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Since 1732, the Redemptorists — a congregation of missionary priests and brothers — have followed in Jesus’ footsteps, preaching the Word and serving the poor and most abandoned.
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore has taken a significant and practical step to help undocumented immigrants by issuing them parish identity cards. The effort is beginning with a pilot program at the Redemptorist parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Baltimore. The parish is home to a large number of immigrants.

The program was announced at Sacred Heart on October 10, with a gathering attended by Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori.

The church’s pastor, Father Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., [read more]


Feast day: October 16

St. Gerard Majella was born in Muro Lucano, Italy, on April 6, 1726, into a humble family. From his parents he learned the love of prayer and sacrifice. When his father died, Gerard, being the only son, had to provide for his family by working as a tailor. At the age of 14 he [read more]


Feast Day: October 5

Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Bavaria, on January 11, 1819. He studied philosophy at the University of Munich and began theology as a diocesan seminarian. After visiting the Redemptorists in Altötting, where he heard of their missionary work in North America, he decided to join them.

With their approval, he set off for the United States in 1843 [read more]


The Redemptorists invite you to a Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, October 5. We will pray for the survivors of clergy abuse, for their families, for the accused, and for the Church.

Please join us for Mass at 5:30 p.m. at [read more]

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This fall marks 150 years since the first three icons of Our Mother of Perpetual Help came to the United States. One of those early icons–the first to be publicly venerated–is enthroned at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Baltimore. We’ll observe this 150th anniversary on Saturday, November 3, and we invite you to take part.

At 4 p.m. that day the Redemptorists will celebrate Mass to commemorate the historic occasion, followed by a reception. Main celebrant for the Mass will be Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., the archbishop of Newark, N.J.

Please join us! [read more]