Shrine Events

Special Events! 

Shrine Annual Talent Show: Sunday, February 23 from 1pm to 5pm at St Thomas. Theme for this year'show: Chicago 1920, a 100 years back!

Ash Wednesday, February 26, 8am & 12:30pm Low Mass & Imposition of Ashes, 7pm High Mass & Imposition of Ashes all at the Shrine

From 6pm on Friday, March 13 to 7am on Saturday, March 14: All Nigth Adoration at the Shrine

Thursday, March 19, Feast of St. Joseph. 7pm High. Men's gathering: Conference at 6pm followed by High Mass at 7pm and Dinner

Shrine Annual Fundraising Gala: Saturday, March 21 (Camelot Banquet

Tuesday, April 7, Shrine outing at Shrine of Christ Passion for Stations of the Cross at 12pm.  NO Adult Catechism on that day

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday: Pontifical High Mass celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Perry

Sunday, April 5 at 1pm at St Thomas the Apostle

Spy Wednesday: Solemn Office of Tenebrae

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00pm at St Thomas the Apostle

Holy Thursday:

Thursday, April 9.  9:30pm Liturgy at St Thomas the Apostle

Good Friday:

Friday, April 10.  2:00pm Stations of the Cross at St Thomas the Apostle

3:00pm Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at St Thomas the Apostle

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm at the Shrine

Sunday, April, 12: Easter Sunday

Low Mass 8am, Mass Cantata 9:30am, High Mass 11:30am at the Shrine

Reception at the Shrine after the 11:30am Mass.

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February

Saturday, February 1First Saturday Morning of Recollection, 8am Mass, followed by breakfast, 9:45am Spiritual Conference, 10:30am Benediction, Confessions and Rosary

Sunday, February 2, Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, Blessing and Distribution of Candles & Procession at 10:30am

Monday, February 3, Blessing of Throats after 8am Mass in honor of St. Blaise

Tuesday, February 4, 5:15pm Adult Catechism, followed by 6:30pm Mass & Devotions

Friday, February 7, First Friday 6pm Holy Hour followed by 7pm High Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart

Wednesday, February 12, Infant King Co-Op. Low mass at 8am and 12:30pm

Tuesday, February 18, Getting Acquainted with Aquinas Adult Conference after 6:30pm Mass & Devotions

Saturday, February 22, Shrine Annual Talent Show. Theme for this year's show: Chicago 1920, 100 years back!

Tuesday, February 25, High Mass 6:30pm High Mass. Infant King Commemoration. High Mass followed by Benediction, blessing of children, & veneration of the relic of the Holy Crib

Ash Wednesday, February 26, 8am & 12:30pm Low Mass & Imposition of Ashes, 7pm High Mass & Imposition of Ashes all at the Shrine

March

Tuesday, March 3, 5:15pm Adult Catechism, followed by 6:30pm Mass & Devotions

Friday, March 6, First Friday 6pm Holy Hour followed by 7pm High Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart

Saturday, March 7, Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, First Saturday Morning of Recollection, 8am Mass, followed by breakfast, 9:45am Spiritual Conference, 10:30am Benediction, Confessions and Rosary

Wednesday, March 11, Infant King Co-Op. Low mass at 8am and 12:30pm

From 6pm on Friday, March 13 to 7am on Saturday, March 14: All Nigth Adoration at the Shrine

Tuesday, March 17, Getting Acquainted with Aquinas Adult Conference after 6:30pm Mass & Devotions

Thursday, March 19, Feast of St. Joseph. 7pm High. Men's gathering: Conference at 6pm followed by High Mass at 7pm and Dinner.

Saturday, March 21, Institute Benefit Gala at Camelot Banquet

Wednesday, March 25, Infant King Co-Op, High Mass at 12:30pm followed by Commemoration of the Infant King, followed by Benediction, blessing of children, & veneration of the relic of the Holy Crib

 

April

Friday, April 3, First Friday 6pm Holy Hour followed by 7pm High Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart

Saturday, April 4First Saturday Morning of Recollection, 8am Mass, followed by breakfast, 9:45am Spiritual Conference, 10:30am Benediction, Confessions and Rosary

Sunday, April 5, Palm Sunday, at 1pm, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church. 8am Mass at the Shrine

Tuesday, April 7, Shrine outing at Shrine of Christ Passion for Stations of the Cross at 12pm.  NO Adult Catechism on that day

Spy Wednesday: Wednesday, April 8. Chanting of the Office of Tenebrae at St Thomas the Apostle at 7pm

Holy Thursday: Thursday, April 9. 9:30pm Liturgy, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.

Good Friday: Friday, April 10. 2:00pm Stations of the Cross. 3:00pm Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.

Holy Saturday: Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm, at the Shrine.

Sunday, April, 12. Easter Sunday, all Masses at the Shrine, time as usual. Low Mass 8am, Mass Cantata 9:30am, High Mass 11:30am. Reception at the Shrine after the 11:30am Mass.

Tuesday, April 21, Getting Acquainted with Aquinas Adult Conference after 6:30pm Mass & Devotions

Wednesday, April 22, Infant King Co-Op. Low mass at 8am and 12:30pm

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Weekly Events

  • St. Therese Little Flower Novena and Mass, every Tuesday at 6:30pm.
  • Tuesday Catechism:
    Catechism 1st Tuesdays of each month at 5:15pm .
    Catechism 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Aquinas Night*)
  • Friday  Holy Hour 6:00pm
  • Saturday Mother of Perpetual Help Novena and Mass, 8:00am
  • Sunday: 8:00am Low Mass, 9:30am Low Mass,  11:30am High Mass with Gregorian Chant
  • Confessions available 30min before each Mass.

Monthly Events

  • Monthly Novena of Prayer 17-25 for the Infant King
    Offer a flower or candle with your prayer intentions
    Submit your prayer intentions here
  • First Sunday of the Month: Devotions to St. Joseph for the St. Joseph Men’s association
  • Second Sunday of the Month: Devotions to Our Lady for the Helpers of the Holy Family

  • * "Getting Acquainted with Aquinas" Doctrinal Conference Series
    3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm
  • First Communion and Confirmation classes. On Sunday, after the 9:30am Low Mass. (Dates to be announced a few weeks before). To register for these classes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting Acquainted with Aquinas:

Year 2019-2020. Third Tuesday of each month

Theme for the Year: Saint Thomas Aquinas; Commentary on St John