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National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

August 2, 9 a.m.
St. Mary's Chapel at the Grotto of Lourdes

Celebration of Mass at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes; followed by rosary and devotions. Come holy Jesus, pray for us!

For more information, call (301) 447-5318 or email

pilgrimage for world peace


The Diocese of Harrisburg will be conducting the 27th Annual Pilgrimage for World Peace at Mount St. Mary's University's National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
This wonderful day of prayer and reflection will be held on August, 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

► Schedule of Pilgrimage events
You do not need to register! 

For more information call (301) 447-5318 or email

assumption of Mary into heaven Mass


We invite you to give the most meaningful and lasting gift of prayer to those who are having difficulties and need our Mother Mary's intercessory prayer.

Enroll your loved one to be remembered during the Assumption of Mary into Heaven Mass


August 15, 12 p.m.

St. Mary's Chapel at Grotto of Lourdes

For more information, please call (301) 447-5318 or email us at


jeff balistrere - book signing

Book Cover image - God Deosn't Play Zone Defense

Book signing with Jeff Balistrere, author of

God Doesn't Play Zone Defense

A Practical Game Plan for Building a "1-on-1" Relationship
with God

August 24, 2–4 p.m.
Miller Family Visitor's Center at the
National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Events / Special Hours

Operating HOURS

Miller Family Visitors Center and Grounds
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
(gates close at 5 p.m.)—get directions
Phone 301-447-5318

St. Bernadette's Gift Shoppe
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Phone 301-447-5444

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Congested traffic is causing a safety concern in the upper parking lot. For your safety, we have closed the lot and will be replacing the area with walkways and gardens.

Drop-off/Pick-up at the Miller Family Visitors Center and transportation to and from the lower parking lot is available! 
Please call (301) 447-5318

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