The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation welcomes you. The Basilica is open for prayer at any time of day or night.   Please note the schedule for Masses, Devotions and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the right hand column of this page.  Come and experience the consolation of our Blessed Mother’s intercession.

Schedule for August 6 - 15, 2021

Beginning on Friday, August 6 through Saturday, August 14, the 11:00 AM weekday Mass will be held in the Upper Basilica.  After Mass, we will pray the Rosary, recite that day’s Novena Prayer, and end with the Blessing of the Relic of the True Cross.

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. will celebrate Mass with us on Saturday, August 14 (11:00 AM and 5:00 PM) and Sunday, August 15 (9:00 and 11:00 AM).  Following the 11 AM Mass we will have the Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross.   Overflow seating will be available in the Lower Basilica.  Please note that camping is prohibited and there will be no candlelight procession.

viligil light altar

Light a Vigil Light

Here at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, vigil lights burn throughtout the upper and lower Basilica. Each burning flame represents the faith and prayers entrusted to Our Lady's loving intercession.


Please read the following memo from our Pastor and Rector regarding the lift of Covid Restrictions at Our Lady of Consolation.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Outdoor Adoration and Confession
in the Shrine Park

from 6 PM to 8 PM
*inclement weather: Upper Basilica

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Blessing with the
Relic of the True Cross
Following the 11 AM Mass

Every Tuesday
Day of Adoration
Original Shrine Church
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Rosary at 4:00 PM

Every Thursday
Rosary at the Shrine Altar
6:30 PM

Every Saturday
Sacrament of Reconcilation
3:30 to 4:30 PM
Original Shrine Church


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 PM
Sunday: 9 & 11 AM

Daily Masses
Monday through Saturday: 11 AM
*(May-Oct in the Original Shrine Church)
*(Nov-April in the Lower Basilica)
*Unless a Funeral or a Pilgriage Group, 
then Upper Basilica)

Tuesday through Friday: 7 AM
(May-Oct in the Original Shrine Church)
(Nov-April in the Lower Basilica)

Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Prayers with Pilgrims
First Sunday of the Month
following 11 AM Mass
(Individual Prayer and
Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross)

Family Rosary:
Tuesdays at 4 PM

Rosary at the Shrine Altar:
Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Day of Adoration
Tuesday after 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Adoration & Confession
Second Sunday of the Month
Shrine Park: 6 - 8 PM (May - Oct.)
Upper Basilica: 5 - 7 PM (Nov. - April)