Christmas at the Shrine
Start a new family tradition this Christmas! Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, sitting on 170 acres of land, located on Beacon Hill, overlooking Peace Valley. Founded in 1953, the Shrine is the perfect place to spend time in prayer and reflection during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Experience the Shrine’s myriad spiritual, natural, and seasonal offerings.
The exquisite Christmas decorations will be on display from December 20th, 2018 through January 20th, 2019. A light show of 100,000 outside lights and 8000 inside lights; many locally-purchased Christmas trees standing over 12 feet tall; an outdoor live Nativity scene with animals; and an indoor Neapolitan-style Nativity scene with over 40 moving statues, located to the right of the main altar, are just some of the Christmas attractions which surround visitors with a festive ambience.
The Pauline Fathers and Brothers warmly invite all to come, visit, and worship.
Mass times are as follows:
December 24th: Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm in English and Midnight Mass in Polish.
December 25th: Christmas Day: Masses in English are at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Masses in Polish are at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.