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

(845)357-0035

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                  Pastor:  Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Giandurco

                  Parochial Vicars: Rev. Michael Moon

                                                Rev. Robert Ginel

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A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Parishioners,

    Today we come to the last Sunday of the Churchís calendar year and we celebrate the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  We are called to reflect upon the truth that Christ will return in glory at the end of time to reign over all creation as King for all eternity.  In fact, the Trinity even now reigns supreme over the entire universe, but human beings especially are slow to realize the same.  Perhaps because the Trinity is unseen at the present time or perhaps because evil is still at work in the world, people forget of Godís presence.  As Catholic Christians, we have to know that Jesus conquered sin and death and brought new and everlasting life to the world, but He gives all people the choice between His ways and evil ways, between good and bad, between life and death.  If we hold on to His words, follow in His ways and believe in His love and grace, we will live with Him forever.

   Ordinary time stretches on until next weekend when Advent will begin.  It is fitting that the American secular observance of Thanksgiving falls in this last week of the Church year.  It canít hurt to be reminded that the word Eucharist means Thanksgiving and that the sacrament of the Eucharist is truly the source and summit of our Catholic faith.  Of all the terms used to refer to the sacrament of Christís real presence, the word Eucharist reminds us that we should be thankful to God for His love and presence.  The fact that God promised to be always with us in His Son Jesus, and that the Eucharist brings about that promise in a tangible way is a cause for joy and gratitude.

   As the Church year winds down only to start up again in Advent, let us remember the call of Jesus to turn away from sin and allow His grace to fill our hearts and keep us close to Him forever.

   Thanksgiving day is a beautiful time to come together as Catholics and as Americans to give thanks for our faith, our country, our loved ones and all of Godís blessings.  It is a wonderful tradition made even more wonderful by the sacrament of Thanksgiving, the Eucharist.

                        Sincerely in Christ,  

                        Monsignor Joseph R. Giandurco

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