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.

Redirection of Christmas
November 23, 2016
Sacred Heart has begun our Redirection of Christmas Ministry. This Ministry provides needy families in our sister Bridgeport parishes with Christmas gifts. We have set up Christmas trees in the front of the Church and in the CCD Hall. Attached to these trees are envelopes with the names and gender of each family member. Please see our bulletin for more details.
Blessing of Christmas Crèche and Caroling
November 22, 2016
On Saturday, December 10th , our parish will have a special Blessing of the Christmas Crèche after the 4:15 p.m. Mass, followed by our traditional Christmas Caroling. Further details will be forthcoming.
Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith, in New Haven
November 21, 2016
New Haven: The Knights of Columbus Museum’s 12th annual Christmas exhibition, Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith, opens November 19, 2016, and continues until January 29, 2017. As in the past, many of the objects on display hail from the internationally renowned Museo del Presepio of Rome, Italian Friends of the Crèche Association and the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. See this website for more details: http://www.kofcmuseum.org/km/en/exhibits/2016/germany-creche/
Religious Education Thanksgiving Recess
November 19, 2016
There are no classes this coming week in either the Afterschool or Saturday program, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, November 29th and on Saturday, December 3rd.
Pray for Parishioners who are sick
November 18, 2016
Please pray for our Parishioners who are sick: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Ann Sielis, Barbara Blankfort, 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, Larry Twardy, Linda McDonough, Mark Festo, Christina Osborne, Matthew Harding, Audrey Currie, Sandi Oliver, Thomas Ferraro, Vinny Callanan, David Moore, Jeanie Bangert, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Margaret Knoche, Wendy Romano, Barbara Tarnoff, Richard O’Neill, Kathleen McAuliffe, Becky Martin, Michael Ware.
Women’s Conference explores trust and forgiveness
November 18, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport Women's Conference was held Saturday, November 12th at St. Catherine of Siena Family Center in Trumbull. More than 200 women attended the "Made by Love, for Love" conference, which featured dynamic keynote speakers, Mass celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Powers, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and private Eucharistic adoration, Candlelight Eucharistic procession, communal prayer and Catholic vendors. Keynote speaker Sr. Mary Elizabeth Wusinich, SV, Vicar General for the Sisters of Life, told the women in attendance that "Forgiveness can bring us back to life... There is a strength in a woman's heart to nurture those entrusted to her care!"
Children’s Christmas Pageant Auditions
November 17, 2016
AWe want to thank all the children who auditioned this weekend for a speaking part for this year’s Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant. Letters will be sent home to all the cast members along with the script. The first rehearsal for children with speaking parts ONLY is on Saturday, December 17th , from 10:30 – 11:30a.m. in Pryor-Hubbard Hall. We look forward to another great re-enactment of the Christmas story by our parish children.
New President for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
November 16, 2016
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbishop Jose Gómez of Los Angeles vice-president. Cardinal DiNardo has served as conference vice-president since 2013. He was elected president at the bishops' fall assembly Nov. 15 in Baltimore, and will serve a three-year term.
Children’s Christmas Eve Mass Tickets - Limited Availability!
November 14, 2016
The distribution of tickets for the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass and Pageant will take place on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the gathering area of the school. Everyone needs a ticket to attend – even parents with children in the pageant and choir. Due to the demand, the tickets are limited to parishioners ONLY and their immediate family.
As Year of Mercy ends, Holy Doors close around the world.
November 14, 2016Catholic News Agency
As Holy Doors close in churches and basilicas around the world, including in Rome, it is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican – and a billion people may have participated in churches worldwide.
Pope Frances meets with homeless, poor for Jubilee in Rome
November 13, 2016Vatican Radio
Pope Francis on Friday Nov. 11 welcomed to Rome more than 6000 people, men and women from various European nations, who have lived, or are even now, living on the street. The Jubilee for Socially Excluded Persons embraced not only the homeless, but also disadvantaged persons and people living in poverty.
Mother Frances Cabrini - a Celebration
November 12, 2016
"A Celebration of Mother Frances Cabrini and the Italian American Experience," a discussion on immigration in America was held at Scared Heart Church in Stamford on November 13. Anthony Riccio, a Connecticut-based author of several books about the immigrant experience, will enlighten us about the struggles of newcomers to this country, with particular emphasis on those arriving from Italy.
Important Parent / Teacher Meetings
November 11, 2016
The Parent - Teacher Meetings will take place this week on Tuesday, November 15th , beginning at 5:00 p.m. and on next Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. Every parent is asked to attend. While these meetings are brief, they are a very important part of our program. Any parent not able to attend is asked to call or email the office.
