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Sacred Heart Shrine at 5337 Genesee Street, Bowmansville, NY 14026-1098 US - Home

WELCOME TO SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHURCH AND DIOCESAN SHRINE

Bowmansville, New York 14026



 

 OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish Community in Bowmansville, NY.  We are a family of faith gathered in the name of Christ the Lord, united in the grace of the Holy Spirit and celebrating our heavenly Father's love. You enter this church not as a stranger, but as a guest of God. He is your heavenly Father. Come then, with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into His presence, offering Him your love and service. Be grateful to those who in the name of Jesus Christ built this place of worship, and to all who have beautified it and hallowed it with their prayers and praise. Ask God's blessings on those who love this house of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and may that blessing rest on you, both on your going out and coming in. 

Make sure to click on our news link at the upper left for the latest news and information.

We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates.

Weekly Masses:  Weekdays- Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.  &   Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. or on request- please call the Rectory Office.

Baptisms, Weddings, Anointing of the Sick and Funerals: It is best to contact the Rectory for appropriate consideration. 

Rectory Office Hours: Parish Rectory Office hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Office is closed on Wednesdays.  

Society Meetings:
Altar and Rosary - First Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Name - Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Legion of Mary - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
Parish Youth Group (CYO) every other Sunday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 



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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected Pope.

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In the Know with Father Joe
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First Positive Conclusions Regarding The Holy See Report For The Convention Against Torture
The Committee for the Convention Against Torture (CAT) has released an advance unedited version of its Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of the Holy See. These Observations recognise that the Holy See has made many serious and substantial reforms on its procedures that further ...

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