Dear Shrine Pilgrim,
We welcome you to the National Shrine of St. Therese.
In this time of uncertainty with the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak, we wish to assure you that your safety and comfort remain our highest priority.
What can you do?
While on sidewalks, trails and common areas, social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained.
Face covering required in Shrine Chapel.
Cloth face coverings are encouraged on the campus.
Public restrooms are supplied with soap and paper towels. Please wash hand frequently for 20 seconds or more.
Place all dog feces in receptacles. Keep dogs on leash for the sake of other guests.
What are we doing?
We have stepped up precautionary measures as the safety of our guests and employees is paramount to us. We take the utmost care to ensure every stay with us is safe, clean and comfortable.
Public Restrooms are cleaned every 3 hours. Doorknobs, toilets and sinks are disinfected every hour.
Shrine Chapel is cleaned twice daily. Doorknobs, handles and high traffic touch pointes disinfected every hour.
Dog stations are disinfected every hour.
Employees have been briefed on the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and local health authorities.
We are ready to render assistance to any guest that may feel unwell.
We conduct daily meetings with our employees to review any relevant situation. The Shrine is in constant communication with the Diocese of Juneau, relevant health and travel authorities to keep our guests and employees updated and to advise them on appropriate measures to observe.
No public Masses will be held at this time at the Shrine. The Memorial Day Mass traditionally held at the Columbarium will not be held this year.
The Hermitage, Little Flower and Post Office Cabin can be rented but are limited to members of the same household.
The Lodge and Jubilee Cabins are not open at this time.
Monthly Garden Workdays
In lieu of our monthly workdays volunteers are invited to come at their convenience and work on projects listed on the Shrine Volunteer Opportunity Board. The board is located near the Lodge. Tools are provided.
We welcome our pilgrims to the Shrine with the same warmth and hospitality we have always done. While the COVID-19 outbreak is a precipitously changing and fluid situation, we are committed to keeping you informed.
Joe Sehnert, Shrine Director
The Shrine of Saint Thérèse welcomes your prayer requests, which will be remembered in our Masses and Devotions through the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. To send us your prayer request, please click the link below.
Join us every Friday from 2-3 PM through August 30th for an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine Chapel. All are welcome!
The Shrine has many projects that can use your time, talent and treasure. Here are just a few:
Resurface Chapel Access Ramp $1,000
Adopt-A-Garden - The shrine has spectacular gardens that need constant maintenance and upkeep. Do you like to garden? Contact us - we have the right size garden for you, your family or your organization.
New Trail Extension - Phase 2 will take the trail from Mary's View to road over Jubilee Hill.
Resurface Parking Lot - Resurfacing all Shrine roads is a 5 year project. Last summer we resurfaced from the Highway to the Circle Drive. Summer 2020 we want to resurface the parking lot