After visiting the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay, we headed to our second destination, the National Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Makati. Much like the first church we visited in Pasay, the National Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus offers a very unassuming exterior. The church offers a very simple facade with the statue of Sacred Heart on top.The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was established in 1976 and it was declared as a National Shrine in June 15, 1985 (exactly on the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus).
The church also underwent major renovation particularly the main altar which is now dominated by a magnificent rendition of the Sacred Heart.The church nave
A Closer look to the altar. The side altars as you can see from the image is also blessed. It is dedicated to St Margaret Mary Alacoque. Her relics are enshrined and venerated in this altar. The Stunning altar of the Sacred Heart of JesusThe choir loftThe view of the church’s interior from the choir loft.A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus near their office.
In case you are doing a pilgrimage, here are the activities you might want to do
1. As you enter the Jubilee door, proceed to the main altar, pray Pope John Paul’s Daily Offering to the Sacred Heart and Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart (if you visit the office, they are actually distributing prayer leaflets).
2.You move to your right and enter the Baptistry and there renew your Baptismal Promises.
3.Visit the Crucified Christ by the Columbarium where you recite the prayers to obtain the plenary indulgence and apply your plenary indulgence to 1 soul in Purgatory.
4. Enter the Shrine again and proceed to the Room of Mercy(Confessional) under the stairs to the choir loft.
5.Exit thru the door to visit the Adoration chapel for few moments of thanksgiving. You can also write petition to their petition box as well.
6. Proceed to the Shrine office to have your passport stamped.
Sundays : 6:00, 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30 am, 12:00nn, 2:30pm , 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Weekdays: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:30am, 12:15pm and 6:00pm
Saturdays: 6:00am, 6:45am, 5:00pm and 6:30pm
How To Get here
If you are coming from the North
You may take the LRT or Jeepneys (bound to Baclaran) and alight off at Gil Puyat (Buendia) Station. From there, ride a Bus or Jeepney bound to Ayala. Ask the driver to drop you off at RCBC Plaza. From RCBC Plaza, look for the Makati Central Fire Station. From there, you can just walk or ride a tricycle going to the Shrine.
If you are coming from the South
You may take the LRT or Jeepneys (bound to Divisoria) and alight off at Gil Puyat (Buendia) Station. From there, ride a Bus or Jeepney bound to Ayala. Ask the driver to drop you off at RCBC Plaza. From RCBC Plaza, look for the Makati Central Fire Station. From there, you can just walk or ride a tricycle going to the Shrine.