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
Priest in Residence: Reverend Mathieu Isaac
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
God Forgives and Forgets
In New Testament times, documents were written on papyrus. The ink had no acid in it and did not bite into the paper. If, soon after it was written, a wet sponge was passed over the surface of the papyrus, the writing could be sponged off as completely as writing could be sponged from a slate.
The New Testament does not say that Jesus ‘crossed out’ the record of our sin. It says that he
‘wiped it out.’
If you cross a thing out, beneath the cross the record still remains visible, but if you wipe it out,
the record is gone, obliterated forever.
God not only forgives but wipes out the memory of the sin. God’s forgiveness is the supreme
forgiveness which both forgives and forgets.
Windshield Wipers and Forgiveness
One rainy afternoon a mother was driving through town when her young son spoke up from the rear seat.
He said: I’m thinking of something. His mother, eager to hear, asked: What are you thinking?
He said, The rain is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God, wiping our sins away.
She replied, Do you see how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?
He said, We keep on sinning and God just keeps on forgiving us. All we have to do is trust Jesus our Savior and He will keep washing our sins away. Thank God!
A Change of Heart
A man picked up the morning newspaper and, to his horror, read his own obituary.
The newspaper had reported the death of the wrong man.
The caption read: “Dynamite King Dies.” The story identified him as a merchant of death.
He was the inventor of dynamite and had amassed a great fortune.
Moved by this disturbing experience, he radically changed his commitment to life.
A healing power greater than the destructive force of dynamite came over him.
From that time, he devoted his full energy and resources to peace and human betterment.
Today he is best remembered as the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize - Alfred Nobel.