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.

Diocesan Pilgrimage Set For September 23
August 5, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has announced plans for a one-day pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 23. Find out more at https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/diocesan-pilgrimage-set-september-23/
Fan the Fire Youth Rally August 19
August 5, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The annual Fan the Fire youth rally will be moving to a new location this year at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. The event, scheduled for Saturday, August 19th, 9 am to 9 pm, is a day of prayer, fun and inspiration for young people. Fan the Fire is being sponsored by the Faith Formation Office and the diocesan Leadership Institute. To register go online to http://www.dob-youth.com/fan-the-fire-youth-rally/. Questions can be directed to Evan Psencik at 203.416.1649 or epsencik@diobpt.org.
Pray for Parishioners
August 4, 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, 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, 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, Bill Coan, and Robert J. May.
Annual Appeal is at 51% of Goal as of July 31th
July 31, 2017
Thank you for your support of the Annual Appeal. Results as of July 31: Parish Goal $90,000; Raised to Date $45,714; Goal Percentage 51%
Pancake Mix and Cereal!
July 28, 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.
Will You Consider Becoming a Lector or an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist
July 27, 2017
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.
Thank you Ed Knapp and Crew!
July 23, 2017
Thanks to Ed Knapp and his crew for their work in tree removal, tree & garden pruning, and lighting / electrical work around the Parish!
Bishop Caggiano Speaks At World Youth Day Unite July 22
July 23, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Young adults from the Diocese of Bridgeport were invited to join other young people throughout the U.S. for the celebration of World Youth Day Unite in Washington D. C. on Saturday July 22, at the St. John Paul II National Shrine from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. World Youth Day UNITE is a national festival where thousands of young adults and young families gather in Washington, D.C. for amazing worship, inspiring talks, engaging break out groups, and more.
A Message from Catholic Service Corps
July 23, 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
NEW BULLETIN ADVERTISING SPONSORS WANTED!
July 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.
Diocesan Teens Gather For “Steubenville NYC”
July 22, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Diocesan youth groups gathered yesterday morning at St St. Pius X Church in Fairfield to depart for the regional high school conference, Steubenville NYC, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville and Life Teen. Teens from St. Pius X, St. Jude Parish in Monroe, and St. Peter’s Parish in Bridgeport launched their journey with prayer to prepare spiritually before heading off to the three-day conference at St. John’s University, in Queens, New York.
Please remember to include God in your summer plans...
July 20, 2017
Please remember to include God in your summer plans, and put the Lord first in all that you do. Check the website: masstimes.org for available Masses wherever you may be.
'No whingeing', says Pope Francis, with unusual sign stuck on door of his Vatican apartment
July 14, 2017Vatican News
Whingers, whiners and moaners have been put on notice by none other than Pope Francis, who has stuck a big sign to the front door of his Vatican apartment that reads: “Complaining is forbidden”. The notice concludes: “To become the best of yourself, you must focus on your own potential and not on your limits. So stop complaining and act to change your life for the better."
Nearly $1 Million Awarded To Fairfield County Organizations
July 13, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Fairfield County’s Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education awarded $951,214 in grants to 52 local organizations throughout Fairfield County in the last year, they announced July 11th. The local non-profit foundation supports educational and social programs that serve the neediest families and individuals of Fairfield county. “We saw a significant increase in grant requests for education this year,” says Richard T. Stone, the executive director of The Inner-City Foundation. “Educational grant requests were up almost 30 percent.”
Pope endorses campaign to put 'Laudato Sì' into action
July 13, 2017Vatican News
Following the 2nd anniversary of the publication of his encyclical “Laudato Sì – On Care of our Common Home”, Pope Francis has endorsed a pledge campaign that aims to mobilize at least 1 million people to directly engage in turning the encyclical’s message into action. Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni: Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni: www.news.va/en/news/pope-endorses-campaign-to-put-laudato-si-into-acti
Diocesan Stewardship Report
July 7, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the Diocesan Stewardship Report at: www.bridgeportdiocese.org/finance-services/diocesan-financial-reports/
Pope Francis gives TED talk: 'We build future together'
July 7, 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. Please view atwww.ted.com/speakers/pope_francis
VIP Polo Experience On July 9th To Benefit Neediest Families Of Fairfield County
July 7, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Fairfield County’s Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education has teamed up with Fairfield County Look magazine for a unique opportunity to benefit the neediest families of Fairfield County this summer. A limited number of charity tickets for a special VIP experience on Sunday, July 9th at Greenwich Polo have been made available at the charity’s website (innercityfoundation.org), and a significant portion of each ticket will benefit The Inner-City Foundation and the neediest families of Fairfield County.
Catholic Conference For Men To Feature 
Author Raymond Arroyo Of EWTN News Oct 21
July 2, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Raymond Arroyo of EWTN News will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference on October 21. The day-long program, which will be held at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, will also include presentations by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Please find more details at the Diocesan website.
A “Social Night Of Service” To Benefit New Covenant Center
July 2, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
A year ago last June, New Covenant Center (NCC) in Stamford launched the first “Social Night of Service”—a unique volunteer event targeted to young adults. One night a month these 20 to 30-somethings rolled up their sleeves and cooked 150 meals for our Cafe guests while socializing and getting to know each other. Even though they are chopping, slicing and dicing—they have fun in the process. If you’d like to know more about Social Night of Service, contact Ellen McGinness at emcginness@ccfc-ct.org.
Archbishop Ladaria to succeed Card. Müller as Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
July 2, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis on Saturday named Archbishop Luis Ladaria, SJ, to replace Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the end of Cardinal Müller's five-year term. Archbishop Ladaria is a Spanish Jesuit and theologian who spent many years teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, before being called to serve as Secretary of CDF in 2008.
Three Priests Ordained June 24
July 1, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
On Saturday, June 24, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano ordained 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 brought up the offertory gifts. Sandra Riano, cousin of Father Vásquez delivered a reading in Spanish; Elizabeth Nichols, godmother of Father Iannacone, read in English.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.org/finance-services/diocesan-financial-reports/
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.