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.


  • Weekly Bulletins Online
    St. Patrick's publishes each week's parish bulletin on our website. Bulletin list appears here or by clicking on the left menu bar item.

  • Come Home for Christmas
    Wednesday, December 17
    Mass 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.

  • Christmas Vigil
    Wednesday, December 24
    4:45pm Prelude: Christmas anthems and carols
    5:30pm Christmas Vigil Mass (with choir and instruments)

  • Christmas Day
    A Holy Day of Obligation
    Thursday, December 25
    Masses are offered at 10:00am (choir) and 12:00noon.

  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
    A Holy Day of Obligation
    Thursday, January 1
    Masses will be offered at 5:30pm (vigil, December 31), and 12:10pm Wednesday.

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