The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Fr. Au to be Honored at Archdiocesan Filipino Celebration

     The Archdiocesan Filipino Council will present Fr. Au with a Plaque of Recognition for his advocacy and ministry to the Filipino Community.  This recognition will be given by Archbishop William Lori at the annual Celebration of Filipino Saints at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on September 28th at starting at 2:45 PM. 

     This award is in recognition that under Fr. Au’s leadership more than any other parish, the Shrine of the Sacred Heart has welcomed, supported, encouraged, and provided the needed facilities so that the Filipino American Community could celebrate the traditional religious rituals and traditions of the Philippines, and thus preserve their traditions as a vital part of the diversity of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  All members of the Parish community of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart are welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebration.

Archdiocesan Filipino Fiesta Celebration

Honoring the First Two Filipino Saints 

"San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod"

The Archdiocesan Filipino Council invites everyone, especially all Filipino organizations and friends of Filipinos, to the Archdiocesan Celebration honoring the First Filipino Saints on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210.  A Concelebrated Mass will be led by Archbishop William Lori, D.D. and Enthronement begins at 2:45 PM followed by Mass. Potluck Fiesta celebration will be on the Plaza in front of the Cathedral.  The feast day is preceded by Triduum, a Three Day of Prayers and Reflection on September 24,25,26 after the 5:30 PM Mass.  Let us come and share our gifts and manifest our solidarity as Filipinos witnessing to our Catholic faith.  Questions contact Fr. Literal,

Ph: 973-493-8046, or Email: For more info:

                                         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