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.

Jubliee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites everyone to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a time to meditate upon and more actively respond to the infinite mercy of God, which he offers to every soul through His Son, Jesus Christ. For more information on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, please visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia website.

Rev. James C. Otto


Mass Schedule

Masses are in the church unless otherwise noted.
Saturday Vigil Mass
4:15 pm
Sunday Masses
8:00 am · 11:30 am
4:00 pm (Spanish)
Holyday Vigil Mass
7:00 pm
Holyday Masses
7:00 am · 12:00 noon · 7:00 pm
Monday to Friday Masses
7:00 am
Weekday Masses are in the chapel.
Saturday Mass
8:00 am
Saturday morning Mass is in the chapel.
Complete Service Schedule
  • 29 Oct - 02 Nov
  • 02 Nov - 06 Nov
  • 06 Nov - 09 Nov