Notable Dates

The following is a list of the dates that the John Paul II Eucharistic Center, Castle, Gift Shop and Shrine Pilgrimage Dept. is closed. The Shrine, however, will still remain open on these days. Please see the Event Calendar for special holiday and Holy Day hours. Be advised that the Shrine may also close early on the listed days, please call us for times of closing on these days.


  • New Year’s Day (Mary, Mother of God)  –  January 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day  –  July 4

  • The Assumption of the BVM  –  August 15  (Holy Day of Obligation)

  • Labor Day

  • All Saints’ Day  –  November 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day

  • Immaculate Conception  –  December 8  (Holy Day of Obligation)

  • Christmas Eve – December 24

  •  Christmas Day – December 25  (Holy Day of Obligation)


*subject to change