Bishop McKnight has dispensed the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a holy day for all the faithful of the diocese and all who are present within the diococese's boundaries, until further notice. Updated Nov. 12, 2020
With our seating capacity of 6,000 people for our outdoor Masses, we can all be placed as far as we wish (far more than six feet). Our Eucharistic Ministers, masked volunteers from St. Patrick's parish, will bring the Eucharist to us in our places, limiting any contact with other persons.
Summer Mass Schedule:
Memorial Day (5/29) to (9/5)
Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
(Sunday Mass continues to Sept. 26)
Join us for special Mass celebrations:
MAY 9 MOTHER’S DAY MASS
Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates. Proverbs 31:31
This Mother’s Day Mass starts our summer season at the Shrine with the May Crowning of Mary and the Mass. View the Tribute Videos under the “Mother’s Wall” tab on our website. These women share their stories and experiences of motherhood and faith. Several of them will be here for this day so that you can meet and visit with them in person. Every woman receives a long-stemmed rose on this day as we honor our Blessed Mother and all mothers.
MAY 24 FEAST DAY MASS
Jointly hosted by the Shrine and the Mary, Mother of the Church Knights of Columbus Council 10381 with Bishop Shawn McKnight presiding.
The Shrine on this day gives thanks to our Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God and proclaims His greatness with due praise as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary accompanies His pilgrim Church with a mother’s love and watches in kindness over the Church’s homeward steps.
This feast, celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost, reminds us that on Pentecost Day, Mary began to exercise on earth the spiritual motherhood to which she had been raised at the foot of the cross. In Nazareth, the Holy Spirit consecrated Mary “Mother of God”, while in the Cenacle at Pentecost He invested her as Mother of the Church.
JUNE 6 CORPUS CHRISTI
MASS AND EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION
We celebrate on this day Christ’s gift to us of the Eucharist, the source and summit of our life together as the Church. The Council of Trent declared that we must honor Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist publicly.
The Eucharist, (the Body and Blood of Christ), teaches us the importance of community, the bond that results from this sacrifice. Just as the bread comes from many grains, which remain themselves and are not distinguished from one another because they are united, so we are united with Christ and each other.
Join us at the Shrine for this profession of our faith in the procession after the 8:30 am Mass.
Masses at the adjoining St. Patrick's Parish.
- Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday - Friday at 9:00 a.m.
- Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
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