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 St. Patrick's Fellowship
    Tuesdays 7:00pm
    St. Patrick's Fellowship continues to meet every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00pm in the parishioner's room. Discussion is focused on the previous Sunday's readings as well as the weekly Bishop Barron's podcast. Please note that the main Church doors will be locked, but access can be made on the door to the immediate left of the main church doors. We look forward to seeing you there. For inquiries email:

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, September 2
    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.

  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5
    On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, September 9 and Sunday, September 11
    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.

  • Catholic Police and Fire Society
    Tuesday, September 13
    The Catholic Police and Fire Society will be remembering Police and Fire personnel living and deceased at the 12:10pm Mass. Come and join them to give thanks. Every month on the second Tuesday at the 12:10pm Mass, the Police and Fire personnel will be remembered.