Welcome to the Shrine's virtual platform! A new section of our website for information, videos, resources, and community for our parishioners and all others during this most trying situation for our entire world. Remember that this is also a time when we are called to affirm our trust in God’s providence and our commitment to each other as a community of faith. It is a time to remember that in scripture the opposite of faith is not unbelief, but fear. As Jesus said, “Fear is useless, what is needed is faith!”
It is important that we cooperate with the precautions called for by the civil authorities and the CDC. It is also important that we hold each other in prayer, look out for our neighbors who need assistance, and to know that we will once again gather in our beautiful church to worship together.
Please utilize this section for all of the resources and community that are being provided, and see the sidebar (on mobile, this menu will be at the bottom of your page) of other related announcements. And please reach out to us if you have a need.
Fr. Bill will be providing weekly homiletic reflections and we will also provide the readings for Mass each weekend. Please return to this page each Saturday at 5pm to access the weekend's message and readings. You may also sign up for our email list for weekly reminders as well as other important news in our Parish.
Join us on our Facebook page as we post novenas, prayers, and other announcements on a daily basis. Even if you don't have a facebook account, you will be able to view the posts and content! facebook.com/ShrineSacredHeartMtWashington
Coming Soon: The MyParish App for Android and Apple devices. More information coming soon for our launch date on Easter Sunday, April 11th!
As we build our Virtual Parish over the following weeks, our YouTube Channel will grow. While you can also find announcements of new videos on our website and Facebook page, you can view the playlists on YouTube for Online Masses, Shrine Events, and other video messages.
We Need You: Continued Financial Support
Dear Shrine Family, Although we will not be having public services, we still have expenses, utilities, payroll, etc. If you are able we would greatly appreciate your continued support which will help our parish to survive this pandemic. You can mail envelopes or give online:
Maryland & Archdiocese of Baltimore
For the Maryland Department of Health website, which includes state stats, contact information, and FAQ on the Coronavirus please visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
For announcements from the Archdiocese of Baltimore concerning the coronavirus and for official policies visit www.archbalt.org/coronavirus.
For a list of parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore that broadcast Masses live and/or recorded online, radio, or TV: https://www.archbalt.org/online-mass/