Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sacred Heart Parish Church

The Sacred Heart Parish (SHP) Church is really very special to me, it is where my family and I go to attend the holy mass. When I was young, I’ve attended and completed a number of “Simbang Gabi” here.  I was married in this church and all my 3 children were baptized here also.  This church has been a significant part of my life ever since I can remember.

Front facade of SHP facing Sct. Ybardolaza Street
and Image of Sacred Heart of Jesus found on the right side area of the main altar. 

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes with St. Bernadette found on the corner of Sct. Ybardolaza & Sct. Fernandez Streets, facing SHP Church.

St. Joseph MIssion Center found on the opposite corner of the grotto. 
(at the corner of Sct. Ybardolaza and Sct. Fuentebella Streets)

The Church’s History (from

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Kamuning is a Catholic parish in the Kamuning District of Quezon City in the Philippines. It was established on October 3, 1941. The parish has been in the pastoral care and administration of the Society of the Divine Word since even before its founding. Kamuning was a government housing project of then Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon.

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) was founded on September 8, 1875 by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Netherlands. The SVD is one of the largest Ad Gentes Catholic religious male congregations in the world.

Kamuning, formerly known as Barrio Obrero II, was a housing project site for government employees and their families. Late in 1939, the Kamuning Residents’ Association sought pastoral care from the Society of the Divine World (SVD). The First Mass was celebrated where the Kamuning Public Market now stands, on that year’s Christmas Eve.

In the early 1940’s, the parish boundaries reached as far east toward Loyola Heights and westward up to the Mabuhay Rotonda. About a year later, on October 1, 1941, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish was established, and it has been in the care of the SVD missionaries since then. Today, the parish covers five barangays – Kamuning, Sacred Heart, South Triangle, Kristong Hari, Kalusugan, and part of Obrero.”

Former Parish Priests
  • Fr. Theodore Buttenbruch (1941-1944)
  • Fr. Johann Simon (1944-1946)
  • Fr. Antonio Albrecht (1946-1958)
  • Fr. Fernando de Pedro (1961-1969)
  • Fr. Adeodato Malabanan (1969-1979)
  • Fr. Restituto A. Lumanlan (1969-1981)
  • Fr. Virgilio S. Mascardo (1981-1985)
  • Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan (1985-1990)
  • Fr. John O' Mahony (1990-1996)
  • Fr. Romeo M. Castro (1996-2002)
  • Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan, SVD (2002-2008)
  • Fr. Eduardo L. Guarin, SVD (2008-2011)
Schedule of Activities
  • Monday to Thursday, and Saturday: 5:15am, 6am, 7am, and 6pm
  • Friday: 5:15am, 6am, 7am, 12:15noon, and 6:30pm
  • Sunday: 5:30am (Tagalog), 6:30am & 7:30am (English), 8:30am & 9:30am (Tagalog), 10am & 11:30am (English), 4pm (Tagalog), 5:30pm & 7pm (English), and 8:30pm (Tagalog).

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am & 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 2pm, and 3:30 pm

  • Novena to Perpetual Help: Wednesday after 6am mass and again at 5:30pm before the 6pm mass.
  • Holy Hour Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Friday 5:30pm before the 6:30pm mass.
  • Holy Rosary: Monday to Thursday & Saturday after 6:00 pm holy mass, Friday after 6:30 pm holy mass every & Sunday 3:15 pm.

  • Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Mass

Adoration Chapel
  • 7:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
For additional information please refer to SHP Flyer shown below:

Sacred Heart Parish Church Location Map


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