Complete Schedule for Lent

Oh, Lord My God, I praise and thank You for Your steadfast love and mercy. No matter the numerous times I face the ups and downs in my life, and no matter how things appear, I know that however things may seem, You will keep Your covenant with me. Today’s reading from the book of Genesis assures me of Your everlasting love. You, O Lord, will keep Your love and willingness to forgive me and walk with me. It is Your steadfast love that helps me to persevere in my times of waiting and wondering how You will respond to me. There was so much I do not know about the future, so much I cannot control. Give me the grace today to be firmly confident of Your commitment to me and Your ever faithfulness. Amen.

Fr. Ignatius Kissel, OSM


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


A beautiful blooming camellia bush welcomes you as you arrive at The Grotto.

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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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