Dress Code & Policies

While in the Main Church (Temple) and the Lower Crypt Church, in order to show respect to our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, as well as to show a spirit of charity to the Nuns, the Priests and Brothers, and the other pilgrims who are Adoring our Lord, the Nuns request the following:


1. Please observe SILENCE when you enter the Main Church and Lower Crypt Church.

2. We encourage you to dress comfortably, but modestly. Please do not wear sleeveless tops, tank tops, shorts, or mini-skirts/skirts above the knee. Ladies may wear slacks or jeans. For your convenience, temporary apparel is provided at the Reception Desk, if need be. 

3. If at all possible, please do not leave Mass in the Main Church before the Blessed Sacrament has been exposed and the Nuns have finished singing.

4. Please refrain from taking pictures and video inside the Main Church and Lower Crypt Church. There are many lovely pictures and postcards which you may purchase at the Gift Shop of El Nino in Castle San Miguel. You are welcome to take pictures anywhere else on the grounds.





The following is a list of the dates that the John Paul II Eucharistic Center, Castle, Gift Shop and Shrine Pilgrimage Dept. is closed. The Shrine, however, will still remain open on these days. Please see the Event Calendar for special holiday and Holy Day hours. Be advised that the Shrine may also close early on the listed days, please call us for times of closing times on these days.


New Year’s Day (Mary, Mother of God)  –  January 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day  –  July 4
Assumption of the BVM  –  August 15  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Labor Day
All Saints’ Day  –  November 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving Day
Immaculate Conception  –  December 8  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25  (Holy Day of Obligation)