|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
THE STORY OF EMMAUS
The Gospel today begins with two disciples recalling their journey to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem. As they were walking to Emmaus, a stranger appeared and walked with them and talked with them about all that had happened to Jesus in Jerusalem. He opened their eyes to the Scripture promises about Jesus and, while breaking bread with them, they recognized that the stranger was in fact the Risen Jesus.
A mother had prayed for years that her two sons would return to church. She was taken by surprise one Sunday when her sons came to church and sat with her. After Mass, she asked them what had brought them back. They told her this story: We were on a Colorado ski trip. We were driving down a road on a Sunday morning. It was pouring rain. A man was walking along the road. He was soaking wet. We offered to give him a ride. He said he was on his way to Mass so we took him to the church. Rather than wait in the car, we went inside with him. As we listened to the readings and experienced the breaking of the bread, we felt like we were back home and had come to know Jesus again.
Two young men had rediscovered Jesus all because a stranger had become a part of their journey and led them to find the Lord. How many times in our lives do we meet strangers who help to keep us on the road to God? Are they really strangers or Jesus in disguise?
WITNESSES TO JESUS
The Christ would suffer and rise from the dead.
You are witnesses of these things.
You are a witness to Jesus whenever you live and practice your faith.
Every time that you make the Sign of the Cross…
bow your head in prayer...
go to Church…
visit the sick and elderly…
bring food to a food pantry...
teach values to a child...
practice the works of mercy…
show your love for God and for His people…
you are a witness to Jesus Christ.