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 does a baby in the manger mean? It is a small symbol of a child that grows, that will become a unique and unrepeatable person in history. The mystery of our redemption begins this way, as a child. Our faith also is still small: We believe little, we hope little but love inspires us from the manger.
Let's live Christmas by Mary's side to discover - like her – what is most important of the Christmas mystery.
Christmas means that Christ must be born in you. He needs to be in the world looking like you - your face, your hands, your will. He needs to transform the world in something truly beautiful, more human, more just.
We cannot limit ourselves to "celebrate" Christmas. We must build it helping Christ be born in today's world.
Have a blessed celebration with your Basilica family. May God bless you!
¿Qué significa un niño en una pesebre? Es un pequeño signo de una vida que crece, que llegará a ser un hombre único e irrepetible en la historia. El misterio amable de nuestra redención comienza así, como un niño. También nuestra fe es todavía pequeña: Creemos poco, esperamos poco pero el amor nos ilumina desde el pesebre.
Vivamos esta navidad al lado de María para descubrir como ella lo más grande del misterio de Navidad.
Navidad quiere decir que Cristo debe nacer dentro de ti. Necesita presentarse al mundo con tu cara, tus manos, tu voluntad. Necesita transformar al mundo en algo verdaderamente hermoso, más humano, más justo.
No podemos limitarnos a "celebrar" la Navidad. Tenemos que construirla haciendo nacer a Cristo en el mundo de hoy.
Feliz Navidad en la celebración con su familia de la Basílica. ¡Que Dios te bendiga!
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
Jan 21: Night Shelter Volunteer Night
Feb 3-4: Blessing of Throats
Feb 10, 6:30 pm: Mardi Gras Party
Feb 14: Ash Wednesday
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.