New to Catholicism

The glory of God is a human being fully alive.  St Irenaus


Please join us for Mass, a retreat, prayer group, bible study or a class. 



Contact  Chrissy for more information.

Interim Parish Administrator: Deacon Joseph  Cechnicki  - (607) 652-7170 ext. 101

Parish Secretary:
Chrissy Blanck– (607) 652-7170 ext. 102


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

This is a class meant for anyone who wants to know more about the Catholic Church or for those who missed a sacrament when they were younger like confirmation or baptism.  It usually starts in September and ends at Eastertime but can go all year through. Just because you attend does not mean that you have to become Catholic but once you begin to understand the truths of the Church, you may feel the tug to take that leap and become Catholic.  If you are not quite ready, take your time and listen to God’s call.  He’ll lead you where He wants you to be on His time.








On Line Resources 

Word on Fire  Proclaiming Christ in the Culture  

The site has hundreds of free articles and videos available explaining the faith.

Founder, Bishop Robert Barron is the host of CATHOLICISM, an award-winning film, taking you on a journey around the world and deep into the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic faith.


View Highlights of the Catholicism Series

  This series is available for sale at

Sacred Heart Parish has the DVD series available. Please contact the parish office to borrow the series.


Sample of the CATHOLICISM Series - Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church : 


The Primacy of Grace - Homily by Bishop Robert Barron August 2, 2020


Friends, from Genesis to Revelation, Scripture begins and ends on the principle of the primacy of grace. In the Christian religion, there is no such thing as "conditional love." Rather, God gives freely, and it is our task to accept it. "All who are thirsty, come to the water!" And what is the water, but that which symbolizes divine life and ultimate joy?

The Search      COMING SOON!

Are you young and searching?  Maybe you're not so young and still searching. Wherever you are in life, this series explores the deepest questions of the human heart-

Why am I here?

What’s life all about?

What happens when we die?




Sacred Scripture

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 16-17

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Bible is read from the heart of the Church, in light of the Church’s Liturgy and living Tradition. In this way, they help people experience the heart-to-heart encounter that Jesus’ disciples experienced on that first Easter night, when they knew Him in the breaking of the bread: "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us…while He opened to us the Scriptures?" (see Luke 24:13-37)

Catholic Productions

There's a lot to check out here so get comfortable and dive in...

Catholic Productions provides recorded Bible studies, from short lectures to seminary classes, rich in content, and given by some of the greatest Catholic scholars of our lifetime helping people return to or move further along their spiritual life towards Jesus Christ, who beckons us all to draw near.




Dr. Brant Pitre on Love your Neighbor.... and Your Enemies


For Free Blog


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Understanding the Bible 


Spiritual Healing

We live in an age that does not know how to recognize and reconcile its woundedness. This explains why we lash out at others, why we seek false substitutes for God such as excesses of power, wealth, pleasure and honor.  If we want to deepen our spiritual life, we must discern our wounds, asking Christ to name them and heal them. It’s the only path to freedom and the redemption of our personality.









This episode of The Burrowshire Podcast explains spiritual woundedness and the path to healing through the Church.

Every week for the past twenty years folks have shared their journey  into the Catholic Church from many faith traditions and no faith at all. They come with great enthusiasm and commitment to follow Jesus Christ wherever He leads, even if this means coming out of their previously comfortable and familiar spiritual surroundings into the fullness of the Catholic Church. Many of them come with great gifts for ministry, including years of training and experience, along with information and ideas for authentic Church renewal.


Conversion Stories


Michael Davis, former Baptist minister 



Brandon Vought, former Evangelical 

Leah Libresco Sargeant former atheist