Montfort Missionaries
50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield
Lourdes in Litchfield is located on Route 118
approximately a half mile to the east
of the Litchfield Green
860-567-1041

Mass in the Grotto daily at 10:30 am
Mass will be celebrated in the Grotto Chapel
across from Pilgrim Hall at 10:30 a.m.
No Mass on Mondays
The grounds are open from dawn to dusk.

Grotto Gift Shop
Monday - Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays 11:30 am -4:00 pm
Unique gifts and books for all occasions,
 particularly baby & children's items.


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Spring Tag Sale
March 30 - April 2, 2017




 

 



 

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Christ's birth celebrated during Shrine's Living Nativity
Litchfield.bz (12-12-16)
Litchfield High School students Jonathan Dieck and Ali O'Neill portrayed
Joseph and Mary and Baby Jesus was played by Bodhi Knierem of Granby
during the Living Nativity at the Lourdes Shrine on Sunday.

Lourdes Shrine in Litchfield was in full Christmas spirit
on Sunday as it hosted its annual Living Nativity.

Students from Litchfield's schools were the centerpieces
of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mary and Joseph were played by Ali O'Neill and Jonathan Dieck,
 while baby Jesus was portrayed by Bohdi Knierem, son of
Litchfield High graduate Michele (Simaitis) Knierem of Granby.

Litchfield High's Chamber Choir performed several songs under the
direction of Peter Perkins. The Living Nativity was once again organized
by the dynamic duo of Collette Boyd and JoJo Moore. Boyd and Moore
even managed to get some snow flurries to fall during the celebration.

Litchfield.bz videos of the LHS Choir
Sunday, December 11, 2016
@ Lourdes in Litchfield

Below, the Litchfield High Chamber Choir under the direction of Peter Perkins
provided the singing during the celebration of the birth of Christ. BZ photos

Below, scenes from the Living Nativity and the
Litchfield students who participated in it.












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Litchfield.bz Video Tour
by Father Bill Considine
Click on the picture to see the video.
Mass is celebrated Tuesday through Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
outside in the Grotto. In the event of inclement weather,
Mass is celebrated in the Grotto Chapel located on the Shrine grounds.

For further information, call 860-567-1041,
or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org

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Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles
The Annual Blessing of Motorcycles took place at the
Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield on Sunday, May 15, 2016

 

 

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The Grotto Gift Shop and the Grotto Cafe are located in Pilgrim Hall.

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Giant Tag Sale in April 2016
 

 

Box Sale - $5 per box - after Tag Sale
All proceeds benefit the maintenance of the Shrine and property.

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Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
Rev. Robert F. Tucker from St. Anthony of Padua Church leads a
group through the Stations of the Cross at Lourdes in Litchfield
on Good Friday, March 25, 2016.

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The Living Nativity
Sunday, December 6, 2015


 





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The Annual Blessing of Motorcycles
Sunday, May 17, 2015
To mark the opening of the 2015 riding season, participants
drive to the Shrine Grotto to receive a blessing.  

For further information call 860-567-1041,
or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org.

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Grotto Gift Shop
50 Montfort Rd., Route 118, Litchfield
¼ mile from the Litchfield Green

For more information call 860-567-1041,
or visit us on the Internet at www.shrinect.org.
 Large selection of brand new First Communion items including veils, ties,
books, rosaries, jewelry, statues, musical globes and much more.
Take advantage of these many varied gift items offered at reasonable prices
by visiting the shop, which is now open daily 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
For further information, call 860-567-1041

The Grotto Gift Shop supports the Montfort Fathers' missions
and operating expenses for the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield.

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Stations of the Cross
Good Friday ~ April 3, 2015

The Rev. Robert F. Tucker from St. Anthony of Padua Church  in Litchfield led several
of the journeys through the stations of the cross at Lourdes in Litchfield on Good Friday.

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Living Nativity at Shrine celebrates Christ's birth
Litchfield.bz (12-08-14)
Local students, including many from Litchfield High School, participated in the annual Living Nativity
at Lourdes Shrine on Sunday. The event, held on a clear, cold afternoon, was choreographed by
Colette Boyd and JoJo Moore and drew a large crowd as it celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ.
Litchfield High students Meghan Sandrib and Mike Minucci, above, played Mary and Joseph.
Sandrib is holding Charlee Mae Doherty of Torrington, who played Baby Jesus. ~ BZ photos

David Joray of Goshen as a shepherd

Litchfield High's Matt McCarthy as an angel,

Litchfield High chorale singers

Three Kings, from left, Ryan O'Neill, Keegan Andrulis
and Antonio Muratori, all Litchfield High students

Litchfield High chorale singers

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Talent Show
Sunday, August 10, 2014
 
Left: Timothy Quinn Martin ~ Right: Ann Marie Charest

   
L-R: Ann Marie Charest, Marie Eckstrand and Isabella Seery

 
Left: Marylee & Dave Sorman ~ Right: The Soul Sisters - Fran Clem and Ann Marie Charest

 
"Wonster" (First time playing in public!)
L-R: Chris Sacco, Aaron Montiel, Mike Lavalle (drums) and Justin Karwoski (guitar)

 
Mike Seery (left) and Jerry Buchas

 
Left: Mike and Isabella Seery ~ Right: Mike and Lynn Seery

Lori and Jerry Buchas

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Annual Blessing of Motorcycles
Sunday, May 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev. Robert F. Tucker of St. Anthony of Padua in Litchfield
leads a group through the stations of the cross at Lourdes in Litchfield on Good Friday.
 


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The Living Nativity
Sunday, December 8, 2013
A re-enactment of the Nativity with live animals, little angels, shepherds, and choristers.
This outdoor pageant is ever evolving. We have approximately 120 young people
who have donated their time to present this gift to the community. Students
from local high schools to nursery schools have united as pageant participants.


 

 

 


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The Living Nativity
Sunday, December 9, 2012




   




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Gingerbread Nativity Making
Saturday, December 8, 2012




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Talent Show
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Jerry Buchas organized and directed the 8th Annual Talent Show
at Lourdes in Litchfield on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

Featuring:
Lorraine Recidivi                                                                       Alexis Macaluso

Ian Graves, Joe Santacroce and Julie Magnifico

Horgan Academy of Dance

Billy Loder and Joel Pelletier ("Billy Joel")                                                           Timothy Quinn Martin

Michael and Julie Magnifico

Amy Adams                                                                            Alan Bruce and Mike Seery

Lori Buchas                                                               Lynn Seery                                                       Mike Seery