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.

People of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 21, 2016
Please pray for the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who continue to clean up homes and neighborhoods and rebuild their lives after the historic flooding and destruction in August.
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.
Parish Town Hall
September 1, 2016
Our Parish Town Hall was held Saturday July 16 with more than 100 parishioners attending. The Diocesan Director of Strategic & Pastoral Planning, Patrick Turner, attended and facilitated the meeting. Additional information from the meeting will be forthcoming.
Folk Group returns
September 1, 2016
The Folk Group returns Sunday, September 25 at 9:30am. "How can [we] keep from singing?"
Religious Education Program Fall 2016 Opening
September 1, 2016
We are looking forward to the opening days of our Religious Education Program. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 20th and on Saturday, September 24th.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
September 1, 2016
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, September 26th. The menu requested, includes: Sloppy Joe's (2 pounds), 2 packs of hamburger rolls and salad ingredients. (Fruit and dessert donations are always welcome.) Please leave perishable items in the Rectory Meeting Room Refrigerator.
Sacred Heart students preparing for Confirmation
September 1, 2016
Please pray for the Sacred Heart students preparing for Confirmation. Our Confirmands will receive the Sacrament on October 14th, 2016 at 7:30pm.
September 1, 2016
FINANCE COMMITTEE. A person with Accounting knowledge is being sought to join our Parish Finance Board to assist in the preparation and review of the Quarterly Financial Reports. A significant investment of time is not required. If you are interested, please contact Dave Palumbo in the Parish Office at phone (203) 544-8345 x3.
Morning Glory Walkathon - Take a Walk in Their Shoes
September 1, 2016
Catholic Charities will be holding its "Morning Glory Walkathon - Take a Walk in Their Shoes" on October 1 at 9am-12am in Meckauer Park in Bethel. Find out more at
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!
Diocese of Bridgeport Women's Conference
September 1, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport Women's Conference will be held Saturday, November 12th, from 9:30-5:30 at St. Catherine of Siena Family Center in Trumbull. Find out more at:
Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence
September 1, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
Work is progressing on the new wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence at 274 Strawberry Hill Avenue in Stamford. Construction of the 16-suite addition for retired priests began in January of this year, and will be dedicated by Bishop Caggiano on October 9.
Pope Francis greets Paralympians
September 1, 2016Vatican Radio
According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis made a special greeting August 24 during his General Audience to the members of the International Paralympics Committee and the athletes who are preparing to participate in the upcoming Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, September 7-18.
Mother Teresa Canonized
September 11, 2016Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Rite of Canonization for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, at a Solemn Mass offered in St Peter’s Square. During his homily, the Holy Father said, "Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded."
Pray for Parishioners who are sick
September 11, 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, Jessica Paulen, Jerry Mccavitt.
Red Mass
September 11, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
On Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9:00AM the 2016 Red Mass will be held at the Egan Chapel located at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. The celebrant and homilist will be Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Breakfast will immediately follow in the Oak Room. RSVP at
Traditional Choir
September 11, 2016bulletin
THE TRADITIONAL CHOIR resumes singing for the 11:15 a.m. Mass on October 16th. The choir is looking to increase its membership. The choir sings every Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Mass, October through June.
Bus service from John Read Middle School
September 11, 2016bulletin
New this year: there will be a bus from John Read Middle School to Sacred Heart Church for religious education classes. Please contact the office for details.
Confirmation Retreat
September 11, 2016bulletin
Our Confirmation candidates are looking forward to their Confirmation Retreat takes place on Friday, September 23rd, from 4:15 -9:00 p.m. in Pryor-Hubbard Hall.
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?
First Friday of the Month
September 15, 2016
Friday, October 7th is 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.
September 23, 2016bulletin
Angel and Mariuxi Solis, and Win and Stefanie Sakdinan. May God's Blessing be with you!
Pope to meet families and relatives of Nice victims
September 23, 2016ZENIT
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at noon, the Holy Father will receive relatives and loved ones of the victims of the attack in Nice, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.
Youth Day of Service Set for Saturday
September 23, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The diocese will formally launch the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC) with a day of service and a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on Saturday, September 24. More than 100 young people who are participating in pilot programs for the service corps will be at work in a variety of settings including Merton Center in Bridgeport, New Covenant Center in Stamford, Connecticut Food Bank, Morning Glory in Danbury, Al's Angels in Westport, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society on the grounds of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Norwalk.
2016 St. Augustine Medals of Service set for October 15
September 23, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.
Donate a Veteran's Brick to 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, is Fri., Sept. 30. Bricks can be donated honoring a veteran 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:

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.