Complete Schedule for Lent
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The Price of Discipleship

Oh, Lord my God, in today’s Gospel some of Your followers turned away because of Your hard sayings. Rather than accepting Your challenge to change them, they turned away. Give me Your grace today to be willing to be challenged by Your word, to shake me out of my complacency and to accept Your challenge to become a faithful disciple. Blessings flow from faithful discipleship in spite of my need to change, as You have shown us in Abraham and in the three young men who endured the fiery furnace. Deepen my trust and courage in your Word that I, too, can be a witness to my faith. Amen.

Fr. Ignatius Kissel, OSM

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

Upper Gardens admission is sold until 5:30 p.m.

Priest's Office Hours

10-11:45 a.m.

and 3-5 p.m.

Plaza office (located inside the Visitor Center)

Recitation of the Rosary

11:30 a.m.

Chapel of Mary

Daily Mass

12 noon

Chapel of Mary


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 10

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Priest Office in Visitor Center

10 a.m. and 12 noon

Palm Sunday Mass

Chapel of Mary

2 p.m.

Spanish Mass

Chapel of Mary

Holy Thursday, April 14

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Priest Office in Visitor Center

3-4 p.m.

Catholic Bible Study

Auditorium (below the Chapel of Mary)

7 p.m.

Mass of the Lord's Supper

Chapel of Mary

8-11 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration

Chapel of Mary

Good Friday, April 15

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Priest Office in Visitor Center

1 p.m.

Seven Last Words: Reflection and Prayer

Chapel of Mary

3 p.m.

The Passion of the Lord

Liturgy of the Word and Veneration of the Cross

Chapel of Mary

Holy Saturday, April 16

10-11:30 a.m.

The Theology of Holy Saturday

Conference Center (lower level of Visitor Center)

Theme: Jesus Descended Into Hell: Love vs. Death

Speaker: Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM

8 p.m.

Easter Vigil

Mass begins in plaza outside Chapel of Mary

Blessing of Fire and Preparation of Candle and Procession into Chapel

Easter Sunday, April 17

7 a.m.

Jesus Meets Mary Magdalene

(Encuentro/Salubong) Easter Procession

The Grotto Plaza

Easter Mass

8 a.m.

Chapel of Mary

10 a.m. and 12 noon

The Grotto Plaza (weather permitting) or Chapel of Mary

12-1:30 p.m.

Easter Recollection

Conference Center (lower level of Visitor Center)

Topic - Jesus Is Risen: Love Triumphed Over Death

Speaker: Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM

2 p.m.

Filipino Mass

Chapel of Mary


The flowers and birds await you at The Grotto. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop has a wide selection of items celebrating Easter, including of books, cards, jewelry, home accessories and much more.

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