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
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Dion
Father Mark R. Jette, Confirmation Coordinator
Telephone: 860-668-4246 Fax: 860-668-1337
Directors of Music:
Floyd Higgins and Gretchen Collins
Check Mass Times at catholicmasstime.com
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Our parish is joining in prayer for friends and family members
who for many reasons no longer attend Mass or practice the faith.
May they come home to Christ for Christmas.
May Christ rekindle the light of faith in all hearts this holy season.
All are welcome in this church.
We invite you to write the first name of someone you are praying for
on a star available in our lobby to keep them in our prayers.
Stars will be brought to the altar and then hung on our Christmas trees.
SAINT NICHOLAS - December 6
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that
St. Nicholas soon would be there.
As I drew in my head and was turning around, down the chimney
St. Nicholas came with a bound. (Twas the Night before Christmas)
St. Nicholas was a bishop in the ancient city of Myra in Turkey. There are many stories about Nicholas - stories of love and compassion, self-sacrifice and great generosity. From his great generosity, Santa Claus was born. His real name is Saint Nicholas. His love for children and the poor pointed the way to Jesus. He showed us the true spirit of Christmas giving by his generosity to those in need. He is still giving and caring. He is still seeking out the poor and needy. He is still showing us the way to heaven.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - December 12
In 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, a Mexican Indian, instructing him to tell the local bishop of her desire for a church to be built in her honor. Begging for a sign to convince the bishop, Juan Diego was told to climb the hill of Tepeyac where he would find miraculously blooming roses he was to gather in his cloak and take to the bishop.
Opening his cloak to show the roses, all were astonished to see the Virgin Mary’s image imprinted on the coarse fabric of Juan Diego’s cloak.
This cloak is on display in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural.