|Mission Statement of Sacred Heart Church|
Called by God, we, Sacred Heart Parish Community gathered in Christ's universal Roman Catholic Church in this twenty-first century celebrate the gift of our faith. We pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us as we seek to live our lives to bring the presence of Jesus to all people.
By striving to live our faith we hope to inspire future generations to center their lives in the heart of Jesus.
Pastor: Reverend Mark R. Jette
Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Grigoriou
Rectory: Telephone: 860-668-4246 Fax: 860-668-1337
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
(Rectory Office closed on Friday and Holidays)
Telephone: 860-668-7766 Fax: 860-370-5164
Donna Swols, Director
Pat Sagon, Confirmation Coordinator
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Dion
A Message from Father Mark Jette
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
ST. PATRICK AND ST. JOSEPH
Born in Roman Britain in 385 AD to Roman father & Celtic mother.
Kidnapped in his teens by Irish raiders & enslaved as a shepherd in Ireland.
Eventually escaped to Britain where he was ordained a priest and a bishop.
Returned to Ireland to convert a land of pagan Druids to the Christian faith.
Died in 461 AD and buried in Downpatrick, Ireland.
Known as the Apostle of Ireland and the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Carpenter from Nazareth.
Husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus.
Last Gospel mention of Joseph is temple visit when Jesus was 12.
Joseph died sometime during the Holy Family’s years in Nazareth
as Mary was a widow during the adult ministry of Jesus.
Patron Saint of Fathers, Workers, and the Universal Catholic Church.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY - MARCH 17
I bind unto myself the Name of the Trinity, the Three in One and One in Three.
I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me, God’s host to save me.
Christ as a light, illumine and guide me,
Christ as a shield, overshadow and cover me,
Christ the lowly, Christ the all-powerful, Christ this day be within and without me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger,
in all who draw near me, or see me, or hear me.
ST. JOSEPH’S DAY - MARCH 19
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt
before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.
Assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me
from your divine Son all spiritual blessings.
I never weary contemplating Jesus asleep in your arms.
I dare not approach while He rests near your heart.
Press Him close in my name and kiss His head for me
and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, pray for me.
(Ancient prayer dated to the Year 50 AD)