WINTER/SPRING 2021 LATEST NEWS/EVENT UPDATES
WALK TO MARY REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 11, 2021
Opening Weekend of Marian Month at Champion Includes
Walk to Mary Event Sat. May 1, 2021 and
May Crowning Mass at Champion Shrine, 11 AM cst Sunday, May 2, 2021
Registration begins Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 for the 21-mile walking pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Saturday, May 1, 2021 from De Pere, WI. The event marks the opening weekend of Marian Month at Champion Shrine, the site of the only Church-approved Marian Apparition in the United States of America. Registration for the May 1 event will continue to through May at www.walktomary.com. The 21-mile walking pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help inspires many to join together with families, friends and associates as they step faith forward in prayerful pilgrimage to an enriching, faith-filled encounter. Masses are held at the completion on the Walk to Mary on site at Champion at 3:30 PM and 5:15 PM Saturday, May 1. This year’s event includes a Covid-19 safety plan approved by the health departments of Brown County and De Pere, Wisconsin.
As part of the events that open Marian Month, Champion Shrine also hosts May Crowning Mass and Celebration on Walk to Mary weekend. May Crowning Mass and Celebration will take place Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11 AM and will be followed by a celebratory Rosary Procession following Mass.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MASS AND CLASS WITH FATHER THOMAS REAGAN CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 24* except ASH Wednesday
The popular fundamentals of faith class offered by Father Thomas Reagan for those who are looking to deepen their faith through catechetical encounter will continue to be offered throughout the Lenten season every Wednesday evening through March 24 on site at Champion Shrine. Mass is offered at 5:45 PM and class starts at 6:45 PM. You are welcome to join with friends and family for either or both. Free will donations accepted.
MARCH 17-25, 2021 PRAY THE
NOVENA FOR THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Sign up now on this website to receive by email the daily Prayer for the Novena for the Annunciation of the Lord prayed at a Novena of the Masses at Champion Shrine March 17-25, 2021. Just go to www.champioshrine.org/novenas to sign up. You can also receive prayer cards to give to friends and loved ones to let them know you are praying for them during this Novena of the Masses at Champion Shrine, call our Shrine office at 920-866-2571.
SEASON OF LENT BEGINS AT CHAMPION SHRINE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2021
TWO MASSES AND DISTRIBUTION of ASHES BY SPRINKLING ON FOREHEAD WILL HIGHLIGHT OPENING DAY OF LENTEN SEASON AT CHAMPION SHRINE
LENTEN SEASON STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Tuesdays at 9:15 AM cst and Fridays at 5:30 PM
HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021:
11 AM cst Palm Sunday Mass and Eucharistic Rosary Procession
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021:
9:15 AM Prayer and Reflection at Stations of the Cross -Apparition Chapel
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021:
7:30 PM Evening Tenebrae (Solemn Shadows) Service
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021:
12-3 PM Eucharistic Adoration; 7 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021:
5:30 PM Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021:
9:30 AM Blessing of the Food Baskets for Easter Meal
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021:
8 PM Evening Easter Vigil Mass
SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021:
11 AM Holy Mass for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, followed by Sunday Family Outdoor Eucharistic Procession
12-2 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
2 PM-3 PM Holy Hour; 3 PM Chaplet of Divine Mercy
6:30 PM Champion Shrine Sunday Rosary for Families
DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND
AT CHAMPION SHRINE APRIL 10-11, 2021
Joan and Dave Maroney of the Coalition of Eucharistic and Marian Apostolates and Divine Mercy Messengers will join us for Divine Mercy Weekend at Champion Shrine April 10 and 11, 2021. The couple will be the keynote speakers for a noon box luncheon post Mass talk Saturday, April 10, 2021. For more information or to register for that luncheon talk, call 920-866-2571 ext. 111. There will be veneration throughout the weekend of the first class relic of St. Faustina. See the following schedule for details:
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR DIVINE MERCY RETREAT WEEKEND AT CHAMPION SHRINE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Saturday, April 10, 2021:
8:30 AM Mass, 9:15 AM Confession
9:30 AM until 5 PM Open Veneration in Apparition Chapel of First Class Relic of St. Faustina
10 AM: Confession; 10:30 AM Group Rosary;
11 AM Mass; 12- 3 PM Adoration in Chapel;
12 PM until 2 PM:
Joan and Dave Maroney Speak in Mother of Mercy Hall – luncheon/talk
2 PM: Confession; 3 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sunday April 11, 2021:
9 AM- 5 PM Veneration of the first-class relic of St. Faustina in Apparition Chapel
10 AM Confessions; 10:30 AM Group Rosary
11 AM Mass in Mother of Mercy Hall
12:15 PM Outdoor Eucharistic Rosary Procession;
12-2 PM Eucharistic Adoration; 2 PM Holy Hour;
3 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet and Special Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
6:30 PM Champion Shrine Sunday Rosary for Families
Daily Eucharistic Adoration, Special Sunday Post-Mass Eucharistic Rosary Procession and Sunday Family Rosary Series Offered at Champion Shrine
The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, opened the new Sunday Rosary Series for Families at Champion Shrine Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The Rosary for Families will continue every Sunday and families are encouraged to pray together on site at Champion Shrine at 6:30 PM or remotely at home by going to www.championshrine.org/livestream-rosary.
