Good News From the Apostles 

There are many exciting things happening in our vibrant and growing congregation! We’ve included all the latest news and our most recent publications here. Visit our News page often to stay updated.

Published: October 22, 2021

Get into the Christmas spirit at the 43rd annual Holly Berry Festival juried craft fair November 19 and November 20 at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.

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Published: 10/02/2021

Forgive others even if they have wronged us. Otherwise, our family life will no longer be a place of understanding, support and encouragement, but rather one of constant tension and mutual criticism. (cf. Amoris Laetitia, 108)

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Published: September 3, 2021

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus received a $500 donation from the Knights of Columbus Divine Mercy Council #14664 in Hamden to help support a young woman entering the Congregation from Ireland this fall as a postulant.

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Published: August 6, 2021

Sr. Justine Reina Praxedes, ASCJ, professed first vows as an Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on July 31, 2021, at Mount Sacred Heart in Hamden. 

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Published: July 22, 2021

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrated the anniversary of religious profession for 16 Sisters, including those whose jubilees occurred in 2020 and were not publicly celebrated. 

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Published: July 12, 2021

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Hamden Rotary Club in support of their ongoing efforts to help feed the homeless and hungry.

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Published: June 10, 2021

We invite you to join us for a livestream Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of our Congregation’s major feast days.

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Published: June 2, 2021

During this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray that you will come to know ever more deeply God’s unconditional and merciful love!

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Published: April 26, 2021

Sr. Adrianne DiLonardo has worn many hats throughout her 68 years as a professed Apostle. She served as a teacher, a school administrator, a member of the formation team, and as the Provincial Superior of the United States Province. Whether ministering to students or sister Apostles, she made a lasting impression on all those she served.

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Published: March 17, 2021

Dozens of homemade cookies baked by Sisters at the Provincialate in Hamden, Connecticut were delivered to members of the Hamden Police and Fire Departments in gratitude for their tireless service and dedication to the community.

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Published: March 8, 2021

March 10 is the annual Apostle Day of Giving in honor of Blessed Clelia's birthday. To learn more about this special fundraiser, please visit our Day of Giving page.

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Published: February 22, 2021

We invite you to journey with us to the foot of the cross this Lent. Over the next six weeks, we will share short Lenten reflections from our Sisters based on weekly Gospel readings. Let us pray and grow together through this holy season.

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Published: January 12, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of a new page on our website called Sisters Speak.

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Published: December 30, 2020

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recently announced the appointment of Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D., a Provincial Councilor for the Mary Queen of Apostles Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to its Board of Directors. 

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Published: December 24, 2020

Join us virtually at Mount Sacred Heart Chapel to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

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Published: December 14, 2020

A Mass of Appreciation was offered Sunday, December 13, for all benefactors and volunteers of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

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Published: December 3, 2020

Week 4: Trust in God’s Love!
By Sr. Rosemary Buttice, ASCJ

Do not be afraid, Mary. Do not be afraid, Joseph. Having heard these words in separate angelic manifestations, Mary and Joseph individually uttered their courageous “Yes” to God.

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Published: November 2020

Our annual Holly Berry Festival is going virtual this year as the 12 Days of Holly Berry from November 10 through 21.

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Published: October 7, 2020

A beautiful shrine dedicated to Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was installed at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, New York, where Sr. Cora Lombardo, ASCJ, serves as Director of Religious Education.

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Published: September 2020

Our foundress, Blessed Clelia Merloni, was a woman of many virtues. 

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Published: September 2020

The Catholic Compass magazine of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee published an in-depth feature story about our very own Sr. Margaret Ann Calcutta in its September/October edition. Sr. Margaret Ann is the Director of the Morning Star Program for students with learning challenges and special needs at St. John the Evangelist School. 

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Published: September 2020

Meet Sr. Colleen Mattingly, our new Vocations Director! 

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Published: September 2020

Sr. Jerilyn Hunihan, a chaplain at Hartford Correctional Center, was invited to speak at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University on September 22, 2020, as part of their lecture series.

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Published: August 2020

The Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus welcomed Sr. Allison Zink into the Novitiate on July 31.

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Published: August 10, 2020

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus joyfully celebrated the Perpetual Profession of three Sisters on August 1 and the renewal of vows of four Sisters on July 31 at the Provincialate in Hamden, Conn.

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