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?shrinechampion2022-06-21T16:43:37-05:00
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?shrinechampion2022-04-04T11:47:53-05:00
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.
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.
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?shrinechampion2022-04-04T11:47:32-05:00
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.