Annual Penny Drop

Sun Aug 7th, 2022 - 7:30 am to 5 pm
A wonderful tradition, families are welcome to drop their pennies and other loose change on the sidewalk leading up to the Basilica's entrance.

An annual, decades-old tradition, the Pennies to Heaven Penny Drop sees individuals and families coming together to leave their loose change on the sidewalk directly in front of the Basilica.  All proceeds gathered during the event benefit the Shrine.  

The Penny Drop begins before 8 a.m. Mass and runs until the end of the chicken BBQ at 5 p.m.

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