Schedule of Coming Events
Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and National Shrine
Join us for the events listed below. It's a
great way to enjoy
the beauty of the Basilica, while being
uplifted by music and prayer.
For more information on each
event, please call the
phone number listed
on the
individual panel.
Where none is listed, call the
parish at
For information on our "Donation-a-Month Club"
or to light a candle in Our Lady's Shrine
Relic of
You don't have to wait for an "event" to visit Our Lady's
Check out our hours for visitation,
and enter through the monastery
when the parking lot or basilica doors are locked.
Our Blessed Mother
intercedes for the souls in purgatory.
Lily detail in Venetian-style

Saint Peregrine MASS &

The Second and Third
11:00 a.m.
In the Basilica
Lenten Schedule for March/April, 2019…

THEME…“What Would Jesus Do?”
Song: “Wounded Healer”

Lenten Study Series
Wednesday's at 11:00

Scripture and Potluck Lunch
in the St. Juliana Hospitality Room

Reconciliation Service with St. Agatha’s and St. Martin de Porres
Parishes on April 11th at 7pm
at St. Agatha’s Parish.

April 18, 2019…Holy Thursday, 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper,
washing of feet,  Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10:30pm.

April 19, 2019…Good Friday, 3pm Stations of the Cross…7pm
Passion Liturgy and Distribution of Holy Communion.

April 20, 2019…Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 7pm…
Easter Sunday Mass at 10am…ONLY ONE MASS ON EASTER

Thank you for saving this schedule.
Once again, please remember to use your Lenten Rice Bowl boxes
and your Five Minutes with the Word to help enhance your daily
Lenten activities.

NO meat may be eaten on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  No
meat on Lenten Fridays.  Anyone over 65 is exempt from this
practice on Lenten Fridays.

Thank you for making this Holy Season for you, your family and
friends to hear the blessing from our “Wounded Healer”.

God bless, Fr. Chris, osm and Parish Staff

Going Green!!!
  • In the very near futures we hope to change over all the lighting
    to LED. That will greatly reduce our carbon footprint.

  • We continue to work on Novena Park which will be a
"Mary Garden"
consisting of flower indigenous to Illinois with a relationship to our
Mother of Sorrow.

  • We are wishing to include a rain garden which will divert
the massive amounts of water running off our roof into the garden.

"Via Matris"
Seven Sorrows of Mary (Novena)

on Sundays at 10am in the
OLS Basilica.

All are invited to attend and join us in this beautiful prayer
every week.

We would like to welcome all to enjoy our
sanctuary chapel of Blessed Mother Mary
"Pieta Chapel"

Organ History


Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica and National
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Tour groups, pilgrim groups, school communities, parishes may
schedule a tour or pilgrimage by contacting the director of the
Fr. Frank Falco, O.S.M. at 773-638-0159   ext. 14

Guided tours are for groups of 20 or more. Self-direct Tours can
also be done.