Planning Your Visit

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Thank you for choosing The National Shrine of Divine Mercy as your Pilgrimage Destination, We look forward to seeing you here!
  

First-time visitors and groups often need help planning their visit to the National Shrine and exploring the many sites on Eden Hill. Feel free to choose one of the Self-Guided Day Trip Schedules at the bottom of this page, or create your own.

Buses and Groups of 15 or more people are asked to Register with us HERE  so we can better accommodate you.

Please note If a priest or deacon will be accompanying you on your pilgrimage and wishes to concelebrate at the Mass, please read the section linked here
The paperwork CAN take up to three weeks to obtain, and we need to receive it in advance.

Locations on Eden Hill

We suggest planning 30-45 minutes per location when visiting them in a prayerful manner. Most pilgrims plan to attend afternoon services starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Holy Family Shrine  *  The Lourdes Grotto  & Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine *  The Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine

Handicap Accessible Locations
The Shrine ChurchThe Shrine of the Holy Innocents  *  The Life-Sized Stations of the Cross  *  The Shrine Gift Shop  *  Our Lady of Mercy Candle Shrine & Oratory

 

Sample Day Trip Schedules (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

1. A leisurely handicap-accessible tour of the Shrine, including a walking of the life-sized Stations of the Cross, then the afternoon services:

9:30 a.m.   Arrival
9:45 a.m.   Walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross (this is a long but gently sloping paved path)
10:45 a.m. Visit the National Shrine Church and visit the reliquaries in the side chapels.
11:30 a.m  Visit the Shrine Gift Shop
12:00 p.m. Lunch (bring your own)
1:00 p.m.  Confession & Adoration in the National Shrine Church
1:30 p.m. The Rosary
2:00 p.m.  The Mass 
3:00 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 p.m. The Blessing of Religious Articles
4:00 p.m.  Departure

2. A Hike to the Lourdes Grotto & Candle Shrine, followed by a tour of the National Shrine Church, then the afternoon services: 

9:30 a.m.   Arrival
9:45 a.m.   Hike to the Lourdes Grotto & Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine
10:30 a.m. Visit the Shrine Church and visit the reliquaries in the side chapels
11:30 a.m  Visit the Shrine Giftshop
12:00 p.m.  Lunch (bring your own)
1:00 p.m.   Confession & Adoration in the National Shrine Church
1:30 p.m.   The Rosary 
2:00 p.m.   The Mass 
3:00 p.m.  The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 p.m.  The Blessing of Religious Articles
4:00 p.m.  Departure

3. Explore the Holy Family Shrine, visit the relics in the National Shrine Church, and walk the Stations of the Cross, followed by the afternoon services:

9:30 a.m.    Arrival
9:40 a.m.    Visit the Holy Family Shrine
10:00  a.m. Visit the Shrine Church and visit the reliquaries in the side chapels.
10:45 a.m.  Walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross
11:45 a.m.  Visit the Shrine Gift Shop 
12:15 p.m.  Lunch (bring your own)
1:00 p.m.   Confession & Adoration in the National Shrine Church
1:30 p.m.   The Rosary 
2:00 p.m.   The Mass 
3:00 p.m.   The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 p.m.   The Blessing of Religious Articles
4:00 p.m.   Departure