Established 1868 

Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish
Suffern, NY

"Sharing What We Have in Jesus' Name"

The Rectory and Parish Offices are located at:

129 Lafayette Avenue

Suffern, NY 10901


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                  Pastor:  Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Giandurco

                      Parochial Vicars:  Rev. Michael Moon

                                                     Rev. Robert Ginel

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 Dear Parishioners,

   Now that Labor Day Weekend has arrived, summer is almost over.  Summer is usually a calmer time and a slower pace, and this summer’s mild weather helped in that regard.  Life continues onward but hopefully everyone had a chance to relax a bit.  (There is still time for some.)

    Like myself, I’m sure all of the adults can remember summer as time off from school.  Our young people are either back to school or getting ready to go back.  First time college students are probably settling in to their new rooms.  (I pray there was not too much anxiety or sadness.)  Returning college students are usually a little more settled.  New high school, middle school, first graders, Pre-K and Kindergarten students also have a lot to get used to, as do students in every grade.  As families and as a parish, we should keep all of our young people in our prayers.  We ask the Lord to help them grow in grace, knowledge and goodness every year.  We pray for their safety and happiness and we seek to do our part in ensuring the same.

   Here at Sacred Heart Parish we have over 250 students in Sacred Heart School and about 600 students in the Religious Education Program.  We have gotten some new security items in the building in addition to security cameras and safety doors.  All of our staff and volunteers are constantly vigilant in order to keep our children safe.  We are extremely fortunate to be located across the street from the Police Station.  We trust in God’s protection and the good efforts of so many people.

   So as school starts up again and most of us, including the parish, get back to a regular routine, we desire to do the Lord’s will in our daily work and study and we strive to do our best.  Let us never forget to take time for regular prayer and Mass and seek to help one another to the best of our ability as Jesus would ask of us.

                         Sincerely in Christ,

                         Monsignor Joseph R. Giandurco


We thank Father for his priestly presence here each summer and we promise our prayers.           


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