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: 11:30 a.m.; Saturday: 4:30-5:00 p.m.; Sunday in Spanish: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays immediately after the 12:10 p.m. Mass until 1:45 p.m.
TODAY'S MASS READINGS
If Christ died for our sins, why is Easter important?
Our faith spends much time on the Passion of the Lord, but it is in the Easter event that the merits of Christ really flow forth upon our church. The Early Christian community saw Easter as so important that they fundamentally shifted from the practice of the observance of the Sabbath (Saturday) to the Easter celebration of the first day of the week (Sunday) for their worship. Jesus’ Resurrectional greeting of peace (Shalom) to his disciples was the conventional Jewish salutation, but it took on an added significance; peace and joy were signals of the messianic era begun in Jesus. St. John in His Gospel establishes the continuity between the earthly, crucified Lord and the risen Christ. Jesus’ wounds were clearly evident. Transformed and glorified, he was, nevertheless, the same Lord. In the story of the apostle, Thomas, we reflect on the place of doubt in our life of faith. Thomas questioned and was reluctant to profess his faith without proof? Thomas, like us, was called to a faith that did not demand proof. Like us, Thomas accepted Jesus’ challenge: “Believe.” His profession of faith is ours as well: “My Lord (Kyrios) and My God (Theos).” Amen, so be it.
Si Cristo murió por nuestros pecados, ¿por qué es la Pascua importante?
Nuestra fe está enfocada en la pasión del Señor, pero los méritos de Cristo en su Pascua realmente se adelantaron a nuestra iglesia. La primera comunidad cristiana vio la Pascua tan importante que cambiaron fundamentalmente de la práctica de la observancia del “Sabbath” (Sábado) a la celebración de la Pascua el primer día de la semana (Domingo) para su adoración. En el saludo de la Resurrección, Jesús da su paz (Shalom) a sus discípulos. Era el saludo judío convencional, pero tomó una mayor relevancia; la paz y la alegría eran señales de la era mesiánica en Jesús. San Juan en su evangelio establece la continuidad entre el Señor terrenal, crucificado y resucitado. Las heridas de Jesús eran claramente evidentes. Transformado y glorificado, él era, sin embargo, el mismo Señor. En la historia del Apóstol, Tomás, como nosotros, fue llamado a una fe que no exigió la prueba. Como nosotros, Tomás aceptó el desafío de Jesús: "Cree" Su profesión de fe es nuestra, así: — mi Señor (Kyrios) y Dios (Theos). Amén, que así sea.
NEW PARKING PROCEDURE Update
Reminder: The gate will be down and cars can gain access by license plate scan 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. The parking lot management will have staff on hand for the Masses this weekend to facilitate the process and keep things running smoothly. A number of parishioners have already been using the new system, both ticket validation and license scan, and things have been working well.
License Plate Scan Access: 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: Most, but not all, license plate registrations have been entered into the scan system. If your plate is not being read, just take a ticket and validate it in the vestibule. We hope to have all in order shortly and ask your patience. 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. Having and using two exits can keep things moving smoothly and quickly.
We have had wonderful assistance and enthusiasm regarding our new process and feel confident that Sacred Heart parishioners can make this work. Thanks to all for such great cooperation and help.
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
May 7, 9am: First Saturday Mass and Rosary
May 15: Pentecost Sunday. Wear red to Mass.
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.
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