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Upcoming Events

May 1St. Joseph the Worker, Blessing of St. Joseph Carpentry Shop after 10:30 a.m. Mass
May 2Annual St. Joseph Walk – 8:30 a.m. Begins at the bottom of the hill at intersection of
Lincoln and Julia, and ends at Mt. St. Michael
May 4Minor Litanies – Chanted Litany of the Saints at 10:15 a.m., followed by High Mass
May 5ASCENSION THURSDAY – Holyday of Obligation, Masses at 6 & 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. All are bound under pain of sin to assist at Mass and refrain from servile work & public commercial activity
May 6First Friday – Mass at 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
May 7First Saturday – First Holy Communion at 8 a.m. Mass
May 8Mother’s Day
May 11Ordinations at Mater Dei Seminary in Omaha
May 1399th Anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima, annual Academy May Day
observance, downtown Rosary March at 6:30 p.m.
May 20   “Annie” the Musical, May 20 & 21 at 7 pm and 21 at 2 pm– tickets on sale soon

Mount St. Michael: Where Tradition Endures

Visitors who come to Mount St. Michael often say they feel as if they have stepped back in time. That is because here at the Mount, not only is the Mass celebrated according to the traditional Latin Rite, but we have remained faithful to all of the teachings of the Catholic Church as they have been passed down through the ages, not out of nostalgia, stubbornness or “disobedience,” but out of love for our holy Faith and for the Papacy.

You are cordially invited to come and visit our beautiful and historic building. The Mount is a sanctuary of peace and prayer and is open to the public during the day. Visit the chapel to say a prayer, light a candle, or spend a few moments in quiet meditation. Browse through our Gift Shop and meet the Sisters in their full-length blue habits. Or call to schedule a tour and a visit to our new Museum to learn about the fascinating history of this magnificent edifice. We look forward to seeing you here!

Father incenses the Easter fire Easter vigil: Exultet blessing Easter water Adoration of the Cross Good Friday: The faithful venerate the cross. Close-up of the Crucifix used for Good Friday ceremonies Good Friday Mass of the Presanctified venerating the relic of the true Cross Holy Thursday procession distribution of palms on Palm Sunday

The Mount Then & Now

Beautiful Tudor Gothic building erected in 1915

Mount St. Michael has been a landmark in the Pacific Northwest for more than eighty years. From 1916 through the early 1980’s, it served as a training facility for candidates for the Catholic priesthood. Even today, it remains a center of religious education in the same traditional Catholic Faith.

Museum & Tours

Mount St. Michael Museum

Mount St. Michael was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. To schedule tours for individuals or groups, call (509) 467-0986x100. Donations offered for tours go towards the Preservation & Restoration Fund.

St. Michael’s Academy

St. Michael's Academy grade school students

St. Michael’s Academy (grades K-12), staffed by priests and Sisters of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI), offers a unique educational alternative by striving to impart to our student an abiding faith and love of God, respect for themselves and others, and a true love of country.

St. Michael’s Gift Shop

Sister is ready to welcome you to St. Michael's Gift Shop

St. Michael's Gift Shop, an outlet of Mary Immaculate Queen Center, has a huge selection of traditional Catholic books and religious items. Staffed by the Sisters, the store is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Friday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be sure to stop in and browse on your next visit.

Lourdes Grotto

beautiful Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Michael

The Mount’s Lourdes grotto was built in the 1920’s by a humble Jesuit lay brother who promised Our Lady that he would build a shrine in her honor if she would cure him of terminal cancer. After two novenas, he was cured, and soon was hard at work transforming the hillside into a beautiful grotto.

Restoration Projects

deterioration of the terra cotta

For a hundred years, Mount St. Michael has stood on the hill overlooking Spokane, a symbol of faith and hope, and a tribute to the dedication and faith of the city’s earliest settlers. A hundred years is a long time, and this beautiful Tudor-Gothic building is showing its age and is need of expert restoration.