St. Patrick Catholic Church
Calendar of Events
 

February, 2018

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14
Masses at 7:30am, 11:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm. Ashes are distributed during each Mass. No confessions today.

Stations of the Cross
Friday, February 16-Friday, March 30
Fridays in Lent, after the 12:10pm Mass (3:00pm on Good Friday).

President's Day
Monday, February 19
On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

The Light Is On for You
Wednesday, February 21-Wednesday, March 28
5:00pm-6:30pm
Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 5:00pm to 6:30pm starting February 21. Learn more at "The Light is On for You".

March, 2018

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, March 2
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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.

Novena to St. Patrick
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 17
Novena prayer recited at Sunday Masses on March 11 and 12:10pm daily Masses.

Food Collection
Friday, March 9 and Sunday, March 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, March 13
12:10pm
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.

Solemnity of St. Patrick
Friday, March 16 (note special day)
11:30am
All are welcome for as we celebrate the Feast Day of our parish's patron saint. The principal celebrant for the 2018 Mass will be His Excellency Roy E. Campbell, Jr., Auxillary Bishop of Washington. Prelude at 11:00am. No confessions today. More details online.

Come Home for Easter
Tuesday, March 20
12:10pm
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.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25
Masses at 5:30pm (Vigil, March 24), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00noon (choir).

Mass of the Lord's Supper
Thursday, March 29
5:30pm
Washing of feet and procession of the Blessed Sacrament, with choir. Church open until 9:00pm. Additional Mass at 12:10pm.

Good Friday
Friday, March 30

  • Solemn Liturgy
    11:45am (choir)

  • Stations of the Cross
    3:00pm

  • Confessions
    11:00–11:30am and following the Stations of the Cross until 4:30pm.

Holy Saturday
Saturday, March 31
No Masses during the day
Confessions from 12:00–1:00pm. There will be no 5:30pm Mass.

Easter Vigil
Saturday, March 31
8:00pm
During this liturgy, our catechumens will be baptized and our candidates will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.



April 2018

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1
Masses at 8:00am, 10:00am (choir), and 12:00noon (choir).

Easter Monday
Monday, April 2
The rectory office is closed today. The church will observe the regular daily Mass schedule.

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, April 6
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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 6 and Sunday, April 8
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, April 10
12:10pm
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.

American Federation Pueri Cantores
Mid-Atlantic Festival and Mass

Saturday, April 28
Singers in grades 4–12 from the Archdioceses of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, and Dioceses of Arlington, Richmond, and Wilmington will sing at the 5:30pm Mass.

St. Patrick’s Academy Alumnae Mass
Sunday, April 29
10:00am
For more information, contact Jeanne Lewis at 301-452-7136. Additional masses at 5:30pm (vigil, April 28), 8:00am and 12:00pm.



May 2018

The Annual Blue Mass for
Law Enforcers and Firefighters

Tuesday, May 1
12:10pm
Procession begins at 12:00noon. Details online.

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, May 4
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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.

Catholic Police and Fire Society
Tuesday, May 8
12:10pm
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.

Food Collection
Friday, May 11 and Sunday, May 13
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.

Solemnity of Pentecost
Sunday, May 20
Masses at 5:30pm (vigil, May 19), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 28
On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.



June 2018

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, June 1
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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.

Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Sunday, June 3
Masses at 5:30pm (vigil, June 2), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm. Solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament follows the 10:00am Mass.

Food Collection
Friday, June 8 and Sunday, June 10
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, June 12
12:10pm
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.



July 2018

Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4
On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, July 6
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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, July 6 and Sunday, July 8
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, July 10
12:10pm
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.



August 2018

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, August 3
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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.

Catholic Police and Fire Society
Tuesday, August 14
12:10pm
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.

Food Collection
Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 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.

Solemnity of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, August 15
One Mass will be celebrated at 12:10pm.



September 2018

Labor Day
Monday, September 3
On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday, September 7
11:00am-12:00pm
Prior to 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, September 7 and Sunday, September 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.

Catholic Police and Fire Society
Tuesday, September 11
12:10pm
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.