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 2: Care and Love for all Creation


Inspiration: St. Francis of Assisi, while not a Servite Friar, was a “brother” to us in spirit, with his care and love for all creation.

Activity: Donate a pet toy or treat to your local animal shelter.

Here are a few links to some local shelters:

Oregon Humane Society

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter

If you have questions about the Seven Days of Service, please email Food donations will be accepted any day this week in The Grotto Gift Shop.

A Prayer for Week of Service, Day 2: Care and Love for All Creation

Gracious God,

Our holy brother, Saint Francis, called all creatures your brothers and sisters. Help me to tend to all living things around.

I ask a special prayer for all those animals that become family members as pets. Thank you for the comfort your share with us through them.


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 a peaceful moment at the Statue of St. Francis of Assisi 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 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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