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Shrine Events & Novenas
Rosary for Life

The Association of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri, invites you to participate in our annual “Rosary for Life.”  This event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 9:00 a.m., at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.  Please gather at the Welcome Center next to the Shrine Church. Weather permitting, we will pray the Rosary at the Miraculous Medal Moments Area.  In case of inclement weather, the Rosary will be recited in the Shrine Church.  Following the Rosary, two guest speakers will give talks about the preservation of life. Please invite your family and friends to attend this event to join us in asking Our Blessed Mother to intercede for the protection of life.  For more information about this event, please watch for updates or call 1-800-264-6279 and ask for Frank.

Blessing of Animals

You and your loved ones are invited to bring your family pet for a special blessing on Sunday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m., CT, at the grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri.  The blessing will take place near the Visitor Center by the Miraculous Medal Moments Area.  After the blessing, you are invited to take some time to enjoy the beautiful Rosary Walk on the Shrine grounds.  If you have any questions, please call the Association of the Miraculous Medal office at 1-800-264-6279 and ask for Frank.

Outdoor Mass

The Association of the Miraculous Medal invites you and your loved ones to an outdoor Mass on Sunday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m.  This Mass will be held at the historic grotto on the grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri.  We encourage you to bring lawn chairs or quilts as there is limited hillside seating at the grotto.  In case of rain, Mass will take place in the Shrine Church. For more information, contact 1-800-264-6279 or

Live Life Like a Saint

You and your loved ones are invited to a presentation by guest speaker Patty Schneier on Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri.  Patty will speak about trying to live life like a saint and how we can look to the saints to guide us in our lives. For the past 20 years, Patty has been speaking at parishes and Catholic conferences across the United States.  Patty has been a guest on EWTN and various Catholic radio shows.  For more information, please contact us at 1-800-264-6279.

Commemorate All Saints & All Souls at the

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Commemorate the saints and remember the faithful departed. All are invited to visit the historic Saint Mary’s of the Barrens Church in Perryville, Missouri, and take part in two very special weekends.

Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29

View a collection of relics featuring beloved saints including St. Jude and members of the Vincentian Family. On Saturday, Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. Guest speaker, Patty Schneier will speak at 1:00 p.m. Patty, who has spoken at numerous Catholic conferences and on EWTN, will give a presentation titled “Live Life Like a Saint”. Relics will then be available to venerate from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, there will be Mass at 11:00 a.m., followed by a short music program. Relics will be available to venerate from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2

Join Vincentian Father Clayton Kilburn as he leads a Candlelight Vigil from the Shrine Church to the historic grotto to remember your deceased loved ones in prayer. The vigil begins at 6:00 p.m., CT. You, your family, friends, and fellow parishioners are encouraged to attend these enriching opportunities for prayerful reflection. Perryville is located 80 miles south of St. Louis off I-55. For more information, call Frank Ryan at 573-547-8343.

Relic of St. Catherine Labouré

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was gifted a first class relic of St. Catherine Laboure by a young man who wishes to remain anonymous.

The relic was given to his grandmother by a priest friend and was then passed on to the young man years later.  After prayerful consideration, he felt sure the relic belonged in a place where it could be seen and venerated by the public—not hidden away in his safety deposit box.  He found our Lady’s Shrine while searching the internet and made a special visit to Perryville to “check us out.”  After his visit and tour of the Shrine, the grounds, and the Miraculous Medal office, he knew in his heart that he had found the right home for his relic of St. Catherine to reside.  Of course, we are honored and blessed that this young man chose to pass on his precious heirloom to us. 

Now that we have prepared St. Catherine’s relic for veneration here at our Lady’s Shrine, it will be available every Monday before and after the Miraculous Medal Novena which follows the 12:10 p.m. Mass.

May we all be reminded of St. Catherine’s exemplary cooperation in the mission Mary gave her.  Let us also be inspired to call on Catherine in prayer, and on the grace of God to live the same faith-filled life that she did.

Monthly Novena for Promoters and Members
January 14th to 22nd
February 2nd to 10th
March 15th to 23rd
April 4th to 12th
May 11th to 19th
June 19th to 27th
July 14th to 22nd
August 6th to 14th
September 6th to 14th
October 16th to 24th
November 18th to 26th
December 16th to 24th
Other Novenas and Masses
All Souls Day November 2nd
Novena for Promoters Beginning on the 6th of each month
Novena offered in Christmas cards December 25th to January 1st
Novena for members and their intentions December 16th to 24th
Monthly Mass on the 1st of each month for postage donors
Rosary Octave October 7th - 14th
Regular Events at the Shrine

Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. CDT  
Monday through Saturday
Daily Mass at 12:10 p.m. CDT

Mass will be offered in the Shrine Chapel
Every Monday - Miraculous Medal Novena following 12:10 p.m. Mass, CDT Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Novena
Saint Mary's of the Barrens Church is located at Saint Mary's Seminary on T Road (Saint Joseph Street) near the intersection of Highway 51 (bypass).
Get directions and a map to visit the Shrine in person

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