Name of Church Sacred Heart
Address 402 South Imperial Avenue, Brawley, CA 92227
Phone number (760) 344-3171
Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish). Monday & Wednesday, 7 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Confessions Saturday, 4-5 p.m.
Names of priests Fr. Edward Horning, pastor. Fr. Horning is an orthodox, “back to basics” pastor. You’ll frequently hear him quoting the Catholic catechism, the saints and other documents of the Church. He also speaks about modesty and chastity, the Theology of the Body, and Natural Family Planning. He delivers a fine homily. Listen to him speak and celebrate Mass (in English and Spanish) on his Facebook page.
School Yes, pre-K through 8.
Parish groups and activities Rosary, Bible Study, Apologetics groups, Cursillo, youth ministry, family catechesis.
Fellow parishioners The area has a large Hispanic population, and is not far from El Centro and the Mexican border.
Parking Park in the street in diagonal spaces in front of the church.
Additional observations Sacred Heart is part of a trio of churches that make up the Catholic Communities of Brawley and Westmorland in the Diocese of San Diego. The other churches are St. Margaret Mary in Brawley, where most Masses are in Spanish, at St. Joseph Mission in Westmorland, which has a single Sunday 5:30 p.m. bilingual Mass.
Beautiful old church, but avoid visiting Brawley in summer. Its 109 degrees there today!
One priest to serve three churches? No wonder there is priestly burn-out. Agree about avoiding Imperial Valley in the summer
Fr. Horning requested to serve in the Imperial Valley at the beginning of his ministry and has been there ever since. He is holy, faithful, and a true shepherd for his people.