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Winter WeatherAnnouncements and ClosingsWeekdays: If Baltimore City Schools have canceled school and/or after school events, 12 noon Mass will be canceled as will other scheduled events. Weekends: Please refer to the “Home” page of our website, theshrine.org. If such weather occurs on a Saturday, it is likely that the 5pm Mass will be canceled.
Ministry Schedule 11/5/16-1/29/17
Regular Mass Schedule
Weekdays, M-F, 12 Noon
Saturday: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Christmas Concert and Open House - Sunday, December 4th at 3 pm
By Red. William A. Au, Ph.D.
The French have a saying: "The more things change, the more they remain the same." In the wake of heartbreaking events that have troubled our city following the tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, there has been a renewed public conversation about the need to address the systemic social issues and conditions which cause and find expression in such civil disturbances. Read More...
By Rev. William A. Au, Ph.D.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in France the issue of free speech has become central to the discussion of the threat of terrorism and the relationship between Western societies and the Muslim world and the place of Islam in democratic societies. Unfortunately, much of this discussion has been premised upon an unbalanced understanding of free speech, and also fails to address important underlying questions of how Western societies view Muslims and how Muslims perceive how they are characterized in Western societies. Read More...
Fr. Au's Sermon: 29th Sunday of the Year: 2014 The Challenge of Dialogue: Pope Francis and the Synod
Today’s gospel presents us with a subtle but important challenge. Jesus is confronted by his opponents with a trick question about the payment of roman taxes, which is designed to make him look like either a collaborator or a revolutionary, depending on how he answers. He avoids the trap with his own clever dodge to give to caeser what is his and to god what is God’s. Read More...
We are a Roman Catholic parish located in historic Mount Washington, in Baltimore City. Our community was established here in 1867, in the wake of the Civil War.
In those days Mount Washington was a summer community of large Victorian homes reached by train from the distant city. Now we are within the city, but our community has retained its Victorian charm and country feel.
Our "new" parish church, opened in 1917 and consecrated by James Cardinal Gibbons, remains one of the most beautiful churches of its style. But the greatest beauty of our church is the community which gathers within its walls.
We are a multicultural parish, welcoming families from all over the world. We are blessed to have families who have been members here for several generations and who can tell the stories of this parish and neighborhood. We also are greatly blessed by the presence of many graduate students who come from around the world to study in Baltimore. We are young and old, affluent and student-poor. We are European, African, South American and Asian. And we are all united by our faith in Jesus and our communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
I hope you find our web site helpful to you. You will find our weekly bulletin, our schedule for masses, and links to various Catholic sites. Please join us in person when you are in Mount Washington!
Rev. William A. Au, Ph. D., Pastor
- The Shrine: Panorama of our Interior
(Courtesy Eastman Woodworking)