May 2012 Lector & Eucharistic Minister Schedule Available

Lector and Eucharistic Minister schedules for the period beginning May 1 through Ma 31, 2012 are now available.  Either click on the link below or access the schedule from the Parish pull down menu above.

 May 2012 Lector & Eucharistic Minister Schedule


Faith in Action: Blanket Ministry

Since the beginning of 2012, twenty-one babies have been baptized at Sacred Heart.

All have received a white blanket representing the warmth of a welcome from our Parish Community.  Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who have sewn, knitted or crocheted blankets…what talented hands!  Thank you also to shoppers who faithfully search stores for white baby blankets.

All make this Ministry work!  A number of these blankets were blessed at the 8:45am Mass this Sunday.  Surely, our Blessed Mother is pleased to see your generosity to these little ones that her Son Jesus loves so much.

This ministry is just one of the many ways that we can answer Jesus’ call to put our faith into action.  Take a moment to look through the ministries page  for opportunities to become more actively involved in your faith and the life of the Sacred Heart Community, or contact the Rectory at 273-1363 if you are interested in becoming more involved!


Fresh Air Host Families Needed

Are you looking for a way to turn your faith into action?  Invite a Fresh Air Fund child into your home for one or two weeks this summer.  Fresh Air children are six to twelve years old.  Imagine a summer without swimming, laying in the backyard or gazing at the stars.  You can give these new experiences to a New York City child.  There are no financial requirements for hosting, just a warm heart and home.

If you would like more information about how you can give an awesome new experience to a child, call Cindy Mangione at 785-6176 or visit our website at www.freshair.org


Hospitality Volunteers Wanted

Are you interested in serving on a Sacred Heart Hospitality Committee?  The parish has a few events each year at which we provide simple hospitality (Memorial Mass, Lenten Retreat, Confirmation).  Please call the rectory  or email Suzanne at sturner.shc@gmail.com if you are  interested in becoming more involved in the life of our parish!


Rejoice for He is Risen!

Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Christians.  Through his death, Christ saved mankind from bondage to sin, and He destroyed the hold that death has on all of us; but it is His Resurrection that gives us the promise of new life, both in this world and the next.  Rejoice for He is Risen!


“Amen I say to you. one of you will betray me…”

In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus say to his trusted disciples “Amen I say to you, one of you will betray me…”  To which the disciples quickly reply “Surely it is not I Lord?”  From today’s perspective we understand that Jesus’ words were intended for Judas only…or were they?

When we as Christians are unfaithful to the Gospel calling we  too betray Jesus… “Lord is it I”?  With our busy lives and hectic schedules, how long will we even remember today’s Gospel reading and homily?… “Lord is it I’?

What do you do for the least of our brothers and sisters…”Lord is it I”?


God intends that we be active participants in the history of salvation.  All we need do is ask the question… “Lord is it I”?

One thing is for certain…  we will get an answer.


Parish Office Hours for Holy Week and Easter

Please note that in recognition of Holy Week and Easter, the Parish Office will be closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.  Normal office operations will resume on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 9:00am.



March Madness Winners

Thank you all who supported our raffle, we were able to raise over $7,000 for our school.

March 31, 2012   March Madness List of Winners

March 31 – Chad Young

March 30 – Ethan Covert

March 29 – Randy Gibson

March 28 – Chris Hoyt

March 27 – Kathy Jackson

March 26 – Karen Roberts

March 25 – Alberta Nowhitney

March 24 – Charles Alber

March 23 – Ted Briscoe

March 22 -Edward Manny

March 21 -Aiden Loranjo

March 20 -Matthew Mosseau

March 19 -Christian Teitsch

March 18 -Carol Harvin

March 17 -Richard Lenihan $1,000 Winner

March 16 -Liza Kerwin

March 15 -Lynnwood Tyson

March 14 -Joe Renehan

March 13 -Michael Rubinski

March 12 -Mary Foley

March 11 -Rosanne Renehan

March 10 -Ed Burmaster

March 9 -Marilyn Mossey

March 8 -Lorraine Miller

March 7 -Barbara Mastrioanni

March 6 -Karen Blaisdell

March 5 -Jack Curtin

March 4 -Michael Mertz

March 3 -Rev. James Vaughan

March 2 -Matthew Mosseau

March 1 -Heidi Wittchen



Spiritual Tidbits Blog

A new blog, “Spiritual Tidbits from an Ernst Theological Prof” written by our own Mr. Ed Martin is now available on the Sacred Heart website.  Find Ed’s blog under the Parish pull down menu above.


March – April Lector and Eucharistic Minister Schedules Posted

Lector and Eucharistic Minister schedules for the period beginning March 31 through April 29, 2012 are now available.  Either click on the link below or access the schedule from the Parish pull down menu above.

March 31 – April 29, 2012 Lector and Eucharistic Minister Schedule


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Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)


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