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Welcome to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart! 

Thank you for coming to learn more about our Parish and we hope that you will visit us for worship and community events soon!  We have served the Catholic community in Mt. Washington for over 150 years and have a rich tradition of being an active multicultural parish.  To find opportunities to meet us and resources to learn about us, use the provided links to browse through our website. 

Become a Registered Parishioner

If you are ready to officially join our parish, please complete a Registration Form and send the completed form to the email address indicated.  If you are interested in first becoming a Catholic or learning/re-learning about your Catholic faith, we invite you to join us for our RCIA Program.  Contact Steve Cox for more information.

Adult Faith Formation, Service, & Events

The Shrine offers a wide array of spiritual events to enrich your soul.  Shrine staff guides parishioners through Bible Studies, Book Discussions, and RCIA classes.  Speakers are brought in several times a year to discuss a range of topics related to the Catholic faith. Parishioners run prayer groups and other service based ministries such as the Social Justice Outreach which is responsible for food and supply collections for the area non-profits.  View our Calendar of Events or List of Upcoming Events to find a place to meet us.


Children & Youth

Our Children and Youth programs are passionately energetic.  The CFC Youth, one of the largest Filipino Catholic programs in Maryland is quite possibly THE most active group in our Parish.  Alongside the CFC Youth activities, parish children aged 4 and older can participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word during 9am and 11:30 masses and Pre-K to 4th grade students can join the Religious Education and sacrament formation programs.

Upcoming Events

First Friday Mass - December 3, 2021

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please join us for First Friday Liturgy, a Mass service followed by a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Attend in person in the main church and on Livestream.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will NOT be hosting our traditional fellowship meal at this time.


Women's Prayer Group

Women's Prayer Group

1st Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Next Meetings:  Sunday,, December 5 @ 3:00 pm


  Throughout the month of May the Women's prayer group is taking part in the Flores de Mayo celebrations.

Contact Lourdes White at lourdesfwhite@gmail.com  for the Zoom meeting details. 

This is the perfect time to join this group and try out a new prayer support - all women are welcome! Come join a group of women who want to grow into a deeper prayer life and enjoy the unique friendships that develop when praying together.  The new book starting in June is:  Let us Dream:  The Path to a Better Future by Pope Francis

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception is on Wednesday, December 8th.  We hope everyone will join us for Masses offered at 12 Noon and 7pm.

Simbang Gabi

Simbang Gabi Lanterns

Come One Come ALL

Deepen your faith...

Share your love, peace and joy!

Join us as we celebrate Advent and our very own Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi on December 15-23, 2021, 7:00 PM at The Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, 5800 Smith Avenue, Mt. Washington, Baltimore, Maryland 21209.

Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition and a wonderful occasion for all of us to come together and share our faith. It is a series of nine dawn or dusk masses on the days leading up to Christmas.

It is also the spiritual preparation for Christmas and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. The celebration is also seen as a way of requesting blessings from the Lord, as it is believed that if one completes the whole series of nine masses, their wishes will be granted.