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
What is the Paschal event? Allow me to explain. The Jewish feast celebrated annually at God's
command to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the bondage of Egypt was
called Pesach. The Pasch is loving self-sacrifice; Christ’s shedding of His blood on the cross for our
sins. The distinguishing mark for the Christian Pasch is self-forgetful love.
This is because every Christian is another Christ, and the distinguishing mark of Christ was his love.
For Christ, love is not feelings; it is not noble desires; love is self-giving.
If we want to be his faithful followers, if we want to live as the members of God's family that we are, we must strive to follow his example. He has told us: "If I have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet."
When we receive Holy Communion, our Lord will renew his commitment to us. He will wash our feet,
cleanse our hearts and minds, and fill us with his strength.
And how will we respond? Why not promise Christ that we will wash another person's feet?
by visiting a relative who is sick or dying.
by inviting someone who has fallen away from the Church to come to one of our liturgies.
by starting a reconciliation with someone you haven't forgiven.
Is there anything that would please our Lord more?
NEW PARKING PROCEDURE Update
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 License Plate Validation 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
Oct 22, 2 pm: AIDS Walk Atlanta
Oct 29, 11 am: Knights of Columbus Fifth Sunday Rosary
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.
There are many opportunities at Sacred Heart to get involved in your church and community. Please visit our volunteer ministry page and reach out to the contact for the ministry that calls you.
As Christians, we are obligated to take responsibility for managing the resources that God has so abundantly shared with us here are several ways that you can financially support your parish.