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.

Save the Date! St. Patrick's Day Celebration, March 17
February 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.
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen February 26 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
February 15, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, February 26. The menu is meatloaf, boxed mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (recipe on French’s onion rings). put all ingredients for the green bean casserole in an aluminum pan, but don’t bake. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Pray for Parishioners
February 15, 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 Taylor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Anthony Ragusa, Angela Amorosi, Jeanne Robb, Cookie Buckley, Caesar Cirigliano, Ben Buonomo, Bill Coan, Diane Fagan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Liliane Wouters, Tamara Deyle, Edmond Lawlor, Alexis Gorman, Dorothea Feehley, Janet Ross, Arthur Appel, Judy Colegrove, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano and Ross Hand.
Loaves & Fishes
February 15, 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.
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.
Lauralton Hall entrance exams
February 14, 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: www.lauraltonhall.org. Any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (203) 877-2786 ext. 115.
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
February 13, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here: https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/aca/home/
Pope: ‘Let These Olympics Be a Great Celebration of Friendship and Sport’
February 13, 2018Vatican News - Zenit
Pope Francis gave this encouragement at the end of today’s General Audience, recalling that the XXIII Winter Olympic Games will open on Friday, February 9, in the city of PyeongChang, South Korea, with the participation of 92 countries. The traditional Olympic truce, the Pontiff emphasized, becomes especially important this year, reminding, “Delegations from the two Koreas will march together under a single flag and compete as one team.” “This fact,” he said, “gives hope for a world in which conflicts can be resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect, as sports also teaches to do.”
February Fuel Special Collection
February 9, 2018
Our February offering request includes an envelope for our “Annual Fuel Collection”. Your generosity to this collection will be most appreciated and will be a great help to us as we attempt to heat all of the buildings on the parish property. May God bless you!
Do you know anyone in high school who loves to sing?
February 9, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Our Diocesan Youth Choir (C4Y) is holding auditions throughout the month of February! “Do you love to sing? Can you carry a tune? Then be part of this special musical ministry,” shared Mary Higgins, the Director of the Choir. “The best part about singing in C4Y is having the ability to lift up your voice and offer it to the Lord,” Higgins explained, “and the sense of community is wonderful. The choir really is like a family.” Those interested should fill out the C4Y Registration form found at C4Ysings.com and you will be contacted!
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.
Swiss bishops: Pope reminds leaders in Davos to work for common welfare
January 27, 2018Vatican News
Faith-based organizations are amongst those participating and sharing their concerns at the World Economic Forum, taking place in the Swiss resort of Davos until 26 January. Amongst them is the Swiss Bishops’ Conference Commission for Justice and Peace whose Chairman and Secretary, Wolfgang Buergstein, told Vatican News that the Pope’s moral leadership gives an important direction to talks in Davos. Pope to Davos Economic Forum: Opportunites for integral development Buergstein said that not only from the Church’s perspective the Pope’s message is extremely important and that the theme chosen by the Forum for this year “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World “ is, in fact, very close to the Pope’s own message.
300 from Diocese of Bridgeport join National Prayer Vigil For Life
January 22, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
The National Prayer Vigil for Life was held January 18 to January 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. More than 300 people, most of them young, from the Diocese of Bridgeport participated in the 2018 March for Life, yesterday in Washington, D. C. It is the largest pro-life rally in the world. Tens of thousands turned out January 19 for the 45th March for Life. The theme of this year’s march was “Love Saves Lives.” The march is held annually on or near the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that mandated permissive abortion laws nationwide.
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.
Pope Francis Marries Couple on Flight
January 21, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
board the Papal flight to Iquique, Chile, love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight. During his flight to Iquique January 18, the pope was approached by LatAm flight steward Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga and asked for a blessing for him and his wife, stewardess Paula Podest Ruiz. The couple were supposed to be married in their home parish in Santiago February 27, 2010. However, tragedy struck when an earthquake destroyed the church. Eight years later, they remained only civilly married.
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!
ST. AUGUSTINE MEDAL OF APPRECIATION
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.
NEW BULLETIN ADVERTISING SPONSORS WANTED!
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRhCRCUGUXw
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: https://twitter.com/CatholicRelief
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.