Join the Celebration

    Join us as we celebrate the feast day of St. John Paul II on October 22 with a host of events: the opening of our new exhibit, presentation of a new documentary, conclusion of our novena, and veneration of the pope’s relics. Plan your personal pilgrimage.




    “Thus the great gift of redemption – our being “brought forth” to divine life – is a mighty work of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It must be received by us in faith. It must be lived. It must be proclaimed.”



    Liturgical Schedule

    Please join us in prayer Monday through Friday at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine:
    11:10 AM Rosary; 11:30 AM Holy Mass
    12:00 PM Angelus, followed by Veneration of the St. John Paul II relic until 1:00PM
    3:00 PM (Fridays) Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction



    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. The shrine and its programs respond to St. 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.


    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.


Honoring John Paul the Great

The Knights of Columbus honors John Paul the Great, who was declared a saint on April 27, 2014, with two special issues of Columbia dedicated to his beatification and canonization.

Sainthood 2014 Beatification 2011

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: Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit: Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gift Shop: Monday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays

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11:10 a.m. Rosary
11:30 a.m. Holy Mass
12:00 p.m. Angelus
Confession (immediately following Mass)
Veneration of the relic until
1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.Holy Hour with Divine Mercy
Eucharistic Adoration, and


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