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
A Message from Father Mark Jette
JOHNNY THE BAGGER
A 19-year-old boy named Johnny worked at a supermarket.
Johnny had Downs Syndrome.
He worked as a bagger in the checkout line.
He didn’t think he could do anything special for the customers.
After all, he was only a bagger. Then he had an idea.
Every night after work, he would find a Thought for the Day.
His dad helped him put his daily thoughts on the computer
and print copies of it on Post-It notes.
After bagging a customer’s groceries,
Johnny would put his Thought for the Day in the bag and say -
Thanks for shopping with us.
A month later, the store manager was making his rounds
when he noticed that Johnny’s checkout line
was three times longer than the others.
He asked people to change lanes, but no one would move.
They said - We want to be in Johnny’s lane.
We want his thought for the day.
A month after that, the manager said -
Johnny has transformed our store.
Now when the floral department has an unused corsage,
they find an elderly lady or young girl and pin it on them.
Our customers are coming back and bringing their friends.
A wonderful spirit of service has spread through the store,
all because Johnny chose to make a difference.
The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of the seeds yet it becomes a large bush. (Mt 13: 31-32)
Great things grow from small actions.
Our task is to plant the seed, however small.
God will make it grow and flourish.