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.

Sacred Heart Bake Sale Oct 21-22
October 20, 2017
Parish Bake Sale will be on October 21st and 22nd. Bakers and volunteers are needed, please call or e-mail the religious education office to volunteer.
Weekend Warriors tackle 20 Church Street
October 17, 2017
Over 20 parishioners came together Saturday Oct 7 to spruce up our 20 Church Street rental property. Almost all rooms received two coats of paint, bilco doors were refurbished, windows washed, fences scraped, the cellar cleaned out and house gardens weeded and mulched. Thank you and God bless all who volunteered!
Please Support Puerto Rico Relief!
October 6, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Hurricane Maria is the worst natural disaster Puerto Rico has seen in nearly a century. The island has virtually no running water or 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.
Prayer Vigil for Las Vegas Victims Held at American Parish in Rome
October 6, 2017zenit
In Rome, the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas have been honored. In a vigil organized by Rome’s American parish of St. Patrick’s, located on Via Buoncompagni, a special prayer vigil was held this evening, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, to remember those innocent victims lostIn his homily, Fr. Greg Apparcel, chaplain of US faithful residing in Rome, asked those present to observe a few moments of silence for those “servants tragically torn from this life,” and for those wounded and for the country. Praying for urgent forgiveness and human healing, the priest said: “May we find hope in our Faith—you are a God of Love.”
Pope prays for Mexican earthquake victims
October 5, 2017zenit
Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake. "Here among you (in St Peter’s Square), the Pope said, there are many Mexicans; the earthquake has caused casualties and material damage and in this moment of pain I express my closeness to the whole Mexican population ". He continued, “I ask Almighty God to welcome all those who lost their lives", and he also remembered the rescue workers involved in helping those affected.
Pray for Parishioners
October 3, 2017
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, 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, Diane Fagan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy and Liliane Wouters.
Confirmation Held September 29
October 1, 2017
The sacrament of Confirmation was administered to confirmees of Sacred Heart and St. Patrick's by Bishop Cagiano on Friday, September 29th. May God bless and congratulations to all our new confirmees!
Catholic Relief Services Donate to Puerto Rico Relief Effort
October 1, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Catholic Charities USA has sent $1 million in emergency aid to assist Caritas Puerto Rico, the Catholic Charities agency on the island, as it begins the work of recovery, the agency told Catholic News Service on September 27. The national network of Catholic Charities agencies collected the money from thousands of donors across the United States in response to damage done by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
1500 from Bridgeport Diocese join Pilgrimage to National Shrine Sept 23
September 30, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano joined a one-day pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 23. “We come here 1,500 strong,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said to diocesan pilgrims who gathered around him for the dedication of the new Rosary Walk and Garden outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Thank you Ed Knapp and Crew!
September 29, 2017
Thanks to Ed Knapp and his crew for their work in tree removal, tree & garden pruning, and lighting / electrical work around the Parish!
FATIMA 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OCT 13
September 29, 2017
On October 13, 1917 Our Blessed Mother Mary appeared to the children in Fatima, Portugal for the final time. The “Miracle of the Sun” was witnessed by seventy thousand people.
Blessing of the Animals Held Oct 4th
September 29, 2017
Our Annual Blessing of the Animals took place on Wednesday, October 4th. Many honored St. Francis on his Feast Day, as our pets were blessed and celebrated
Will You Consider Becoming a Lector or an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist
September 28, 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.
Pope Francis mets with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion
September 28, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion, who came to thank the Holy Father for the recent loan of the relics of the 4th century Saint Nicholas of Myra. The relics, which were taken from the southern Italian city of Bari to Moscow and St Petersburg, drew huge crowds of Orthodox pilgrims during the two month loan period.
A Message from Catholic Service Corps
September 27, 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
Faith Formation - Bible Study
September 24, 2017
Develop a better understanding of our faith and a deeper relationship with God by joining Sacred Heart’s Bible Study Program. The second semester of the 24 Part Series Bible Timeline began on Tuesday, September 26th, and runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., covering Sessions 8-15. We will have the third semester in the Spring of 2018. Please complete the registration form at the Church entrance if you will be attending.
Pope Francis sends money for Mexico earthquake relief
September 24, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis has given money to the earthquake relief effort in Mexico to help survivors and victims’ families in the worst hit areas of the country. The Vatican said on Thursday that an initial contribution of 150.000 dollars would be sent through the Dicastery for Integral Human Development. The money will be divided between emergency relief efforts in the dioceses worst hit by the earthquake. The 7.1 quake on Tuesday caused at least 250 deaths and widespread damage in the capital and surrounding areas.
Vatican Choir US Tour
September 15, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Sistine Chapel Choir visited NYC on September 16th and 17th and held a concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the evening of Sept 16th. The choir will sang at mass with Cardinal Dolan on Sunday at the 10:30am Mass. Fr. Mark Haydu, LC the former head of development for the Vatican Museums arranged the visit. The Choir is also visiting two other cities. Please see their tour dates at http://sistinechapelustour.com/
Knights Of Columbus Helping In Harvey’s Aftermath, In Preparation For Irma
September 9, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Knights of Columbus has raised more than $1.3 million for victims of the disastrous flooding in Texas and in preparation to help those who may be in the path of Hurricane Irma. The organization has taken a leadership role in assisting those affected by the historic flooding in and around Houston, Corpus Christi and an enormous swath of inland and Gulf Coast towns and cities in Texas, distributing more than $150,000 for food, water and other necessities. “We have seen incredible generosity from our members, and we invite others to join us in providing aid that is urgently needed,” said Knights’ CEO Carl Anderson. “The funds we raise will make a real difference in the lives of those already affected and those who are bracing for the worst.”
KeyBank Foundation Donates $15,000 To Support Foundations In Education
September 7, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport announced a donation of $15,000 by KeyBank Foundation, the nonprofit charitable foundation of KeyCorp, to the Foundations in Education, which provides scholarship assistance to students attending catholic schools in Fairfield County. The Diocese of Bridgeport educates more than 9,000 students in its 31 Catholic schools (Grades pre-K to 12) including five high schools, 20 elementary schools on 24 campuses, and one school for students with special needs. More than 60 percent of students in diocesan schools receive financial assistance and 15 percent of students are non-Catholic.
Pope Francis addresses Korean Council of Religious Leaders
September 3, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis on September 2nd met with the Korean Council of Religious Leaders in the Vatican stressing the importance of interreligious dialogue directed towards a future of peace and hopeIn his prepared remarks to the Korean Council of Religious Leaders, the Pope highlighted the importance and often, as he put it, challenging path of inter-religious dialogue. This dialogue between religions, noted the Pope, “consists of contacts, encounters and cooperation, a challenge directed towards the common good and peace.”
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.
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.
'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.”
Diocesan Stewardship Report
July 7, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the Diocesan Stewardship Report at: www.bridgeportdiocese.org/finance-services/diocesan-financial-reports/
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.
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.
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.
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
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/
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.