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The history of Sacred Heart Parish is meshed with the immigrants who poured through the gates of Ellis Island and the ports of Camden and Philadelphia during the late 1800's. These pioneer parishioners found their way to a poor waterfront community known as Southwark and demonstrated their values in faith and education by actually digging the cellar for Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and this has remained the cornerstone for over a century to the families in the area for spiritual growth.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church attends to many of the needs of the families who keep the spirit of Catholic tradition alive and strong and filled with dedication. We welcome all to come and worship with us.

Rev. Michael J. Sheehan

Rev. Michael J. Sheehan
1936 - 2019

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish mourns the loss of its former pastor, Rev. Michael J. Sheenan. Father Sheenan was ordained on May 16, 1964. He was assigned to our parish as an Assistant Pastor in September 1989 and was appointed Pastor on March 23, 1990. He remained at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish until his retirement in June 2010.

Many renovations and restorations, including the installation of the chapel, were completed during Father Mike’s tenure as pastor. He was a staunch advocate of Sacred Heart School and oversaw its being accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools in 1994. His passion for Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and School will never be forgotten.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the spring at his first parish assignment, Christ the King.

Rev. James C. Otto

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Mass Schedule

Masses are in the church unless otherwise noted.
Saturday Vigil Mass
4:15 pm
Sunday Masses
8:00 am · 9:15 am (Spanish) · 11:30 am
Holyday Vigil Mass
7:00 pm
Holyday Masses
7:00 am · 12:00 noon
Monday to Friday Masses
7:00 am
The Weekday Masses are in the chapel.
Saturday Mass
8:00 am
The Saturday morning Mass is in the chapel.
Complete Service Schedule
  • 24 Feb 2019
    PREP Classes 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    PREP Classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. PREP Classes are also held on Sundays from 9:30 am

  • 24 Feb 2019
    Family Mass 11:30 AM

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Care Givers Support Group 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    The Care Givers Support Group seeks to meet the needs of care givers dealing with taking care of loved ones (or a deceased loved one) diagnosed with a life-threating illness. For more informtion, please

  • 24 Feb - 25 Feb
  • 26 Feb - 01 Mar
  • 02 Mar - 03 Mar