Legal Stuff


Outside Organizations

Outside organizations (ORGANIZATION), including but not limited to Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Knights of Columbus, Red Cross, Scouts and Brownies meet in Sacred Heart (PARISH) spaces and buildings.  These outside organizations are not part of and not acting on behalf of Sacred Heart Parish or the Diocese of Norwich (DIOCESE.)

The ORGANIZATION is not a part of the DIOCESE or any PARISH, is not affiliated or sponsored by the DIOCESE or any PARISH and is not an agent of the DIOCESE or any PARISH. The ORGANIZATION does not speak for or represent the DIOCESE or any PARISH.

The DIOCESE, any PARISH or their employees may provide spiritual support or spiritual direction to the ORGANIZATION or its members; however, any such spiritual support or direction is in matters of religion only and does not create any form of agency or master/servant relationship.

The ORGANIZATION is not controlled by the DIOCESE, any PARISH or any employee or agent thereof and neither the DIOCESE nor any PARISH receive a direct, tangible or financial benefit from the ORGANIZATION’S activities, other than any consideration given for the use of the property.

The ORGANIZATION is not a participant in and is not the beneficiary of financial protection provided by the Catholic Mutual Protected Self-Insurance program. The ORGANIZATION will not be indemnified by the PARISH or the DIOCESE for liability arising from the ORGANIZATION’S activities.

Any and all liability, whether civil, criminal or otherwise, and whether arising from use of motor vehicles or any other activity of the ORGANIZATION or its members, is not assumed and is expressly rejected by the DIOCESE, the PARISH and Catholic Mutual.

The ORGANIZATION, but not its individual members, agrees to fully protect, defend and indemnify the DIOCESE, the PARISH, Catholic Mutual and their employees and agents for any and all liability sustained as a result of activities of the ORGANIZATION, its members, or other ORGANIZATIONS or members acting on the ORGANIZATION’S behalf.

Members of the ORGANIZATION understand that neither the PARISH, the DIOCESE or Catholic Mutual waive any right they may have to seek indemnity from any individual member of the ORGANIZATION if that member’s actions lead to a suit or claim against the PARISH, the DIOCESE or Catholic Mutual.

This Agreement confers no right to use PARISH or DIOCESE property. Permission to use PARISH or DIOCESE property may be terminated at any time and shall be deemed terminated at the time use of the property discontinues; however, the representations, warranties and indemnity obligations contained herein shall survive termination of this Agreement.



While this website is intended primarily for those who are already part of the Sacred Heart church community, and for those who are interested in learning more about Sacred Heart, the nature of a website is such that anyone with a computer and Internet access can view it. We believe in the inherent good will of humanity, yet we know it is wise to protect the privacy rights of individuals. Therefore we resolve to implement the following steps in order to ensure the privacy of our members and guests:

We will not list private addresses, nor phone numbers on the website, unless expressly requested to do so by the individual(s) in question.

We will not list private email addresses on this website, unless requested to do so by the individual(s) in question. The single exception to this is for Sacred Heart staff and other volunteers, as appropriate and necessary for church business.

Should legal minors appear in any pictures, graphics, or other images on this website, they will be identified only by first name. The minor(s) and their parents/legal guardians may request that the images be removed from the website at any time, and we will comply with that request at our earliest convenience.

Persons of legal majority age who appear in images on this website may be identified by full name. If they choose to have their image removed from the website, this be done by making such a request to the office at the address below.

If you have further questions or suggestions about the website’s Privacy Policy, please direct them to us at

Sacred Heart Church
Attention: Webmaster
550 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066



Throughout its website, Sacred Heart Church provides links to other websites solely for the user’s convenience. By providing these links, Sacred Heart Church assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.


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