THREE MASS TIMES OFFERED AUGUST 15, ’20 for the FEAST DAY CELEBRATION of the SOLEMNITY of the ASSUMPTION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
There will be three Mass times offered at Champion Shrine for those wishing to celebrate the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven.
The first Mass will be held in Chapel at 7 AM cdt. Traditionally this Mass is offered by the Fathers of Mercy for staff, event volunteers and their guests and includes a Marian Consecration ceremony for those who have participated.
The second Mass of the day will also be held in Chapel, with the Fathers of Mercy celebrating at 8:30 AM cdt. Spacial distancing and room capacity guidelines will be followed.
The 11 AM cdt Feast Day Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be held at the Mother of Mercy Hall indoor/outdoor venue on site and Champion Shrine. This 11 AM Mass will be celebrated by The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay. Mass will be followed by the traditional outdoor Eucharistic Rosary Procession.
Again, this year, those wishing to stay on site to picnic will be offered the choice of bringing lunch on site or purchasing picnic items onsite at low cost after Mass. The complete schedule of events for the day is as follows:
Order of Day for the Mass and Events held August 15, 2020 on the Feast Day of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Order of the Day for events Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Champion Shrine will be as follows:
Grounds will be open 6:30 AM and sat open until 7 PM on this day: All facilities are accessible and assistance is offered by volunteers.
6:30 AM parking begins on site, with transport of those with mobility issues to and from the Mass site courtesy of Shrine volunteers
7 AM Feast Day Assumption Mass in Chapel for staff, volunteers and guests. A ceremony of Consecration to the Blessed Mother will follow Mass for those wishing to participate with staff and volunteers.
8 AM information booth opens and parking continues on site.
8:30 AM Feast Day Assumption Mass held in Chapel with the Fathers of Mercy. This Mass will also be live-streamed from Chapel at 8:30 AM.
9 AM until 10:30 AM Gift Shop and Cafe Open on site
9:30 AM Confessions in Chapel and outdoors in back of Chapel (13 Confessional stations offered)
10:30 AM group recitation of rosary and prelude to Mass with traditional Chapel Song sung.
11 AM Feast Day Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Most Rev. David L. Ricken, celebrant, followed by 12:30 PM Eucharistic Rosary Procession.
1:15 PM Gift Shop and Cafe Reopen on Site until 4:30 pm cdt.
1:15 PM-: Picnic lunch items offered on site
2 PM: Confession offered in Apparition Chapel
2:30 PM Enrollment in the Brown Scapular in Apparition Chapel
3 PM: Divine Mercy Chaplet in Apparition Chapel
3:15 PM:Champion Shrine participating in kick off, coast-to-coast 54 day Novena and Rosary at America’s Marian Apparition Site
4:30 PM Cafe and Gift Shop Closes
Grounds, including grottoes, rosary walk, welcome/history center, Apparition Chapel and Apparition Oratory stay open until 7 PM.
Please note that tickets are NOT required to attend Mass.
UPDATED HOURS OF OPERATION and DAILY PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTIVITY:
Apparition Chapel, Apparition Oratory (lower level of Chapel), Welcome and History Center and Rosary Walk, Grottoes, Grounds:
7:00 am, until 7:00 pm CDT
Shrine Gift Shop and Schoolhouse Cafe Hours:
9:00 AM, until 4 PM Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 12:30 PM until 4 PM
Beginning with Corpus Christi Mass on Sunday, June 14, 2020, Mass will be offered daily at 11 AM CDT, with additional Mass times offered at 8:30 AM CDT Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.*
*Note: Restrictions and requirements are in place and will be followed for social distancing and room capacity. 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 note on site.
Livestreaming of Mass will continue through this website and our ChampionShrine YouTube Channel at 8:30 AM Mass Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Noon – 3:00 pm CDT in Chapel daily beginning Sunday, June 14, 2002
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
10:00 am CDT & 2:00 pm CDT in Chapel daily
Divine Mercy Chaplet:
3 PM CDT daily in Chapel
Eucharistic Rosary Procession led by the Fathers of Mercy: Sundays only following 11 AM CDT Mass Time.
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
For those individuals who wish to come to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help to experience the peace of this spiritual sanctuary, but do not wish to leave their vehicles during the time in which COVID-19 restrictions are in place, you will be permitted to park and pray in the lot to the right of the Chapel. Many have experienced the graces of Our Lady just being on site and praying here.
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:
Stay Tuned to this “Latest News” Section of Champion Shrine’s website at www.championshrine.org.
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/
If you would like to make a general donation to enable to the Shrine to continue providing these and other planned services throughout this difficult time, please click here: https://championshrine.org/shrine-donation-form/