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

Upper Gardens admission sold until 5 p.m.

Masks must be properly worn at all times while visiting The Grotto. Please maintain six feet of space for social distancing and follow all instructional signs.
Recitation of the Rosary

Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative will involve all the Shrines of the world in a special way, so that they might encourage the faithful, families and communities to recite the Rosary to pray for an end to the pandemic.

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass (Sunday- Saturday), during the month of May.

If you wish to volunteer to lead the Rosary before one of the daily or Sunday Masses, please contact Fr. Vidal Martínez, OSM, Rector of The Grotto at FatherVidal@thegrotto.org, or call 503-254-7371, ext. 117. Thank you.
Mass at The Grotto

Mass is celebrated daily in the Chapel of Mary at 12 noon. On Sundays, the 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses will be celebrated outdoors in The Grotto Plaza, weather permitting.

We are still under strict capacity guidelines due to the pandemic, which is 80 indoors, and 150 outdoors, so please follow direction from the ushers.

When attending Mass, social distancing is required, and masks must be properly worn the entire length of Mass. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Daily Mass (Monday - Saturday): 12 noon

Sunday Masses: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 noon
The 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Spanish Mass: Second and Fourth Sunday of the Month at 2 p.m.

Tagalog Mass: Third Saturday of the Month at 10 a.m.

St. Peregrine Healing Mass: First Saturday of the Month at 12 noon
At this Mass, those who wish may receive a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. St. Peregrine is the patron saint of those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
The Feast Day of St. Peregrine Laziosi, OSM

Today, May 4, is the Feast Day of St. Peregrine, a Servite Saint who lived from 1265-1345. He is the patron saint of those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

The lesson of St. Peregrine's life is not to promise miraculous cures; he is simply the one who placed his life and concerns in the loving care of a merciful and forgiving God. He knew that the Lord was with him through all the trials of life. St. Peregrine's trust in God can be a model for us in dealing with the pain, sickness and the crosses of our lives.

Prayer

St. Peregrine, kindly listen to my supplication.

You who were patient and strong in infirmity, help our infirm brothers and sisters
to carry the cross of their infirmity with gentleness.

You who were miraculously healed by the hand of the crucified Christ, pray to the Lord for the sick: so that their infirm and weak bodies may recover health and vigor, and their uncertain and afflicted souls may find again peace, serenity and confidence.

And above all, St. Peregrine, grant like Christ and the Virgin Mary, we may all say: “Father, thy will be done”.

St. Peregrine, pray for me that I may know healing in body, mind and soul.

Amen.
Remembering a year ago:
Bringing The Grotto to You

One year ago, in response to the growing pandemic, we began a series of daily emails called "A Place of Sanctuary: Bringing The Grotto to You." We closed completely a short time later, and that closure lasted for months.

The "Bringing The Grotto to You" series highlighted a feature at (or about) The Grotto each day. The series lasted for 88 days, the length of our closure.

We hope you enjoy this feature, "Looking Back", where we will share a piece of those emails every day for 88 days. Click the link below to view today's feature, which was originally shared this time last year.

Click on the video and take a moment to relax and experience the serenity of the sanctuary.

Today, listen to the tranquil sounds of the Peace Garden ponds.

Join Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM, Rector of The Grotto, for a daily stroll through the garden.

Each day, enjoy photos and videos taken by Father Vidal, often during hours when the grounds are closed.

Today, the vivid greens of spring abound in the gardens.

Plaza Office Hours

Monday - Saturday (Not available Thursday)
10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

A Friar will be in the office attached to the Visitor Center during the above hours.

They gladly await your request for confession, spiritual guidance and blessing of articles. You may also set up an appointment for a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. Masks and social distancing are required.

You are also welcome to contact a Friar directly at the emails listed below.

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

Let The Grotto Gift Shop carries a great collection of items for Confirmation, First Holy Communion, and the Year of St. Joseph.

There is also a wide variety of items in honor of Servite St. Peregrine.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP AVAILABLE: call 503-261-2424
Light a Candle
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.