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
Rectory 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
Directors of Music:
Floyd Higgins and Gretchen Collins
A Message from Father Mark Jette
THE CROSS OF JESUS
For its first 300 years, the Christian faith was under persecution as Christians refused to worship the Roman gods. In 312 AD, a dramatic event changed history. The Roman Emperor Constantine, marching with his army, had a vision of a cross of light in the sky. Under the cross were the words: In Hoc Signo Vinces - In this Sign you will conquer. The emperor converted to the Christian faith.
His mother Helena went to Jerusalem to search for the holy places of Jesus’ life. During excavations on Calvary, workers found 3 crosses. The cross of Jesus was identified when a dying woman touched it and was healed. The cross became an object of veneration and was exalted as the universal sign of the Christian faith.
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You,
because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
Behold the wood of the cross on which hung our Salvation.
O come let us adore.
TANZANIA MARIAN STOVE APPEAL
Donations for the Tanzania Marian Stove Project will be accepted for the next few weeks. They will be added to the donations received last weekend.
The cost to build a Marian Stove is $200 at present. In the future the plan is to build a factory to mass produce the stoves and bring down the cost.
To learn more about the Marian Stoves, visit their website at pumicestove.com.
Follow the Keane’s on their recent visit to Tanzania at: keaneafricamission.blogspot.com/.
MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY MASS - OCTOBER 14
A Mass for couples celebrating special anniversaries in 2018 will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford. Please call our rectory if you can attend.
The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 21. Our parish bulletin on October 14 will recognize anniversary couples from our parish. Please let us know of your anniversary even if you will not be attending the Mass at the Cathedral.