Thanksgiving Holiday

The Mass schedule for Thanksgiving Day will be the same.
The office and gift shop will be closed both Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the holiday.

Monday to Friday

6:30amParking lot
8:00amCourtyard (limited persons)
12:00pmParking lot
5:15pmParking lot

Fatima Pilgrimage Mass

Fatima Pilgrimage Mass

This month, the special Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage Mass with Rosary, Eucharistic Benediction, and Blessing of the Faithful will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM in the main parking lot.

Mass in the parking lot procedure

The only entrance/exit will be from Our Lady’s Way. There will be a security guard and volunteers who will direct you to your parking spots. Everyone will be lined up in rows to ensure safe entry and exit.

  • Please stay in your vehicle at all times, unless you need to line up for confession or use the restroom. If you need to exit your car for those reasons, please alert one of the volunteers (in the neon vests). The restrooms that are designated for public use are only in the Family Learning Center.
  • The vehicles will also need to remain at least six feet apart.
  • We will broadcast the Mass on an FM radio signal so that you can follow along from your vehicle and we will announce the station to you upon arrival. The station we are currently using is 92.9 FM>
  • Collection baskets will not to be passed during the liturgy.  You will be able to place your weekly gift in a basket as you enter or exit your section or the parking lot.  We strongly encourage online giving via the parish website (olop-shrine.org), as it minimizes contact and processing.  Mailing your envelope to the parish office is always an option as well.  We count on your continued financial support–many thanks to those who have contributed online!
  • Eucharistic ministers will walk to each car. Please turn on your hazard lights and make sure the car windows are down before the Eucharistic Minister arrives.
  • After the final blessing, parishioners should remain in their place. You will be dismissed in an orderly fashion.

We also plan on live streaming the Fatima mass, so you are welcome to tune in at www.olop-shrine.org/coronavirus/olop-online/ or click on the links below.


Remember to submit your prayer intentions to be placed at the feet of Our Lady of Fatima!

In unity with our Catholic brothers and sisters around the world, please join a mass effort by Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and Shrine in petitioning our Lady of Fatima to intercede on our behalf, for the suffering of the sick and afraid, for the economic hardships faced worldwide, and for everyone keeping basic operations running and serving those in need.

Please:

  • Add your personal intentions on the back page of the Fatima Prayer Mailer.
  • Mail it in or drop it off at Our Lady of Peace Church before October 10th.
  • Include what you can as a sacrificial gift to support the bare minimum of church expense and as an opportunity to resume your regular contribution either via mail or online. (checks payable to “Our Lady of Peace Church” or click “donate” at www.olop-shrine.org/donate).
  • Share this invitation with your family and friends!

or:

  • Type up your petitions and email them to elizabeth.nguyen@dsj.org
  • Your petitions will be placed in a box at the feet of Mary for the Fatima celebrations.
  • Include what you can as a sacrificial gift to support the bare minimum of church expense and as an opportunity to resume your regular contribution either via mail or online. (checks payable to “Our Lady of Peace Church” or donate online at www.olop-shrine.org/donate).
  • Share this invitation with your family and friends!

We will include your petitions in our offering basket to Our Lady of Fatima and leave them at her feet for her intercession at the monthly Novena of Fatima Pilgrimage Masses from May 13th to October 13th.

Week 2 – Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

Week 2 Display

During the month of June, Our Lady of Peace parish invites you to discover and learn more about a few specific Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place over the centuries. This is the Week 2 rotation of panels. Click HERE to read the introductory panels and find out more information about the creator of the exhibit, Venerable Carlo Acutis. The panels are displayed on the brown fence bordering the convent and facing the Family Learning Center.

Blessed Mary of the Passion

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Eucharistic Miracle in Onil, Spain

Eucharistic Miracle in Patierno, Italy

Eucharistic Miracle in Siena, Italy

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

A Journey into Our Lord’s Eucharistic Miracles

During the month of June, Our Lady of Peace parish invites you to discover and learn more about a few specific Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place over the centuries. This page will be updated weekly with more panels each week, so be sure to come back for more! If you prefer to see the exhibit in person, please come to Our Lady of Peace Family Learning Center. The panels are displayed on the brown fence bordering the convent and facing the Family Learning Center.

Introductory Panels

  

Corpus Christi

Holy Grail

Miraculous Communions

Our Lady’s Presence and The Eucharist (Fatima, Lourdes, and St. Laboure)

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

  

 Week 1 Exhibit Panels
(click picture below to view details & display)
 Week 2 Exhibit Panels
(click picture below to view details & display)
 Week 3 Exhibit Panels
(click picture below to view details & display)

MAP: See the Eucharist Miracles around the World!

VIDEO: The Eucharist, My Highway to Heaven

For more information on the creator of this Exhibit or The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association, see:
www.miracolieucaristici.org
www.carloacutis.com
www.therealpresence.org

Week 1 – Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

Week 1 Display

During the month of June, Our Lady of Peace parish invites you to discover and learn more about a few specific Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place over the centuries. This is the Week 1 rotation of panels. Click HERE to read the introductory panels and find out more information about the creator of the exhibit, Venerable Carlo Acutis. The panels are displayed on the brown fence bordering the convent and facing the Family Learning Center.

