Ash Wednesday Mass and Distribution of Ashes

12 noon

Chapel of Mary

Today's Hours of Operation

Grounds and Chapel: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upper Gardens: Last admission sold at 4 p.m. with gardens closing at 5 p.m.

Complete Mass Schedule

Daily Recitation of the Rosary

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass.

Priest Office Hours

10-11:45 a.m.

Office is located inside the Visitor Center

Click here for complete schedule for Lent at The Grotto

God our loving and merciful Father, guide us as we begin the Season of Lent today. May the Ash put on our foreheads remind us of our mortality and the shortness of our life here on earth. May this season be a moment to deepen our faith, hope and love for you, as well as our brothers and sisters. May we spend more time in prayer, change for the better and do good deeds. Help us to be better Christians. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


St. Peter, the apostle, pray for us.

Arriving at The Grotto on a misty morning ...

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a wide variety of items for Lent, as well as jewelry, home accessories, books, Rosaries, statuary, art, greeting cards and St. Drogo Coffee. We invite you to come in and explore our beautiful shop.

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