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
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
The daily news is loud and clear on the message that human life is not sacred. There are shootings on the streets of our cities, legalized abortions, abuse of children and the elderly. They are all too common in our society. We need to hear another message about human life, to know that God created human life in His image. We need to remember the witness of saints like Mother Teresa who saw God’s image in every person. We cannot allow the daily news to drown out the message that human life is sacred. May our prayers for and our witness to the value of human life help others to know that human life is a sacred gift from God.
DAY OF PRAYER FOR UNBORN CHILDREN - JAN. 22
January 22 is designated as a Day of Prayer for the legal protection of unborn children. The Mass for Giving Thanks for the Gift of Human Life begins with the prayer: God our Creator, we give thanks to You who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as You form each of us in our mother’s womb. Grant that we, whom You have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this sacred trust and constant in protecting the dignity of every human life. Amen
A rabbi asked his students how they could tell when the night had ended and the day was dawning.
One said: When you see an animal in the distance and can tell if it is a sheep or a dog. He said: No.
One said: when you look at a tree in the distance and can tell if it is a fig tree or a peach tree. He said: No.
So they said: Then how can you tell?
He said: It is when you look at the face of any man or woman and see that he or she is your brother and sister. If you cannot do this, then no matter what time of the day it is, it is still night.