Honor your mother both living and deceased with a beautiful Mother’s Day Mass card. Cards can be found in white envelopes in the church vestibule and pews. If you are in need of assistance, please see a church Sacristan.
Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart
Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Mass Cards
Shrine Book Discussion Group
Meets monthly on Thursday evenings at 6:00 in the parish undercroft. All are welcome. Participants are asked to obtain copies of the readings through the bookseller or library of their choice. Upcoming meetings and readings are as follows:
May 4 - N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Easter
June 1st– Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos
Social Justice and Outreach Committee
** Poor Boxes are located on either side of the interior rear doors of the Church and support various organizations throughout the year – recipient for April-June is St. Frances Academy/Father Joubert House.
Ministry Schedule 2/4/17-4/30/17
Mass Schedule and Office Hours
Mass Schedule: Weekdays: M-F -12 Noon
Saturday: 5 pm; Sunday: 7:30 am, 9 am, 11:30 am
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Parish Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
1701 Regent Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Parish Facilities Use Policy
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)