Heritage Series: National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

February 12, 2021

Not many people know the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus but it’s a beautiful church located in Makati that is worth visiting.

In a quiet neighborhood in San Antonio Village, Makati City stands the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It’s not really as popular as the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church when it comes to weddings and even baptisms. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for your special occasion.

The facade of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The facade of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heritage Series: National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    How I discovered the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


    I first saw the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus when I was working in the San Antonio Village area more than a decade ago. We were outside that time because of an earthquake drill when, to my surprise, I saw that there was a church at the back of our office building.

    The altar of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    The altar

    The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus had a simple façade but it nevertheless caught my attention because of how serene it looked and how spacious the front lawn was. I haven’t been inside the church though because I soon moved to a different location. However, I kept thinking about the church and how I should find time to visit it soon.

    Six years later, I was finally able to return to the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus together with Khris. We were out for a morning walk one weekend and I told her that I know a beautiful church nearby and we could visit it.

    When we finally arrived at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it was the same good-looking church that I remember. What surprised me though was how breathtaking the interiors looked. The ceiling was high and the aisle was long. Probably the highlight of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ interiors is the altar, which looked grand from any angle.

    The side entrances were also tall so that the interiors are bathed in natural light. What’s good about the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is that it’s not located along a busy street, as such you are assured of a solemn ceremony when you do decide to have your wedding or baptism here.

    We said a little prayer and after that, we went to the shrine to light a candle.


    A modern church


    The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a fairly modern church with numerous classic features and several works of art.

    The interiors of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    The interiors of the church

    Smaller chapels were built around the area since the 1950s but it was in 1968 when the church was built in its present location. The Sacred Heart Chapel was finally opened in 1971.

    The community where the chapel is located was eventually converted into a parish. Over the course of a short period, the parish was finally designated as the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based on the recommendation of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines.

    National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass Schedule


    If you would like to hear Mass at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, you may refer to the schedules below:

    Sunday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM (Tagalog)
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM (Tagalog)
    • 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Streamed via FB Live, Children's Mass)
    • 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Monday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Tuesday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Wednesday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Thursday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Friday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Saturday


    • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    • 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM (Streamed via FB Live)
    • 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Anticipated Mass)
    • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Anticipated Mass)


    Epilogue


    The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a good-looking church tucked in a quiet spot in Makati City. The church is solemn, hence the perfect refuge if you want to spend a moment of prayer. Its location is also ideal for intimate weddings and even baptisms.

    The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located at 4 Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati City. For inquiries, you may call the telephone number (02) 8895 6331.

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    8 comments

    1. Napaka makasaysayang simbahan po ito nitong National Shrine of the sacred heart of Jesus. Imagine it built since 1950 and open 1971. Almost 7decades. Grabe. Napakagandang church.

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    2. Such an awesome, and Historical Church, Sobrang Ganda at talagang hindi lang Ordinaryong Simbahan, Pwede po talaga Siyang Gawin or Ganapan ng mga Occassion, Wedding man or Baptism.. Really Should visit this Church sobrang laki at Authentic din po talaga ng mga Interior.. thanks for sharing this Dad.

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    3. Such an awesome, and Historical Church, Sobrang Ganda at talagang hindi lang Ordinaryong Simbahan, Pwede po talaga Siyang Gawin or Ganapan ng mga Occassion, Wedding man or Baptism.. Really Should visit this Church.. thanks for sharing this Dad.

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    4. In terms of physical attributes, the facade, if you look at this closely , it has good and wonderful features. The interior and the exterior aspects, you can wow into this ... How beautiful and sacred .

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    5. Napakaganda at napakalaking simbahan to perfect talaga for weddings or baptism,madali mo lang din ma locate dahil nasa makati lang sya,nakakagaan sa pakiramdam pag andito ka sa ganitong lugar makakapag dasal ka ng maayos 🙏.

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    6. Ang ganda po talaga dito sa national shrine of the sacred heart of Jesus perfect for wedding and baptism Lalo nasa mga taga makati na malapit dito. Love this. Must visit Ang church na ito 🥰

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    7. Ang nice naman po. sobrang ganda naman po Dito sa national shrine of the sacred heart of Jesus. Sarap naman pong puntahan ito.. Yess po perfect po talaga for wedding and baptism. Must visit din po talaga dito..

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    8. Grabi po worth to read talaga ang blog na to. Such an awesome church po itong Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Perfect po dito lahat ng occasions lalo na ang kasal. Napakagandang church and worth to visit. Napaka solemn dahil sa location nito at talagang makakafocus tayo sa pagdarasal

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