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Please see our events and retreat calendars for upcoming Shrine events. Feel free to contact us for more information about any event at 920.866.2571.

Upcoming Events

The following events will be held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. If you need more information or have a group looking to hold an event at the Shrine, please contact us at 920.866.2571.

***Shrine Offices Closed on Tuesday February 12 due to Weather ***

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Shrine offices Closed on Tuesday  February 12, 2019  due to weather!

Please be advised that due to frigid temperatures and inclement weather the Shrine Gift shop, Cafe,Welcome Center and Shrine offices closed on Tuesday February 12.

Please, if you plan on attending Mass at 11 am exercise caution as you travel and dress for frigid temperatures.

May God keep everyone safe during this arctic blast and may Our Lady watch over us and comfort all impacted by inclement weather.

Shrine Chapel and Oratory will be opened 7 am to 7 pm however we do not encourage people to travel to the Shrine as many of the country roads will be impassable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shrine offices Closed on Tuesday  February 12, 2019  due to weather!

Please be advised that due to frigid temperatures and inclement weather the Shrine Gift shop, Cafe,Welcome Center and Shrine offices closed on Tuesday February 12.

Please, if you plan on attending Mass at 11 am exercise caution as you travel and dress for frigid temperatures.

May God keep everyone safe during this arctic blast and may Our Lady watch over us and comfort all impacted by inclement weather.

Shrine Chapel and Oratory will be opened 7 am to 7 pm however we do not encourage people to travel to the Shrine as many of the country roads will be impassable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 17 Holy Hour

February 17, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 02-17-2019 10:00 am 02-17-2019 4:00 pm 10 February 17 Holy Hour

Sunday February 17  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

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Sunday February 17  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

February 23 Mass with Eucharistic Healing Prayer Service

February 23, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 02-23-2019 10:00 am 02-23-2019 2:00 pm 10 February 23 Mass with Eucharistic Healing Prayer Service

Saturday February 23, 2019 Mass with Eucharistic  Healing Prayer Service

10:30  am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm Eucharistic Healing  Prayer Service

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Saturday February 23, 2019 Mass with Eucharistic  Healing Prayer Service

10:30  am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm Eucharistic Healing  Prayer Service

February 24 Holy Hour

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Sunday February 24  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

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Sunday February 24  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

March 1 Order of Malta Mass

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Friday March 1  2019-  Order of Malta Mass

Please join us at Champion Shrine at 8:30 am Mass for the Order of Malta

on the First Friday of Every Month for the   SOVEREIGN MILITARY  ORDER OF MALTA HOLY MASS

The Knights and Dames in The Order of Malta across the country stand united in Christ for their own sanctification and for the needs of the sick and the poor.

 

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Friday March 1  2019-  Order of Malta Mass

Please join us at Champion Shrine at 8:30 am Mass for the Order of Malta

on the First Friday of Every Month for the   SOVEREIGN MILITARY  ORDER OF MALTA HOLY MASS

The Knights and Dames in The Order of Malta across the country stand united in Christ for their own sanctification and for the needs of the sick and the poor.

 

March 3 Holy Hour

March 3, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-03-2019 10:00 am 03-03-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 3 Holy Hour

Sunday March 3 – 2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

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Sunday March 3 – 2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

March 6 Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-06-2019 10:00 am 03-06-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 6 Ash Wednesday

March 6- 2019  Ash Wednesday

11:00 am Mass

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross led by the Fathers of Mercy

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March 6- 2019  Ash Wednesday

11:00 am Mass

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross led by the Fathers of Mercy

March 6 to April 21 Lenten Food Drive

March 6, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-06-2019 8:00 am 04-21-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 6 to April 21 Lenten Food Drive

Wednesday March 6 to Sunday April 21- 2019 Lenten Food Drive

The Knights, Dames and Auxiliary Members of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Cooperation with The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help are sponsoring a Lenten Food Drive.  The food drive begins Ash Wednesday,  March 6, 2019 and will continue through Easter.

Pilgrims are encouraged to place non-perishable food items in the large box in the entry of the upper Apparition Chapel.  If Pilgrims wish to make a monetary donation you may do so also- envelopes are provided in the entry of the Apparition Chapel.  Food and monetary donations will support “The Giving Tree and Paul’s Pantry”.  Donations will be accepted through the Lenten and Easter season.

