We have an End: The glory of the Heart of Jesus.A Mission: To Discover and make known the Love of His Heart.A spirituality: to be United and conformed to the Heart of Jesus. A Service in the Church and in the world of today: Transformative Education with a Preferential Love for the poor.

Call to worship by Sr. Rita Pinto

Mass of the Closing of the Platinum Jubilee Year
Society of the Sacred Heart, India.

Sacred Heart Church, Santa-Cruz, Mumbai . Sunday 11 May  2014

Your Eminence, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Family members of RSCJ and Friends … in the name of the Sisters of the Indian Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, a very warm welcome to this Eucharistic Celebration.

We are indeed privileged to have your Eminence, Cardinal Gracias, with us today and the celebration of this Mass on the spacious grounds of the Sacred Heart Parish Church underscores for us, your pastoral presence.

To this special eventide Eucharist, we come with grateful hearts, bearing our thanks for the many graces and blessings of the Platinum Jubilee Year of our province, today reaching its close  - graces endorsing our past in mission and ministry, graces accruing from the projects and cyclic events that have marked the year’s celebrations, transforming our province and facilitating its growth in wisdom and grace.  We thank the Lord for the spiritual experience of our Province retreat last May, marking the commencement of the ‘Province Platinum Spiritual Journey’ and reaching its high point in our Provincial Assembly, post Christmas.

Uncoiling the spiral of the years, we have begun to document our Society’s footprints in this great and ancient land of ours.  And whilst some “footfalls (may) echo in the memory”*, especially “down the passages which we did not take”*, and “the doors which we did not open,”* we render thanks to God as we rejoice in the “doors” of apostolic venture which we have opened recently on 6 March 2014, in our newest foundation, Prerna, a Centre for “Pre-primary Education and Skills’ training” at Wagholi,  Pune.

So today with grateful hearts, let us bring to this table of the Lord, our deepest thanks for all that has been; our humble and joyous “yes” to all that will be.

For on this ‘Good Shepherd’ Sunday, the Lord reminds us anew: “I am the door of the sheep-fold … anyone who enters by me, will be saved. .. I came that they may have life and have it to the full.”  In the strength of this promise of His Heart, let us pray that we will courageously and joyfully journey into the future.

  • T.S.Elliot.
Who we are..?

We are a small, diverse and inclusive group, welcoming in our midst a variety of socio-cultural backgrounds, ages and temperaments. Primarily an educational congregation, our earliest ventures were in the field of education

Sophia College for Women in Mumbai was our first foundation in 1941, and remains the institution with which we are most often associated. The College has continued to grow in the years since then, and while some sisters continue to work there, a number have moved on into other areas of service. Today, the range includes Schools, Colleges& Nursery Schools.