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.


    Young People Gather to Celebrate St. John Paul II

    The shrine hosted an evening for young adults, who listened to Msgr. Sławomir Oder, postulator of the cause for St. John Paul II; venerated the saint’s relic, and reflected on his teachings.


    Pope Francis Drew Millions in Manila, as did
    John Paul II in 1995

    Pope Francis drew millions to Rizal Park in Manila, almost on the same day 20 years after John Paul II’s Mass for World Youth Day.


    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.
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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