St. Patrick Catholic Church
Washington, D.C.

St. Patrick's Church is the oldest parish in the Federal City of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1794 to minister to the needs of the stonemasons building the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the parish continues to serve the needs of downtown Washington through daily Mass & confession, adult education, and cultural activities.

Papal Visit to St. Patrick's
Thursday, September 24
We were humbled and honored to welcome the Holy Father for a very brief visit to our historic church as part of his trip to our neighbors at Catholic Charities. Click here for complete coverage!

  • Annual Forty Hours Devotion
    Monday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 7
    Learn more about this special event at this link.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, October 2
    Following the 12:10pm Mass, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, where all are invited to pray at a Eucharistic Holy Hour for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Please encourage others to join in this work of intercession.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, October 9 and Sunday, October 11
    St. Patrick's collects non-perishable food items for those in need on the second Sunday of the month. The non-perishable food donations are placed at Our Lady’s altar. Food donations are also collected the Friday before the second Sunday.

  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 12
    On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

  • Catholic Police and Fire Society
    Tuesday, October 13
    The Catholic Police and Fire Society will be remembering Police and Fire personnel living and deceased at the 12:10pm Mass. Come and join them to give thanks. Every month on the second Tuesday at the 12:10pm Mass, the Police and Fire personnel will be remembered.