National Shrine of
Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter


National Shrine of
Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Mass Schedule


8:00 am Traditional Latin Mass
9:30 am English
11:00 am Traditional Latin Mass

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

12:10 pm Traditional Latin Mass

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

7:00 am Traditional Latin Mass



10:15 am – 10:45 am

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

11:30 am – 12:00 noon


Following the 7:00 am Mass

For Holydays and schedule changes

see Parish Info

Girls before Mass in veils

National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus

Parish Info

Rev. Father Joel E. Kiefer, FSSP



Schedule Changes

8 February: No public Mass.

10 February: Mass will be offered at 12:10 pm instead of at 7 am.

Ash Wednesday and Holy Week changes listed below.


14 February: Ash Wednesday, Mass will be offered at 12:10 as usual and again at 7 pm. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass.

29 March: Holy Thursday, Mass will be offered at 7 pm. No 7 am Mass.

30 March: Good Friday, Liturgy will begin at 3 pm. No 12:10 Mass.

31 March: Easter Vigil, Mass will be offered at 7 pm. No 7 am Mass.

1 April: Easter Sunday, Mass schedule will be the same as every Sunday. See the Schedule for details.


Location & Free Parking

Free parking is available during Mass on Sundays, until 2:30 pm, in the Charles Center Parking lot on North Liberty Street – just one block away.

For a 7 am Mass, nearby street parking is free until 8 am. But mind the signs: parking zones change during rush hours.

For midday Masses, however, you will have to “feed the meter.”

Reverend Father Saguto
Saint Alphonsus

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

In 1696, God raised up Saint Alphonsus. This Neapolitan nobleman, well known as a barrister, soon renounced his prospects of a brilliant career to devote himself excluseively to the service of God, with the sole desire of pleasing Him. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer whose members he sent, following the Saviour's example, into the country, to the towns and villages, to announce the kingdom of God. He vowed never to lose a moment of his time and never in the whole of his life did he commit a mortal sin.

He wrote religious works filled with profound learning and piety and is therefore honoured by the Church as a Doctor. Emphasizing the importance of prayer in the divine plan, he condenses all his treatise on grace in one sentence:
He who prays is saved, he who does not pray is damned.

How fitting that the National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus, dedicated in 1845, should have come to be known as the place
“where saints have prayed.”


Light a Candle
In petition or thanksgiving

A Candle for your Intentions

Light a Candle
In petition or thanksgiving

You may use the buttons below to light a candle at the Shrine. When asked, please indicate in whose honor you want your candle to burn and for what intention:

  • The Blessed Sacrament
  • The Sacred Heart of Our Lord
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Ann
  • Saint Lucy
  • Saint Thérèse, the Little Flower
  • Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Saint Rita
  • Saint Anthony
  • Saint Jude
  • Saint Francis Xavier
  • The Infant of Prague

Mass is also offered monthly at the Shrine for your candle intentions.

Large candle offering $25

Burns seven days and seven nights.

Petite candle offering $5

Burns approximately eight hours.

Your donation helps us to cover the costs of the daily operation of the Shrine. We thank you and pray that God may reward your continued generosity.

Fra Angelico, Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb, detail, (Cell 8), 1440-42, fresco, 181 x 151 cm, Convento di San Marco, Florence

Easter Mass Intentions and Flowers

We are now accepting enrollment of your intentions in our Easter Masses and the dedication of Easter flowers. Mass will be offered for your intentions at Easter Vigil, on Easter Sunday, and again each day during the week of Easter (7 Masses in all). Please use the button below to make your donation and submit your intentions and/or flower dedications. Your donation helps support the Shrine. Please be generous.

Stained glass window in the chapel
wall in need of repair

We Need Your Help

We call it our Jericho project. After more than 170 years, the brick wall that surrounds and secures the Shrine’s courtyard is finally tumbling down. It is in need of extensive repairs. The estimate is $44,500 and we will have to break ground on the project in the Spring. Your donation in any amount to help us preserve the Shrine is greatly appreciated. Father will offer Mass for the Shrine's benefactors each month.

The ornate ceiling with gothic arches

Devotion Schedule & Resources

The following are the devotions that immediately follow daily Mass at the Shrine. They are designed to be printed double-sided on legal-sized paper.


Litany of Saint Joseph


Miraculous Medal Devotions


Litany of the Most Sacred Heart


Litany of Our Lady

First Saturday

Exposition/Holy Hour/Benediction following 7:00 am Mass

On First Fridays and First Saturdays

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Contact Us

By Old-Fashioned Mail

114 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

By Phone


By Electronic Mail

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Light a candle for your intentions.