39th Annual Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, Oct. 9

3:30 p.m.

The Grotto Plaza

All are welcome to join us for the 39th Annual Blessing of the Animals. Bring your pets, properly restrained, to The Grotto Plaza on Oct. 9 for this special blessing.

People and pets of all faiths are welcome.

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

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

Sunday Masses

8 a.m.

10 a.m.

12 noon

The 10 a.m. and noon Masses will be celebrated outside in the plaza, weather permitting. Otherwise, all Masses will take place in the Chapel of Mary.

Filipino Mass

2 p.m.

This Mass is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month.

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.

“God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord…” (2 Tim. 1:7-8)

Oh faithful God,

We thank you for sending us Your Spirit to strengthen us in our faith journey. We know that the Holy Spirit is always there for us to help us in our struggles and challenges of life. Oftentimes, we are prideful and we walk astray from our mission of spreading the Good News to many people. We are too shameful to proclaim all about you and all that you have done in our lives. We ask for your mercy, Lord, and beseech you to continue to grant us your Spirit that we have the courage to be the witnesses of your love and kindness. May we be able to trust in the help of your Spirit and be able to complete the mission that you have called us to do. We ask this, through Christ, our Lord.


Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Peace Garden, located in the Upper Gardens.

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a vast array of jewelry, home accessories, books, Rosaries, statuary, art, greeting cards and more. We invite you to come in and explore.

Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop

Come check out the Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop, where you can find previously-owned treasures. Check back often to see what is "old".

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