Eucharistic Miracles in Poland

  

Notable facts from the miracles in Poland:

“Myocardial fibres, typical of myocardial tissue with alteration that often appear during the agony.”
“Human DNA was found.”
“Host transformed into flesh, exactly into tissue of the myocardial muscle.”

Eucharistic Miracle in Venezuela

Eucharistic Miracle in Spain

Eucharistic Miracle in Reunion

Book Launch of Our Lady’s Way: The Story of Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine

“I didn’t have anything but a prayer,” remembered Fr. John Sweeny.

Our Lady’s Way is the remarkable story of the priests and people who turned a futureless church into a mecca of faith and conversion with a simple hope for the future, zeal for souls, and unwavering love for Christ and His Mother.

—–

All are invited invited to our book launch event on Friday, July 12th at 6pm, featuring dinner & a talk by the author.

Our Lady of Peace Church & Shrine
Msgr. John Sweeny Family Learning Center
2800 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Paperback with black & white pictures: $20, not including tax
Paperback with color pictures: $55, not including tax

For more information, please call our parish office: (408) 988-4585.

“For anyone interested in the amazing story of Fr. John Sweeny and the parish and shrine of Our Lady of Peace, this book tells it beautifully with testimonies from ‘a cloud of witnesses’.”

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
Founder and Editor, Ignatius Press

Solemnity of Corpus Christi – Procession after 12pm Mass

Outdoor procession after 12 Noon Mass

The event is dedicated to the mystery of the Eucharist and concludes the cycle of feasts following Easter.

In anticipation to Corpus Christi Solemnity on Sunday, June 23rd, you are invited to bring plants with yellow flowers to be placed at the shrine during the procession following 12pm Mass.
Please bring your potted yellow-flowered plants to the convent between June 15th to June 22nd. (examples below)

Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles

Our Lady of Peace Church will be hosting our annual outdoor exhibit of Eucharistic miracles around the world. With an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions, the exhibition presents some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and have been officially recognized by the Church. The current exhibition includes 153 panels that are used to explain 152 Eucharistic Miracles with an additional 22 country and historical panel maps.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the exhibition!

For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.olop-shrine.org or call the Our Lady of Peace parish office at (408)988-4585.

Flyer for Eucharistic miracles around the world Click Here

Exhibition Information
With an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions, the exhibition presents some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and which have been recognized by the Church. By means of the panels, one can “virtually visit” the places where the miracles took place. The current exhibition includes 151 panels that are used to explain 153 Eucharistic Miracles with an additional 22 country and historical panel maps, all of which are available on a DVD in both high and low definition. High definition is used to make the exhibition posters and low definition is used for all other purposes.

Canon Law On Shrines
The Eucharistic miracles shown in this exhibition have all been recognized by the local bishops, some miracles were also recognized with papal bull but not all the miracles were recognized also by the Pope. What is required is the local bishop’s approval (CANN n.1230 ss). Most of the miracles’ churches became Eucharistic sanctuaries or shrines of the Eucharistic miracle, approved by the Church.

Can. 1230 By the term shrine is understood a church or other sacred place to which numerous members of the faithful make pilgrimage for a special reason of piety, with the approval of the local ordinary.
Can. 1231 For a shrine to be called a national shrine, the conference of bishops must give its approval; for it to be called an international shrine, the approval of the Holy See is required.

Eucharistic Miracles by Country
The exhibition’s miracles are from: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Carribean Island of Martinique, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Island of the Réunion (French Colony), Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela.

For more information on the exhibit, click here.

Good Friday

Rectory closes at noon

Confessions — 8am to 12pm

12 Noon — Preaching of the Seven Last Words (in the Church)

1:30pm — Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

3:00pm — Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena (Day 1 – “All Mankind, Especially All Sinners”)

5:00pm — Predicación de las Sietes Últimas palabras (en la Iglesia)

6:00pm — Celebración de la Pasión del Señor (Español)

7:30pm — Meeting of the Blessed Mother & the Nazarene, followed by Way of the Cross (at the Shrine)

Click HERE for full Holy Week Schedule

Vigil of All Saints

Mass Schedule:

6:30am Mass
8:00am Mass

Vigil Masses on Wednesday, October 31st
5:00pm Mass
6:30pm Mass (Español)
8:00pm Mass

Novena of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at 7:30pm.
No Mass of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.

Please join us in preparing for the Feast of All Saints with a vigil on October 31st after the 8pm Mass.

The vigil will include:

  • Readings from the Saints
  • Office of Compline (Sung Night Prayer)
  • Procession with a chanted Litany of the Saints
  • Benediction & Adoration
  • Relics display

All are welcome!


In honor of the Solemnity of All Saints, you can enter our one-day “Saint Sticker Sweepstakes” and win one of three pairs of saint stickers! The drawing will be at 3pm on November 1st, 2018. Be sure to share our website with your friends as well!

Enter here: https://app.randompicker.com/enter/562444×55410

Many thanks to Blue Scooter Press Etsy Shop for the beautiful stickers!