Are you looking for Community Service Hours?

Consider volunteering time in the Shrine Gift Shop!

  • Flexible Hours – work around school schedules
  • No evenings
  • Warm comfortable environment
  • Great staff to work with
  • Opportunity to learn about the retail business
  • Shrine will track your hours for your school


Contact Shelley Fitzgerald at 419-483-3435 x 106 or email

Daily Masses are celebrated in the Shrine Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Please note: Effective immediately – all Shrine email addresses have changed. Please use the following:

Shrine Director of Operations –

Administrative Assistant –

Gift Shop Manager –

Financial Coordinator –


CLOSED December 23rd through January 2nd – RE-OPEN January 3, 2023

A place of inspiration and prayer.

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue, Ohio, USA is an inspiring place of prayer where God and nature touch. Wild flowers and planted flower beds mingle in the 120 acres of woods and lawns. The center of the Shrine is the Sorrowful Mother Chapel.

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood have operated the Shrine since it was founded by Fr. Francis deSales Brunner in 1850. These Missionaries were first assigned to Peru, Ohio. From there, Fr. Brunner served the many German speaking parishes in central and western Ohio.

On Sundays and Holy Days priests and religious lead devotional services and processions; they visit with people sharing their joys and sorrows or walk with them praying at one of the many grottos, gardens or Stations of the Cross in the woods.

If you feel the need to get in tune with yourself and with God’s universe, you’ll find that a day or even a few hours spent at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine will bring you rich personal and spiritual rewards.

Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday through Saturday at 11:00 am in Shrine Chapel

Weekend Masses
Saturday Evening (Vigil) 4:00 pm Sundays: 9:00 am & 11:00

Confession in the Shrine Chapel one hour before each scheduled Mass.

Gift Shop Hours

Sunday thru Saturday open 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

NEW HOURS beginning in NOVEMBER!

Mon – Fri. 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Sat. & Sun. 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

OPEN 7 days a week!


The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is self-sustaining and relies on donations to assist in the continuation of its Mission on these holy grounds. We appreciate the generosity of our donors and invite you to help us preserve this blessed legacy.

Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.”
~ St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta