Signed in as:
On Sunday, October 1st beginning at noon, the Shrine will celebrate the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The days devotions begin with Holy Mass, followed by a procession and veneration of the relics. After a break for lunch, Adoration and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed in the church, followed by additional prayers outdoors at the Holy Stairs, Stations of the Cross and the New Rosary Walk.
On Sunday, August 20, 2023, The Shrine celebrated our 100th Anniversary Day. Bishop Evans was the main celebrant for Mass and the dedication of the new Rosary Walk, followed by additional devotions throughout the day. Photo gallery
Our thanks to Bishop Robert J. McManus for his moving talk "The Martin Family: a Holy Family for Modern Times" delivered at the Shrine as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebrations. Photo gallery
On Sunday, July 23 Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester, NY said the noon Mass and offered a homily on Saint Therese and her contributions to helping individual Catholics live in a saintly way.
Grant of the Plenary Indulgence
I am so happy to officially announce that the Holy See has granted a Plenary Indulgence to all pilgrims visiting the Shrine of St. Theresa of Lisieux, Harrisville, RI, as we are celebrating it’s Centennial Jubilee. The Plenary Indulgence can be obtained throughout the year from
May 18, 2023 to May 17, 2024.
Below is the decree document from the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome granting this Plenary Indulgence, followed by it’s English translation.
I invite you all to take advantage of this special spiritual benefit and receive these Graces during this Jubilee Year.
-Rev. Jose Parathanal
The Shrine offers heartfelt thanks to our pastor, parishioners, and many visitors for a beautiful celebration on the feast of St. Thérèse. Our gratitude to Prof. Paul Shields of Thomas Aquinas College for his generous contribution to our celebration.
St. Therese graces our kitchen.