Mission Statement: We the people of Sacred Heart Parish a community bound by faith in Jesus Christ strive to suppot each other in prayer and service. We are committed to welcome, to reach out and to bring the gospel to all. History Sacred Heart Parish has been a vibrant member of the Township of Bloomfield for over 125 years. Sacred Heart was founded when Bishop Michael A. Corrigan, Bishop of the then Diocese of Newark, named Father Joseph M. Nardiello Pastor of the newly formed parish in June of 1878, that year. Farther Nardiello opened the first church building on Bloomfield Avenue and Liberty Street in November that year. The first pastor also built the first school building, now known as Nardiello Hall which serves as the parish hall. Father Nardiello was instrumental in the purchase of the site which in now Mt. Olivet cemetery. In 1892, he oversaw construction of the current church building on Broad and Liberty Street. For a cornerstone Father Nardiello obtained a stone from Capernaum, where Jesus performed several healing miracles. In 1915, Father Nardiello died. The memory of the parishs founder was not forgotten. A life size statue of Father Nardiello was erected on the Liberty Street side of the church building in 1917. The inscription reads, The Rev. Joseph M. Nardiello, M.R., Founder of this Parish, June 21, 1878, Died March 25, 1915, Beloved of God and Man, Whose Memory is a Benediction.