Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Griffin, Georgia

Father Dennis Juan PastorWelcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Community. The Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish family extends a warm welcome to all new parishioners and invites all members of our faith community to a deeper sense of belonging to our faith community.

Our identity as a people of God is rooted in our shared belief in God as Our Father and Jesus Christ as Lord to us all. We desire to be a community of brothers and sisters for one another, united by the Holy Spirit, and our call to live the Lord's presence in our daily lives. We pray that we shall be united in our vision as a believing, praying and caring community.

We pray to the Holy Spirit in guiding us to the ministry that we are called to serve, to become active believers by works of faith in our parish. We seek a deeper spiritual formation in our Christian life, recognizing and sharing our particular gifts and talents with the community. We especially encourage you to experience more completely a sense of belonging and to share more fully the gift of yourself in thanksgiving to the Lord for your call to minister to others, as we continue our faith journey with Christ, our brothers and sisters.

God's graces and blessing be with you all.Deacon Ken Bishop

Your brother in Christ,
Fr. Dennis R. Juan, Deacon Felix Marrero

Welcome To Our Parish

The first Mass in Griffin took place in 1879 with five Catholics in attendance. Visiting priests periodically ministered to the spiritual needs of the people.

On May 2, 1910, the Sacred Heart Church was dedicated on North Hill Street as a mission in Griffin. The pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Athens served Griffin as one of his missions. And Plans for a new church on MacArthur Drive were begun in 1980. It was more than a 100 years after the arrival of the Catholics, a new church was dedicated by Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan. On December 18, 1982, Sacred Heart Catholic Church was dedicated. The marble altar, tabernacle, Stations of the Cross, and the statues of Mary and Joseph from the North Hill Street church are used in the new church.

The church featured a round, stained-glass window with a biblical Sacred Heart designed by a Trappist monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. A large crucifix above the altar was the gift of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Redemptorist parish in Boston, Massachusetts. Now we have daily masses and 3 masses on the weekends. Our religious education classes serve our children from kinder-garden to tenth grade. We have a teen group and a women group, also we have the knights of Columbus. Not forgetting all the wonderful volunteers of our parish family, including our teachers and staff who are also volunteers from our parish.

Every Sunday our community gathers after mass as a family for our Sunday social. There are several parish social each year, our parish feast, our parish picnic, etc.

We look forward to your visit and sharing with us in our Mass Liturgy.

Fr. Dennis Pastor