What's Happening?

Road construction on Route 269 that runs in front of the Shrine.  It should be done by Friday, Sept. 7th.  Local traffic has been let through.  Road closed signs are at Route 20 and Route 269 in Bellevue but you can get through to the Shrine.  Same for Route 547 and Route 269...open to local traffic...you are local traffic.  The sign might still be up at Route 4 and Route 269 but the Shrine is open.


Road construction on Route 269 south of Bellevue and right in front of the Sorrowful Mother Shrine.  You will be able to get to the Shrine but you might need to Detour some.

 You might need to go to Route 4 (South) to Route 547 (west) and then to Route 269 (South).  You will see the Shrine from there.

 You might be able to go to Route 547 from Route 269, to Route 4 and then to Pontiac Section Line (it is a small road that runs to Route 269) and then head North on Route 269, again you will see the Shrine.

 If they detour you in Bellevue, take Route 20 (East) to Route 4 (South) and back to the Shrine through the above instructions.

Polish Sunday Schedule: 8:00 Confessions, 9:00 Mass in English, 10:00 Confessions in the Outdoor Chapel with 11:00 Mass in English, 11:00 Confessions in the Shrine Chapel in Polish and 12:15 Mass in Polish in the Outdoor Chapel.  Cafeteria will be open 11:00-2:00 or later.  Gift Shop is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Devotions begin at 2:00 p.m. with Stations of the Cross (meet in front of the Shrine Chapel).  3:00 Rosary in the Outdoor Chapel, Benediction & Blessing. Individual blessings with the Relic of the True Cross.

Feast of the Sorrowful Mother on Saturday, September 15th 11:00 a.m. Mass, 2:00 Benediction with a talk about the Sorrowful Mother.  Blessing with a Relic of the True Cross, this will conclude our Sorrowful Mother Feast Day Services. The Cafeteria will be open and serving dinners.

Polish Sun., Sept. 16, 2018 at 12:15 Mass 

Cancer Service, St. Peregrine, Sun., Sept. 30, 2018 at 2:30

K of C Sun., Oct. 7, 2018 at 11:00 Mass and Rosary for Life beginning at 2:30 pm

All Weekend Masses are in the Outdoor Pieta Chapel until October 14, 2018.  Dress for the weather.


 See Events, Special Events for the Special 2018 Ethnic Masses.



Afternoon Devotions are held on the First Sunday of the Month at 2:30 p.m. and Special Ethnic Sundays.

From: Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas

Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo

Fulfillment of the Sunday and Holy Day Obligations for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day:

After reviewing the information provided by the Committee on Divine Worship and undertaking several discussions on the topic, it is my understanding, and it will be the norm in the Diocese of Toledo, that the two (2) obligations to participate at Mass are not fulfilled by the participation at one Christmas Vigil Mass. Rather, the faithful, to fulfill both obligations, are to assist at a Mass celebrated for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and at a Mass celebrated for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.


The following is the official policy of the Diocese of Toledo:

Whenever a county/city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil, Sunday, or Holy Day Masses.  Roman Catholics in that region, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.  If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making a spiritual Communion.  When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled. 

 Here at the Shrine considering our location we need to go a step further on challenging weather days.

 When there is a Level 2 Snow Emergency in Sandusky, Seneca and/or Huron Counties the State discourages any unnecessary travel.  While Mass is very important event we also do not want anyone to get hurt.

 Under a Level 2 or Level 3 Snow Emergencies Mass will NOT be publicly offered at the Shrine and the Gift Shop will also be closed.  On those days, the Lord will make a special effort to hear your prayers at home.

 We hope this won't be necessary but we feel this is the best and safest policy for all.