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Welcome to the
Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Since the destruction of Catholic communities by the Communists in the 30s, the Traditional Mass in the Roman Rite has lost all its followers in Russia.

But now, 80 years later the situation has changed.

In 2010, certain Russian Catholics united and formed a lay organization known as the “Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”. The Society was founded in the city of Moscow. Two years later, various Catholics of Kursk founded the first affiliate chapter of the Society.

The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus aims to uphold and safeguard the traditional Catholic Teaching, according to which the Holy Mass is a bloodless, mystical re-presentation of the Sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Golgotha. This important truth of the Catholic Church has continued for hundreds of years through the practice of the Traditional Rite.

The Traditional Rite, respective of the place where it is held, requires special, prayerful preparation and concentration from the participants.

The Society’s aim is to make as many people as possible aware of the Holy Mass for what it really is — a true Sacrifice. Therefore, the Society visits Catholic parishes throughout Russia, organizing and inviting the faithful to the Mass according to the Traditional Roman Rite.

The Society spares no effort or expense for its important mission.

It is a service which the Society carries out for the greater glory of Our Lord and for the faithful, under the sign and patronage of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Active and profound spiritual participation in the Holy Mass according to the Traditional Rite is the foundation of a devout spiritual life.

By virtue of its aims and activity, the Society is the largest traditional apostolic mission of the Catholic Church in Russia.

Since its foundation, the Society has organized services in Moscow of the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays and most Holy Days of Obligation (at 10.30 a.m., in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary). The Holy Mass is offered by Father Augustine Dzendzel, SDB. Father Dzendzel was ordained in the Traditional Rite and administer the Sacraments for the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this same way.

You are cordially invited to attend the Traditional Masses right here, in the heart of Moscow: offered at 10.30 a.m. each and every Sunday in the Crypt of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (map to the Cathedral). Feast-day Masses and other events are announced on our webpage, as well as via our e-mail list.

If you are a priest and able to offer Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, then we would be delighted to have you as a guest-celebrant and would take care of all the necessary preparation and permissions.

In addition, the Society also organizes the celebration of Holy Mass beyond Moscow’s city limits. Within the framework of spiritual training and catechesis, Mass is offered in Catholic parishes in the Russian cities of Kursk, Vladimir, Berezniki, Тula, Tver and Perm. This is often the first opportunity for the local Russian Catholics to see, experience, and participate in the Traditional Latin Mass.

In our work toward this noble goal, we have experienced joy in our Catholic Faith and, in addition, often receive thanks from others for our efforts. We wish to continue on our path, but we won’t be able to without your help!

Here’s how you can help us:

Pray and donate to our intention:

  • for the priests who offer the Traditional Holy Mass in Russia;
  • to bring the Traditional practice of Faith to more Russian Catholics;
  • to make our work in Russia even more fruitful and effective.

Donate generously to the service of Traditional Mass in Moscow:

We need your donations for the organists’ fees, decorations of the altar, candles, for priests’ replacement—during times of vacation and illness, as well as to buy various liturgical items.

Donate generously to the service of the Traditional Mass in other cities of the great Russian nation:

We need your donations to pay for the travel expenses and accommodation of the priests who offer Mass and provide pastoral service; to publish information materials (Russian-Latin language Missals, prayer and litany books and publications), all of which we distribute free of charge on-site during our trips.

Please support our work! We pray for all our benefactors at Holy Mass.

Thank you very much.

A Cruce Salus!

Sincere regards,
Gregor Huber, Moscow

Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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My name is Gregor Huber and I am President and founding member of the “Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”, a Society founded on the initiative of local Moscow Catholics on All Saints’ Day, 2010.

I hail originally from Bühl, Germany (near Baden-Baden), but have been living and working in Moscow since 2004. It was here in Moscow, in the year 2008, that I first became acquainted with the Traditional Roman Rite of the Mass.

As a practising Roman Catholic my reaction to this first “encounter” with the Traditional Rite was twofold: firstly, I became aware that this Liturgy offers to God the proper honor due to Him and secondly, that this Liturgy encapsulates within it the unabridged expression of our Catholic Faith.

My second reaction was both surprise and disappointment that this Sacred Liturgy, the traditional Holy Sacrifice of Mass is still subject to so much criticism (especially within the Church). This was for me impossible to understand and seemed quite wrong and even sinful!

The founding of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was thus a logical and natural step towards the restoration of Tradition in Russia. The Society is sustaining and building up the Traditional Latin Mass communities in Russia.

Please support our work! We pray for all our benefactors at Holy Mass.

Thank you very much.

A Cruce Salus!

Sincere regards,

Gregor Huber, Moscow

Tel.: +7 916 877-22-38


  • 04.04.2019

    Annual trip 2018: Tridentine Mass found refuge with Lutherans in Kazan

    In November, the Moscow Society of the sacred heart of Jesus made a trip to Kazan, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan within the Russian Federation.

    The purpose of the trip was to serve «Triduum», which took place from 9 to 11 November as the part of the annual journey of the Society to various regions of Russia. During those days, the sky gave off the bright sun and the underworld – an icy wind. In the eight years since the foundation of the Society, It has brought the flame of the holy Mass to eight cities of Russia.

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  • 19.08.2016

    Annual Visit of 2015: Time for the Eternal: Traditional Latin Masses in Tver and Perm

    For its annual visit in 2015, the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus dedicated a lot of time to plan. The preparation itself appeared to be quite expensive, since we were scheduled to visit two cities at once. However, since the visit involved the honor of Our Lord in this land, we spared no expense. And why would we settle for the less? After all, one day or another, all of us will bear responsibility for how we have served the God in our life.

On the first weekend we visited Tver, and on the second weekend arrived in Perm in the Ural Mountains.

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  • 23.07.2014

    Traditional Latin Mass at the Main Altar of Catholic Cathedral Church in Moscow

    This year the Jubilee celebration of the Society of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus took place with a High Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary in Moscow.

    The Extraordinary Form Mass has been offered regularly in the Chapel of the Cathedral Church in Moscow since 2008, but today’s event is special, as it is the first time since in many decades since the Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral’s main altar.


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  • 15.07.2014

    Learning about Tradition—and loving it! Our Visit to a Catholic Parish in Tula, Russia: May 23-25, 2014

    This year's trip of the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus led us to Tula, a region 180 km south of Moscow (about a three hour drive from Moscow).  Father Vitaly Spitsyn, Rector of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Parish, hosted Father Thomas Huber (of Augsburg, Germany) and Gregor Huber, Chairman of the Association.

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  • 28.11.2013

    In the Year of Faith – A Journey in the Footsteps of the Apostles

     The Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus organized Masses in Berezniki (Perm region of Russia) according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

    Our visit took place as part of the annual visits of the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Catholic followers of Summorum Pontificum, to various parishes in Russia.  During these visits, we introduce the local Catholic faithful to the ancient tradition of the Roman Rite.  The priest offers Holy Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, which was the Liturgy before the Second Vatican Council. 

    After our trips to Kursk and the city of Vladimir in 2012, we were happy to accept the cordial invitation of Father Erich Maria Fink from Berezniki, Russia.

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