Name of Church Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Retreat House

Address 920 E. Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number 626-289-1353

Mass times Open to the public for Mass most Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Confessions None scheduled, but visitors can ask priests leading retreats to hear their confessions before or after Mass.

Names of priests Varies, visiting priests lead retreats.

School No school.

Special events Visitors are welcome to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament at any time during the week. However, visitors are requested to stop by the front office for a visitor’s badge. The smaller St. Joseph Campus, located across the street, offers daytime and early evening events, including workshops, days of prayer, youth groups, prayer groups, one-day retreats, seminars and special programs. Priests are welcome to the grounds for visits, retreats or vacations.

Liturgy English.

Music Organ. The sisters tend to do a lot of singing.

Homilies The homilies are delivered by the visiting priests leading retreats and are targeted towards those on retreat. The sisters always welcome quality, orthodox priests who deliver solid homilies. If you check the website,, under the “Retreats” tab, you can see who is coming up.

Fellow parishioners Those who visit are pious Catholics of all ages. Most retreats are for women, but there are a few married couples and men’s retreats. The sisters are very friendly, but are often busy attending to things at the Center.

Parking There is a parking lot behind the center or you can park on the street.

Acoustics Good.

Cry room No.

Additional observations The Carmelite Sisters are orthodox, cheerful and welcoming. The retreat house offers overnight and weekend retreats, and days and evenings of recollection. The grounds are beautifully maintained, with many statues and places for outdoor prayer and reflection. The Retreat House borders the upscale neighborhood of San Marino. Visitors can purchase religious items at the Sacred Heart gift shop before the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses.