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04
Mar 2024
NEW PROVINCIAL OF THE AMERICAN PROVINCE  OF THE PAULINE FATHERS & BROTHERS

The Sixth Chapter of the American Province of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers began on March 4th at the Pauline Monastery at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. The Chapter has elected a new Provincial and a new Provincial Council. Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Pauline Fathers in the USA, for a first three-year term. The Chapter has also elected members of the Provincial Council:  Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko– Provincial Fr. Krzysztof Drybka – 1st Definitor (Provincial Vicar) Fr. Mariusz Dymek – 2nd Definitor Fr.......

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27
Jan 2024
National Shrine dedicates preserved stained glass from historic church

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa will rededicate the preserved stained-glass windows from an historic Polish church during the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. Ten windows were removed from the former St. Laurentius Church, founded in 1882 and the oldest Polish Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After cleaning and restoration, the windows were installed in the Shrine’s Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also referred to as the “lower church,” where Vigil Mass is celebrated. Following Mass, John Wisniewski, a parishioner of St.......

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19
Dec 2023
Christmas at the Shrine 2023

MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE: 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Holy Day of Obligation) (All Masses will be celebrated in the Main Church (Upstairs) December 23rd (Saturday) Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm (in English) – Confessions available December 24th (Sunday) 8 am Mass in English – Confessions available 9:30 am Mass in Polish – Confessions available 11:00 am Mass in English – Confessions available 12:30 pm Mass in Polish – Confessions available 2:30 pm Mass in English – Confessions available   CHRISTMAS – NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Holy Day of Obligation) (All Masses will be celebrated in the Main Church......

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19
Dec 2023
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa to welcome Father Dennis Gill into Pauline Confraternity

The Pauline Fathers and Brothers will welcome Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, into a special confraternity that includes others of international renown in recognition of his devotion to Our Lady on 16 January 2024. Among many religious orders which are present in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, there is one that is recognized as the stewards of the Holy Icon of Our Lady known as the “Black Madonna.”  These stewards are known as The Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit, and also as The......

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24
Aug 2023
The Renovated Tabernacle

On Sunday, August 27th, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Czestochowa at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Archbishop Thomas Wenski from Miami will bless the renovated tabernacle which has been moved from the side chapel to the central place in the sanctuary of our church. This will take place during the 12:30 pm Mass (in Polish). We invite you to join us for this celebration. As Mary always leads us to Jesus, we experience this in a special way in the Icon of Our Lady of......

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03
Apr 2023
Visitor Center Holy Week/Easter hours

Check out the Holy Week/Easter schedule for the Visitor Center building at our Shrine: our Religious Article Center (Gift Shop) and Offices: MONDAY – WEDNESDAY – Regular business hours APRIL 6th – THURSDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm APRIL 7th – FRIDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm APRIL 8th – SATURDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm APRIL 9th – SUNDAY CLOSED   Deli schedule (located in the cafeteria). OPEN ONLY ON:   APRIL 7th – FRIDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm APRIL 8th – SATURDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm    ...

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26
Apr 2022
Art Exhibit & Museum of St. John Paul II

In American Czestochowa we present the collections entrusted to us by pilgrims coming to this Sanctuary. Our vocation is not limited to cultivating only spiritual goods, but also treasures of national culture and memory of our great countrymen. Therefore, at our Shrine, there is an exhibition hall with many memorabilia/remembrance related to John Paul II, including the chasuble and the cassock of John Paul II, as well as a collection of stamps commemorating His pastoral visits and many more. In addition, we have a rich collection of paintings by outstanding artists of......

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