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Wednesday March 6 to Sunday April 21- 2019 Lenten Food Drive

The Knights, Dames and Auxiliary Members of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Cooperation with The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help are sponsoring a Lenten Food Drive.  The food drive begins Ash Wednesday,  March 6, 2019 and will continue through Easter.

Pilgrims are encouraged to place non-perishable food items in the large box in the entry of the upper Apparition Chapel.  If Pilgrims wish to make a monetary donation you may do so also- envelopes are provided in the entry of the Apparition Chapel.  Food and monetary donations will support “The Giving Tree and Paul’s Pantry”.  Donations will be accepted through the Lenten and Easter season.

March 9 Anointing of the Sick

March 9, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-09-2019 10:00 am 03-09-2019 00:00:00 10 March 9 Anointing of the Sick

Saturday  March 9-2019  Anointing of the Sick

9:15 am  Confessions

10:30 am rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm  Anointing of the Sick

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Saturday  March 9-2019  Anointing of the Sick

9:15 am  Confessions

10:30 am rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm  Anointing of the Sick

March 10 Holy Mass on the first Sunday of Lent

March 10, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-10-2019 8:00 am 03-10-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 10 Holy Mass on the first Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 10-2019  Holy Mass on the first Sunday of Lent

10:00 am  Confessions

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am  Mass

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Sunday March 10-2019  Holy Mass on the first Sunday of Lent

10:00 am  Confessions

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am  Mass

March 10 Holy Hour

March 10, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-10-2019 10:00 am 03-10-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 10 Holy Hour

Sunday March 10 -2019 Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

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Sunday March 10 -2019 Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

March 12 Stations of the Cross

March 12, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-12-2019 8:00 am 03-12-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 12 Stations of the Cross

Tuesday March 12- 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross, led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am Confessions

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Tuesday March 12- 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross, led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am Confessions

March 13 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

March 13, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-13-2019 4:00 pm 03-13-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 13 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

Wednesday March 13- 2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm  St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

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Wednesday March 13- 2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm  St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

March 15 Stations of the Cross

March 15, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-15-2019 8:00 am 03-15-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 15 Stations of the Cross

Friday March 15- 2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross, led by the Fathers of Mercy

 

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Friday March 15- 2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross, led by the Fathers of Mercy

 

March 17-25 Novena of the Annunciation of the Lord

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March 17-25 – 2019  Novena of the Annunciation of the Lord

To sign up to receive the daily prayer for the novena go to:

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Click on Prayer and Novenas

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March 17-25 – 2019  Novena of the Annunciation of the Lord

To sign up to receive the daily prayer for the novena go to:

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Click on Prayer and Novenas

Click on Novenas

March 17 Holy Hour

March 17, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-17-2019 10:00 am 03-17-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 17 Holy Hour

Sunday March 17  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

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Sunday March 17  -2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm Holy Hour

March 17 Holy Mass on the second Sunday of Lent

March 17, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-17-2019 8:00 am 03-17-2019 4:00 pm 10 March 17 Holy Mass on the second Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 17 – 2019  Holy Mass on the second Sunday of Lent

10:00 am Confessions

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am Mass

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Sunday March 17 – 2019  Holy Mass on the second Sunday of Lent

10:00 am Confessions

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am Mass

March 19 Feast of St. Joseph

March 19, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-19-2019 8:00 am 03-19-2019 4:00 pm 10 March 19 Feast of St. Joseph

Tuesday March 19 – 2019 Feast of St. Joseph

8:30 am  Mass

9:15 Confessions

9:15 am Stations of the Cross

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am  Mass

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Tuesday March 19 – 2019 Feast of St. Joseph

8:30 am  Mass

9:15 Confessions

9:15 am Stations of the Cross

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am  Mass

March 19 Stations of the Cross

March 19, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-19-2019 8:00 am 03-19-2019 4:00 pm 10 March 19 Stations of the Cross

Tuesday March 19 – 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross, led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am  Confessions

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Tuesday March 19 – 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross, led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am  Confessions

March 20 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

March 20, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-20-2019 4:00 pm 03-20-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 20 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

Wednesday March 20, 2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

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Wednesday March 20, 2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

March 22 Stations of the Cross

March 22, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-22-2019 4:00 pm 03-22-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 22 Stations of the Cross

Friday March 22,2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross led by the Fathers of Mercy

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Friday March 22,2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross led by the Fathers of Mercy

March 24 Holy Mass on the third Sunday of Lent

March 24, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-24-2019 8:00 am 03-24-2019 4:00 pm 10 March 24 Holy Mass on the third Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 24 – 2019  Holy Mass on the third Sunday of Lent

10:00 am Confessions

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am Mass

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Sunday March 24 – 2019  Holy Mass on the third Sunday of Lent

10:00 am Confessions

10:30 am Rosary

11:00 am Mass

March 24 Holy Hour

March 24, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-24-2019 10:00 am 03-24-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 24 Holy Hour

Sunday March 24-2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm  Holy Hour

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Sunday March 24-2019  Holy Hour

2:00 pm  Holy Hour

March 25 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

March 25, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-25-2019 8:00 am 03-25-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 25 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Monday March 25, 2019 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

10:00 am  Confessions

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

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Monday March 25, 2019 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

10:00 am  Confessions

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

March 26 Stations of the Cross

March 26, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-26-2019 8:00 am 03-26-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 26 Stations of the Cross

Tuesday March 26, 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am  Confessions

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Tuesday March 26, 2019  Stations of the Cross

9:15 am  Stations of the Cross led by Sister Caritas Marie

9:15 am  Confessions

March 27 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

March 27, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-27-2019 4:00 pm 03-27-2019 11:59 pm 10 March 27 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

Wednesday March 27,2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm  St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

 

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Wednesday March 27,2019 Afternoon/Evening Lenten Prayer Opportunity

4:30 pm  Adoration

5:15 pm  St Joseph Devotions followed by Evening Vespers

 

 

March 29 Stations of the Cross

March 29, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 03-29-2019 4:00 pm 03-29-2019 3:00 pm 10 March 29 Stations of the Cross

Friday March 29, 2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross, led by the Fathers of Mercy

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Friday March 29, 2019  Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross, led by the Fathers of Mercy

March 30 Mass with Eucharistic Healing Prayer Service

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Saturday March 30 – 2019  Mass with Eucharistic  Healing Prayer Service

8:30 am Mass

9:15 am  Confessions

10:30  am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm Eucharistic Healing  Prayer Service followed by Anointing of the Sick

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Saturday March 30 – 2019  Mass with Eucharistic  Healing Prayer Service

8:30 am Mass

9:15 am  Confessions

10:30  am  Rosary

11:00 am Mass

12:00 pm Eucharistic Healing  Prayer Service followed by Anointing of the Sick

May 4- 2019 Walk To Mary

May 4, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 05-04-2019 5:30 AM 05-04-2019 5:30 PM 10 May 4- 2019 Walk To Mary

The Walk to Mary is a 21-mile walking  pilgrimage from the Shrine of St Joseph at Old St Joseph Church on St Norbert College Campus in De Pere, WI, to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI. Shorter routes for those who cannot walk the entire length are available. This pilgrimage is endorsed by Bishop David L. Ricken and coordinated by an independent nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.walktomary.com.

Saturday, May 4
5:30am – 6:45am – Shuttle bus service from Humana Parking Lot(s) to St. Norbert College campus
7:00am – Prayer service and send off blessing – Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College campus
7:15am – Start of pilgrimage – Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College campus
5:15pm- Holy Mass @Champion Shrine with Principal Celebrant, The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay at conclusion of pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

4:30pm – 8:00pm – Pilgrims transported by bus back to start locations and Humana parking area

Note:  Confessions will be available before, during and after the pilgrimage.

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The Walk to Mary is a 21-mile walking  pilgrimage from the Shrine of St Joseph at Old St Joseph Church on St Norbert College Campus in De Pere, WI, to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI. Shorter routes for those who cannot walk the entire length are available. This pilgrimage is endorsed by Bishop David L. Ricken and coordinated by an independent nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.walktomary.com.

Saturday, May 4
5:30am – 6:45am – Shuttle bus service from Humana Parking Lot(s) to St. Norbert College campus
7:00am – Prayer service and send off blessing – Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College campus
7:15am – Start of pilgrimage – Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College campus
5:15pm- Holy Mass @Champion Shrine with Principal Celebrant, The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay at conclusion of pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

4:30pm – 8:00pm – Pilgrims transported by bus back to start locations and Humana parking area

Note:  Confessions will be available before, during and after the pilgrimage.

