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.

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen October 22 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
October 9, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, October 22. The menu is chili, (2 lbs. ground beef), cornbread and salad ingredients. Chili should be cooked and ready to be reheated. Large cans of fruits & vegetables and desserts are always welcome. Please see the bulletin for full details.
Bake Sale!
October 9, 2018
On, October 20th - 21st there will be a special Bake Sale after all the Masses. Proceeds from the sale will support our Religious Education program. Volunteer bakers are needed! Our students will be volunteering to run the bake sale as part of their community service.
October 9, 2018
Save the Date! Saturday, October 27, 2018 Following Mass 6:15 p.m. Reception The Church Ballroom Volunteers are needed and most welcome to help make the events magic happen! Please contact Ewa Ojarovska t. 203.293.4464 e. To Sign up for Events Please call 203.544.8423 SHC Office
Rosary Rally October 13
October 8, 2018
Join your fellow Catholics in Prayer on Saturday, October 13th. At this time in our history the help of God, received through prayer, is so greatly needed! Join your fellow Catholics in prayer at a Rosary Rally at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 13th in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church on 30 Church St. in Redding. Thousands of Rosary Rallies are being organized to take place in public squares throughout the United States that same day. This is a great opportunity to join in much needed prayer for ourselves, our families, our nation and our world!
October 8, 2018
Experience a weekend of spiritual renewal at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center’s Women’s Retreat located in Farmington, CT. The dates for the retreat are October 26-28, 2018. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the sacraments, to hear conference talks, to share with other women and to reflect on this year’s theme, “The World Will Be Saved by Beauty.” For information and to register visit OLC’s website at or call Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center at (860) 677-8519.
October 1, 2018
The Office of the Bishop has informed us that the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered at St Patrick Church on September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. by Bishop Sanchez. We look forward to this faith filled event!
Pray for Parishioners
September 30, 2018
Please pray for the following Parishioners: Eoin Robertson, Philip Joseph Wax, Rebecca Myhill, Rita O’Brien, Mary Grady, Jeanne Bruestle, Sean Callanan, Robin Weir, Kathleen Heavey, Thomas Scanlon, Christina Osborne, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Jeanne Robb, Caesar Cirigliano, Bill Coan, Mary Conway, Bill Nuss, Marie Fontana, Kim Murphy, Tamara Deyle, Alexis Gorman, Janet Ross, Judy Colegrove, Elvira Hidalgo, Philip Gagliano, Ross Hand, Bob Vare, Kathleen Gola, Bert Miceli, Jean Russo, Patti Satkowsky Piech, Vincent Callanan, Jeanie Bangert, Italia Piana, Thomas Jagelka, Louis Gilberti, Susan Fleming, Kathy Bannar and Mike Reese.
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
September 8, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here:
Thank you to David and Noana Whitehead for the donation of the VOTIVE CANDLE STAND
September 7, 2018
Thank you to David and Noana Whitehead for the donation of the Votive Cande Stand that is in the Sanctuary under-neath the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Lighting a votive candle and seeing the flame burning is a visual reminder to us of our prayers being offered to God. May God greatly bless David and Noana and their family for their most generous gift to Sacred Heart Parish!
St. Padre Pio Prayer Group
August 20, 2018Bulletin
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.
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.
Men's Ministry
July 13, 2018
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
Catechists Are Needed!
April 30, 2018
We are preparing for the next school year, and with some of our teachers retiring, we are in need of new catechists. Please be open to our need and to the call of God and answer the call to share our Catholic faith with the children of the parish
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.
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.
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:
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?

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.