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.


  • Solemnity of Corpus Christi
    Sunday, May 29
    Masses at 5:30pm (vigil, June 1), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm. Solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament follows the 10:00am Mass.

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30
    On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

  • New Photo Galleries
    View recently added photo collections from the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Mass and the 2016 Blue Mass.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, June 3
    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, June 10 and Sunday, June 12
    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.