Visitation & Funeral Mass: Thomas Furey

The family of Tom Furey will receive visitors for calling hours in our Eucharistic Chapel (Oratory) on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

You are invited to gather with family and friends for the Funeral Mass for Tom Furey at Sacred Heart on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00am.

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Mass of Healing and Hope

Come to Sacred Heart on Sunday, June 4 at 2pm as Father Ray Introvigne and Mrs. Judith Hughes lead a Mass of Healing and Hope.

Spiritual Renewal Services is a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich. The Charismatic Renewal Ministry in the Norwich Diocese is not a program, or a doctrine, but rather a spirituality, and an experience, a way of life, very deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture. It is a way of life by which a person develops a relationship with God and experiences the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. There are currently more than 15 million people who have experienced this in the United States alone! At the very heart of the Charismatic Renewal is the personal awareness of the presence and power of God dwelling within a person. Thus, one is encouraged to live one’s life led by the Holy Spirit. Call Spiritual Renewal Services (860) 887-0702 today!

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Funeral Mass: Frank Dorsey

You are invited to gather with family and friends for a Memorial Mass for Frank Dorsey at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11am.

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Ascension Holyday

This Thursday, May 25, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord (a holyday of obligation) with Mass at 9am and 7pm.

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Funeral Mass: Patricia Wells

You are invited to gather with family and friends for a Memorial Mass for Pat Wells at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11am.

The family will receive visitors for calling hours from 9am to 11am at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, before the Mass.

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Triduum – Celebrating the Great Three Days

Thursday – The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 13 – 7:30pm

Lent is ended when this liturgy begins. This Mass begins the Triduum and highlights the reception of Oils blessed by Bishop Cote at the Chrism Mass, Last Supper and the Washing of Feet. The Feast of Breads follows (bring some yummy breads to share, if you wish!) and all are welcome. Spend time reflecting in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Oratory until midnight, if you can.

Readings

Friday – Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Friday, April 14 – 3:00pm

This service is not called a Mass – because it is actually a continuation of Thursday night’s celebration. A retelling of The Passion of the Lord (different from that on Palm Sunday — this time John 18:1—19:42), Solemn Prayers of Intercession, and Adoration of the Cross feature prominently within the celebration. The Eucharist, reserved from Holy Thursday, is received.

Soup and Bread Supper follows at 5pm and all are welcome. Today is a day of fasting and abstinence, so the soup is meatless.

Readings

Living Stations of the Cross – Friday, April 14 – 7pm

This beloved devotional is movingly presented in word, music and movement by our talented youth. A crowd favorite!

Saturday – The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 15 – 8:00pm – note – no 4:30pm Mass on this Saturday only

This liturgy, the first Mass of Easter, which continues and concludes the celebrations of Thursday and Friday, always begins after nightfall in every Roman Catholic church in the universe. It features the lighting of the Easter Fire, the Exsultet,  17 scripture passages of Salvation history from Creation to Resurrection, Blessing of the Font, Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion, and Blessing. Fellowship follows. There is no other liturgy like this one, and it happens only once a year. Fellowship follows and all are welcome.

Readings

Sunday – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Sunday, April 16 – 8:00am & 10:30am

The usual format of Mass, with added Renewal of Baptismal Promises. Fellowship follows and all are welcome.

Readings

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Funeral Mass: Helen Ashland

You are invited to gather with family and friends for the Funeral Mass for Helen Ashland at Sacred Heart on Friday, March 31, 2017
at 11:00am.

The family will receive visitors for calling hours at the Small & Pietras Funeral Home, 65 Elm Street, Rockville, CT on Thursday, March 30 between 4pm – 7 pm.

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Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017

Let us receive the announcement of Lent with joy!
For if our forefather Adam had kept the fast,
We would not have been deprived of paradise.
O Lord, who took flesh from the Virgin
in the fullness of time,
Call me back and restore me to Eden!

– Byzantine Vespers

We begin our celebration of Lent with the imposition of ashes on

  • Wednesday at 9:00am
  • Wednesday at 7:00pm

You thumbed grit
into my furrowed brow,
marking me
with the sign of mortality,
the dust of last year’s palms.

The cross you traced
seared, smudged skin,
and I recalled other ashes
etched
into my heart
by those who love too little
or not at all.

– Elizabeth-Anne Vanek in Extraordinary Time

(Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence)

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Memorial Mass: Harold “Pete” Wells

You are invited to gather with family and friends for a Memorial Mass for Pete Wells at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, January 7 at 11am.

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Memorial Mass: Anthony Piccolo

You are invited to gather with family and friends for the Funeral Service for Tony Piccolo at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, on Wednesday, December 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart on Friday, December 30 at 11:00am.

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