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Group Reservation / Facility Rental Form

Please complete the following form to schedule your group visit so we may accommodate you.

The National Shrine's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (the gates close at 5 p.m. Mass is held in St. Mary's Chapel (across from the Visitor Center) on Thursdays through Sundays at noon. Please use the drop-off and pick-up in front of the Visitor Center for those who are unable to walk from the parking lot.

Group Reservation / Facility Rental Details
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Priest Information
*** Please provide a copy of Proof of Faculties and Letter of Good Standing for visiting priest. ***
If you are in need of a priest, please request below.
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Please Note: The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes can provide the supplies for Mass; however, we do not have the personnel to provide assistance with Mass.

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes Event Pricing

Bus Groups/Tours - no charge unless you are reserving St. Mary's Chapel, the Miller Family Visitors Center, Corpus Christi Chapel, or are in need of some sort of set-up. However, donations are greatly appreciated!

St. Mary's Chapel or Grotto Cave use for Mass

  • Groups less than 25: $25.00

  • Groups of 25-50: $50.00

  • Groups of 51-100: $100.00

  • Groups over 100: $150.00

Chaplain at Grotto 

  • $75 for priest to preside Mass

  • $50 for priest to listen to confessions (30 minutes)


  • St. Mary's Chapel and/or Miller Family Visitors Center Retreat Room (includes supplies for Mass)
    Full day - $350
    Half Day - $175

  • $200 for priest/retreat leader

Mount St. Mary's University contracts with Aramark for dining and catering services. Guests have
the opportunity to dine in our main dining room, Patriot Hall, on an a la carte, cash basis or by
obtaining meal tickets.

On site catering is provided. Our Catering Director will prepare a menu that meets the needs of
your guests and your budget.

For more information or to schedule a visit please contact Dawn Walsh @ 301-447-5318 or

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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