The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Poor Box - April thru June

ImaBridge Africa is the Poor Box recipient for April through June, which Father Godwin has great interest. Your donations will be used to help with the special education expenses for children in Nigeria.  Father Godwin has taken one child in particular under his wing, his name is David.  David is unable to hear or speak but has an infectious smile and joyous spirit.  Your assistance with a poor box donation to help David and other children like him is greatly needed and appreciated.

Youth Rummage Sale

Have you noticed???  There is a Youth Rummage sale in the undercroft!!! The proceeds will go to Youth Funds for the upcoming Youth Conference and Church Flower Offering. The sale will run from May to June. Choose your item and pay in the donation box on at the table!

Our Daily Bread - Wish List

The SJO is collecting "wish list" supplies for Our Daily Bread,in the undercroft, until mid-June. The most needed items are:  Sugar (they use 5 tons per year, Ground Coffee, Teabags with strings (they make 90 gallons per day), Bulk salt and bulk black pepper, Peanut butter and jelly, and New or gently used metal forks.  Thanks in advance for your generosity. 

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

Shrine Website Redesign Poll

The Shrine website is going through a redesign and we need your input!  Please fill out this Parishioner Poll (click here to access the poll).  The questions will take 5 minutes or less and ask about the type of information you'd like to be able to find on our site.  Thank you for your feedback and participation!   

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