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
SYMBOLS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
The choir of angels proclaimed the good news of the Birth of our Savior.
Candy Canes recall the staffs of the shepherds who were the first people
to hear the angels message and to visit the Christ Child.
The evergreen tree stays green all through the year.
It is a symbol of the everlasting life brought by the Savior.
Gifts remind us that God gave us the greatest gift of His Son Jesus.
Our gift giving shares God’s love for us with others.
The wreath in the form of a circle with no beginning or end
is a symbol of the never-ending love of God.
The thorns on the holly leaves recall the crown of thorns Jesus would wear.
The red berries recall the blood He would shed for our salvation.
The lights that we see around us are a symbol of the Light of Jesus
Who came to bring light in the darkness of the world.
The Candle in the Window
The tradition of lighting a candle in the window of a home
is a sign to guide and welcome Mary and Joseph to that home.
The Christmas Star
The star recalls the star of Bethlehem shining in hope for all mankind.