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.

St. Peregrine Mass

 12 noon

Chapel of Mary


At this Mass, those who wish may receive a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. Servite St. Peregrine Laziosi is the patron saint of those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

To learn more about St. Peregrine, click here.

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.

God and His Beautiful Nature

We “give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, for you laid the foundations of the world and have arranged the changing of times and seasons” (Preface V of the Sunday of the Ordinary Time).

As we begin this new season, may we always find you in the beautiful nature that you created. May your presence through all this fascinating creation and through the changing of the season bring hope to us and strengthen our faith and deepen our understanding about you and your love for us. Forgive us if we fail to recognize the beauty of your creation and the uniqueness of each season; forgive us if we forget to be grateful for everything that we experience, see, and feel through all that you have provided for us. Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord, to see you in all your creation. We ask now for your blessing and protection upon all your creation. We ask all this, through Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.


View the beautiful St. Peregrine Shrine, 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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