The Grotto's Annual Week of Service

As we celebrate The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and The Grotto's 98th Anniversary, please join us this week as we work together to serve the community.

You may drop donations off at the barrels in The Grotto Gift Shop any day this week.

Monday, Sept. 12 - Helping those in need

Donate food or new socks for SnowCap, an East Portland food bank.

Inspiration: Servite St. Philip Benizi

Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Care and love for all creation

Donate a pet toy or treat to your local animal shelter.

Inspiration: St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Caring for our common home

Pick up trash at your local park or neighborhood.

Inspiration: Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si'

Thursday, Sept. 15 - Caring for those who are ill or homebound

Send a letter, email or call someone who is ill or in need of support to brighten their day.

Inspiration: Servite St. Peregrine Laziosi, patron saint of those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Friday, Sept. 16 - Saving Lives

Red Cross Blood Drive,10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.

Click here to register to give blood at any of our upcoming drives.

Inspiration: Jesus Christ

Saturday, Sept 17 - Caring for Mothers and Babies

Donate diapers, wipes and formula to SnowCap. (Donations will be collected all week long in The Grotto Gift Shop.)

Inspiration: Mother Mary

Sunday, Sept. 18 - Supporting Education

Donate supplies to your local school, or to locate drop-off spots in the Portland area.

Inspiration: Servite St. Clelia Barbieri

TODAY - Day 5: Saving Lives 

Activity: Donate blood today at The Grotto, or sign up for one of our many Red Cross Blood Drives.

Today's Drive (please register below): 

Friday, Sept. 16

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Grotto Conference Center

Upcoming Drives:

Friday, Sept. 30

Monday, Oct. 3

Monday, Oct. 24

Friday, Nov. 4

Friday, Nov. 11

Monday, Nov. 14

Click here to register to give blood at any of our upcoming drives.

Inspiration: Jesus Christ

Christus Statue and Garden at The Grotto: This immense bronze statue of Jesus carrying the cross was cast in Gesslingen, Wurttemburg, Germany, in 1931 by Professor Pruszinski. It was one of the first installations at The Grotto. Its presence reflects the burden Christ carried in the central act of our salvation.

If you have questions about the Seven Days of Service, please email Food donations will be accepted any day this week in The Grotto Gift Shop.

A Prayer for Week of Service, Day 5: Saving Lives

Christ Jesus,

You gave your life and shed your lifs's blood for us. I want to give my life for others too.

I pray in thanksgiving for all who donate blood for others. I pray too for those who offer their life in service of those who are scik and injured.

Help me today to be more generous with my life, my time, my words and my gifts.

I offer my very self to you today, Lord Jesus; use me for the glory of your name.


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

Upper Gardens admission sold until 5:30 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. and

3-5 p.m.

Office is located inside the Visitor Center.

View the splendid evergreens which tower around the Christus Garden, which is located on the lower level at The Grotto.

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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