A Vigil of Mercy

    Please join us on December 7th at 6:30pm to prepare for the upcoming Year of Mercy with an evening of Adoration, Confession, and an Advent penance service.


    December at the Shrine

    This December, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine will be hosting a series of events to prepare for and celebrate Christmas. We encourage you to consider attending.


    Piecing Together a Masterpiece

    The new Redemptor Hominis Chapel at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine inspires awe with biblical scenes depicted in mosaics pieced together to create a masterpiece.


    Altar Dedicated At Shrine

    Former Papal Secretary Cardinal Dziwisz helped dedicate the altar at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.


    Mission Statement

    The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a place of pilgrimage and the veneration of St. John Paul II, and above all, the worship of God.


    Submit Your Requests for St. John Paul II's Intercession

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


Documentary on St. John Paul II Debuts on National TV

Watch John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent at the Glendale International Film Festival.

The Continuing Legacy of a Spiritual Father

John Paul II was a pope of incredible accomplishments. He once remarked, “The Pope cannot remain a prisoner of the Vatican. I want to go to everybody… from the nomads of the steppes to the monks and nuns in their convents… I want to cross the threshold of every home.”

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Shrine: Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Noon — 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit: The exhibit on St. John Paul II is open during shrine operating hours but is closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Gift Shop: Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Monday to Saturday
11:30-12:00 noon — Confession (Tuesday & Thursday only)
11:40 a.m. — Rosary
12:00 noon — Holy Mass (preceded by the Angelus)
12:30 p.m. — Angelus

2:00 p.m. Holy Mass
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet

Relic veneration available during Shrine opening hours



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