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.

Christmas Crèche Blessing and Caroling Dec 7
December 5, 2019
On Saturday, December 7th , our parish will have a special Blessing of the Christmas Crèche, Carol Sing & Tree Lighting, Comfort & Joy Reception and Open “House” Christmas Boutique after the 4:15 p.m. Mass. Please join us for this joyous event!
REDIRECTION OF CHRISTMAS MINISTRY
December 3, 2019
This is the last week to participate in the Redirection of Christmas Ministry. Most gifts are to fulfill basic needs, such as pots and pans, bedding, clothing, school supplies, stuffed animals, etc. What you choose to buy is up to you and you do not have to buy everything on the wish list. These are just suggestions. We ask that you wrap and bag gifts, we provide packing labels. However, if you need assistance with this, we are happy to help. Please consider adopting one of these families this Advent season. Monetary donations are also welcome. Drop off dates are NEXT WEEK, Saturday December 14th 2:00-5:00 and Sunday, December 15th 9:00-1:30 in Pryor Hubbard Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Ingulli at redirectionofchristmas@yahoo.com. Or by telephone at 203-431-4426. Thank you!
Baby Items for Birthright and Malta House
December 2, 2019
A wonderful tradition here at Sacred Heart is the collection of baby clothes and diapers for Birthright and Malta House which takes place at the Christmas Masses. Birthright has proven to be an alternative to abortion, and a source of hope to women in need. Malta House is a place for mothers and their babies to live and receive the help they need. If you are away visiting family and not attending Christmas Mass here, but wish to donate to this worthy cause, donations can be brought to the Religious Education Office until January 6th.
Gingerbread House & Creche Workshop Dec 14
December 2, 2019
Come to join this sweet Christmastime tradition from 2:00pm-4:00pm Bring some of your own candy to make your creation special! Adults and Children are welcome. $20 per House or a Crèche (Children under 12 are asked to bring an adult) PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESERVATION PRIOR TO DECEMBER 9th, THANK YOU!
Athletes for Christ, December 15
December 2, 2019
Attention - All teens of Sacred Heart Parish are invited to our monthly meeting on Sunday evening, December 15. We will begin with a ‘Holy Hour’ in the church at 5:00 p.m. This is our time for peaceful prayer in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the Monstrance on the altar. There will also be the opportunity monthly to encounter the Lord in the Spiritual CPR Sacrament (Confession/Penance/Reconciliation). After the Holy Hour we will go to the Rectory Basement Meeting Room for a delicious dinner, relaxing conversation and, as always, a great dessert. ALL teens are welcome, even if you have not been with us yet!
First Friday of the Month
December 1, 2019
Friday, December 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.
Pray for Parishioners
December 1, 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 Conway, 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 Jagelka, 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, Richard Sibilio, Greg Heh, John Nahra, Mary LaForge, Deborah Romano, Nina Jagelka and Frank Nataro, Gene Mazzulla and John Nahra.
Congratulations to Sacred Heart Parishioner Ewa Ojarovska!!
November 15, 2019
Ewa was awarded the 2019 St. Augustine Medal of Service from the Diocese of Bridgeport in a ceremony conducted by Bishop Frank Caggiano at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 26th. Ewa is our very enthusiastic Special Events Coordinator, helping to increase parishioner participation at all the events that we are so happy to provide here at Sacred Heart Church. May the Lord continue to Bless Ewa in gratitude for her Dedication Service to our Parish!
We Stand With Christ payment address
November 14, 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!
House for Rent at 20 Church Street
November 2, 2019
The Sacred Heart Church house is available for rent as a residence or as an office. The home is 1,649 square feet, has 4 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Interested parties would be subject to Diocesan requirements, including VIRTUS. Please contact the Parish office for further details at : 203-544-8345, x3
Men's Ministry
October 10, 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 - Debbie Burke 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.