Perpetual Spiritual Enrollments, Mass Requests, & Lighting Vigil Candles

“I will try to consider myself the servant of all and treat them with respectful affection, reverence and love." - St. Frances Cabrini, 'Journal of a Trusting Heart'


Perpetual Spiritual Enrollment

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini offers a card for the enrollment of your loved one.  Subsequently, he or she will be recorded into our register here at the Shrine. This provides the enrollee with a perpetual assurance of continual prayer of remembrance. Spiritual benefits for perpetual enrollments are shared through masses, prayers, and are remembered daily through the corporal works of mercy of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Typically living enrollments are given for special occasions but also can be given as a thoughtful gift in times of illness or for those that are suffering. 

Deceased enrollments are commonly given for the benefit of a departed soul. It serves as a great comfort for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.   

You may request a perpetual enrollment by calling the Shrine Reception Desk at 773-360-5115. We will arrange all your details. The suggested offering for a Perpetual Spiritual Enrollment is $35.00.


Mass Requests 

By requesting a Mass, we will offer the holy sacrifice of the Eucharist in honor of your loved one during our weekend Masses or at any of our special Masses held throughout the year. The power of prayer and the Eucharist offers solemnity, comfort, and peace.

To request a Mass, kindly contact the Shrine Reception Desk at 773-360-5115. We will arrange all your details.  The suggested offering for a Mass is $10.00.


Votive and Vigil Candles

To light a candle symbolizes and indicates one's intention to say a prayer for themselves or another person.

People come to the National Shrine to pray to Mother Cabrini for her powerful intercession. The Shrine offers many spaces and opportunities for devotion and prayer.

A votive/vigil candle may be lit in the Shrine for your special intention (and it can even be you). Your votive/vigil light will be a symbol of love, prayer and devotion to your intention.

The Shrine offers votive candles that burn for 24 hours ($2) or 48 hours ($4). To arrange for the lighting of a votive candle, please visit us at the Shrine or kindly call the Shrine Reception Desk at 773-360-5115. We will arrange all the details in lighting a candle for you or your special someone.

P: 773.360.5115
F: 773.432.7043





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