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Just a reminder: Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine is not a Parish. We do not have parishioners. You must belong to a parish if you wish to be Baptized, Confirmed, make your First Holy Communion, and Married in the Catholic Faith.

There have been issues where Pilgrims request additional Hosts during Communion to take home. We CAN NOT permit this request.  Our Lady of Lourdes is not a Parish.  You must be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in YOUR PARISH and you must see the Priest in YOUR PARISH to perform this request.  If you have a sick person at home, YOUR PARISH will bring that person the Holy Eucharist.  We must abide by the rules and laws of the Catholic Church.  Thank you for your understanding.

We accept donations and we are a 501 3 (c) charitable institution allowing these donations to be a benefit when you do your taxes.  Please remember us when you do your estate planning, but always donate your time to God's work. ___________________________________________________

November through April: Regular Season
See changed hours of the Gift Shop below

The Dining Room is open the First Sunday of every month during Regular Season for
French Toast breakfast (8:45am- 11:30am)  Please see the bulletin for any special
announcements regarding the Dining Room.

Please remember to pray the Rosary daily - at least one decade every day to pray for the holy Souls in Purgatory. Encourage someone to join you.


APRIL 2016

3Mass:  8:00am - Members of the Association of Our Lady of Lourdes
10:00am - Opening Ceremony of the Holy Door
Ceremony begins under the pavilion and continues with a procession to the front
doors of the Chapel followed by Mass by Bishop Richard Lennon.
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No French Toast Breakfast this month
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Attendance is by ticket only - all tickets have been distributed.
The Gift Shop will open after the 10:00am Mass
10Mass: 8:00am - Members of the Association of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass: 9:30am - Religious Vocations
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17Mass: 8:00am - Members of the Association of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass: 9:30am - Respect for Life
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21Pasta Dinner
4:30pm - 6:45pm
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23Gesu Parish Women's Guild
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24Mass: 8:00am - Members of the Association of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass: 9:30am - Peace in the World
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HOLY DOOR

The Shrine has been given the honor of being the second site of the Holy Door in the Diocese of Cleveland.  Even if you could not attend the opening ceremony and Mass, please know you can always visit the Shrine and walk through the Holy Door every day from 10:00am - 4:30pm.  In order to receive the plenary indulgence, you will also need to go to Mass and Communion, go to Confession, and pray an Our Father and Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father. This can be done a week before or a week after your visit and can be done anywhere.  Going through the Door must be done here or at the Cathedral.  A plenary indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to be suffered for sins that have already been forgiven.  This can also be offered up for the poor souls in Purgatory.  This is a special time of mercy.  Take advantage of all the means given.  The Shrine is providing a 9:30am Mass on April 10, 17, and 24.  There will also be confessions scheduled during the week.  Please be on the lookout for the particular days and times.


SHRINE SEASON

Sunday, May 1st, is the official opening of the "Shrine Season".  This means we will have the 9:30am Sunday Mass at the Grotto (weather permitting) followed by breakfast at St. Ann's Dining Room until 11:30am and Dinners served from 12:00pm - 2:30pm.  See menus for specifics and prices.  At 3:00pm there will be Stations of the Cross followed by the Rosary at 4:00pm, then Benediction.  In May, the Gift Shop will be open until 7:00pm on Wednesdays.

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We also continue to light the large candles for a month for your intention for a donation of $20.00 or six months for a donation of $100.00.  The form for the intentions and candles is below.


Prayer for Vocations

Holy Mary, you were so generous and immediate giving your 'yes' to God, inspire young women and men to follow your example by voicing their 'yes' to God as you did.  As a Mother, we respectfully request that you petition your Son for us, to awaken in the hearts of young people, the courage and insight to follow His way of life as a Religious.  If we may be so bold, dearest Mother, may we petition that these young people are guided to help carry on the work of all Religious Orders, but most especially, the Order of the Most Holy Trinity?  We ask that as we ask all things, through your Son, Jesus.  Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph

Blessed St. Joseph, holy guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by your prayers in all necessities of life.  Ask of Jesus that special grace which he granted to you to watch over our home, at the pillow of the sick and the dying and our country so that with Mary and with you, heaven may find our family and country unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen.

Intentions and Candles Form

(Please Print)

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: _________________________________  Phone: __________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________

Candle Donation: One Month ($20)____________   Six Months ($100) ____________
(Will be entered into the prayer petitions. Join us!)

Prayer Intention:


Donations for Flowers for Chapel and Yard

(Please Print)

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: _______________________________   Phone: ___________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________

Donation Amount: _______________________________________________________

In Memory Of/For the Intention of: ___________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Prayer Intentions: ________________________________________________________

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O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine.  All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine!



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Our Lady of Lourdes Gift Shop

Please patronize our Gift Shop - it helps support the work of the Shrine.        216-481-0900



The Gift Shop and Greeting Card Shop feature a wide variety of Religious articles and cards at affordable prices.  We have a large selection of gift items for First Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Wedding, and Anniversary Celebrations.  We also carry cards and gifts for religious professions and clergy ordination anniversary.




Shrine Gift Shop Hours                                       
Regular Season
(Nov. - Apr)
Daily/Weekends10:00am - 4:30pm
Sundays8:45am - 4:30pm