Liturgical Ministry

The Eucharistic Liturgy is the pinnacle of Catholic worship, and the central celebration of The Shrine of The Sacred Heart.  Therefore The Shrine places a high emphasis on the Liturgical ministries that you find below.  Are you called to join us in creating this worship to our Lord?


Pastoral Care Ministers

Pastoral Care Ministers visit the sick and homebound and the Eucharist is taken regularly to Sinai Hospital.  If you are interested in becoming a pastoral care minister or if you are at Sinai Hospital and would like to request the Eucharist be brought to your room, contact the parish office at: 410-466-6884, Ext. 10.

Choir & Instrumentals

Music soothes, excites, challenges and unites us in ways in which words alone cannot.  Through our hymns and acclamations, the singing of our choirs, and the sounds of our instruments, music enables us to touch the deepest mysteries of God as we unite together in prayer.  Our Liturgical Choir enhances the 11:30am Masses from fall through spring.  Some of our choir members have been singing for us for 30, 40 and even 50 years!  We also have an engrossing Youth Choir which graces our presence a few times each year.


Hospitality Ministers greet parishioners and welcome visitors as they gather for worship. They distribute bulletins, select people to take up the collection and invite persons to carry the gifts to the altar. After Mass, they see that the church is neat and tidy for the next Liturgy.

Altar Society

The primary function of the altar society is to clean and maintain the sanctuary furnishings, including altars, sacramental vessels and other sacred objects.

Eucharistic Minister

The primary function of this ministry is to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and to bring communion to the homebound.


The Primary function of this ministry is the public proclamation of sacred scripture at Sunday Mass.

Altar Server

These individuals (adults or youth!) assist in our various liturgies, especially weekend masses.