Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This neo-Romanesque church dedicated to the Sacred Heart was built in 1933-1934. The designer E. Goethals was inspired by the Sacré-Coeur in Paris. The church hardly stands out in the street scene, but the interior is all the more remarkable with its striking twelve-sided dome with a diameter of 25 metres, its large open space and in the choirIn a church with a cruciform floor plan, the part of the church that lies on the side of the nave opposite to the transept. The main altar is in the choir. the lovely stained-glass windows by Marc de Groot.
The church is located in a distinctly multicultural city district. The parish is part of the Federation “Warm Noord” which groups the churches of Antwerp North. On Sundays the church hosts both a Roman Catholic EucharistThis is the ritual that is the kernel of Mass, recalling what Jesus did the day before he died on the cross. On the evening of that day, Jesus celebrated the Jewish Passover with his disciples. After the meal, he took bread, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat. This is my body.” Then he took the cup of wine, gave it to his disciples and said, “Drink from this. This is my blood.” Then Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” During the Eucharist, the priest repeats these words while breaking bread [in the form of a host] and holding up the chalice with wine. Through the connection between the broken bread and the “broken” Jesus on the cross, Jesus becomes tangibly present. At the same time, this event reminds us of the mission of every Christian: to be “broken bread” from which others can live. More and a Greek Catholic.
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Sunday 10.30am: International Mass – for the Dutch-speaking and international community
Sunday 12.00: Belarusian Greek Catholic Divine Liturgy – Беларуская Грэка-Каталіцкая Царква
Third Sunday of the month at 10.30 a.m.: joint celebration with the three communities
BrotherA male religious who is not a priest. Marcin Derdziuk OFM Cap
0474 624 031 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of the parish:
Wim Adriaenssens. kerkraadHHART@skynet.be