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.

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen November 26 - Please Help Feed the Hungry!
November 23, 2018
The next meal provided to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House by Sacred Heart cooks is Monday, November 26. The menu is macaroni and cheese with ham cubes 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.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP Saturday, December 1st
November 22, 2018
On Saturday December 1st, Sacred Heart will run a Gingerbread House Workshop from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The cost is $25/house. Please join us and start the Christmas season off in a creative way!
Blessing of Christmas Crèche and Caroling
November 22, 2018
On Saturday, December 15th , our parish will have a special Blessing of the Christmas Crèche after the 4:15 p.m. Mass, followed by our traditional Christmas Caroling. Please join us celebrate the Christmas season.
A Very Immaculate Christmas on December 2nd
November 21, 2018
Immaculate High School invites the public to attend a special Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00pm. The free event, A Very Immaculate Christmas, will feature seasonal performances by Immaculate’s A Capella group, Mixed and Concert Choirs, Guitar Ensemble and Concert Band, as well as a special guest performance by the St. Joseph School (Danbury) Choir.
Pray for Parishioners
November 17, 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, Kathleen Kenneox, Gerry Commins, Charles Taylor, Barbara Tarnoff, Marianne Herrighty, Christopher Rice Jr., Eileen O'Brien, Rose Hill, Caesar Cirigliano, Mary Conway, 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, Susan Fleming, Kathy Bannar, Mike Reese, Harry Minter, Michael Bannar and Susan Coan.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving Food Drive!
November 17, 2018
We want to thank everyone who contributed to our Parish Food Drive. Many people benefited from your generosity. We would like to thank all our helpers who transported and sorted the food – this was an important task!
REDIRECTION OF CHRISTMAS
November 16, 2018
We have begun our Redirection of Christmas Ministry. This Ministry provides needy families in our sister Bridgeport parishes with Christmas gifts. We have set up Christmas trees in the front of the Church and in the CCD hall. Attached to these trees are envelopes with the names and gender of each family member. Family sizes range from two members to four members. Most gifts are to fulfill basic needs, such as pots & pans, bedding, clothing, school supplies, stuffed animals, etc. What you choose to buy is up to you, you do not have to buy everything on the wish list, these are just suggestions. We ask that you wrap and bag gifts, we provide packing labels, however, if you need assistance with this, we are happy to help. Please consider adopting one of these families this holiday season, monetary donations are welcomed.
Christmas Pageant Try Out For Speaking Parts
November 15, 2018
On Tuesday, November 27th after classes, any students in Grades 3 -8 wishing to try-put for a speaking part in the Christmas pageant should stay after class to do so.
Christmas Pageant Sign-Up
November 15, 2018
Students wishing for a speaking part in the pageant must return the sign-up form and attend the try-outs on Nov 28th at 5:30 p.m. Any child who wants a non-speaking part in the Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant needs to return the sign-up form no later than December 4th. Little angels and shepherds are needed, sheep too!
2018 Annual Appeal Video - Please Watch!
November 4, 2018Diocese of Bridgeport
Please watch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal video here: https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/aca/home/
Charity Begins at Home! - Food Baskets
November 4, 2018
Because we believe that “charity begins at home”, we would like to help any of our parishioners who could use a food basket. If you are in need, or if you know of a needy individual or family in our parish, please call the religious education office at 203-544-8423. Strict confidentiality will be observed.
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 jryan999@att.net for more information
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.
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.
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
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

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.