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.


  • Palm Sunday
    Sunday, April 13
    Masses at 5:30pm (Vigil, March 23), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00noon (choir).

  • Come Home for Easter
    Tuesday, April 15
    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. Note: There will be no Mass offered today.

  • The Light Is On for You
    Wednesday, April 16
    Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Learn more at "The Light is On for You".

  • Mass of the Lord's Supper
    Thursday, April 17
    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 18

    • 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 19
    No Masses during the day
    Confessions from 12:00–1:00pm. There will be no 5:30pm Mass.

  • Easter Vigil
    Saturday, April 19
    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 20
    Masses at 8:00am, 10:00am (choir), and 12:00noon (choir).