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.

Save the Date! St. Patrick's Day Celebration, March 17
March 16, 2018
Saturday, March 17th after the 5:15 p.m. Mass, join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Rectory Meeting Room.
Rosary Rally March 17 at noon
March 16, 2018
A ROSARY RALLY, throughout the USA, in support of traditional marriage and family, is planned, for Saturday March 17th at noon. Please join your fellow parishioners here at Sacred Heart to pray the rosary as we join with the millions of fellow Catholics across the country who will be praying also. We will meet at noon in Sacred Hearts park-ing lot, weather permitting otherwise we will pray in the Church.
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen March 26 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
March 15, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, March 26. The menu is chicken/rice casserole (with mushroom soup, rice, peas) and salad ingredients. The chicken should be cooked and assembled with the mushroom soup, rice and peas and placed in a foil pan (it will be baked/heated at the Soup Kitchen). Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Spring Bingo April 27
March 15, 2018
There will be a special Spring Bingo Night on Friday, April 27th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Pryor-Hubbard Hall. Parishioners of all ages are invited to come and enjoy an evening of fun and chance. Donations for prize baskets are needed. Further details will be in the bulletin over the next several weeks.
THANK YOU! to Flori Osorio
March 15, 2018
Thank you Flori Osorio, manager of the Rancho Allegre Restaurant on Main Street in Georgetown for donating the delicious Mexican dinner for our “Athletes for Christ” meeting on Sunday, March 11th. Everyone enjoyed the buffet of various tasty Mexican foods. My God Bless Florie Osorio and his staff at the Rancho Allegre for their kindness to us!
Pray for Parishioners
March 14, 2018
Please pray for the following Parishioners: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Ann Sielis, Rita O’Brien, Mary Grady, Eileen Antell, Jeanne Bruestle, Sean Callanan, James McAdam, Ralph Gervasio, Dianne Salvatore, Robin Weir, Kathleen Heavey, Linda McDonough, Christina Osborne, Matthew Harding, Audrey Currie, Sandi Oliver, Raymond Bercume, Vinny Callanan, David Moore, Jeanie Bangert, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Tay-lor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Bill Coan, Anthony Ragusa, Angela Amorosi, Jeanne Robb, Cookie Buckley, Caesar Cirigliano, Ben Buonomo, Diane Fagan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Ma-rie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Liliane Wouters, Tamara Deyle, Ed-mond Lawlor, Alexis Gorman, Dorothea Feehley, Janet Ross, Ar-thur Appel, Judy Colegrove, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano, Ross Hand and Bob Vare.
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
March 9, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here:
Loaves & Fishes
March 8, 2018
The annual Lenten campaign to feed the hungry, "Loaves & Fishes," will be launched in all 87 parishes on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Loaves & Fishes envelopes will be available early next week. Loaves & Fishes is a major source of support for our soup kitchens and feeding programs, and we urge parishioners to participate.
Lauralton Hall entrance exams
March 8, 2018
Lauralton Hall will be offering an Entrance Exam for 7th grade girls on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 a.m. Pre-register for the exam online at our website: Any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (203) 877-2786 ext. 115.
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.
Art Of The Gesù: Bernini And His Age
February 9, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition “The Holy Name, Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age,” which will be on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries from February 1 through May 19, 2018. Its focus is the Church of the Gesù in Rome, the mother church of the Jesuits. The Art of the Gesù exhibition features masterpieces from the Gesù itself, never before seen in America, including the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s marble bust of Jesuit theologian Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, and Gaulli’s monumental painted wood model of the apse, in addition to more than forty paintings, sculptures, objects, drawings, prints and illustrated books by Bernini, Gaulli, Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratti and Fra Andrea Pozzo, among others, from museums and private collections around the country.
Thomas Merton Center needs PB&J
February 8, 2018
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.
Confirmation Bible Study - Leaders Needed!
January 22, 2018
The Bible Study for our 8th grade Confirmation candidates will begin next month. An adult leader is needed for each of the small groups. All the necessary materials are provided, and you do not need to be a Scripture scholar to lead a group. Please call Cornelia Hurwitz at 203-544-8423 to volunteer or for further information.
Please Adopt a Seminarian (with prayer!)
January 19, 2018
Please fill out the form at the Church entrance with the name of one seminarian whom you will remember in your prayers. This gives each of us an opportunity to do something special for our “future priests”
U.S. News & World Report Ranks SHU
January 15, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Sacred Heart University’s online programs for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are the best in the state, according to a statement U.S. News & World Report released Jan. 9. Sacred Heart’s programs were ranked against those from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the 2018 U.S.News Best Online Programs rankings. The publisher based its ratings on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, admission selectivity and student services.
Thank you Ed Knapp and Crew (again)!
December 14, 2017
Thanks to Ed Knapp and his crew for their snow plowing recently. We cannot say thank you enough for all you do for Sacred Heart!
November 24, 2017
Congratulations to Sacred Heart Parishioners Robert and Janet Glennan!! They were awarded the 2017 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 28th. Robert and Janet have been Sacred Heart Parishioners for 50 years. Among their current acts of service to the Parish are the following: Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Bible Study facilitators, Members of the Parish Prayer Chain, RCIA Instructor (Bob), Altar Linen Launderer (Janet), Soup Kitchen Cook (Janet). In addition to the current areas of service listed above, they have been involved in many other areas of the Parish life in their five decades as parishioners at Sacred Heart.
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.
Pancake Mix and Cereal!
November 18, 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.
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:
Please Support Puerto Rico Relief!
October 24, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Hurricane Maria is the worst natural disaster Puerto Rico has seen in nearly a century. The island has a shortage of running water and electricity. Nearly all of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here’s how you can help: Visit Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) or call (800) 919-9338, or visit the Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of funds raised go to those affected.
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:
Easter Flowers
March 15, 2017
If you would like to make a donation for flowers in memory of a loved one, please place the name(s) and the donation in an envelope and either place it in the collection basket or mail it to the rectory.
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@ 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?
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.