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

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

Summer Hours Begin this Sunday: Beginning Mother's Day, the grounds and Gift Shop will stay open until 8:30 p.m. Admission to the Upper Gardens will be sold until 7:30 p.m.

Holy Hour of Mercy

10:30 - 11:30
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction
Confession available in the priest's office in the Visitor Center

Priest's Office Hours

3-5 p.m.
The priest's office is located inside the Visitor Center.

Recitation of the Rosary

11:30 a.m.
Chapel of Mary

Daily Mass

12 noon
Chapel of Mary
Jesus is the Head of the Body, the Church

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are grateful for this new life and day. As you called Saul to be an instrument of your mercy and love to the Gentiles, make us realize the importance of unity and value of each member of your body, the Church. May we protect and help each other. May we seek always the common good of each member and always pray for the growth of each other. May we be able to preserve the unity and firmness of our faith in the Lord Jesus. We ask this through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, Who Is Love. Amen. 

St. Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM
Celebrate Mother's Day at The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is a wonderful place to celebrate Mother's Day. 
The Grotto began with a childhood promise
Did you know The Grotto was founded by Servite Fr. Ambrose Mayer, who was fulfilling a childhood promise about his mother?
When Fr. Ambrose was a child in Canada, he learned his mother was near death after giving birth to his sister. He ran to a nearby parish and prayed for his mother’s life, promising that if she were spared he would one day undertake a great work for the Church.
His mother survived, and Father Ambrose never forgot his promise. He moved to Portland and acquired land from the Union Pacific Railroad on the north side of Rocky Butte. From there, in 1924, a shrine to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, was born.
A Shrine to Mary, Mother of Jesus
The Grotto is one of the most beautiful Marian shrines in the world. Perhaps no other spot on the entire North American continent blends religious significance so completely and so harmoniously together with natural scenic beauty.

Visitors and pilgrims come to the sanctuary from around the world each year. Some come to worship and others to enjoy The Grotto's natural charm. But all linger to share somehow in the quiet serenity of this shrine dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. 
Mother's Day Today
Visitors and pilgrims still travel from afar to celebrate Mother's Day at The Grotto. It is always a wonderful time of year to wander the gardens, as the rhododendrons are usually at their peak.
Spend a moment inside the Meditation Chapel, located high atop the cliff in the Upper Gardens.
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The shop offers a wide variety of items for Mother's Day. Find something special or bring mom in for a visit.
Light a Candle at The Grotto
If you are unable to visit in person, you may purchase a candle to be lighted at The Grotto. Your candle will burn for seven days in the outdoor cradles.

Your support will allow our sanctuary to continue its mission of being a place of peace, prayer and natural beauty for all.
Mass Enrollment Cards

Perpetual Enrollment in The Grotto’s Guild of Masses and Prayer honors yourself, your family or your loved ones, and provides support for The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.