or barrel in a field; nuns from a nearby convent brought him food. During his travels, he came to see that the priests needed as much reform as the faithful, so he concentrated his efforts on seminary training. He began a feast day for people to honor the heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; these feast days spread quickly and were taken up around the Church. He died after giving a parish mission in his old age that left him sick and weak—he preached outdoors, in the winter, every day for nine weeks, and never recovered. He died on this date in 1680.
Pray for Parishioners
August 17, 2019
Please pray for the following Parishioners: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Rita O’Brien, Jeanne Bruestle, Sean Callanan, Thomas Scanlon, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Caesar Cirigliano, Mary Con-way, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Tamara Deyle, Alexis Gorman, Janet Ross, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano, Ross Hand, Kathleen Gola, Jean Russo, Patti Satkowsky Piech, Vincent Callanan, Jeanie Bangert, Italia Piana, Thomas Ja-gelka, Mike Reese, Michael Bannar, Susan Coan, Kathy Melli, Jerry Santilli, Fred Scheyhing, Robert Therrien, Charlotte Kelly, Linda Licarie, Tanya Morrotti, Patricia Lacey, Mary Ann Moore, Anne Roche, Brian Cole, Ralph Gervasio, Albert Anderson, Jerry O’Sullivan, Maria Isaza, Sue Ackerman, Louis Gilberti, Kathy Bannar, Rick Skye, Deborah Carrier, Ronald Glick, Brooke Lockwood, Larry Twardy, David Moore, Mary Beth Sasso, Nina Jagelka, Olivia Firneno, Michael Martin, Neal Brady, Vencenzo Marsili, Eileen Long and Richard Sibilio.
NEWLY FORMED WOMENS GROUP
August 5, 2019
The Women’s Group will meet next on Wednesday September 11th from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room. The purpose of the group is to meditate on the word of God and to look for ways to apply it to women’s daily lives as wives, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends, as beloved children of God. It will be a time for spiritual growth, for sharing experienc-es, for faith strengthening and for supporting one another in the spiritual journey. The group meets every other Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room.
We Stand With Christ payment address
July 29, 2019
Parishioners are reminded that while Sacred Heart wants to be informed about any pledge you make for We Stand With Christ, all payments should be mailed to We Stand With Christ, P.O. Box 158, Kensington, CT 06037-9909. Payments would not be mailed to Sacred Heart. If you donate on line by credit card, payments can be made at “WeStandWithChrist.org”, and please select Sacred Heart of Georgetown as your parish (there are four such named parishes in the Diocese.) Thank you!
Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference Oct 19
July 21, 2019
The Archbishop of Hartford and the Bishops of the Diocese of Norwich and Bridgeport invite you to: “FORGE YOUR PATH TO HOLINESS” by attending the special retreat day sponsored by Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. See the brochures at the Church entrance, the poster on the outside bulletin board or call (860) 484-7950 or online at www.ctcatholicmen.org for more information.
Men's Ministry
June 20, 2019
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 jryan999@att.net for more information
St. Padre Pio Prayer Group
January 27, 2019Bulletin
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.
Thomas Merton Center needs PB&J
January 26, 2019
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.
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.
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.
NEW BULLETIN ADVERTISING SPONSORS WANTED!
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRhCRCUGUXw
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
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

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.