May 5 May Crowning

May 5, 2019 | | Add to Calendar 05-05-2019 10:00 am 05-05-2019 1 PM 10 May 5 May Crowning

Sunday May 5, 2019  May Crowning

11:00 am Mass  May Crowning with Father Rocky Hoffman

Father Francis Hoffman (Father Rocky), Executive Director of Relevant Radio, has been a wonderful ambassador for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and a champion of Marian devotion, through Mary to Jesus, at the Champion Shrine. It was Father Rocky who first planted the seeds for the Walk to Mary that has come to fruition today in the thousands of pilgrims who annually participate in the walking pilgrimage. As such, Father Rocky is a perennial favorite of pilgrims who come to the Walk to Mary to open the month of Mary. When schedules permit, Father joins other pilgrims in the Walk to Mary, and on the first Sunday of May (the day after the Walk to Mary) is the principal celebrant at May Crowning, during the Holy Mass that opens the month of Mary at the Champion Shrine.

During the Holy Mass on May Crowning day, a wreath of flowers and herbs is placed on the statue of Mary. The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The event is of particular significance as it relates to the Champion Shrine history because, when Our Lady appeared to the young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, in 1859, she identified herself as the “Queen of Heaven.”

A cherished age-old tradition of reverence, the crowning of Mary at the Champion Shrine is in keeping with the “Order of Crowning” which attributed the queen symbol to Mary because she was a perfect follower of Christ, who is the absolute “crown” of creation. “She is the Mother of the Son of God, who is the messianic King. Mary is the Mother of Christ, the Word Incarnate… ‘he will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; the Lord will give him the throne of his father David; and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Lk 1:32-33).

Elizabeth greeted the Blessed Virgin, pregnant with Jesus, as ‘the mother of my Lord’ (Lk 1:41-43). Mary is the perfect follower of Christ. The maid of Nazareth consented to God’s plan; she journeyed on the pilgrimage of faith; she listened to God’s Word and kept it in her heart; she remained steadfast in close union with her Son, all the way to the foot of the Cross; she persevered in prayer with the Church. Thus, in an eminent way she won the “crown of righteousness” (2 Tim 4:8), the “crown of life” (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10), the “crown of glory” (1 Pet 5:4) that is promised to those who follow Christ (“Order of Crowning,” NCCB, 1987).

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Sunday May 5, 2019  May Crowning

11:00 am Mass  May Crowning with Father Rocky Hoffman

Father Francis Hoffman (Father Rocky), Executive Director of Relevant Radio, has been a wonderful ambassador for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and a champion of Marian devotion, through Mary to Jesus, at the Champion Shrine. It was Father Rocky who first planted the seeds for the Walk to Mary that has come to fruition today in the thousands of pilgrims who annually participate in the walking pilgrimage. As such, Father Rocky is a perennial favorite of pilgrims who come to the Walk to Mary to open the month of Mary. When schedules permit, Father joins other pilgrims in the Walk to Mary, and on the first Sunday of May (the day after the Walk to Mary) is the principal celebrant at May Crowning, during the Holy Mass that opens the month of Mary at the Champion Shrine.

During the Holy Mass on May Crowning day, a wreath of flowers and herbs is placed on the statue of Mary. The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The event is of particular significance as it relates to the Champion Shrine history because, when Our Lady appeared to the young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, in 1859, she identified herself as the “Queen of Heaven.”

A cherished age-old tradition of reverence, the crowning of Mary at the Champion Shrine is in keeping with the “Order of Crowning” which attributed the queen symbol to Mary because she was a perfect follower of Christ, who is the absolute “crown” of creation. “She is the Mother of the Son of God, who is the messianic King. Mary is the Mother of Christ, the Word Incarnate… ‘he will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; the Lord will give him the throne of his father David; and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Lk 1:32-33).

Elizabeth greeted the Blessed Virgin, pregnant with Jesus, as ‘the mother of my Lord’ (Lk 1:41-43). Mary is the perfect follower of Christ. The maid of Nazareth consented to God’s plan; she journeyed on the pilgrimage of faith; she listened to God’s Word and kept it in her heart; she remained steadfast in close union with her Son, all the way to the foot of the Cross; she persevered in prayer with the Church. Thus, in an eminent way she won the “crown of righteousness” (2 Tim 4:8), the “crown of life” (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10), the “crown of glory” (1 Pet 5:4) that is promised to those who follow Christ (“Order of Crowning,” NCCB, 1987).

May 26 – May Celebration

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Sunday May 26,2019 May Celebration

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am May Celebration Mass with Rosary Procession

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Sunday May 26,2019 May Celebration

10:30 am  Rosary

11:00 am May Celebration Mass with Rosary Procession

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