The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Simbang Gabi
Monday, December 15th thru Tuesday, December 23rd
7 PM each evening with the last on
December 23rd @ 6 PM with a Reception to follow!

Hark at the Heart!!

Welcome One and All!!!
 Please join us as we celebrate the wonders of the Advent and Christmas season with the children of our Elementary Faith Formation program.
Sunday, December 21st at 10:30 AM
(in the church)

The program will be followed by light refreshments in the undercroft.
Christmas Masses 
Come Let Us Adore Him!!!
Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24th

Mass at 4 PM – Fr. Au
Mass at 6 PM – Fr. Keke

11:30 PM Choral Program / Mass Immediately Following
Mass at Midnight – Fr. Au

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
Mass 8 AM – Fr. Keke
Mass at 10 AM – Fr. Au

(Please click on the link below for the Christmas Ministry Schedule)

Octave of the Nativity of the Lord 
Masses on:
December 31st @ 7PM
January 1st @ 12 Noon

The Parish Office will be closed on…
Christmas Eve thru Sunday, December 28th, and on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January, 1st

Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday:  5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:30 am
Weekdays, Monday thru Friday: 12 Noon

Ministry Schedule for December 1st, thru Feb 27th
(click on the link below)


Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  Winter Weather
  Announcements and Closings

Weekdays: If Baltimore City Schools have canceled school and/or after school events,
12 noon Mass will be canceled as will other scheduled events.
Weekends: Please refer to the “Home” page of our website, If such weather occurs on a Saturday, it is likely that the 5pm Mass will be canceled.

Fr. Au's Sermon:  29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR: 2014

can be found under the Pastor's Desk Tab.

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