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Welcome to Sacred Heart Church

Welcome to Sacred Heart Church in Stamford, Connecticut, the Italian National Parish. We are a diverse community of many cultures where the love of Christ is brought to, and shared with our neighbors.

Jesus said "Love one another as I have loved you, it is in this love that they will know that you are my disciples".

All are welcome at Sacred Heart Church. You will find a warm, welcoming, family atmosphere here at Sacred Heart. It is the perfect setting for prayer, worship and spiritual enrichment.

Our liturgies are where our parishioners and those who visit, enjoy and live the sacraments of the Catholic Church as Christ being present to bring His love and tenderness to all in the Church. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you at Mass with us.

If you would like to become a parishioner, have any questions, or say hello please email us at [email protected].

Download the Family Registration Form
Download the New Member Form

Forms can be completed and returned to the rectory.

ALL ARE WELCOME !!!




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From the Pastor's Desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear parishioners,

Dear Parishioners,

Lately myself and Fr Martin deMayo have been very busy with baptisms, first communions, confirmations. All is going well despite the actual situation of Covid-19, we need to continue our mission within our families, our loved ones, our friends and people that we encounter every day that the love and mercy of Christ crucified and Risen for our sins can be manifested to them. Despite everything our mission of evangelization has to continue in our neighborhoods and surroundings. Let's pray for each other.

God bless you!

Fr. Alfonso Picone

LIVESTREAM MASS - MISA EN VIVO

Dear Parishioners,

Masses are not livestream. All Masses are in Church. 

CLICK HERE - MASS IN ENGLISH when livestream or CLICK on the video below. 

God Bless you!!!

 

Queridos Feligreses,

La Misa del Sábado a la 6:00 PM y Domingo a la 1:00 PM y el  Viacrucis todos los viernes 7:00 PM será oficiada en VIVO:

HAGA CLICK AQUI - MISA EN ESPANOL cuando la misa sea transmitida en vivo o pulse PLAY en el video de abajo.

Dios les Bendiga!!!

 

Cari parrocchiani,

Nota: La messa italiana non sarà più trasmessa in live streaming a partire da domenica 30 agosto.

CLICCA QUI- MESSA IN ITALIANO  o premi Play sul video di sotto.

DIO TI BENEDICA!!!

FOR THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED IN CHURCH.

Regular Weekly Mass Schedule

Masses in English
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM
Saturday 4:00 PM Vigil Mass
Saturday 8:00 PM Neocatechumenal Mass (Lower Church)
Sunday 8:30 AM, 11:30 AM

Mass in Italian / Messa in Italiano
Sunday 10:00 AM

Mass in Spanish / Misa en Español
Saturday 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 PM Neocatechumenal Mass (Lower Church)
Sunday 1:00 PM

 

 

Family Mass

Family Mass every third (3rd) Saturday of the month at 4:00pm.
Please join our children as they lead us in praying the Most Holy Rosary at 3:30 PM before the 4:00 PM Mass.

Confessions

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 12:00 – 1:00 PM in English

Saturday from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM or by appointment

Adoration

Mondays (only) Adoration 5:30 – 6:30 PM  with novena of the Miraculous Medal at 6:30PM

 

The Institute of Marital Healing

One of the blessings of our day is the growth of counseling centers founded by men and woman of faith who are working to understand our nature as human beings, the nature God created, and to help us live according to it. This is a wonderful complement to the ministry of the Church and our life in the Church.

One such center is The Institute for Marital Healing which can be found by clicking on the following link. There is another center associated with this Institute which is simply called Child Healing and can be found by clicking on the link below

https://www.maritalhealing.com

https://www.childhealing.com

Click on attachment below for more information.

The Institute of Marital Healing - Info from Fr. deMayo

 

Encounter God by Praying with Sacred Scripture

Jesus wants to lead each of us into a very personal and deep relationship with Him, His Father and the Holy Spirit. God wants to speak with us through Sacred Scripture. He is inviting us to learn to pray with Scripture in what has been called Christian meditation and contemplation. Saints have described this as heart speaking to heart.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher is a very gifted teacher who has been helping many people encounter the Lord through Christian meditation and contemplation according to the methods of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Fr. Gallagher has established a web page where you can listen to his podcasts. Each podcast is about 30 minutes and on this topic there are 7 podcasts. You can listen at your own leisure by clicking on the following link and looking for Fr. Gallagher's podcasts.

A Series of Conferences on the Theology of the Body DVD based and produced by Christopher West

The night before Jesus died, before leaving the room wherein they celebrated the Last Supper, Jesus prayed on behalf of His disciples, present with Him and future ones too saying;

“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou has sent me.  The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,  I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.”

Jesus prayed asking the Father to make His disciples become one.  But it would be a very great misinterpretation to think that the unity Jesus wants for His disciples is simply the unity to which all human beings could aspire.

The unity Jesus has in mind is far deeper because this unity is founded on the reality of Jesus dwelling in the hearts of those who believe in Him and the reality of His giving them a share in His glory.  It is very good for us to let that sink in.  It is also good if He expects this unity to develop in this world because He wanted to give the unbelieving world a sign that; the Father sent Him, He is alive and working in the hearts of those who believe in Him.   This unity is founded on sharing His glory.  When he speaks of His glory he is referring to His passion and death.  When He speaks of giving His glory to His disciples, He speaks of sharing with them the love that moved His Sacred Heart, especially when He laid down His life for those who hated Him.  He went this far in order to reveal to the world the truth of who He is, what He is like, what we are like apart from Him, and the life He can create among those who are learning from Him and are enabled by Him to love as He did.

Imagine for a moment sharing in that kind of love.  Think of the depth of union that would be developing between Jesus and the person who was learning to love their enemies the way Jesus does.  Imagine the depth of communion that could come into existence among those who were learning from Jesus to love others this way.

This is exactly the depth of communion Jesus wants to develop among Catholics, in marriages, families and parishes.  If you are interested in learning about this, then please participate in an 8 week introductory study of something called the Theology of the Body.  It is not the theology of arms and legs but the theology of the human person, male and female.  The title may seem strange but it is a truly beautiful vision of the Gospel.  It has the power to make good marriages better, renew rocky marriages, renew the church and our culture.  Do not believe it, come and see.

We will meet through zoom on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15pm beginning on June 3rd and ending on July 22nd.  Please make time for this.  You won’t be disappointed.  Please call the office to register and to provide us with your email address so the link can be sent to you.