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Our Parish Life

Eucharist - MASS TIMES

Our community gathers around God's Word and the Eucharist at the following times:

  • Saturday: 5pm.
  • Sunday: 7:30am, 9am, and 11:30am.
  • Holy Days: 12pm and 7pm.
  • Monday through Friday: 12pm.


The Sacrament is available each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm


Parish Office

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church
Tel. 410-466-6884 x10
Fax. 410-664-0523

Street Address of the Church
The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
5800 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

Mailing Address of the Church
The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
1701 Regent Road
Baltimore, MD 21209


Rev. William A. Au, Ph.D. (ext. 12)

director of adult faith formation

Mr. Stephen Cox (ext. 11)

Director of Music

Mr. Thomas Wilson ( ext. 14 )

Director of Elementary Faith Formation

Ms. Bernetta Palasik (ext. 16)

Parish Manager

Mrs. Linda Boswell (ext. 15)

Office Manager

Mrs. Laura Dugan
410-466-6884, Ext. 10

Pastoral Council

The council meets on the first Monday of every month in open sessions. Our president is Leo White.

Finance Chairperson

Paul Dittmar




Louis (Pete) Mathews

Don Litz


Mr. Truong Bao (ext. 10)




Infant baptism is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month at 1pm. Baptisms may also be celebrated sooner if there is an emergency. Parents should call Bernetta Palasik in the Church Office by or before the eighth month of pregnancy to receive detailed information about the Sacrament of Baptism and preparation requirements for parents and godparents.


Couples are asked to contact the Parish at least six months prior to the wedding date. Please contact Bernetta Palasik for more information - 410-466-6884 ext 16.

Sacramental Preparation

Our parish has formal preparation programs for Infant Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation for chldren and youth. Please call Bernetta Palasik for details.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

We welcome inquiry from adults who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith. The RCIA prepares adults for full communion n the Catholic Church through prayer, study, and spiritual formation. For information, call Mr. Stephen Cox ( x 11).

Religious Education and Formation

Our Religious Education Program is taught by faithfilled and loving catechists.  Our classes are from late September to early May on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 am. We offer Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade classes and 9th grade preparation for Confirmation. High School Bible Studies are also offered during the year.  Please contact Bernetta Palasik for more information and registration forms.

Care of the Sick and Homebound

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and communion in the home are available to those in need. Our health care ministers visit hospitalized and homebound members of our community. Please do not hesitate to call the parish office when the sacraments and health care ministry are needed.


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