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Sacred Heart Plain Ville is made up of individuals from all walks of life who gather together in various locations. Our leader is Jesus, our aid is the Holy Spirit and our focus is the fantastic mission.


Call the parish office for marriage preparation at least six months prior to intended wedding date.


Call the parish office to arrange for baptism of an infant at least two weeks in advance of the desired date.

Anointing Of The Sick

Please call the parish office if someone is housebound, hospitalized, or in need of a pastoral visit.




5:00-5:45pm Saturdays at Sacred Heart, Plainville
7:30-8:15am Sundays at St. Thomas, Stockton


Sacred Heart Mass Schedule

Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
(Also: Sunday at 8:30 at St. Thomas, Stockton)

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Glass Garage Doors

Glass garage doors: the pros and cons
While garage doors were traditionally for keeping our garages and homes in
general safe, they are recently being viewed as a way to add the aesthetic
value of our homes. With this new functionality, many garage door trends
have been emerging in the recent past.
Glass garage doors are one of the emerging trends. They are considered
classy and elegant and many homeowners are considering this option for
their garage doors. If you are looking to install a new garage door for
your home, or perhaps you are in the process of building your own, there’s
no doubt that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to garage doors.
There are so many different styles and materials out there.
Should you consider glass garage doors? I hope this article helps you
answer that question.

The good…
Aesthetic value
As mentioned earlier, glass garage doors are classy. This property alone
adds to the aesthetic value of your home. They look good, even from far.
With glass garage doors, you can be sure that your home is ones of the most
stylish there are. If and when you consider to sell your home, the glass
garage doors will certainly add to the value of the whole house.

Natural light
The garage is often, one of the darkest places in your home. Glass garage
doors allow more natural light into your garage door. This means that you
will not have to spend too much money lighting up your garage. If you use
your garage as a working space as well, having glass garage doors could be
a bonus.

Low maintenance
Garage doors made from materials such as steel are prone to rust. This is
not the case when it comes to glass garage doors. Glass does not rust and
will, therefore, be quite easy to maintain as compared to other materials.
They do not require constant lubrication. Some buff now and again is all
you will need to have them look as good as new.

The bad…
An important feature of garage doors is that they need to be properly
insulated. Glass garage doors are a bit energy inefficient. Just like
garage doors made from other materials, glass garage doors come insulated.
However, they are not as efficient as the others. This will take a toll on
your energy bills.

The biggest disadvantage of having glass garage doors is the inability to
provide you privacy. Anyone passing by your home can have a look at what’s
stored in your garage. With glass garage doors, you will be limited to a
minimum amount of valuable items you can store in your garage. If you
particularly live in an unsafe location, this could be an open invitation
to thieves.

You will certainly want to ensure your home is safe and secure. The garage
is an easy way people could access your home, and for this reason, garage
doors need to be sturdy enough to keep intruders away. Althouh there are
different types of glass, some of which are really strong, glass garage
door may not provide as much security as compared to other materials. A garage door repair company can tell you more about the kinds of glass available for these unique doors. They
can be quite easy to break into.You can, however, consider investing in
some really high-quality glass doors, but then again, with that comes added

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The Pros and Cons of Wooden Garage Doors
If you are in the search for a garage door or are looking to replace your
current one, then one of the choices you have to make is what material to
use. Wood has been used for many years to make garage doors. It’s longevity
and visual appeal has made it continue being a favorite among homeowners.
When chosen rightly and with the right design, wooden garage doors can add
appeal to the look of your front entrance. However, like any other
material, wood has its pros and cons. Before settling for it, you have to
weigh them and see if its worth it. This article is written to help you
with that. We’ve intervied several garage door repair professionals to help with this list!

Pros of wooden garage doors

Aesthetic appeal
Wood is a beautiful material, and as I mentioned above, it can enhance your
entrance’s visual appeal. Unlike metal doors which are mostly just plain,
wooden garage doors have a unique look and a certain charm and elegance.
Having wooden garage doors will also increase the value of your home.
One of the great things about using wood for your garage doors is that you
can customize them as much as you would wish. From the choice of material
(plywood, cedar, redwood, e.t.c) to the color and design of your doors,
wood allows you to have garage doors that are just what you want. Wood is
also very versatile and this makes it quite easy to fit it for garage doors
that are not the standard size.
Unlike metal doors, wooden garage doors and resistant to dents and dings.
With these doors, you will not have to worry about kids playing in your
driveway and denting your garage doors with balls. Timber doors are tough
and are able to withstand high pressures.

