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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Monday, December 15 Ė 4:00 to 8:00pm

Reconciliation Monday

(Penance Service at 7:30pm)

 Saturday, December 20 Ė 3:00 to 5:00pm

Tuesday, December 23rd   Ė 12:00 Noon


Dear Parishioners,

    As the season of Advent progresses, I simply want to give you an update on a few things which are happening or have happened recently in our parish.

   This weekend we take up the collection for retired men and women religious in the Archdiocese of New York.  Our parish and parishes throughout the Archdiocese usually respond generously to this collection because we realize how much these dedicated sisters and brothers have given up throughout their lives and we want to give something back to them.  It is a wonderful time of year to do this.

   Actually, our parishioners always respond generously to all different kinds of appeals.  We are in the midst of our Christmas food and gift drive to benefit those who are in need.  Our Thanksgiving food drive went very well, as Iím sure the Christmas drive will, with another Feeding Our Neighbors effort to start in late January.  There are people with great needs all around us and we continue to do our very best to help as we are able.

   As always, I am in awe at how our parishioners support our parish needs as well.  As you know from the recent Pastorís Annual Report, our expenses are hefty but so are our donations.  In order to keep everything running smoothly, we need a steady flow of contributions, which we have.  The parish relies on all of the generosity, especially for collections like those of Christmas and Easter, and the staff and I continue to look for new means of fundraising.  We may have a problem in putting on a Festival this year, primarily due to scheduling, but we are looking into other ways.  We actually just tried an Art Auction, which went well but did not leave the parish with much profit (less than one thousand dollars).  Not too many people were interested.  We are looking for worthwhile events.

    As I have mentioned before, we do everything to offer the sacraments, the teaching and the charity of Christís body, the Church, to all.

   May our Advent be a time of joy and thankfulness at the coming of Christ.   

                        Sincerely in Christ,

                        Monsignor Joseph R. Giandurco



 Pastorís Annual Report


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