Memorial of St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

“If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that” (James 4:13-17)
Loving God, you called Saint Polycarp and made him a bishop who loved you and all people. He was compassionate to sinners. Since you, O God, were the one who strengthened him in his mission, his actions were always in accord with his words, “the will of God be done.” Through his intercession, we pray that our words and actions will be done according to your will. Forgive us when we fail to do this; send your Holy Spirit to help and guide us toward the path of holiness and righteousness. This we ask through Christ, our Lord.


Fr. Leo Hambur, OSM
The ADA ramp which leads to the elevator to the Upper Gardens will be closed today and tomorrow while the cliff is being cleared of invasive ivy. Stairs to the elevator will remain open. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Upper Gardens admission is sold until 4 p.m. Upper Gardens close at 5 p.m.

Daily Mass

12 noon in the Chapel of Mary

Recitation of the Rosary

The recitation of the Rosary takes place each day 30 minutes before Mass.
Priest's Office Hours

10-11:45 a.m. inside the Visitor Center office.

The Servite Friars gladly await your request for confession, spiritual guidance and blessing of articles. You may also set up an appointment for a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. Masks and social distancing are required.
Weekly Bible Class

Thursday Afternoons
3-4 p.m.
The Grotto Auditorium (below the Chapel of Mary)

All are invited to join Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM, for an opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the word of God in the Sunday readings, and their faith in the Lord Jesus.

This class will be offered virtually, as well. Click here for link

Please bring your own Bible. There is no cost for attending this class.
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Come explore The Grotto Gift Shop. Enjoy spending time searching through all the treasures, including books, rosaries, medals, cards, jewelry, home and garden decor, children's items and much, much more.