Renovation of the shrine worship space began on March 30, 2015. We are attempting to maintain access to the body of St. John Neumann during the renovations and construction. However, the scope of work is such that the nave of the lower church will be unusable until the scheduled reopening date of August 31, 2015. The regrettable inconvenience will eventually give way to a beautifully renovated space, which will allow us to better welcome pilgrims with disabilities. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated!
During the Renovations, access to St. John Neumann's tomb is as follows:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm.
During the renovations, access to the upper church is as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:15 am - 8:15 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:15 am - 8:15 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Sunday: 7 am - 5 pm
To see photos documenting the progress of our renovations, click here.
Welcome to the National Shrine of St. John Neumann
Alfred Bradley, C.Ss.R.
The Redemptorists and Shrine Staff are delighted that you've found us here on the web. We hope that our site will familiarize you with our ministry at the Shrine and with the wonderful Saint who inspires our work each day. St. John Neumann was a tireless preacher of the gospel to the most abandoned, especially the poor. At his Shrine we strive to imitate his example, welcoming all who come to visit his tomb and offering pilgrims space for prayer, worship, reconciliation, and renewal. Please explore our site and discover the rich heritage of grace offered to the Church and the world through Philadelphia's "Little Bishop," St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R.
--Very Rev. Alfred Bradley, C.Ss.R., Shrine Director
Parish Missions & 40 Hours
Matthew Allman, C.Ss.R.
The Redemptorists regularly engage in preaching parish missions, retreats, and the 40 Hours Devotion. If you would like to schedule a Redemptorist to preach in your parish, please have your pastor contact Rev. John Murray, C.Ss.R. (firstname.lastname@example.org), the director of Parish Mission Preaching for the Baltimore Province of the Redemptorists.