The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Pastor's Desk

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

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

Annual Memorial Mass, November 4th @ 11:30

On October 20th and 21st we will set up an Altar of Remembranceto display photos of our dearly departed along with a book to list their names. If you would like to participatein this lovely tradition your photographs can be left on the Marian Altar during all Masse leading up to November.In Addition, we invite you to enroll your loved ones for the Novena Mass by utilizing the All Souls envelopes found in the pews and in the back of the church.

Shrine Book Discussion Group

The 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. The next session will be on Nov. 8. We will be discussing two essays by Wendell Berry: "Think Little" and "The Failure of War". The text for both essays can be found online.

October Casserole Month!!!

October is a casserole month for our social justice committee collecting for Our Daily Bread!Casserole pans will be available in the vestibule of the church during masses on the weekends of October 13/14 and October 20/21, and are to be delivered to the freezers in the undercroft on the weekend of October 27/28.  Thanks for your generosity!

Volunteer Ministry Schedule 9-1-18 to 11-30-18

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