Important Dates

Present church dedicated November 3, 1985

Relics imbedded in Altar: St. Timothy and St. Titus. Their feast day is January 26.

1829- First Mass in Suffield celebrated for Irish canal workers.

1852- St. Mary, Windsor Locks, "Mother Church" built.

1876- First Mass, home of Patrick Devine, Sheldon Street.

1882- First public Mass at Academy Hall, West Suffield.

1884- Sacred Heart Church incorporated, property purchased. Construction began on original wooden church.

1885- Cornerstone laid for church.

1886- Dedication of church, November 25, daughter church of Saint Mary's.

1913- Sacred Heart established as an independent parish. First Mass by a resident pastor, Rev. John E. Clark.

1914- First rectory built at Sacred Heart.

1916- St. Joseph Church established.

1936- Women's Auxiliary formed to benefit the parish.

1938- Original Sacred Heart church building remodeled.

1955- Basement hall built in space below old church.

1963- Construction on second parish hall completed.

1984- Old rectory razed - 3 year building program began.

1985- New church dedicated November 3. One hundreth anniversary celebrated. Six classrooms added to parish hall. Old church raised.

1987- New rectory occupied.

2004- Church hall dedicated to Fr. Ted Raczynski, retiring pastor.

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