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.


  • Annual Christmas Toy Drive
    Saturday, November 12 thru Sunday, December 4
    St. Patrick's collects toys, gifts, and donations to help make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in our city. More details are available online.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, December 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.

  • St. Nicholas Children's Mass
    Sunday, December 4
    Please be sure to bring your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and all other young kids to our annual special Mass remembering St. Nicholas and the "little ones" for whom he cared. Photos from past years are online. Mark your calendar and be sure to attend! Additional Masses that day at 5:30pm (Vigil, December 3), 8:00am, and 12:00pm.

  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
    Thursday, December 8
    A Holy Day of Obligation
    Masses at 5:30pm (Vigil, December 7), 7:30am, 11:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm.

  • Advent Music
    Thursday, December 8
    St. Patrick's Choir sings music for the season. Freewill donations to benefit the Christmas Toy Drive. Immediately following the 5:30pm Mass.

  • Sad News: Warren Sturdivant
    St. Patrick's sacristan Warren Sturdivant passed away November 17 after a fight with cancer. A parish announcement is online. Viewing will be Tuesday, November 22, at 9:00am with a 10:30am funeral service to follow in the church.