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.
Children’s Choir
November 9, 2016
Our organist and choir director, Mrs. Fontes, is leading the children’s choir this Christmas Season, and welcomes children 3rd grade and older. The Children's Choir will be singing at the parish Blessing of the Crèche on December 12th and at the Christmas Eve Children's Mass
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Twitter feed
November 9, 2016
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
Parish Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 7, 2016
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive took place on the weekend of November 12th and 13th. Members of our 2017 Confirmation class will be collecting the donations from church and sorting them in the rectory meeting room.
Pope Francis has held a mass for 1,000 serving prisoners
November 7, 2016BBC
Pope Francis held a mass for 1,000 serving prisoners at the Vatican, telling them that they should never give up hope. The inmates were from 12 countries. Some 3,000 people joined the mass. The pope regularly visits prisoners, but it was the first time so many inmates were received at the Vatican. He also urged political leaders to respect the dignity of inmates and offer them amnesty whenever possible, and to abolish the death penalty.
First Friday of the Month
November 6, 2016
Friday, December 2nd 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
November 6, 2016
Saturday, December 3rd, is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
Papal visit to Sweden
November 2, 2016Vatican News
Pope Francis made his 17th Apostolic visit to Sweden for a joint commemoration of the Reformation together with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation, the President of the Federation says he reciprocates the Pope's feeling of closeness between the two ChurchesAt the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of All Saints November 1 with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo stadium. He highlighted the lives of the Swedish saints, Elizabeth Hesselblad and Bridget of Vadstena, who "prayed and worked to create bonds of unity and fellowship between Christians."
WELCOME TO OUR NEW PARISHIONERS!
November 1, 2016bulletin
Welcome Margaret and Gregory Goldstein, and Ann and John Cartafalsa. May God's Blessing be with you!
Congrats Robert Constantine! 2016 St. Augustine Medal recipient
October 21, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
Robert Constantine of Sacred Heart Parish was awarded the Saint Augustine Medal of Service on Saturday, October 15. Congratulations Robert and we thank you for all you do for our Parish Community!
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible - Come Join Classes!
October 15, 2016
Held Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm through November 22 in Pryor-Hubbard Hall, these are engaging sessions that help one understand the "big picture" of the bible. Please register by calling the rectory at 203-544-8345, or by flyers at the back of the church. Any questions, please contact Anna Lisciandra at 203-938-9612.
Traditional Choir
October 14, 2016bulletin
THE TRADITIONAL CHOIR resumed singing Sunday, October 16th. The choir is always looking to increase its membership. The choir sings every Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Mass, October through June.
Open Houses set for Diocesan High Schools
October 14, 2016
The five High Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport hosted Open Houses this month. The Open Houses have already been held at for Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford ; Immaculate High School, Danbury; St. Joseph High School, Trumbull; Kolbe Cathedral High School; and Notre Dame High School.
Pope Francis sends $100,000 to aid Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew
October 13, 2016Vatican News
Pope Francis is sending $100,000 in initial emergency funding to help the people of the Caribbean region, particularly Haiti, devastated by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. The powerful storm killed more than 1,000 people and demolished buildings and infrastructure, leaving thousands homeless. The papal donation, made through the Pope’s charitable office, Cor Unum, will be distributed by the apostolic nunziature to the local Church dioceses which suffered the greatest losses in the flooding.
Special Collection For the Religious Education Program Collects over $11,000!
October 8, 2016
Over $11,000 has been collected Since October 1st to assist our parish Religious Education Program. We are most grateful for Parishioners' generosity to this special collection!!
Veteran's Bricks at St. Margaret Shrine Veterans Memorial
September 23, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
VETERAN BRICK DEADLINE for donating a veteran's brick to the St. Margaret Shrine Veterans Memorial, was Fri., Sept. 30. Bricks were donated honoring veterans of the U.S. Military, or our Allies - living, deceased, wartime, peacetime, or currently serving. The Veterans Memorial is located at 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Last year it was added to the National War Memorial Registry, a recording of our nation's war memorials: www.nationalwarmemorialregistry.org
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.
Pryor-Hubbard - new doors
September 1, 2016
Thank you to all the parishioners and contractors who financed and replaced the fire doors and framing on the south side of Pryor-Hubbard Hall. Long-term water damage required that the doors and surrounding structure be replaced to prevent leaks into the Hall. The installation looks terrific!

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.