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Mass Livestream at 10 a.m.

Chapel of Mary Closed for Repairs and Restoration While the Chapel of Mary is closed for repairs, The Grotto will livestream Mass every day at 10 a.m. from the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother. You can watch live at 10 a.m. or view the video later at a time of your convenience. Click here to […]
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Christmas at The Grotto

Hours of Operation Upper Gardens: 9 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. The Grotto Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visit The Grotto during Advent and ChristmasEven though we can’t host the Christmas Festival of Lights this year, we invite everyone to visit The Grotto during this very special season. There is still much to see […]
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Latest Updates

Stay-at-Home Mandate Following the guidelines announced by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County , The Grotto made the following changes as of Wednesday, Nov. 18: The Grotto Gift Shop will remain OPEN for shopping and curbside pick-up, following strict capacity guidelines and social distancing. To contact the gift shop, call 503-261-2424. Mass will be […]
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Autumn Hours Begin

September Hours Gardens and Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Upper Garden admission sold 5:30 p.m. Chapel closes at 6 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visiting Guidelines Additional Masses Added The Grotto is pleased to announce the addition of an 8 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning in September. Additionally, Mass will be […]
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Labor Day Weekend

The Grotto is Open! Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily Visiting Guidelines Mass Information Additional Masses Added The Grotto is pleased to announce the addition of an 8 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning in September. Additionally, Mass will be celebrated every Saturday at […]
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Grotto Welcomes New Rector

New Servite Leadership The Grotto’s Fr. Eugene Smith, OSM, (left) and Fr. Don Siple, OSM, to lead Province Fr. Eugene Smith, OSM, has been elected to the role of Prior Provincial for the Order of Friar Servants of Mary – USA, and has joined the Servite Community of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago. Fr. Don […]
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Daily Spiritual Reflections

This post contains all the Daily Reflections from when The Grotto was closed during the outbreak of Covid-19. Friday, June 12 You are welcome here … here to this holy, quiet place where God’s love is reflected in the beauty of His creation, in the smiles of our staff and in the prayers of the […]
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Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! These ancient words of the Church’s tradition announce the joy of the Lord’s resurrection. They celebrate the victory of Christ over death.Christ’s victory is our victory. Our lives are busy and full of many things. Easily we become overwhelmed with all the busyness and demands of life. Sometimes […]
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Holy Saturday

April 11 – Holy Saturday From an Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday “Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has […]
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Good Friday

A Prayer for Good Friday Lord, on the cross you show me how loved I am. You willingly gave your life that I may live. You forgive my sins, take away my shame, heal my wounded heart and hear my cries for peace. Your cross is my sign of hope. As I look upon the […]
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