The Grotto's Annual Week of Service

As we celebrate 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

TODAY - Day 1: Helping those in need

Inspiration: Servite St. Philip Benizi

Just as St. Philip was known for his charity and feeding his fellow townsmen miraculously when they were starving, we invite you to donate generously to our food drive to help feed the many people needing basic sustenance at this time.

Activity: Please bring non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items to fill the shelves of this Northeast Portland food bank.

For more information about SnowCap, please click here.

For questions about donations, please email

A Prayer for Week of Service, Day 1: Helping those in need

Heavenly Father,

Inspired by St. Philip Benizi, may I too take concrete steps to help the hungry around me. Open my heart and my cupboards to generously offer to others from what I have.

Lord, bless and multiply my simple service to nourish the body and spirit of those in desperate need around me.


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

Enjoy the sights and sounds of St. Philip Benizi's Retreat, 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 new Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop, where you can find previously-owned treasures. Check back often to see what is new.

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