The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

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

Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 7th @ 12:30 pm

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday October 7th following the 11:30 Mass on the right side of the church near the Marian Grotto.  Fr. Au invites everyone to bring their pets to be blessed! 

First Friday Mass, October 5th @ 6:30pm

First Friday Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 5th at 6:30pm followed by a fellowship meal and service project.  Welcome one and All!

Blankets for Others

The Third Annual Blankets for Others Drive has begun and runs through the end of October. This is a joint effort of the SJO and The Brennan family founded by their grandson Patrick several years ago. We would like to receive new and/or gently used (but very clean) blankets for distribution to shelters for the homeless. They can be dropped off any time in the Undercroft and we will gather them and store them until Thanksgiving when they get distributed.

Planting Trees - Planting Hope Interfaith Youth Service & Tree Planting - Sunday, October 14th @ 1:30 pm

Join us for an inspirational service to celebrate youth and caring for creation by planting trees for the future. Perfect for youth groups, families and the young at heart. WhenSunday, October 14th, (rain or shine)beginning at 1:30 with an Interfaith Prayer Service                                                                                                                                                 Space on the bus is limited. First priority will be given to Youth (aged Middle-School to 12th Grade) with their Chaperones and/or Pre-K to 5th Graders with Parents. Bus is limited to the first 40 students and 3 Chaperones. Other adults/children can drive separately.Please reserve your seats EARLY by contacting Bonnie Sorak at or call 443-799-0340.        

Ministry Schedule 5/5/18 - 8/31/18

Mass Schedule and Office Hours

Mass Schedule: Weekdays: M-F -12 Noon
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