Domestic Church Day: A Day of Pilgrimage for Families

    The Saint John Paul II National Shrine invites all on Saturday, June 27, to Domestic Church Day, an event that focuses on strengthening family bonds.



    John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent

    A new K of C-produced documentary on St. John Paul II and his relationship with North and South America will screen this month on national television networks.



    The Shrine Announces New Hours of Operation

    The Saint John Paul II National Shrine announces its new hours of operation including expanded weekend hours for liturgical worship beginning January 24-25, 2015.


    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.


The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

In his homily for the Feast of the Ascension in 1979, Pope John Paul II said, “In the Scripture readings the whole significance of Christ’s Ascension is summarized for us. The richness of this mystery is spelled out in two statements: Jesus gave instructions, and then Jesus took his place.”

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Shrine: Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Noon — 5:00 p.m.
Mass: Monday – Saturday
11:30 a.m.
2:00 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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11:10 a.m. Rosary
11:30 a.m. Holy Mass
12:00 noon Angelus
12:00 noon — 1:00 p.m. Veneration
Confession immediately after Mass
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Veneration
2:00 p.m. Holy Mass
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
Confession immediately after Mass


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