Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - Noon & 1:00 pm - 4:30 PM


Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm or by appointment 

Baptismal Preparation: Phone the Parish Office (802) 442-3141

Marriage: Contact a priest at least six months before the wedding date





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Mission Statement

The faith community of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales welcomes new visitors as well as old friends to join us in prayer and celebration. Please join us for Mass, in prayer and fellowship or as a guest at one of the church community’s many special events.


We are a warm, vibrant parish and are always happy to see new faces. If you are new to the Bennington area and are interested in becoming a member of the parish, please stop by the parish office or contact us for additional information. We are glad to have you with us. 


Feast of the Assumption Mass times
Tuesday August 14 at 5:30 pm
Wed. August 15 8 am and 12:15 pm 

Part-time Coordinator of  Catholic Youth Ministry and Evangelization


Totus Tuus

 Sacred Heart-Saint Francis de Sales Parish, (SHSF), hosted Totus Tuus from July 29-August 3. Over 80 young people participated. It was the largest in the Diocese and the 7th year that it was held in Bennington. Totus Tuus is a catechetical program designed to spread the Gospel to young people through a fun, summer camp atmosphere. While our day program for youth from first to eighth grade includes 'cookie breaks' and camp songs, it also offers children the opportunity to develop a life of prayer. Each day included Mass, the opportunity for Reconciliation, and a decade of the rosary, as well as prayers led by the four college-aged team members who head the program. In addition to the day program, Totus Tuus also includes a High School Night, held in the evenings for teens entering ninth through twelfth grade, as well as recent high school graduates. This program is less structured, but centers on talks which mold the curriculum of the day program into a witness format to inspire the teens in their faith. High School Night also includes one night devoted just to Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation, as well as another night just devoted for fun games. The team thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bennington, and appreciated the energy all of the participants brought to the week. We hope Totus Tuus was a fun and formative time for all who joined us and we look forward to returning next year!" Special thanks to the team which included two connected with the parish. Bethany Hojnowski is a parishioner at SHSF and Jack Lyons whose grandmother, Claire Lyons , is a parishioner at St. John. Local leadership  was Tammy Buckley, Mary Drew, Jessica O’Connell and Kathy Murphy.



Daily Readings

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Prv 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house,

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Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32

The word of the LORD came to me:

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Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63

The word of the LORD came to me:

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