Mass Guilds

The Shrine honors Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962) as a Patroness for Expectant Mothers.

About Saint Gianna

Saint Gianna was a devoted wife and mother as well as a pediatric surgeon who lived a joy-filled life in Italy.

When she was pregnant with her fourth child she developed a cancerous uterine tumor.  The doctors advised her to terminate the life of her baby or risk possible death herself.  She chose the life of her baby and died a few days after giving birth. Saint Gianna is considered a pro-life saint, and many Shrine pilgrims have benefited from her intercession for conception and for the safe delivery of children.  This guild is especially for expectant mothers, those who wish to be mothers, and physicians.

At her side altar in the Shrine Church, a first-class relic of Saint Gianna is permanently on display for veneration by the faithful, especially those seeking her intercession.

Guild members are remembered in Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Gianna Molla on the second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Members are encouraged to attend if possible.

When she was pregnant with her fourth child she developed a cancerous uterine tumor.  The doctors advised her to terminate the life of her baby or risk possible death herself.  She chose the life of her baby and died a few days after giving birth. Saint Gianna is considered a pro-life saint, and many Shrine pilgrims have benefited from her intercession for conception and for the safe delivery of children.  This guild is especially for expectant mothers, those who wish to be mothers, and physicians.

At her side altar in the Shrine Church, a first-class relic of Saint Gianna is permanently on display for veneration by the faithful, especially those seeking her intercession.

Guild members are remembered in Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Gianna Molla on the second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Members are encouraged to attend if possible.

Learn more about Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.

Painting Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

The Shrine honors Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938) as the Patroness of Divine Mercy.

About Saint Faustina

We look to Saint Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus’ endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others.  We also turn to Saint Faustina in prayer and ask her intercession to our merciful Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ, on our behalf.  The Divine Mercy Guild is for those seeking the loving Mercy of God, and for all who call upon Saint Faustina’s intercession.

At her side altar in the Shrine Church, a first-class relic of Saint Faustina is permanently on display for veneration by the faithful, especially those seeking her intercession.

Guild Members are remembered in Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Faustina.  Divine Mercy Guild Masses take place every first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Members are encouraged to attend if possible.

Learn more about the Divine Mercy painting at the Shrine and about Saint Faustina

A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.

Painting Saint Faustina Divine Mercy

The Shrine honors Saint Peregrine Laziosi (1260-1345), as the patron saint of those suffering from cancer.

About Saint Peregrine

Peregrine was a member of the Order of The Servants of Mary (Servites).  At the age of 60 he was diagnosed with cancer of the leg.  The night before his leg was to be amputated, he experienced a trance-like sleep in which he saw Jesus curing him from the cross.  Upon waking, he discovered that his leg was completely healed.  He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726.

A first-class relic of Saint Peregrine is on display for veneration by the faithful, especially persons suffering from cancer, at a side aisle shrine dedicated to the saint in the Shrine Church.

Members enrolled in the guild receive the benefit of being remembered in a Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Peregrine.  St. Peregrine Guild Masses take place the first Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. The enrollee may be living, deceased or the family member of a person suffering from cancer.

Additionally, Join us each year on the first Saturday in May for our Annual St. Peregrine Day of Prayer for those with Cancer.

A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.

Prayer to St. Peregrine

Oh great St. Peregrine, you who have been called "The Mighty" and “The Wonder-Worker” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have recourse to you.

For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had the recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.

You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of these sick persons whom we entrust to you.

Aided in this way by your powerful intercessions,
we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His goodness and mercy. Amen.

Painting Saint Peregrine Of Laziosi

The Shrine honors Saint Maria Goretti (1890 – 1902) as a patroness of purity, the youth, and forgiveness.

About Saint Maria

Maria Goretti was a young girl who lived in Lazio, Italy. She was known for her loving and kind spirit and complete devotion to God. When she was eleven years old a neighboring boy made inappropriate advances and attempted to assault her.  She courageously stood up to him, protecting her purity, but was stabbed by him during the attack. On her deathbed, the following day, she forgave her attacker. Saint Maria Goretti is a model of chastity and forgiveness.

Saint Maria Goretti is considered a model of mercy and courage.  A young saint, she is a most powerful intercessor for young people today, especially for those struggling to guard their dignity in secular society.

At her side altar in the Shrine Church, a first-class relic of Saint Maria Goretti is permanently on display for veneration by the faithful, especially those seeking her intercession.

Members enrolled in the guild receive the benefit of being remembered in Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Maria Goretti.  St. Maria Goretti Guild Masses take place every third Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about Saint Maria Goretti

A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.

Painting St Maria Goretti

The mission of the Saint Juan Diego Guild for Children is to encourage and assist children in imitating the virtues of Saint Juan Diego.

Age Requirement

Children 18 years of age and younger are encouraged to enroll. The youngest member was enrolled while still unborn and our oldest is an upper teen.

Spiritual Benefits

Members of the Saint Juan Diego Guild for Children will be remembered daily in Holy Masses celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Each December 9, the Feast Day of Saint Juan Diego, Holy Mass will be offered for the spiritual well-being of the Guild members.

The Children are encouraged to:

  1. Perform at least one act of charity toward his or her parents each week, in imitation of Saint Juan Diego’s obedience to Mary, the Mother of God and Mother of America.
  2. Pray the short prayer “Saint Juan Diego, pray for me” before going to bed each night. Over time, this prayer will become part of the daily prayer life of the child and Saint Juan Diego will be called upon as an intercessor.

Guild Enrollments

The Enrollment fee is $15 per child enrolled. As an enrollee, the child will be considered an active member and receive all of the Saint Juan Diego Guild for Children communications until he or she is 18 years old.

Upon enrollment, Guild members receive:

  1. A specially designed and blessed medal for Saint Juan Diego Guild for Children members.  Saint Juan Diego is pictured on the front side and the Guild’s name and Our Lady of Guadalupe are on the reverse side;
  2. A beautiful certificate of enrollment suitable for framing;
  3. Two e-newsletters annually educating him or her on the attributes of Saint  Juan Diego; and
  4. The spiritual benefits outlined in the above section.

Our Lady’s Knights of the Altar is an altar-boys guild at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Read an article appeared in the National Catholic Register.  Click Here to read.

Contact the Friars if you are interested in joining the altar-boys guild at the Shrine or supporting the guild.

Brother Michael, FI, and Our Lady’s Knights of the Altar, with Cardinal Burke following Holy Mass on July 31, 2017.
Brother Michael, FI, and Our Lady’s Knights of the Altar, with Cardinal Burke following Holy Mass on July 31, 2017.