We've Missed Your Smiles

We are pleased to announce that beginning today, we invite those who are fully vaccinated from Covid-19 to remove their masks while outside at The Grotto.

We still require masks to be worn by everyone inside our buildings, and we ask that you please continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

Today's Operating Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Upper Gardens admission sold until 7:30 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.

Sunday Masses

8 a.m. - Chapel of Mary
10 a.m. - The Grotto Plaza
12 noon - The Grotto Plaza

In case of inclement weather, the outdoor Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Mary.
Daily 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.

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass during the month of May.
Love one another

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.
No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us” (1 John 4:11-12).
 
Loving God,

We give thanks that your love for each one of us is unconditional.
Help us, in turn, strive to love those around us without conditions as well.
In spite of our many imperfections, you can still find the good that lives within us;
Open our eyes so that we may always find the good that dwells
within our family members, our friends, our coworkers, and our neighbors.
Help us to be slow to judge others;
help us to be quick to respond with love, insight, and encouragement. 

Amen.
Red Cross Blood Drive This Week

Wednesday, May 19
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Grotto Conference Center

There is a critical need for blood at this time. Please click the button below to register to donate.
The Grotto Earns Recognition

The Grotto is honored to receive the distinction of Premier Blood Partner by the American Red Cross. This recognition goes to partner organizations who host a high number of drives per year with a high average of blood donations per drive.

Thank you to everyone who donated blood this past year. Our drives collected 748 units of blood. Each unit has the potential to save up to three lives.
Catholic Bible Study Livestream

The Grotto is pleased to announce a new program, Catholic Bible Study.

Every Saturday at 10 a.m. we welcome everyone to join Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM, via livestream from The Grotto, for an hour of bible study, giving those who desire an opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the word of God in the Sunday readings. This will provide time each week to deepen our knowledge and faith in the Lord Jesus and assist us in becoming matured Christians.

If you are unable to join us at that time, the video of the livestream will be available on our YouTube channel for the entire week, so you may watch at a more convenient time.

While it won't be possible for Father Edgar to entertain questions during the hour, viewers are encouraged to email their questions or comments to Father Edgar so he can address them during the week.

We will begin this Saturday, May 22, the birthday of the Church, and study the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday.

Stay tuned for a link to the livestream, which will be shown via our YouTube channel.
Mass at The Grotto

We are still under strict capacity guidelines due to the pandemic, which is 80 indoors, and 200 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.

Mass Schedule

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: Every first and third Sunday of the Month at 2 p.m.

St. Peregrine 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.
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, enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Peace Garden.

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, take a walk and listen to the nighttime sounds of the sanctuary, long after we have closed for the day.

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.

From left to right

Father Vidal Martinez, OSM, Rector: FatherVidal@thegrotto.org
Father Ignatius Kissel, OSM: FatherIgnatius@thegrotto.org
Father Leo Hambur, OSM: FatherLeo@thegrotto.org
Father Edgar Benedi-an, OSM: FatherEdgar@thegrotto.org
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a great collection of greeting cards. We invite you to come and spend some time browsing.

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.