• Census Reveals 300 Catholics in St Phillip

    Located in the parish of St. Philip, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church stands as a beacon of the Roman Catholic Faith for Christians in the East of Barbados. Early in our history, there was a Catholic Community of Jesuit priests living and working in St. Philip but these men subsequently returned to their respective homelands and the development of the community ceased. In 2001 a government census revealed over 300 Catholics living in St. Philip – those with transport attended Holy Mass at other parishes and those without joined other nearby churches because of the unreliability of the public transport system. In order to address this situation Monsignor Blackett set about gathering a group of Catholics together in an effort to give rebirth to the community.

  • Mass at the McKeevers

    Twenty-one persons attended the first meeting called which was held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Peter McKeever in Long Bay, St. Philip on Thursday 13th June, 2002, on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua - the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Community was born. Thirty persons attended the first Mass celebrated by Fr. Harcourt on Thursday 20th June, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. & Mrs. McKeever.

    Subsequently, the Methodist Community at Beulah, in St. Philip welcomed a shared arrangement which made it possible for the first Sunday Mass to be celebrated at Beulah on 7th July, 2002 at 7:00 a.m. by Bishop Malcolm Galt. Holy Mass had been celebrated there since then. The following Priests have celebrated Holy Mass at Beulah over the years: Archbishop Robert Rivas OP, Bishop Malcolm Galt, Bishop Anthony Dickson, Monsignor Vincent Blackett, Fr. Theodore Taylor OP, Fr. Vibert Stephens, Fr. Curtis Moise, Fr. Peter Geofroy, Fr. Luke Kopaniak SAC, Fr. Arthur Zalewski SAC, Fr, Andrew Roisak SAC. /p>

    With a great desire to worship in our own church building and the need to develop our own outreach programmes we were encouraged to begin various activities to raise funds for the purchase of land that was available to the Church at Groves in St. Philip. The Community was fortunate to receive two major donations which facilitated the purchase of the land at Groves and we were on our way to achieving our ultimate goal.

  • A Dream Come Through

    On Monday 29th June, 2009 at 7:15 p.m., in the presence of 70 members of the Sacred Heart Community Archbishop Robert Rivas celebrated Holy Mass in the Beulah School Hall and brought us wonderful news - our dreams were to materialise under the guidance of the Pallotine Fathers. Fr. Andrew Rosiak, SAC was officially designated priest-in-charge of our Community and would lead us into the future.

  • Dedication of the Chapel as a house of Prayer

    Sunday 3rd January, 2010 on the Feast of the Epiphany, in the presence of existing and future parishioners, specially invited guests, well-wishers and benefactors, Archbishop Rivas celebrated Holy Mass on our construction site at 4:00 p.m. He blessed two corner stones, one for our chapel (Parish Hall) and the other for our Church and the construction site. This was truly a wonderful day for the Sacred Heart Community. We all eagerly looked forward to a future filled with challenges and exciting accomplishments “Ad Infinitam Dei Gloriam”. With construction completed on the now distinctive red and white structure just outside of Six Roads, the feast of The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday 11th June, 2010 at 4:00 pm, saw His Grace Archbishop Robert Rivas bless and dedicate the Chapel as a house of prayer by celebrating the its Mass.

  • A Parish in the Diocese of Bridgetown

    The journey that started many decades ago with the Jesuits climaxed, when on Sunday 9th June, 2013 at 7:00 a.m, On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop Jason Gordon will declared The Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church a parish Church of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados. The journey continues Ad Infinitam Gloriam.

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