Cons of wooden garage doors
High maintenance
Wood garage doors require high maintenance, unlike garage doors made from
other materials. You have to constantly ensure that the doors have a
weatherproof coating. Years of weather effect on the doors will make them
lose their appeal. You will also have to check for rot.
As compared to garage doors made from other materials, wood can be a bit
pricey. The available customizations will also cause your bills to rise.
The more the customization on your doors the higher the price.
Poor insulation
If you are concerned about the energy efficiency in your house, then wood
may not be the best for you. Although it provides some insulation, other
materials are better insulators. Take steel for example. Extra insulation
can be sandwiched between two layers of steel. Wood, however, is compact
and therefore limits one from adding extra insulation.

So, is a wooden garage door what you need for your home? If you are looking
for something that blends in with your exterior home décor, then this would
be a great option for you. With wood, you can get your garage doors to look
however you want. If you are working on a tight budget, then, you may have
to consider garage door made from other materials.

A Guide to Booking Your Church Wedding Ceremony

In case, if you are looking forward to getting married in a church but unaware of the procedures that are to be followed, we are listing the things that you have to know. We hope this article will answer the major part of your queries.

Church Wedding Ceremony

Being a part of that parish:

In case if you wish to book a particular church for your wedding, you are free to book it even if you do not belong to that church. As long as you belong to this faith you need not be a part of that parish to get married there. You have to give details about your parish, your whereabouts and a letter from your parish priest. That is all you want.

Your faith and church wedding:

Being religious is good. However, as far as marriage is concerned, the church doesn’t want to measure your faith. They only want you to follow and respect the faith. That is why churches recommend for a Catechism class that prepares you for your marital life with the virtues that are based on the Catholic faith. Both the bride and the groom are expected to have completed it before the wedding. They can do it together or individually.

Time to book:

You have to give the church at least a couple of months time to prepare for the wedding. The church needs three mandatory weeks, and at the end of the week. They read the banns of the wedding, just to make sure that the parishioners of the church aren’t objecting the wedding. Apart from that that there are other procedures that ought to be completed on both sides and there mustn’t be any other wedding taking place at that time. So book a wedding well in advance.

Wedding differ depending on the church:

The wedding procedure and the process can vary a bit depending on the type of church that you choose. If it is a Catholic church, the regulations are a bit straight and stringent. They cannot be bent or broken. But in case if it is a church that belongs to a different Christian Brotherhood, but they are a bit easy on you.

Regarding your reception plans:

In case if you are planning a reception, which you will for sure, you cannot do it as a part of the wedding ceremony. You are supposed to do it elsewhere. However if the church has a hall and their rules let you use it for the purpose of your wedding reception, then you can very well use it.

Legal requirement:

Last but not the least, certain legal requirements have to be fulfilled in order to make yourself eligible for a church wedding. They are simple but not optional. Your age and the uninfluenced consent of the bride and the groom are mandatory. Though it a church wedding, apart from the church regulations, you are expected to follow the law of the land as far as marriage is concerned. Laws differ, but almost all the nations around the world require registration of your marriage to make it a legally valid one.


Is every Catholic Church a Parish?

Not all churches are called a parish. As far as the church hierarchy is concerned, the least ones are known as the sub-parish, and one parish heads a couple of sub-parishes. Every city of a particular state has a diocese, and parishes and the sub-parishes governed by them are all a part of that diocese. That quite answers your question.  So all we now have to know is the difference that the churches have between them.

Is every Catholic Church a Parish?

Sunday mass celebration:

The first preference for a Sunday mass is always given to the parish. If the parish priest can allocate time to celebrate mass in the sub-parish as well, then the sub-parish will have the celebration as well. If not, there are two options. The parishioners can either visit the parish for mass or can celebrate mass the previous evening. An evening mass on Saturday is considered equivalent to that of a Sunday mass. Most sub-parishes will have the mass celebration almost all Saturdays.

Holy Eucharistic Adoration:

The presence of the Holy Eucharist and the display of the tabernacle are usually found in the main parish. However, a tabernacle is present in every church except for if it is a small chapel or if the sub-parish is too small. Chapels are small places of adoration. Since the Holy Mass is not celebrated on a regular basis is places, as this the tabernacle is not found here.

Duties of the parish priest:

The priest of the parish can see no difference between a parish and a sub-parish. Sun-parishes came only to help people visit the church on a regular basis, and a parish was governing two or three small church so that too much of decentralised authority doesn’t exist. So a priest cannot show differences or treat his parishioners differently. But as far as his responsibilities are concerned a parish priest will have more task to accomplish in his parish, and he resides in a bungalow that is close to or inside the parish compound.

Special Events:

During big celebrations in the church, parishioners are required to collect themselves and come to the parish to take part in the celebration. On special occasions like Christmas, Easter and other celebrations it might not be possible for the priest to have multiple celebrations. So if the churches are located close by, which in most cases they are, can come together to host the event.

Cathedral – The Diocesan Church:

All these churches that are a part of the city come under the governance of one church which is called the cathedral. The bishop is the head of the district council of churches and is the head priest of the diocesan church.



We look forward to welcoming you your family & friends this weekend!