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Events

Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00 a.m.   Welcome & Opening remarks  Upper Church
Monsignor Walter Rossi & Dawn Kinsman

Lighting of “Fatima Candle” & Presentation of Petitions
Procession, Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary Statue
Question & Answer Period
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Rosary
Benediction & Reposition
Father Chris Alar, MIC
Director of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception
Presiding

11:30 a.m. Recessional



Fatima 100th Anniversary Candlelight Rosary Procession

Friday, October 13, 2017

7:00 p.m.   Event Begins   Upper Church

Welcome
Monsignor Walter R. Rossi

Litany of Loretto
Exposition

Homily
Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington

Benediction

Recessional



Diocese of Arlington Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:00 a.m.   Music   Upper Church
9:30 a.m.   Welcome   Upper Church
Monsignor Vito A. Buonanno

9:40 a.m.   Rosary (multiple languages)   Upper Church

10:00 a.m.   Seek and Find (various chapels with seminarians in them to explain them more fully)
and Confessions – Crypt Level

11:00 a.m. Holy Hour, with Adoration & Benediction

12:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

1:30 p.m.   Pilgrimage Mass   Upper Church
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington
Celebrant & Homilist

2:30 p.m.   Procession to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine (weather permitting)
(not every pilgrim will participate)


3:00 p.m.   Benediction at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine
(in a tent on the grounds of the Shrine)

3:15 p.m.   Prayer the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Sisters of the Shrine

Link to the Diocese of Arlington



Diocese of Paterson Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Arrival   Outside

11:30 a.m.   Carillon Concert   Outside

12:00 noon   Welcome   Upper Church
Monsignor Vito V. Buonanno
Angelus & Crowning
Father Michael Rodak, Speaking
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Confessions   Crypt Church
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Presentations   Lower Level
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Byzantine-Ruthenian, Queen of Missions Chapels
& Memorial Hall (under Papal Tiara) 
1:15 p.m.   Liturgical Rehearsal   Upper Church
2:00 p.m.   Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet   Upper Church
2:45 p.m.   Pilgrimage Mass   Upper Church
Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli
Bishop of Paterson
Celebrant and Homilist

Link to the Diocese of Paterson Website



National Lutheran Choir Concert

Sunday, October 22, 2017

7:00 p.m.   Concert   Upper Church

Link to event info



Archdiocese of Philadelphia Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 28, 2017

11:00 a.m.   Arrivals Begin  Outside
12:00 p.m.   Welcome   Upper Church
Monsignor Vito A. Buonanno
12:15 p.m.   Opening Prayer Service   Upper Church
w/ Invitation to Reconciliation

1:00 p.m.   Confessions   Crypt Church
(4) Confessional Chapel + (3) West Apse; (3) East Apse, (2) North Apse Chapels
(1) Mariazell & (1) Hope Chapels
(1) Vailankanni, (1) Antipolo Oratories & (1) Creedence Table
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Guides available in Upper Church Chapels
2:15 p.m.   Procession & Crowning of Blessed Virgin Mary   Upper Church
2:30 p.m.   Rosary   Upper Church

3:00 p.m.   Pilgrimage Mass   Upper Church
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Celebrant and Homilist
Monsignor Walter R. Rossi – welcome



Link to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia



Diocese of Trenton Pilgrimage

Saturday, November 4, 2017

11:30 a.m.   Arrival   Front Steps

12:00 noon   Angelus   Upper Church
Bishop O’Connell, Presiding
Welcome
Monsignor Vito A. Buonanno
Rosary
Bishop O’Connell, Presiding
12:30 p.m.   Guides in Upper Church Side Chapels

1:30 p.m.   Confessions   Crypt Church
1:30 p.m.   Catechetical Session   Memorial Hall
Speaker:  Bishop O’Connell

3:00 p.m.   Pilgrimage Mass   Upper Church
Most Reverend David O’Connell, CM
Bishop of Trenton
Celebrant & Homilist

Monsignor Walter R. Rossi
Welcome

Link to the Diocese of Trenton



Thanksgiving Day Schedule

Thursday, November 23, 2017

9:00 a.m.  Mass  Crypt Church
10:30 a.m.  Mass  Crypt Church
12:00 noon  Mass  Upper Church

NO CONFESSIONS or TOURS

CAFETERIA & SHRINE SHOPS ARE NOT OPEN

THE SHRINE CLOSES AT 3:00 p.m.



Annual Christmas Concert for Charity

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:30 p.m.  Great Upper Church

with the
Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
and the
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
The Catholic University of America

Free Will Offering



Haitian Catholic Community

Saturday, December 2, 2017

INFO TO COME!!



Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:15 p.m.   Vigil Mass   Crypt Church

Friday, December 8, 2017

7:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
7:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel
8:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
8:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel

10:00 a.m.   Guides Commissioning Mass   Crypt Church

Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception
& Dedication of the Trinity Dome Mosaic

12:00 noon   Mass   Upper Church
Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Celebrant & Homilist
Broadcast Live on EWTN

Cookie & Punch Reception in Memorial Hall - After Mass

5:15 p.m.   Mass   Upper Church



Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Saturday, December 9, 2017

INFO TO COME!!



Christmas Eve Mass Schedule

Sunday, December 24, 2017

5:00 p.m.   Children's Mass with Pageant   Upper Church
Reverend Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, Rector
Celebrant & Homilist 

10:30 p.m.   Solemn Mass on Christmas Eve   Upper Church
Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Celebrant & Homilist



Christmas Day Mass Schedule

Monday, December 25, 2017

7:30 a.m. Mass Crypt Church
9:00 a.m. Mass Upper Church
10:30 a.m. Mass Upper Church

12:00 noon Solemn Mass of Christmas Day Upper Church
Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Celebrant & Homilist
Broadcast Live on EWTN

2:30 p.m. Spanish Mass  Upper Church
Live on EWTN

4:30 p.m. Mass Upper Church



Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life

Thursday, January 18, 2018

5:30 p.m.   Mass   Great Upper Church
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
and Chairman
Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
Celebrant & Homilist

Broadcast Live on EWTN & CatholicTV


Link to Prayer Vigil for Life



Closing Mass for the Solemn Prayer Vigil for Life

Friday, January 19, 2018

7:30 a.m.   Mass   Great Upper Church
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh
Celebrant & Homilist

Broadcast Live on EWTN & Catholic TV


Link to Prayer Vigil for Life 


 
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