UPDATE RE: New Year’s Eve – Vigil

January 1, 2018 by  
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  For the safety of pilgrims, volunteers and staff, the Front Entrance to the Shrine will not open tonight. For those who desire to join the Friars for the Prayers in Reparation for Offenses made against God and Our Lady, and in Holy Mass, and to gain the New Year’s Plenary Indulgence, the Back Entrance will be open for tonight’s event.

Please take County Road MM to the Back Entrance, which is marked by an orange traffic cone in the curve of the county road.


Join us in prayerfully welcoming in the New Year!

New Year’s Eve – December 31mary-mother-of-god

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’s Eve Plenary Indulgence)
  • 11:30PM – Celebration of Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)
    …………. – 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 during Mass only. So, if you can, please avail yourselves of the Sacrament of Confession during the day.

To fulfill the requirements for the Plenary Indulgence, please go to:  Plenary Indulgence.

Gates to the Shrine will close at 1:00AM.

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    Please add me to an email list if you have one. Thank you and God bless, Mary Ramm

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