Name of Church Sacred Heart

Address 150 Fleury Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone number (928) 445-3141


Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m. Sunday, 7, 9, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish) & 5 p.m. Weekdays, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. (for the school)

Confessions Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Names of priests Father Darrin Merlino, pastor. Father Raj Irudayaraj, associate. Father Gerald Caffrey, VA Chaplain, Father Quyen Nguyen, visiting. Father Daryl Olds, convalescing. All are Claretian Missionary priests. Father Merlino is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and a faithful, orthodox priest. He is active in social media, and has been featured on EWTN.

School Yes, pre-K through 8th grade.

Special parish groups Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, Perpetual Adoration, Serra Club, Young Adult Ministry, Padre Pio prayer group.

Fellow parishioners Mostly English-speaking community.

Parking The parish is on a hill. There is a large lot up near the parish, but on weekends you may have to park below.

Acoustics Fine.

Cry room No, but the 5 pm Sunday Mass offers child care beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Parish bulletin Available online.

Additional observations Sacred Heart is a historic parish in the Diocese of Phoenix. It was founded by a 37-year-old Irish priest in 1877, who died of tuberculosis only two months after establishing the parish. The original parish church building was completed in 1894, and due to its small size, was sold and converted to a performing arts center. The current church building was constructed in 1969.