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,

    Last week, in the Pastor’s Notes, I forgot to mention one major repair going on right now.  I forgot to write about the renovations to the organ in church.  Just before the 5:30pm Mass last Saturday, I found out we had to close the balcony in church because of the many boxes of equipment to fix the organ and I realized that I should I have written about it.

   The organ is really a priceless 100 year old gem in our church which is why it is so pricey to renovate.  We are blessed to have such a fine musical instrument in our church, just as we are blessed to have the skills of Mary Peden, our music coordinator in the parish, and Jeremy Wall, both talented organists.

   Indeed, we are fortunate to have many fantastic musicians and choir members.  I am so very grateful to one and all for the wonderful way in which all of our musicians help us to raise our minds and hearts and voices to God in praise and thanksgiving.

   As I indicated above, the organ renovation (which is substantial but only partial) is quite expensive, but one of our dear departed parishioners who loved the organ and the music here left a bequest of $10,000.00 for the organ repair.  Once others found out about the need, they contributed sizable amounts, and even the disbanding Sacred Heart players made a generous contribution with their remaining funds.  With all of this generosity evident in our parish, I am certain the Lord is watching over us and guiding us in doing His work right here in our midst.

   As I mentioned last week, there are other projects taking place here this summer as well as the usual work and maintenance that needs to be done.  Fortunately, we have received a second larger bequest from another deceased parishioner to help with all these other repairs.  (By the way, the weather is not cooperating for the convent roof repair and the parking lot will be somewhat disrupted a while longer.)   I am serious when I say that God provides for our needs, often through the goodness of His people.

                         Sincerely in Christ,

                         Monsignor Joseph R. Giandurco


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