After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body. Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about one hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices, according to the Jewish burial custom. Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day; for the tomb was close by.
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Sacred Heart Parish is a faith filled family and vibrant Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ. We are the visible presence of Jesus Christ through:
- Creating a welcoming, joyful, and compassionate atmosphere for all;
- Empowering the gifts of one another;
- Supporting one another on our journey of faith;
- Sharing God's unconditional love;
- Providing opportunities for spiritual growth through ministry and worship, in particular, the Eucharist;
- Advocating responsibility for the poor and oppressed
QuickLinks to our most popular pages
New Book Review in the Book Nook
Be sure to read the new review of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job, by Kerry Weber.
New Additions to the Scrapbook Page
Check out our Scrapbook page
for an audio recording of the Taizé Prayer Service conducted at Sacred Heart; the Memorial Mass for Fr. Mark Flynn; Workshop on Understanding Depression and Anxiety; a recording of Fr. Donnelly's presentation on Pope Francis; photos of a K of C membership drive & food drive; photos and audio recordings of the 2013 Youth trip to Haiti; and more.
Sandy Hook Resource Page
Click here to be brought to a resource page for support about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings
How to Report an Incident of Abuse
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, assault, molestation or exploitation as a minor (under the age of 18 years) by a person working for the Roman Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Hartford (such as a priest, deacon, sister, brother, lay officer, lay employee, lay volunteer, etc.) click here to review the procedure for reporting the incident
Mustard Seed Grants - 2013
For additional information on those organizations that received grants from the Sacred Heart Mustard Seed Fund this year, click here.
We are grateful for your continuing support of your church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to your church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes.
to be brought to the Online Giving site, to sign up for this service, or to make any changes to your current Online Giving account.
Funerals This Week
Friday, April 18th ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Daily Chapel of Sacred Heart Church
Funeral Service Saturday, April 19th ~ 10:00 AM
Committal will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Southbury, immediately following the service
Wellness Through Effective Communication
Sacred Heart Faith Community invites you to a free workshop on Wellness Through Effective Communication to be held on Monday April 28 at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the social hall. If you find communication with loved ones frustrating, if you can't seem to get your point across effectively, if you find yourself misunderstood often, then join us! Presenters are Richard Beauvais, PhD and his wife, Phyllis Beauvais, PhD., co-founders of Wellspring in Bethlehem, CT.
This Spring, Put Life
Back in Your Life
Learn more by attending a Live Well Workshop at Sacred Heart Church on Mondays, April 28-June 9, 1:00-3:00pm.
Click Here for additional information
Mustard Seed Scholarship Applications
The Mustard Seed Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for our 2014 Scholarships. Applicants should review our Application Instructions carefully, and then download the Application Form which must be completed along with an essay. All forms must be received before April 30, 2014 in order to be considered for this year's scholarship awards - no exceptions.
The Career Transitions group meets monthly to help those considering retirement or looking for a new job. Please join us in an atmosphere of encouragement and support to network, share experiences and learn about the tools and skills available to help in your transition.Individual meetings can be arranged between the monthly meetings. Over the past months the group has had successful placements. For more information contact Paul Butler at 203-304-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Fitzpatrick at 516-287-0441 or email@example.com.
Attention Eucharistic Ministers
If you missed the recent presentation on the new Eucharistic Minister Guidelines, or would like to review them again, Click Here to be brought to the Eucharistic Ministers Guidelines and Station Assignment page
For additional information on the R.O.C. Mass, contact Ami Conlan in the Faith Formation Office at 203-264-5065