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
Pentecost is the birthday of the church when the Holy Spirit of Jesus was sent to God’s people. The seven candles burning before our altar recall the tongues of fire that appeared over the heads of the Apostles on Pentecost and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit...help us to see as God sees...help us to understand more clearly...
guide us to make good decisions...give us the courage to do what is right...
increase our knowledge of God...help us to be reverent...keep us faithful to our God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PENTECOST
After Jesus died and rose, the Apostles were in hiding behind locked doors. On
Pentecost, they heard a strong wind and saw tongues of fire over their heads. The Holy Spirit of Jesus came to them and gave them wisdom and faith, understanding and knowledge, right judgment and courage. With the Spirit of Jesus, they were able to continue what Jesus had done. They went out and began to proclaim His message to others. That message became a fire that could not be contained as it spread to the ends of the earth. The Holy Spirit of Jesus dwells in us today and enables us to keep the faith and to spread the faith.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your people,
kindle in us the fire of Your love.
MISSION APPEAL NEXT WEEKEND
A missionary priest from the Divine Word Mission Society
will make an appeal next weekend at our parish.
A second collection will be taken for this mission appeal.
Divine Word Missionaries bring the Word of God to the most underserved and remote areas of the world, working where the Gospel has yet to be preached and where local Churches are struggling to survive. We do this through ministries that build and staff schools, hospitals, orphanages and hospices. We teach self-sufficient ways of life through land management, agricultural and ranching programs. By sharing the Word of God and celebrating the sacraments, we comfort those in need and bring peace to those in pain. Our work is shared by the generous support of friends who make possible our work to share Christ’s love in the most distressed and neglected corners of our world.