The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Mass Cards

Honor your fathers both living and deceased with a beautiful Father’s Day Mass card. Cards can be found in white envelopes in the church vestibule and pews.  Father's Novenas are prayed throughout the month of June, so it is not too late to enroll your loved one.

If you are in need of assistance, please see a church Sacristan.

Pizza and Movie Night

Saturday, July 8th

after the 5 PM Mass


“The 13th Day”

A new film about the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions.  Pizza and salad will be served in the undercroft at 6 PM, followed by the showing of the movie at 6:30.

Please RSVP to Steve Cox in the parish office.

Shrine Green Team

Did you know that the Shrine has a Green Team that is focused on the health of our environment? The team is planning events and activities for the next year that could include nature walks, stream and community clean-ups, workshops on rain barrels and solar power, and discussion of the environmental encyclical written by Pope Francis. All parishioners are welcome to join us! If you are interested, please contact Kimberly Brandt at or 410-598-9026  

Ministry Schedule 5/6/17-7/30/17

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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Is this time different?

By Red. William A. Au, Ph.D.

The French have a saying: "The more things change, the more they remain the same."  In the wake of heartbreaking events that have troubled our city following the tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, there has been a renewed public conversation about the need to address the  systemic social issues and conditions which cause and find expression in such civil disturbances.  Read More...

Free Speech: A Legal Right and Moral Obligation

By Rev. William A. Au, Ph.D.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in France the issue of free speech has become central to the discussion of the threat of terrorism and the relationship between Western societies and the Muslim world and the place of Islam in democratic societies. Unfortunately, much of this discussion has been premised upon an unbalanced understanding of free speech, and also fails to address important underlying questions of how Western societies view Muslims and how Muslims perceive how they are characterized in Western societies. Read More...

Fr. Au's Sermon: 29th Sunday of the Year: 2014 The Challenge of Dialogue: Pope Francis and the Synod

Today’s gospel presents us with a subtle but important challenge. Jesus is confronted by his opponents with a trick question about the payment of roman taxes, which is designed to make him look like either a collaborator or a revolutionary, depending on how he answers. He avoids the trap with his own clever dodge to give to caeser what is his and to god what is God’s. Read More...

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

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