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.

Sunday Masses

8 a.m.

10 a.m.

12 noon

The 10 a.m. and noon Masses will be celebrated outside in the plaza, weather permitting. Otherwise, all Masses will take place in the Chapel of Mary.

Spanish Mass

2 p.m.

This Mass is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

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.

Help Me to See Other's Needs 

Oh, Lord God, give me the grace today to not pass by someone who needs my help. Sometimes I can get so tied up with tunnel vision in my life that I block out the needs of others around me. With Your grace, I can examine my attitude about how I treat people who may be less fortunate than myself. I may not be able to care for everyone's needs, but I ask You to help me see people through Jesus' eyes.


Enjoy the beauty of the Rose Garden at The Grotto. This garden is located in the Upper Gardens.

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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