Sacred Heart Mass Times
Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. (with Choir), 12:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. in Spanish; 6:00 p.m. (Hearts on Fire Contemporary Music Ensemble)
Saturday Mass: 9:00 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. (Vigil)
Weekday Mass: 7:00 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.
Holy Days: 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., & 7:00 p.m.
Confession: Monday & Friday: 11:15 a.m.; Saturday: 4:30-5:00 p.m.; Sunday in Spanish: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
TODAY'S MASS READINGS
Message from our Pastor
Bravery in front of a friend is a virtue that serves us well today but it is so difficult.
On the one hand, among acquaintances, as well as in the media, we often only hear spiteful, even damning criticism.
On the other hand, we become simply completely silent because we do not want to interfere with a friend’s business; we are afraid of confrontation.
Both attitudes are obviously inappropriate, both avoid direct contact with another in need. Shouldn’t there be a third way between loud reproachful gossip and fearful silence?
We read in the Bible how to deal with the proper criticism of a brother. St. Paul generally recommends compassion and encouragement, St. Matthew recommends that if your brother sins, talk to him in private, but if he does not listen to you, then take others, because everything has to be decided by the testimony of two or three witnesses, and if he does not listen even then tell the church.
Only in the third instance when we reference the church, is the appeal to the public added. This is much fairer and more obvious way for us when dignity and friendship may be at stake.
This is a form of bravery for we never know how another will react; a refusal or attack on us because of the shame or embarrassment they feel.
If we want our criticism to arrive correctly and pave the way for change, sometimes it may be that we must bravely speak out and perhaps some time, years later from the bottom of their heart they may finally say another rare word to us: "Thank you!"
Reminder: The gate will be down and cars can gain access by license plate scan/access card or by taking a ticket for validation. Free parking with either method is ONLY FREE on Wednesday evening from 5 pm until 8 pm and on Friday from 5pm until Sunday at 8pm. At all other times, the lot is available for paid parking only.
License Plate Scan/Access Card: Enter lot at Ralph McGill Blvd., approach gate, wait 1-2 seconds, gate opens automatically, proceed through gate. Exiting works that same way (approach, wait for read, gate opens, proceed). IMPORTANT NOTE: The license plate scan system does not always work. If your plate is not being read, either use the access card if you received one from the parish, or take a ticket and validate it in the vestibule. Use this Vehicle Registration Form to add your license plate to the database.
Ticket Validation Access: Enter lot at Ralph McGill Blvd., take parking ticket from box at gate, gate will open, proceed to parking lot. Before returning to your car, insert parking ticket into one of the validation boxes located in Church vestibule (insert only once). On exiting lot, insert validated ticket into box at exit gate. Gate will open.
ONE LAST THING: There is one Entrance to the parking lot - Ralph McGill Blvd. But there are two Exits - one onto Ralph McGill at the entry gate and one onto Peachtree Center Avenue along side Sacred Heart Way. The exit on Peachtree Center Avenue only works with the license plate scan or an access card, however. Those using a parking ticket must exit on Ralph McGill Blvd.
No matter your background, personal history, age, ethnicity, culture, marital status, self-image, esteem, past or present religious affiliation; We believe in a warm, friendly and diverse congregation, offering outreach and a variety of ministry services to our growing community. You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at The Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus.
NEWS & EVENTS
Hurricane Relief Donations
Nov 18-19: Daughters of Isabella Holiday Pecan Sale
Nov 19-Dec 3: Christmas giving tree in vestibule
Nov 22, 7:30 pm: Thanksgiving Spaghetti Supper
Dec 3, 11:00 am: Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Dear Friends of Sacred Heart,
At the recommendation of your Parish Council, I am publishing on this website an update to the Archbishop’s Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese. This update includes all the steps and initiatives that we at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have made to incorporate the Pastoral Plan into our programs and pastoral initiatives.
You may find it encouraging that many of the recommendations of the Plan were already a part of our current operation here at the Basilica. We have also revised some aspects of our Faith Formation program and are currently working on several areas of our communications with you, especially in the electronic media. As you can see, we also have some areas of growth that are in process and we value your assistance and volunteering to make them happen.
I welcome your comments, thoughts and suggestions as we continue together to grow our Basilica family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Edward J. Thein, Rector
Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan
Report on Implementation at Sacred Heart
The Basilica on of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was founded in 1880. The original church, known as Saints Peter and Paul, was a small wooden building located at the southwest corner of Marietta and Alexander Streets.
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