National Shrine of MaryMother of the Church

Mother of the Church

Welcome to

The Mothers' Shrine

  • Behold Thy Mother
    Behold Thy Mother
  • Our summer crowd
    Our summer crowd
Behold Thy Mother
Behold Thy Mother

"With What Price We Pay
for the Glory of Motherhood."

Give the gift that lasts more than a lifetime
by engraving your name.

The Shrine was constructed in the mid-1980s as a way to honor Mary the mother of Jesus and to handle the overflow crowds at the summer services.  In 2003, the Shrine was recognized as the 16th National Shrine in the United States.

The Mothers' Wall is a tribute to all mothers, living or deceased.  Patrons can visit the shrine at any time to view these names.  Patrons can also purchase space for future engravings.
Father John Schmitz,Pastor
Fall Mass Schedule:

 5:00 pm

 7:30 am
 9:00 am
Monday thru Friday 9:00am
Rosary-prayed daily at 8:30am
Grounds open at all times.


Winter Mass Schedule:

beginning 11/4/17

(daylight savings time end 11/5/17)


4:00 pm


9:00 am


Up Coming Events

Friday, Oct 13 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Click on Home/Calendar to see more future events

To find out Mass times any place in the USA.

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Bible Verse of the day.
The Mothers' Wall of Life

The last Engraving on the Mothers Wall of Life, for this year will be October 24th.

This will be our Christmas engraving so you will have the beautiful gold certificates - showing the name and the location on the Wall, in time for Christmas.



“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small
things with great love.”

“Peace begins with a smile.”

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile.”

“God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

“Mary, my dearest Mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, so full of love and humility, that I may love Jesus as you did  —
and go in haste to give him to others.”

I have a big dream of a path of life. A worthy path that begins in the womb and ends in a grave. A costly path yet
the most valuable one. It is a path of joy, struggles, pains, sorrows and glory. A curvy, hilly, slippery, rocky and smooth path of life. This path I have to walk, you have to walk, he/ she has to walk and
we have to walk till the end of time. This path though visible must become real. The reality of it requires your helping
hand of few dollars.

Could you please help me? If yes, kindly write a check with a MEMO "Path of Life" to:
St. Patrick's Church
176 Marian Drive
Laurie, MO 65037

October 24th.

Inn of the Grand Glaze

Make plans to attend this amazing event.

$20 admission includes a drink ticket, heavy hors d'oeuvres and door prize entry.

Its not too late to bring your purses, wallets
and luggage to St. Pat’s.
All proceeds benefit the Lake Regional Cancer Center HOPE Program,helping local patients.
Video credit: Anita Harmon

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Why not consider doing something unexpected and unique for your mother or a special mother that you know; something that would demonstrate our gratitude for everything she has done.

Mothers do not ask for anything in return for their limitless love and admiration for their children. All they want is happiness for their children. However, we should let our moms know they are appreciated and truly loved. Their hard work should never be overlooked.

The "Mothers’ Wall of Life" features the names of mothers throughout the world.  There are currently over 4,000 names of mothers from around the world engraved in the polished black granite surrounding the 14 foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary.  Engraving are every 6 weeks April through October. The only requirement is to be a mother in any sense of the word, living or deceased, regardless of race, color or religious affiliation.  Price is $400.00 to engrave a name in granite that will last a lifetime.
Add A Mother's Name. "ClickHere"

OR, have your Mother's or Loved One's Name posted on our

"Online" Virtual Wall

Place a name for a Tribute or Celebration:
to a loved one or mother you love to be displayed for $25.00.

The name would be displayed, plus the celebration or tribute would also be listed. Great Birthday, Anniversary, or Special Occasion gift. Displayed & Posted on this Website.
Add a Name to the Virtual Wall