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.


  • Holy Week Schedule
    View our Lent & Easter 2017 page for a complete listing of abstinence & fasting obligations, Palm Sunday and Holy Week Masses and Liturgies, plus our Easter Day Mass list.

  • The Light Is On for You
    Wednesday, March 8-Wednesday, April 12
    Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 5:00pm to 6:30pm starting March 8. Learn more at "The Light is On for You".

  • Come Home for Easter
    Tuesday, April 4
    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.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, April 7
    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.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, April 7 and Sunday, April 9
    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.