Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
Fr Gustav Brotzge Council 14665
Congratulations and Best Wishes for 2016/2017 calendar year to all Officers for Fr. Brotzge K of C Council 14665 attached to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish. Sitting from left to right: Chris Tardio, Fin. Secy, William Mack, Grand Knight, Fr. Tom Snodgrass, Chaplain, Don Galvin, Deputy Grand Knight, Bob Eveleigh, Treasurer. Standing left to right: Randy Flannery, Trustee, Gene Rihm, Trustee, Rusty Wernke, Recorder, Jim Meyer, Inside Guard, Ron Rieman, Advocate, Bill Keane, District Deputy for this Region.
A group of ladies whose primary goal is to support our Church in many little, but vital, ways. This group launders the Mass linens, embroiders infant Baptismal bibs, plans Anniversary and Ecumenical receptions, and always remembers the sick and the shut-ins of our parish family. Ladies Sodality meets 3 to 4 times a year, and we are always looking for new faces and hands to help with God’s work in His Church
The Men’s Club is a social club for me whose main objective is to conduct major fundraising projects for the church. Picture below was taken at the Fairfield Golf Course on June 25, 2016 at the Men’s Club Golf Outing.
Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God’s special love for the poor and called God’s people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came “to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind”(Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with “the least of these,” the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45). Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist. The Mission Commission promotes care for the poor at OLSH in the following ways:
- Lenten Almsgiving Project
- Meatloaf Sunday
- Mission to the Mountains – see pictures of the latest trip
- Christmas Project
- Souper Bowl Sunday
People Who Care