New … for New Year’s Eve/Day!
Join us in prayerfully welcoming in the New Year!
New Year’s Eve – December 31
Pilgrim Center will open at 9:15PM.
- 10:00PM – Eucharistic Adoration (Confessions available, Rosary, and time for silent prayer)
10:30PM – Vigil Office, followed by the singing of the “Te Deum” (for the New Year Plenary Indulgence)
- 11:00PM – Celebration of Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)
Midnight – Singing of the “Veni Creator Spiritus” (for the New Year Plenary Indulgence)
*To gain the Plenary Indulgence for the New Year, the usual conditions also apply, in addition to those noted above.
The Sacrament of Confession will be available.
Gates to the Shrine will close at 2:00AM.
New Year’s Day – January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)
- Since it is a Sunday, the Shrine will be open during regular hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM.
- The celebrations of both the Sacraments of Confession and of Holy Mass will follow the normal Sunday schedule.
- Enjoy German Cuisine at our Sunday Buffet Brunch.