Join us for our Annual Jazz Mass and Pennies to Heaven Celebrations on July 27-28, at OLV National Shrine & Basilica!

Jazz Mass - Saturday, July 27

Experience for yourself the breathtaking sights and sounds of a joyous vigil Mass within OLV National Shrine & Basilica on Saturday, July, at 4:30 p.m.  And, if you're an "early bird," arrive at Mass a little early (4 p.m.) for a special jazz concert prior to Mass.


The "Penny Drop" - Sunday, July 28

The beloved "Penny Drop" begins prior to 8 a.m. Mass at the Basilica on Sunday, July 28. Families and friends are encouraged to drop off their pennies and loose change on the sidewalk in front of the Shrine's main entrance.    

Father Baker Day Mass - Sunday, July 28

The 88th Annual Father Baker Day Mass begins at Noon. Each year, the special occasion marks the passing of Venerable Nelson Baker and pay tribute to his life and legacy.  

* Back in 2024 ... Family Carnival & Chicken BBQ - Sunday, July 28

It's BACK! Bring the whole crew to our family-friendly carnival and chicken BBQ between 1 and 5 p.m. and celebrate with us. Among the fun:


Sponsorships are an important part of our success.  Different levels of support are available that include chicken BBQ dinners as well as advertising opportunities. Check out our sponsor information sheet by clicking here.
For more details on how you can support Pennies to Heaven, email us.

Be a Pennies Volunteer or Donate a Basket

In the spirit of Father Baker, we are seeking individuals to lend a hand and contribute their time and talents to help make Pennies to Heaven a success. To volunteer, please contact Scott Weigely at (716) 828-9657 or [email protected].

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our basket raffle, featuring contributions from your favorite local businesses and delightful summertime themes. If you’d like to donate a basket, please email [email protected] or purchase items from our Amazon Registry. Items bought from Amazon will be sent directly to the rectory for convenient delivery. We’ll notify all donors upon receiving their contributions. Thank you for your generous support!