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.

Christmas Crèche Blessing Dec 7
November 19, 2019
On Saturday, December 7th , our parish had a special Blessing of the Christmas Crèche after the 4:15 p.m. Mass, which was followed by our traditional Christmas Caroling.
Confirmation - November 23rd
November 18, 2019
Our parish celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation will be Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. We ask our parishioners to keep our Confirmation candidates in their prayers.
Parish Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 18, 2019
We want to thank everyone who contributed to our Parish Food Drive. Many people benefited from your generosity. We would like to thank all our student helpers who transported and sorted the food and a special “Thank you” to Lynda Brennan for all her help!
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen November 25th - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
November 17, 2019
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, November 25th. The menu is macaroni and cheese with ham cubes and salad ingredients. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Pray for Parishioners
November 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 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
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 “”, and please select Sacred Heart of Georgetown as your parish (there are four such named parishes in the Diocese.) Thank you!
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 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.
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:
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:
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?

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.