The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Shrine will be closed January 18th due to inclement weather.

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  • Mass for Life Jan25

    Mass for Life

    Whether you will be traveling back from the March for Life or unable to attend the march, we invite you to join us for our Mass for Life on Saturday, January 25 at 4pm. If you would like to schedule a tour with your group, email Lissa Jungbluth at lissa.jungbluth@setonshrine.org.

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  • February Film Series – Inside Out Feb1

    February Film Series – Inside Out

    Featuring – Inside Out We welcome everyone to the Seton Shrine February Film Series, featuring a variety of family friendly films. This week join us for a screening of Inside Out. Rated PG, Inside Out received a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. View the Word on Fire review here. This free showing takes place in the…

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  • February Film Series – Paddington 2 Feb8

    February Film Series – Paddington 2

    Featuring – Paddington 2 We welcome everyone to the Seton Shrine February Film Series, featuring a variety of family friendly films. This week join us for a screening of Paddington 2. Rated PG, Paddington 2 received a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. CNS recommends this movie for viewers of all ages. This free showing takes place…

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  • February Film Series – The Hobbit Feb15

    February Film Series – The Hobbit

    Featuring – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey We welcome everyone to the Seton Shrine February Film Series, featuring a variety of family friendly films. This week join us for a screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Rated PG-13, The Hobbit received a Fan Review of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. See the Word on Fire…

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  • February Film Series – Big Hero 6 Feb22

    February Film Series – Big Hero 6

    Featuring – Big Hero 6 We welcome everyone to the Seton Shrine February Film Series, featuring a variety of family friendly films. This week join us for a screening of Big Hero 6. Rated PG, read Focus on the Family’s review here. This free showing takes place in the theatre that is located in the…

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  • Ash Wednesday Mass Feb26

    Ash Wednesday Mass

    Please join us for Ash Wednesday Mass which will be held at our regular time, 1:30pm. May God bless you as we begin this season of Lent.

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  • Stations of the Cross Feb28

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • February Film Series – The Wizard of Oz Feb29

    February Film Series – The Wizard of Oz

    Featuring – The Wizard of Oz We welcome everyone to the Seton Shrine February Film Series, featuring a variety of family friendly films. This week join us for a screening of The Wizard of Oz. Rated PG, The Wizard of Oz received a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Vatican Film List recommends this movie for viewers…

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  • Stations of the Cross Mar6

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • Lenten Retreat #1 Mar7

    Lenten Retreat #1

    The Shrine will host a series of Lenten Retreats again this year. Save the following dates: Saturday, March 7th; Friday, March 20th; and Friday, April 3rd. More details to come.

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  • Stations of the Cross Mar13

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Concert Mar15

    St. Patrick’s Day Concert

    Join us after Mass for a FREE Celtic concert to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. More info to come.

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  • Lenten Retreat #2 Mar20

    Lenten Retreat #2

    The Shrine will host a series of Lenten Retreats again this year. Save the following dates: Friday, March 20th; and Friday, April 3rd. More details to come.

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  • St. Joseph’s Valley Days Mar20

    St. Joseph’s Valley Days

    Experience spring in St. Joseph’s Valley! Come see what it was like as the daffodils started to break through the snow and the warm breeze revisited Mary’s mountain. More info to come.

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  • Stations of the Cross Mar20

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • St. Joseph’s Valley Days Mar21

    St. Joseph’s Valley Days

    Experience spring in St. Joseph’s Valley! Come see what it was like as the daffodils started to break through the snow and the warm breeze revisited Mary’s mountain. More info to come.

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  • Stations of the Cross Mar27

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • Lenten Retreat #3 Apr3

    Lenten Retreat #3

    The Shrine will host a series of Lenten Retreats again this year. More details to come.

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  • Stations of the Cross Apr3

    Stations of the Cross

    Join us after Mass every Friday during Lent as we pray Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held in our Historic Cemetery or in the Basilica, so please dress accordingly.

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  • Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper Apr9

    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    All are welcome to join us for Mass on Holy Thursday at 7:30pm in the Basilica. Holy Thursday begins the sacred celebration of the Easter Triduum. Over these next few days, we acknowledge Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice to save us from sin, as well as celebrate his resurrection. There is no 1:30 Mass this day.

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  • Good Friday Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion Apr10

    Good Friday Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion

    Join us as Holy Week continues on Good Friday. We will celebrate the Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion in the Basilica at 3pm. Good Friday begins the Easter Triduum, where we enter into Jesus’ last days here on Earth, including his death on the cross. There is no 1:30pm Mass this day.

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  • Easter Vigil Apr11

    Easter Vigil

    Join us as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at the Easter Vigil, beginning at 8pm.

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  • Easter Sunday Mass Apr12

    Easter Sunday Mass

    We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate the joy of Jesus’ resurrection at Easter Sunday Mass. It takes place at 1:30pm. As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, the Easter Triduum draws to a close and the week-long observance of Holy Week ends. On Easter Sunday, the Basilica opens at 12pm and closes after Mass…

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  • Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour Apr19

    Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour

    Join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with a Holy Hour beginning after 1:30pm Mass, around 2:45pm. Adoration will take place until 4pm. During the Holy Hour, there will be: Chaplet of Divine Mercy Readings from the diary of St. Faustina Silent prayer Benediction Confession is available prior to Mass from 12:15-1:15pm, as well…

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  • National Christian Choir Concert Apr25

    National Christian Choir Concert

    We welcome everyone to join us for a free concert featuring the National Christian Choir. The Choir is an auditioned choir of 160 members whose mission is “to glorify God through a unique ministry of music which draws people into a new and deeper relationship with Him”. Singers come from over 100 different churches within…

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  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration Aug30

    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration

    Join us as we celebrate Mother Seton’s birthday on the last Sunday of August at 1:30pm Mass and afterward on our grounds.

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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

Explore the Shrine