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.


  • The Light Is On for You
    Wednesday, March 25
    Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 5:00pm to 6:30pm starting February 25. Learn more at "The Light is On for You".

  • Palm Sunday
    Sunday, March 29
    Masses at 5:30pm (Vigil, March 23), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00noon (choir).

  • Come Home for Easter
    Tuesday, March 31
    Mass and Penance service with individual confessions. Confessions will also be heard 7:30-8:30am, 10:00-11:00am, and 4:00-5:00pm. More details are available online.

  • Mass of the Lord's Supper
    Thursday, April 2
    Washing of feet and procession of the Blessed Sacrament, with choir. Church open until 9:00pm. Additional Mass at 12:10pm.

  • Good Friday
    Friday, April 3

    • Solemn Liturgy
      11:45am (choir)

    • Stations of the Cross

    • Confessions
      11:00–11:30am and following the Stations of the Cross until 4:30pm.

  • Holy Saturday
    Saturday, April 4
    No Masses during the day
    Confessions from 12:00–1:00pm. There will be no 5:30pm Mass.

  • Easter Vigil
    Saturday, April 4
    During this liturgy, our catechumens will be baptized and our candidates will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.

  • Easter Sunday
    Sunday, April 5
    Masses at 8:00am, 10:00am (choir), and 12:00noon (choir).