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.

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.
Development Office Releases 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal Video
January 17, 2017Diocese of Bridgeport
The Diocese of Bridgeport hasreleased “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
2nd Grade Family Mass January 22
January 16, 2017
The 9:30 a.m. Mass on next Sunday, January 22nd will be a special 2nd Grade Mass with a parent sacrament meeting afterwards.
Religious Education Parent Teacher Meetings Jan. 24 and 28
January 16, 2017
On Tuesday, January 24th, the Parent-Teacher meetings will take place. The results of the recent Mid-term exam will be discussed, as well as any other pertinent information. The meetings will begin at 5:15 p.m., and all parents are expected to attend. On Saturday, January 28th , Parent - Teacher meetings will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. All parents should attend.
Pope Francis Meets Mahmoud Abbas
January 16, 2017Vatican News
Pope Francis met Saturday January 14th with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. During the cordial discussions, the parties evoked the existing good relations between the Holy See and Palestine, sealed by the Global Agreement of 2015, which regards essential aspects of the life and activity of the Church in Palestinian society. In this context, mention was made of the important contribution of Catholics to favouring the promotion of human dignity and assistance for those most in need, especially in the fields of education, health and aid. 
Pray for Parishioners
January 15, 2017
Please pray for the following Parishioners: 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, 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, Margaret Knoche, Barbara Tarnoff, Michael Ware, Anthony Katz, Michele Squitieri, Marianne Herrighty, Nina Diones
Religious Education Mid-terms
January 15, 2017
Mid-term Exams. The mid-term exams will be on January 17th and 21st. Students need to review all chapters covered using the study sheets.
First Saturday of the Month
January 14, 2017
Saturday, February 4th, is First Saturday and Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m.
Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith, in New Haven Through Jan 29
January 13, 2017
New Haven: The Knights of Columbus Museum’s 12th annual Christmas exhibition, Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith, opens November 19, 2016, and continues until January 29, 2017. As in the past, many of the objects on display hail from the internationally renowned Museo del Presepio of Rome, Italian Friends of the Crèche Association and the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. See this website for more details:
200th anniversary for Marist Brothers of the Schools
January 12, 2017Vatican News
January 2nd marked the 200th anniversary of the founding of a religious institute known as the Marist Brothers of the Schools. The institute currently counts over three thousand brothers, working alongside lay associates in schools and other youth ministries in more than 80 countries around the world.
Sacred Heart University acquires GE headquarters
December 28, 2016Fairfield County Catholic
A Christmas tree lighting became the first “official” ceremony following the agreement of Sacred Heart University to purchase the former 66-acre General Electric global headquarters in Fairfield. The purchase will support the university’s ongoing strategic expansion and development as a leading institution of higher education. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to contribute to education, research, healthcare and the community. It’s a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for us, and it also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.”
Second Grade Mass on January 22
December 27, 2016
On Sunday, January 22nd, the 9:30 am Mass will be a family Mass for all our 2nd graders. There will be a brief sacrament meeting for parents immediately afterwards.
Lauralton Senior Talks
December 26, 2016Lauralton Hall
Maddie Monahan, a senior at Lauralton Hall, was a featured guest on the WNPR live radio show, Where We Live. The December 6 broadcast, on the topic “Girl Power! Women in STEM,” included women scientists and engineers who discussed “what's being done to foster the next wave of female STEM leaders.” Maddie talked about LH’s innovative “physics first” approach and the how the LH engineering team is competing in the year-long Sikorsky STEM Challenge, developing a fly-by-wire electro mechanical control system. Maddie is President of the Engineering Club at Lauralton Hall. She lives in Fairfield and will attend Lehigh University in fall of 2017 on a D1 scholarship for field hockey. Maddie plans to major in engineering and business.
Bishop reflects on power of hope at Sandy Hook Memorial
December 18, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT—“Even on the darkest days in our life, there is hope,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said to almost 400 who gathered at St. Margaret Shrine December 11th for Mass and the dedication of the Sandy Hook Memorial, just days before the 4th anniversary of the shootings. On a bitter cold and bright morning, congregants processed out of the Church to a hillside site on the Shrine grounds where the new memorial was unveiled and blessed by the bishop.
December 17, Pope Francis Celebrated his 80th Birthday
December 17, 2016Vatican News
Pope Francis was the principal celebrant at Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican on the morning of December 17th. The Mass was that of the Saturday in the Third Week of Advent, and the concelebrants were the Cardinals resident in Rome. The reason for the extraordinary liturgical celebration was thanksgiving to God for the life of Pope Francis, who was born 80 years ago this day, on December 17th, 1936.
Pope Francis to visit Fatima for anniversary of apparitions
December 15, 2016Vatican News
On the occasion of the centenary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria [Portugal], and welcoming the invitation of the President of the Republic and of the Portuguese Bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will go on pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima from 12-13 May.
Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted 'yes' to God, pope says
December 8, 2016Diocese of Bridgeport
Although she was just a humble young woman from a small town, Mary's total "yes" to God was "the most important 'yes' of history" and overturned Adam and Eve's prideful "no," which unleashed sin into the world, Pope Francis said. "With generosity and trust like Mary, may each of us say this personal 'yes' to God today," Pope Francis prayed Dec. 8 as he recited the Angelus prayer with visitors in St. Peter's Square on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Pope Francis meets with Fortune-Time Global Forum
December 4, 2016Vatican News
Pope Francis, on December 3rd, greeted participants of the Fortune-Time Global Forum. The Forum brings together Fortune 500 and Time 100 leaders, who were discussing technology and jobs, global health, food and water, commitment to communities, energy and the environment, and financial inclusion—each representing critical elements related to poverty alleviation
New President for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
November 16, 2016
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbishop Jose Gómez of Los Angeles vice-president. Cardinal DiNardo has served as conference vice-president since 2013. He was elected president at the bishops' fall assembly Nov. 15 in Baltimore, and will serve a three-year term.
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.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Twitter feed
November 9, 2016
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:
Traditional Choir
October 14, 2016bulletin
THE TRADITIONAL CHOIR resumed singing Sunday, October 16th. The choir is always looking to increase its membership. The choir sings every Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Mass, October through June.
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.