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Lent begins one week from today on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. What are your plans for Lent? Consider a visit to the Shrine during Lent and pray the Stations of the Cross. Or purchase a…

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Plenary Indulgence

The Nativity Grotto is open year round at the Black Madonna Shrine, we are an approved Franciscan site. Catholics will be able to receive a plenary indulgence by praying before a crèche from the Feast…

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Advent begins on Sunday, December 3rd. ADVENT PRAYER Give us the wisdom, courage and strength to bring the joy of your love to transform the earth and to light the way to a…

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do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” --Elizabeth Andrew And a true devotion to the Blessed Mother. Just want to give a shout out to our volunteers here at…

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The Holy Rosary

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Rosary. Pope Benedict explained in a 2007 Angelus homily: "The Rosary is a means given by the Virgin to contemplate Jesus and, in meditating on…

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Refurbishing Statues

These photos of are just some examples of what will be updated with the matching grant. This is why we need your help in refurbishing the grotto statues. Fortunately these statues can be refurbished and…

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Feast Day Mass

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Saturday, August 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Shrine Chapel. The Mass will also be…

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