Lord Jesus, as the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, I am reminded how quickly and spontaneously Andrew and his brother Simon responded to your invitation to follow you. Leaps of faith are often challenging, especially since we do not know where they will lead. Grant me the courage to make leaps of faith, especially when I have the opportunity to help someone in need. Amen.

The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights is back and will continue nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Day). This annual event celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with music, lights and joy.

More than 150 choirs will perform over the course of 35 nights in the Chapel of Mary, with its cathedral-like acoustics. 


There are nightly puppet shows and caroling in the pavilion tent, and music all around the grounds. And don't forget the millions of lights! New this year - a giant, walk-thru Christmas tree.


So get your tickets now, and consider taking advantage of our value night pricing tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are sold in advance. No cash sales at the door.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for SnowCap.

Purchase Tickets
Choir Schedule

Volunteers Needed for Festival

The Festival would not take place without our wonderful volunteers. We have both indoor and outdoor positions available. Most shifts last approximately three hours. Click the link below for more information or to sign up. Thank you for your support of The Grotto.

Register to Volunteer

Today's Hours of Operation

Grounds and Chapel: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Upper Gardens: Last admission sold at 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Festival of Lights: 5 - 9:30 p.m. (grounds close at 10 p.m.)

Daily Mass

12 noon

Chapel of Mary

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.

Visitor Center Office

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a vast array of items for Advent. We invite you to come and explore the store.

Online Shop

30 Seconds of Peace

Enjoy the tranquil sounds of water flowing in the reflecting pool outside the Meditation Chapel.