Centennial Opening Mass this Sunday

The Grotto kicks off its Centennial Celebration this weekend as we begin the 100th year of the historic shrine.

The 100th Anniversary will feature a year’s worth of celebrations, including concerts, new exhibits, special events and community service.

The celebration begins this Sunday, Sept. 17, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, with a Centennial Opening Mass at noon in The Grotto Plaza. Father Eugene Smith, OSM, Prior Provincial of the Order of Servants of Mary, the Friars who minister at The Grotto, will preside.

All are invited to join in celebrating throughout the upcoming year. For more information about the Centennial and how you can support The Grotto, pleae contact events@thegrotto.org.

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

(Upper Gardens admission will be sold until 5:30 p.m.)

Recitation of the Rosary

Recitation of the Rosary will take place 30 minutes before the noon Mass.

Daily Mass

12 noon

Chapel of Mary

Priest Office Hours

10-11:45 and

3:30-5 p.m.

Complete Mass Schedule

Your light, O Holy One, is the only light I need as I travel on life’s pathway.

Your word the only voice I hear, that still small voice that leads me to the place where I should be.

Your presence is the only company I need, as I walk this narrow road.

Your fellowship the warmth I crave to help me on my journey.


Enjoy the peaceful pathways of The Grotto, and stop and rest for a while on your journey.

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The shop offers a vast array of books, cards, delicious treats, statuary, jewelry, Rosaries, home accessories and much more.

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