Welcome to the Catholic National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
Come Visit Us - Upcoming Pilgrimages and Events
The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church is a place of pilgrimage. Thousands of visitors come every year to stroll the grounds amid the serene setting of fountains, ponds and an array of flowers in the summer.
We host events and pilgrimages throughout the year which exalt the Blessed Mother, Our Lady. She calls all to pray and reflect and serves as a universal voice promoting motherhood and the integrity of family life.
Whatever you are looking for, we would be delighted to welcome you and your group. If you wish to plan a pilgrimage, event, or even a wedding, we'd be happy to welcome you.
Just click the link below to learn about what events and pilgrimages are coming up.
The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church welcomes thousands of visitors yearly for its outdoor weekend Masses from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For daily Mass or weekend Masses outside summer, The Shrine shares the property with St. Patrick's Catholic Church which offers indoor Masses on most days.
We ask that you call ahead to schedule or visit St. Patrick's website using the link below.
Please click the link to learn about upcoming Mass times.
Add a Name to our Mother's Wall
The Mothers' Wall of Life features the names of mothers worldwide engraved in the beautiful polished black granite surrounding the upper pool's fountains. The only requirement is to be a mother, living or deceased, regardless of race, color, or religious affiliation. Names on the Wall include the mother of Pope John Paul II, a female minister whose congregation provided the funding, and movie star Jane Wyman.
You can search for a name that is currently on the wall. You can submit a name to be added. You can also view several tribute videos that have been made in honor of mothers.
Submit a Prayer Request
Do you or a loved one need prayers? You’re not alone; we all need prayers.
We will pray for you or someone you care for. Please feel free to fill out the Prayer Request form below. Remember, God is with you, and He delights when we lift our voices and give our worries over to Him.
Prayer Requests are placed in the Chapel, where they receive the benefits of individual prayers and prayers at Mass.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
You can visit us directly or contact us by phone or email. Our address is:
National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
176 Marian Dr.
Laurie, Missouri 65037, USA
Phone number: 573-374-MARY (6279)