Rector and Parish Priest
28 Scout Ybardolaza St. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
The Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine is a Catholic parish in the Kamuning District of Quezon City in the Philippines. It was established on October 3, 1941, making it the first parish in Quezon City. The parish has been in the pastoral care and administration of the Society of the Divine Word since even before its founding. Kamuning was a government housing project of the Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon. Kamuning was known then as Barrio Obrero II.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish parish center is located at the intersection of Scout Ybardolaza Street, Scout Fuentebella Street, and Scout Fernandez Street. The parish is part of the Diocese of Cubao.
The parish celebrates its annual fiesta on the movable feast Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart according to the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the Friday right after the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi.
Formerly known as Barrio Obrero II, was a housing project site for government employees and their families. Late in 1939, the Kamuning Residents’ Association sought pastoral care from the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). The First Mass was celebrated where the Kamuning Public Market now stands, on that year’s Christmas Eve. In the early 1940s, the parish boundaries reached as far east toward Loyola Heights and westward up to the Mabuhay Rotonda. About a year later, on October 1, 1941, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish was established, and it has been in the care of the SVD missionaries since then. Today, the parish covers five barangays – Kamuning, Sacred Heart, South Triangle, Kristong Hari, Kalusugan, and part of Obrero. According to the Philippines 2000 Census, the parish jurisdiction has a resident population of 43,074 people.
On October 1, 2016, the 75th foundation year of the parish, Bishop Honesto Ongtioco decreed that Sacred Heart Parish be a diocesan shrine. “Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine” became its official name.