UPDATED HOURS OF OPERATION, DAILY PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES WINTER, 2021:
APPARITION ORATORY IN THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE APPARITION CHAPEL WILL REOPEN FEB. 16, 2021 UPON COMPLETION OF HVAC UPDATE.
Apparition Chapel, Welcome and History Center and Rosary Walk, Grottoes, Grounds:
7:00 am, until 7:00 pm cst
Shrine Gift Shop and Schoolhouse Cafe Hours:
9:00 AM, until 4 PM Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 12:30 PM until 4 PM *
*The Shrine Gift Shop will also be closed for Inventory January 11-13, 2021.
Mass is offered daily at 11 AM CST, with additional Mass times offered at 8:30 AM CST Tuesday and Saturday *
*Note: Restrictions and requirements are in place and will be followed for social distancing, room capacity and masking.. Sunday Masses will be offered in Mother of Mercy Hall, Last Saturday Mass with Eucharistic Healing Prayer Service will be held in Mother of Mercy Hall. All other daily Masses to be held in the Apparition Chapel on site at Champion unless otherwise noted on site.
Live-streaming of Mass will continue through this website and our Champion Shrine YouTube Channel at 8:30 AM Mass Tuesday, Saturday and at 11 AM Mass Sunday.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Mon.-Sat. Noon – 3:00 pm cst in Chapel daily; Sunday, 12:45 PM until 2 PM cst*
*Adoration will be offered on Good Friday or Saturday of Holy Week.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
10:00 am cst & 2:00 pm cst in Chapel daily
Divine Mercy Chaplet:
3 PM cst daily in Chapel
Eucharistic Rosary Procession led by the Fathers of Mercy: Sundays at 12:15 PM, Outdoor Rosary Walk behind Chapel following 11 AM (cst) Mass Time.
An Imporant Note about COVID-19 Policies at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help:
Per the directive of the Diocese of Green Bay, in response to the State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1, all persons entering any buildings at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help should wear a face covering.
If you are an individual who is under age two, has trouble breathing or has a medical condition, intellectual or developmental disability, mental health condition, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent you from wearing a face covering, you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
We cannot ask you about your condition, therefore, if we see you without a face covering, we will assume you have some reason.
Remember, someone wearing a mask may have lost a loved one to this specific virus.
Remember, someone not wearing a mask may have suffered a face-covered trauma.
Christian charity in all things, please!
Our Lady of Good Help, pray for us!
St. Joseph, Protector of the Universal Church, pray for us!”
For suggested guidelines, safety and other protocols set forth by the Diocese of Green Bay, please refer to the following: https://www.gbdioc.org/…/701-distribution-of-holy-comm…/file
For further updates: please stay tuned to the “Latest News” Section of the Champion Shrine website: www.championshrine.org
Individuals who wish to come to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help to experience the peace of this spiritual sanctuary, but have reservations about leaving their vehicles during the time in which COVID-19 restrictions are in place, please know you will be permitted to park and pray in the lot to the right of the historic Apparition Chapel. Many have experienced the graces of Our Lady just by being on site and praying here at the site of the only Church-approved Marian Apparition in the United States of America.
Please, feel free to park and pray at any time between 7 AM and 7 PM daily.
If you plan to come to the Shrine for personal prayer and reflection, we respectfully ask that you abide by social distancing requirements, both indoors and outdoors, and observe room capacity restrictions, as outlined on signage posted on all Shrine grounds and facilities.
The live recordings of Mass will be broadcast daily on the Shrine website www.championshrine.org, and archived on the Shrine You Tube Channel @championshrine. To subscribe to the Shrine You Tube channel or direct link, click thru here:
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If you would like to submit a prayer request to be included in daily Mass intentions, click here,https://championshrine.org/connect/.
If you would like to submit a donation to have a candle lit on site for you or someone you wish to lift up in prayer, click here: https://championshrine.org/donate/light-a-candle/
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