The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

July is a Casserole Month

The SJO will be collecting casseroles for the month of July for Our Daily Bread.  Pans will be available on July 20/21 with delivery to the freezers in the Undercroft on the weekend of July 27/28Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!!

We Need You!

We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers at the 7:30 am Mass.  If you are able to help, please contact Laura in the parish office.  Thank you! or 410-466-6884, Ext. 10

Pastor's Desk - Budget Cuts - Daily Mass and Communion Services

Please see the link below to access the Pastor's Desk regarding budget cuts.  Beginning July 1st, noticeable budget cuts will include changes to the Daily Mass schedule which will include a mix of Masses and Communion services. Pastor's Desk - Budget Cuts 

New Parishioner Registration Form

We warmly welcome all those who want to join the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church!  If you have not done so already, please select the "Download Here" link to print out a registration form.  Once completed you can mail it to the church, or drop it in the collection basket during all masses to Laura's attention. Download Here

SJO School Supplies Collection

Starting the weekend of August 3/4 & ending August 31 & 9/1, SJO will be collecting specific school supplies to be donated to 2 Catholic schools  -  Holy Angels in southwest & Sts. James & John in east Baltimore.  A list of needed items will be provided later this month.*Also, look forward to specifics about supporting Marian House in its annual fundraising event – a 5K run or walk on Saturday, September28 – either by participating that day or sponsoring those who do.  More later! 

Pastor's Desk - Sex Abuse Crisis

See the "Pastor's Desk" tab for Fr. Au's statement on the Sex Abuse Crisis and other documents.



Mass Schedule and Office Hours

Mass Schedule: Weekdays: M-F -12 Noon
Reconciliation: Saturday at 4pm;
Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5 pm; Sunday: 7:30 am, 9 am, 11:30 am
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Parish Office Email:
Address: The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
1701 Regent Road
                Baltimore, Maryland 21209
        Phone:  410-466-6884


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The exterior of The Shrine

About Us...

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