Sacred Heart Parish October Activities

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Blessing of the Animals:
Sacred Heart parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of the Animals on October 1 at 1 p.m. in the prayer garden on the Sacred Heart campus between the church and Fr. Ted Hall. There is no fee, but the Youth Ministry members will be collecting dry and canned pet foods as well as new pet toys, blankets, and towels to be donated to area animal shelters and agencies that assist pet owners. All pets need to be on a leash or in a pet carrier for the safety of all animals and people.

Living Rosary:
In the Catholic tradition, the month of October is dedicated to praying the rosary. On October 23 at 6 p.m. individuals and families are invited to a Candlelight Rosary Prayer Service facilitated by the Knights of Columbus, and Religious Education students. Refreshments in Fr. Ted Hall will follow the rosary.

Youth Ministry:
The Youth Ministry will be assisting Fr. Keough with the pet collection on October 1 which will be donated to Suffield Community Aid. Pet foods, treats and toys may be dropped off between 1 to 2:30 p.m. on that day. For more information contact Hannah Grigoriou or Sophie Boulay at

Book Club:
On October 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a Book Club meeting to discuss the book Sea Of Tranquility by Emily St. John. The meeting will take place in Fr. Ted Hall.

Bible Study Group:
All are welcome to attend the meeting of the Bible Study Group on all Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. Ted Hall.

Bingo returns to Sacred Heart Parish on October 14 in Fr. Ted Hall. The doors will open at 6pm and the games begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Sacred Heart Parish Scholarship Fund. Prizes include cash, gift cards, and gift baskets. Pizza will be on sale and you can bring your own snacks and drinks. Tickets are $20 for four cards. For more information contact the event coordinator, Frances Flynn at 860-324-8395.

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