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
A Message from Father Mark Jette
HUMOROUS QUOTES FROM POPE ST. JOHN XXIII
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about the serious problems afflicting the world and I tell myself: I must talk to the pope about it. Then the next day when I wake up, I remember that I am the pope.
In reply to a reporter who asked: How many people work at the Vatican?,
he answered: About half of them.
When a cardinal complained that a raise in Vatican salaries meant a particular usher earned as much as the cardinal, he remarked:
That usher has ten children. I hope the cardinal doesn’t.
Not long after he was elected pope, he was walking in the streets of Rome.
A woman passed by and said to a friend: My God, he’s so fat!
He turned around and replied:
Madam, the papal conclave is not exactly a beauty contest.
He once asked a boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. The boy said either a policeman or a pope.
He replied: I would go in for the police if I were you. Anyone can become pope. The proof of this is that I have become one.
Pope John (formerly Angelo Roncalli) met a boy named Angelo. He said:
That was my name too, but then they made me change it!
When he visited a friend at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, the nun at the door said: Holy Father, I am the mother superior of the Holy Spirit.
He replied: Lucky you! What a job! I’m just the servant of the servants of God.
He once wrote: Italians generally come to ruin in three ways - women, gambling, and farming. My father chose the most boring one.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar but the best improve with age.