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I’m interested in speaking at this conference. Who can I contact?2022-06-21T16:43:13-05:00

Please contact our conference coordinator, Kathy, at kciha@championshrine.org

How can I become a sponsor for this event?2022-06-21T16:43:07-05:00

The Shrine welcomes sponsorships at various levels. For more information, please contact Kelsey at kdorner@championshrine.org

What is a Shrine?2022-04-04T11:46:21-05:00

By the term shrine is understood a church or other sacred place to which numerous members of the faithful make pilgrimage for a special reason of piety, with the approval of the local ordinary. – Canon 1230

At Shrines the means of salvation are to be supplied more abundantly to the faithful by diligent proclamation of the word of God, the suitable promotion of liturgical life especially through the celebration of the Eucharist and of penance, and the cultivation of approved forms of popular piety. – Canon 1234

I’d like to give a donation by check, who should I make the check to?2022-06-21T16:43:37-05:00

Checks can be made payable to: National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Please include a pledge form of a note designating your gift. Any gift received without a pledge form or a gift designation will be booked as a general gift and will support the daily operations of the Shrine. Checks can be mailed to: 4047 Chapel Dr., New Franken, WI 54229

Why does the Shrine refer to itself as located in Champion, WI when its address is New Franken?2022-04-04T11:47:53-05:00

The Shrine is located in the unincorporated town of Champion, WI. Due to mailing purposes, New Franken is used in the Shrine’s address.

Is there a retreat center onsite?2022-04-04T11:47:48-05:00

While there is no retreat center with accommodations on site, our pilgrimage planning coordinators are in contact with representatives of local schools, hotels, motels, camping facilities and other operators of large gathering spaces. They can help find the best and most affordable accommodation options for you, your family, or your organization. Please feel free to contact them at 920-866-2571 ext 113.

Is there a dress code?2022-06-16T23:33:46-05:00

The Shrine does not have a formal dress code, but we encourage pilgrims to dress appropriately, keeping in mind they are in the presence of the Lord – especially during the Mass and that we are to be positive witnesses to each other in Christian virtue.

Are there tours available?2022-06-21T16:44:51-05:00

In order to maintain a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for all visitors, the Shrine does not conduct tours. However, we do have self-guided brochures in both English and Spanish, with a map and description of all grotto sites and places of interest on the grounds. To find, visit our visitor resources page.

In addition, our Historical Center features the Shine’s story as a video that plays continuously through the day. History Talks can be scheduled as part of pilgrimage group’s itinerary for a nominal fee.

Does the Shrine offer marriages, baptisms, or funerals?2022-04-04T11:47:32-05:00

While the Shrine is a place for prayer, reflection, and celebration of life, it does not offer marriages, baptisms, or funerals on site. The Shrine is not a parish and reserves those rites to the worshiping community of parishes.

How did Adele damage her eye?2022-06-16T23:34:34-05:00

We don’t know for sure, but there is speculation that Adele suffered the loss of her right eye due to an accident with lye at a young age.

Was Adele a nun?2022-04-04T11:47:21-05:00

Adele was a secular Franciscan who wore a religious habit and lived as a nun but had not professed vows.

Who does the research for all of the history of the Shrine and biographical information regarding Adele?2022-04-04T11:47:17-05:00

There is a professional research team within the diocese that conducts research in connection with those familiar with the Shrine and its history.

What order of nuns assisted Adele in her mission?2022-06-16T23:36:31-05:00

Adele, a Third Order Franciscan, was assisted by a group of companions who joined her as a Tertiary Franciscans.

What is the Shrine’s EIN Number?2022-04-04T11:47:06-05:00

The Shrine’s EIN Number is 20-3929148. When listing the Shrine, please list as “The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help” with our address as 4047 Chapel Drive, New Franken, WI 54952.

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