The Assumption Mass at The Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
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The Assumption

Mass of the Assumption

Join us in celebrating the inaugural solemnity of our Blessed Mother at our newly designated basilica shrine.

Tuesday, August 15
10:30 a.m.: Confessions begin
11:30 a.m.: Hymn Singing dedicated to Our Lady
12:05 p.m.: Mass
Location: The Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
500 East Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA [directions]


The Assumption commemorates the divine act of taking Mary into Heaven, symbolizing the bountiful gifts of God’s first harvest.


As is tradition, we encourage you to bring gifts from your garden to the celebration. Adorn Our Lady’s Central Shrine Altar with beautiful flowers, and offer fruits and vegetables from your garden, which will be distributed to the needy after Mass as acts of generosity.


This celebration also presents another opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence, which Pope Francis has graciously bestowed as extraordinary privilege upon The Basilica Shrine. Additionally, priests will be available for confession starting at 10:30 a.m. as a special arrangement for the day. Remember, indulgences can be applied to ourselves or our departed loved ones.

For detailed information on the ordinary conditions required to obtain a plenary indulgence, click here.

Fr. Timothy Lyons, Rector, The Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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