The Shrine

Welcome to Shrine Of The Sacred Heart

 Pastor’s Desk - Archbishop Lori Visit

I would like once again to invite you to celebrate the Eucharist with Archbishop Lori on Sunday September 7 at our 11:30 mass.  I am happy to welcome the Archbishop for his first visit to the Shrine to meet our parishioners and get a personal feel for our parish, its liturgy and multicultural character.

The Archbishop will be the main celebrant and homilist.  Our Filipino choir will perform with our regular choir and music program to provide a traditional Filipino song and liturgical dance in honor of the Christ-child.  This mass will be a real celebration of the vitality and diversity of our parish.

After the mass there will be a reception and feast in Taylor Hall.  This will be a time to personally greet the Archbishop as well as to share food and fellowship.  I hope you will join us in giving a heartfelt welcome to our Archbishop and allow him to experience the vitality of our community and the importance of our parish to you.

I look forward to sharing this joyful time with you,

                                                                    Fr. Au

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 3 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.

                                         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