About Our Staff

The staff at the Shrine is passionate about serving the needs of the Shrine's parishioners and community! Below is the direct contact information for each staff member to reach out to them in regards to our ministries, programs, and services. If you not sure who to contact, please call the main parish office.

Parish Office Hours: 9am - 3pm Mon-Fri
Phone: 410-466-46884

Our Pastor

Rev. William A. Au, Ph.D.
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Fr. Bill was ordained in 1975 and is a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary and University. He has also received a Ph.D. in Church History from The Catholic University of America and is very involved in ecumenical and interfaith work.  Prior to joining the Shrine he served as Pastor of SS. Philip and James, as associate pastor in two other Baltimore parishes, and as Assist. Chancellor and Director of Public Relations for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Shrine Staff

Linda Boswell
Parish Manager
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Linda has been working with Fr. Au for over 27 years through multiple parishes.

Tom Wilson - Music Director a the Shrine of the Sacred Heart
Director of Music
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Tom has been the music director at the Shrine since 2013. He plans and implements all the liturgical music for the weekend, Holy Day, First Friday, wedding and funeral  masses.  He creates the music leaflets for all masses at the Shrine.  Tom rehearses with the choir weekly to prepare choral music for all choir masses, Christmas Concerts, Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas. He also coordinates with the Filipino choir to sing at regular intervals.


Laura Dugan
Office Manager
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Laura has loved her job at the Shrine since 2013!  She was first hired as the office manager, and in 2015 also became a cantor and the Shrine choir soprano section leader.  Her responsibilities include: weekly bulletins, website and Facebook updates, volunteer ministry schedules, and working with Shrine group and organization leaders for promotions and scheduling.  In addition, she coordinates many other behind the scenes activities and administrative tasks to ensure effective operations of the office and weekly masses.