November at The Grotto


Hours of Operation

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Gift Shop Hours

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Daily Mass: 12 noon

Saturday Morning Mass: 8 a.m.

Sunday Masses: 10 a.m. and 12 noon

St. Peregrine Mass: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12 noon

Mass in Tagalog: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12 noon

Book Discussion Group

With Fr. Don Siple, OSM

Saturday, Nov. 23

9-10:39 a.m.

The Grotto Auditorium (located below the Chapel of Mary)

This is a free event. Everyone is welcome.

November Discussion: “Return of the Prodigal Son”A story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers.

A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers.

The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.