Catholic Chapel on the highway

A gateway to heaven for pilgrims and travelers


Holy Family Shrine, 23132 Pflug Road, PO Box 507, Gretna, NE  68028

Phone: 402-332-4565

Buildings and grounds hours open to the public:

Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun 12pm-5pm

(gates are locked at 5:00 with no access to the property after 5:00 pm)

Regularly Scheduled Mass
Saturday at 10 am

Join Us
The Shrine will be open until 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month during the summer.

The unique beauty, peaceful and spiritual setting of the Shrine has drawn many people from all denomination to this Holy place, transforming their spirituality, and bringing them closer to Christ.  This is why we have so many inspiring testimonials and the reason so many continue to support our mission.

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 ***We like to share with you, testimonials that some of our visitors send us.  Letters will always be kept annonymous.*** 


April, 2018

Peaceful & inspirational! Wish I had more time or lived closer to soak it in daily.  Experienced a wonderful aroma at the Blessed Mother grotto.  This is certainly Holy Ground!  Thank you for your obedience, dedication, and love!


February 20, 2018

"I've driven by for so many years and today I ask myself - why?  Just stunning!  Breathtaking! The peace and love just permeate the chapel.  The Holy Spirit fills your heart.  So happy I finally got up to see it!"


 January 12, 2018

"Such a beautiful testament to God's creation and The Holy Family.  Thank you for providing a place of such simple, yet breathtaking beauty."


December 21, 2017

"Always a calm and peaceful place to be.  God's creation is amazing!"



Written at the Shrine in January 2017

I walked in and was completely overcome with peace and joy.  I am so blessed to have witnessed this.



Written at the Shrine on Oct 19, 2014

 " While the world is stealing away our moral and ethical values - this Shrine is a place of refuge and hope.."


Written at the Shrine on Oct 20 2014

"Incredtible experience!  PEACE among the blur of human busyness - a stark reminder of what and Who is important in our lives."


 Written at the Shrine on Nov 2014

"Wonderful! Praise God!  This is a very peaceful place.  I wish I lived closer so I could visit more.."


Written at the Shrine on February 13, 2013

Not a better nor tranquil nor peaceful place to remember 3 angels ~ My son, my daughter, and my mother-in-law.  Thank you for the sheer beauty.....


Written at the Shrine on January 21, 2017

So beautiful even in winter. Will be back when spring brings even more color and beauty.


Written at the Shrine on July 26, 2014

Wonderfully splendid to find our Lord atop this hill while traveling.  What a blessing.


Written at the Shrine on Jan 23, 2015

"My sister and i love to come here!  Today we met Tom, a volunteer.  He made my day.  I think he was my gift from God"


Written at the Shrine on August 5, 2013

Thank you for this beautiful location of not just beauty but meditative renewal for one's heart and spirit.


Written atthe Shrine on October 13, 2013

I have made several visits here over the years.  This is clearly a holy place, one where it is possible to speak with and hear God in a unique way.


Written at the Shrine on December 5, 2013

Such a peaceful, intimate enviroment.  Everyone is so helpful and giving of their time.  Thanks so much for making our Memorial Mass so special.


Written at the Shrine on Jan 31, 2015  

Now, 3 years from our previous visit my wife and i come back to this special place in our lives.  This time is truly special as we bring our son who will be born anytime.  This place will always serve as a symbol of new chapters in our lives.


Written at the Shrine on Feb 28, 2015

Just beautiful.  Thank you for helping grow my faith and love of Jesus.


Written at the Shrine on July 12, 2015 

Really opens my eyes to how beautiful this world is.  Made me feel like I was one with God!  I felt him with me the whole time.  It is truly a blessing to be here! 








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