Shrine Temporarily Closed

News March 23, 2020

During this challenging time, we turn to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother in prayer, especially for those who are sick or vulnerable, and for those who care for them.

Noting that there is no resident clergy or personnel at the Shrine, and having taken into account recently issued directives from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), as well as the advisory from our Governor and a statement issued by Cardinal Sean this evening, we have decided that the Shrine will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24th and remain closed until April 7th.

This decision is based on the fact that we have many vulnerable populations that gather at the Shrine, including seniors, tourists and the homeless. It is in the best interests of public health and the common good that we all do our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

Updates can be found on the Shrine’s website Flocknotes, and our social media channels. 

Shine offices will remain closed during this time.  

More information about COVID-19 virus can be found on the CDC Website.

Please know that during this time,  Fr. Paolo and I will pray for you and your intentions daily at our private Masses. 


God bless you,

Father Bryan Parrish