The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is a Marian shrine, located within the Diocese of Green Bay. The chapel is in the community of Champion, Wisconsin, about 16 miles north east of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It stands on the site of the reported Marian apparition to a Belgian-born woman, Sister Adele Brise, in the year 1859.
The apparition was formally approved on December 8, 2010, by Bishop David Ricken, becoming the first Marian apparition approved by the Catholic Church in the United States. And in 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) officially designated these grounds as a National Shrine.
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National Shrine Designation Press Conference 2016
Assumption Mass Broadcast 2016
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Champion Shrine Receives National Designation
Our Lady of Good Help Apparitions Decree 2010
Our Lady of Good Help Apparition Receives Approval
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Help
"O Dear Lady of Good Help"
by Most Reverend David L. Ricken, D.D., J.C.L..
Bishop of Green Bay
You revealed yourself as the Queen of Heaven to your servant Adele.
You gave her a mission to pray for the conversion of sinners, to bring the Good News
of Jesus Christ to others and to prepare the children for the reception of the sacraments.
I trust that as you called Adele to holiness, you are calling me, in my station in life,
to live a holy life, devoted to Jesus Christ with the help of your maternal love.
I bring before you now my worries and anxieties. I abandon my attachments
to them and place them at your feet.
I ask you to hear the deepest longings of my heart as I pray most
earnestly for ____________ (your intention).
Dear Lady, you told Adele and you say to all of us “Do not be afraid; I will help you.”
Help me now as I place this intention with complete confidence and trust. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Our Lady of Good Help, pray for us.
National Novena to Our Lady of Good Help Schedule
Saturday, October 1: For Immigrants
8:30am Mass with First Saturday devotion
9:30am – 4:00pm Retreat: “GOD HAVE MERCY ON US!” with Fr. Bill Casey, CPM
Sunday, October 2: For the Sick
1:00pm Mass with Healing Prayer (principal celebrant: Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga)
Monday, October 3: For the Conversion of Sinners
12:30pm Program - “THE GIFT OF GOD’S BOUNDLESS MERCY” (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)
5:00 – 7:30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday, October 4: For Catholic Schools and Religious Education Programs
12:30pm Program - “COMMUNITIES OF FAITH, KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICE” (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)
Wednesday, October 5: For Students
12:30pm Program - “LIFELONG DISCIPLESHIP” (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)
4:30pm Exposition and Silent Adoration
5:30pm Saint Joseph Devotions & Holy Rosary
Thursday, October 6: For Families
12:30pm Program - “THE HEART OF MERCY” (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)
Friday, October 7: For Priests and Religious
12:30pm Program - “GO AND WORK IN MY VINEYARD” (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)
Saturday, October 8: For Renewed Religious Fervor
7:30pm “Miracle of the Fire” Prayer Service; Evening Rosary Procession and all-night Adoration.
Sunday, October 9: For the New Evangelization
11:00am Mass (principal celebrant: The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay)
12:30pm Program: “MARY’S MESSAGE OF CHAMPION” with Bishop Ricken (bring your lunch or purchase a sandwich from the café)