• The Basilica 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, twelve blocks west of the present location. When the area became too commercial, parishioners made plans to purchase a new site and build a church "at some distance from the business district." In 1897, an Atlanta architect, W. T. Downing, was commissioned to design the new church. In keeping with the then popular devotion to the Sacred Heart, the name of the church was changed to "The Sacred Heart of Jesus." The architectural style is basically French Romanesque, with some variations and additions.
On May 13, 1976, the Church of the Sacred Heart was entered in the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of its "artistically significant architecture." On February 22, 2010, Sacred Heart was elevated to the dignity of minor basilica by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and is now known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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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.
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays immediately after the 12:10 p.m. Mass until 1:45 p.m.
353 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GE 30308-3217 • +1(404)522-6800