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. 

 The Annual Novena begins Saturday, August 6, 2022

Please join us for the Novena to Our Lady of Consolation in preparation for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Novena begins on Saturday, August 6th at 8:00 PM and will continue through the 14th. Join us in prayer, beginning at 8:00 PM each evening, except Sunday, August 7th, which will be at 2 PM. Each year this great feast of Mary's Assumption is celebrated in a very special way here at Our Lady of Consolation. Pilgrims come throughout these days of prayer and the number of people camping in the field near the Shrine Park grows each day. Many visitors, all honoring our heavenly Mother, pray together that our journey ends where hers does—life eternal with the Risen Christ. This year’s novena is being preached by Fr. Richard Kaley, OFM Conv. Come hear his message and join us in asking Our Lady to awaken our hope in these challenging times.
The candlelight procession on Sunday, August 14th, will begin at 9:00 PM in front of the Basilica. The presider for Mass in the Shrine Park will be Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY, and former rector of the Shrine.

Please join us in the Novena of prayers In Honor of Our Lady of Consolation.



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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 note:  our weekday Masses and Adoration move to the Original Shrine Church on Monday, May 2 for the Summer, unless a large pilgrimage group or funeral.  


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Upcoming Events

Every Sunday Shrine Devotions
Hymn to the Blessed Mother,

Confraternity Enrollment,
Litany, and Prayers for Healing
with Blessing of the
Relic of the True Cross


August 6-14
Novena in Honor of
Our Lady of Consolation
8:00 PM each evening
*Sunday the 7th at 2:00 PM
Feast of the Assumption
Novena Schedule


Saturday, October 8
11:00 Hope and Healing Mass
Anointing of the Sick
Blessing with the Relic
of the True Cross


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, t
hen 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
Lower Basilica

Sunday Shrine Devotions
Immediately following the
11 AM Mass
(Hymn to our Blessed Mother,
Enrollment into the Confraternity
of Our Lady, Litany,
Individual Prayer with the
Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross)

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

Day of Adoration
Tuesdays 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Family Rosary:
Tuesdays at 4 PM