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Complete Schedule for Lent

The True Meaning of Fasting

Oh, Lord my God, You have given us six weeks of preparation for Holy Week to prepare our hearts by works of penance, charity and good works for the Solemnity of Jesus’ resurrection in our lives. I hear Your word in scripture today of the fasting that You seek from us: releasing the bonds of those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke, setting the free the oppressed, sharing my bread with the hungry, sheltering the homeless and oppressed, clothing the naked. Give me the grace this day that I need not just to hear Your voice but act on it as Mary did in her life. I ask this so that You may pour out your mercy and hear my petitions in my need. I ask this in the powerful name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.


Fr. Ignatius Kissel, OSM


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

Upper Gardens admission is sold until 4 p.m. Upper Gardens close at 5 p.m.

Daily Mass

12 noon

Chapel of Mary

Recitation of the Rosary

11:30 a.m.

The recitation of the Rosary takes place each day 30 minutes before Mass.

Priest's Office Hours

10 - 11:45 a.m. daily

Plaza office (located inside the Visitor Center)


Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop is a great resource for all your Lenten needs. We invite you to come and explore the beautiful shop.

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