Thank You For Attending Our Dedication Mass!

Over 300 people attended the dedication of the shrine of the St. John Paul II Society at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer!

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Five First Saturday's

Do you know about the Five First Saturday's Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

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St. John Paul II & Our Lady of Fatima

How Our Lady spared the Holy Father's life and taught him to suffer for the whole Church

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"One Hand Pulled the Trigger, Another Guided the Bullet."

Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., Director of the St. John Paul II Society, visits the site where the Holy Father was shot on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

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The Dominican Friars and St. John Paul II

Preaching the Gospel for the Salvation of Souls

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“Prayer joined to sacrifice.”

A piece of the bloody sash from this cassock was given to the Dominican Friars for the establishment of the St. John Paul II Society.

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About the St. John Paul II Society

We are a spiritual society that exists to honor a beloved pope, Saint John Paul II, and seek his heavenly intercession.

Since his death, the intercession of St. John Paul has contributed to the miraculous healing of Sr. Marie Simon Pierre of Parkinson’s Disease and Floribeth Mora Diaz of a brain aneurism. Many more answers to prayer have been attributed to the sainted pope, and it is our conviction that God will continue to use him as an instrument of grace for those who seek his intercession.

The Society maintains a shrine of Saint John Paul II in the beautiful church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City. There, a first class relic—a piece of Holy Father’s sash soaked with his blood during the assassination attempt of 1981—is on display for veneration.

The Society is under the care of the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, men committed to preaching the Gospel for the salvation of souls in the spirit of St. John Paul II.

Members of the St. John Paul II Society are remembered in a monthly mass at the shrine, and the Dominican Friars keep their intentions in their prayers. To become a member, simply make a donation to the Society in any amount, or, if you are unable, resolve to pray for an increase in Dominican vocations.


Upcoming Events

Location and Mass Schedule


Monday – Friday

8:00AM, 12:10PM*, and 6:00PM

*A monthly noon Mass is said for the intentions of the members of the Society of St. John Paul II. Please check the calendar for dates.


8:00AM (6:00PM vigil Mass)


8:00AM, 12:00PM, 6:00PM


The Shrine of the St. John Paul II Society

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

869 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10065


St. John Paul II Society Administrative Office

141 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065


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