The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Annual Memorial Mass

Sunday, November 2nd at 11:30

On October 18th and 19th we will set up an Altar of Remembrance to display photos of our dearly departed along with a book to list their names.  If you would like to participate in this lovely tradition your photographs can be left on the Marian Altar during all Masses 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.

Fr. Au's Sermon

from the 29th Sunday of the Year, 2014 -

The Challenge of Dialog:  Pope Francis and the Synod

can be viewed by selecting the Pastor's Desk Tab and choosing the numeric link.


Regular Mass Schedule

Saturday:  5:00 pm

Sunday:  7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:30 am

12 noon - Monday thru Friday

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Parish Facilities Use Policy

Please find the Archdiocesan policy by selecting the "Bulletins" Tab.

The Shrine: Panorama of our Interior

(Courtesy Eastman Woodworking)

Our Sister Parish in Belize: A Video

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