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    Celebration of John Paul II canonization


    The Blessed John Paul II Shrine invites you to join us for the celebration of John Paul II’s canonization. Events will begin on Saturday, April 26 and continue throughout the night into Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27.

    For the full slate of the weekend’s activities, please check out our full schedule here.

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    U.S. Bishops Designate Washington D.C. Location as John Paul II National Shrine


    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) designated the Washington-based facility dedicated to Pope John Paul II as a national shrine.

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    Shrine Dedicated to Blessed John Paul II Preparing for His Canonization


    Scheduled activities at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. will intensify with the Vatican's announcement that Blessed Pope John Paul II will be canonized at Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Divine Mercy Sunday, 27 April 2014.

     

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    Explore the Shrine With Our New 3D Virtual Tours


    Join us on a virtual tour of the John Paul II Shrine. Whether past or future visitors, we hope this will enhance your visit to the John Paul II Shrine.

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    Liturgical Schedule


    Please join us in prayer Monday through Friday at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine:
    11:10 AM Rosary; 11:30 AM Holy Mass
    12:00 PM Angelus, followed by Veneration of the Blessed John Paul II relic
    3:00 PM (Fridays) Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction

     

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    Mission Statement


    The Blessed John Paul II Shrine is a place of pilgrimage and the veneration of Blessed John Paul II, and above all, the worship of God. The Shrine and its programs respond to Blessed John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization by communicating the inherent relationship of religion and culture to all interested parties through its liturgy and prayer, education and Christian formation, as well as its exhibits and conferences.

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    Submit Your Requests for Blessed John Paul II's Intercession


    Your prayer requests will be offered up in the daily Masses at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine.

News


Seven-Church Pilgrimage

The Blessed John Paul II Shrine invites you to participate in the traditional “Seven-Church Pilgrimage” event in Brookland, DC this Holy Thursday. Just as in Rome, churches and chapels will be exposing the Blessed Sacrament following Holy Thursday celebrations for the faithful to pray and prepare for the Easter Triduum. Please join us!

U.S. Bishops Designate Washington D.C. Location as John Paul II National Shrine

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) designated the Washington-based facility dedicated to Pope John Paul II as a national shrine.

Mass at the Tomb of Blessed John Paul II

It was a great honor and privilege to concelebrate Holy Mass on Friday morning at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II, located under the altar in the chapel of Saint Sebastian of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.

Shrine Celebrates Canonization Announcement

On Monday, September 30th Pope Francis announced that Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII will be officially recognized as Saints on April 27, 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday. The Blessed John Paul II Shrine celebrated with a full liturgical schedule and the opening of a newly remodeled exhibit. Hundreds of pilgrims made the journey to Northeast Washington, D.C. to celebrate this historic day.

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Visitor Information


CANONIZATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Blessed John Paul II Shrine is open to the public:

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

The facility is handicap accessible; ramps are located at front and side entrances. Free parking is available.

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LITURGICAL SCHEDULE


Please join us in prayer Monday through Friday at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine:
11:10 AM Rosary
11:30 AM Holy Mass
12:00 PM Angelus, followed by Veneration of the Blessed John Paul II relic
3:00 PM (Fridays) Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction

 

ADDRESS


3900 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20017

Please call 202-635-5400 if you need additional information.