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
living our pentecost
The main reason that Jesus shares his Spirit with us is so we can imitate his habitual forgiveness of sin. St. John the Evangelist clarifies this with Jesus’ own words: “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” For St. John, this means all his followers. Jesus’ instruction is not just for the leaders of the community; all Christians are expected, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to forgive the people around them.
St. Paul also says that everyone receives gifts from the Spirit to be used for the common good. His belief that the Spirit is free to give gifts to whomever the Spirit wishes and this is an echo of Jesus’ own refusal to deny God’s love to anyone, good or bad. Jesus often reminded his followers that God causes rain to fall on both the good and the bad.
Have a blessed summer and live your Pentecost daily.
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. 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
What is that new machine in the vestibule?? ANSWER
Aug 7, 14 & 21: Registration for Faith Formation Classes
Aug 21, 5 p.m.: Young Adult Group weekly bible study
Aug 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Parish Picnic
Aug 29, 7 p.m.: An Evening Prayer for Peace
Sep 4, 6 p.m.: Celebration of the Canonization of Blessed
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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.