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Request a Mass

The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition. The celebration of Mass lies at the center of our Catholic life, and is celebrated at Martyrs' Shrine from the first Saturday in May to Thanksgiving Monday. Our Jesuit Fathers are most happy to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for your intention, in gratitude for a Grace received, in memorial of a loved one, or to celebrate a special occasion.

*Please note that Announced Masses cannot be booked online or over the phone. If you would like to reserve an Announced Mass, please speak with our receptionist in the Visitor Office beside the Shrine Church during our regular operating hours.

Announced Mass

These Masses have a scheduled date or time for their celebration and are therefore called announced. All announced Masses are said by the Jesuits aloud to the congregation at the beginning of the Mass.

In Person Booking Only

Unannounced Mass

These Masses do not have a scheduled date or time for their celebration and are therefore called unannounced. Unannounced Masses are said by the Jesuits in their private community chapel throughout the year.

Submit Request

Announced Masses are included in each issue of the Shrine Bulletin, posted each week in the Shrine Church and Visitor Office.