St. Patrick Catholic Church
Mass Times & Sacraments
 

Hours
The church is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm. On Saturdays the church is open from 11:30am to 12:45pm and from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. On Sundays the church is open from 7:45am to 1:00pm.

The rectory is open for parish business Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.


Masses
Sundays:
8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm

Weekdays:
12:10pm

Saturdays:
12:10pm and 5:30pm Vigil

On Federal holidays, there is only one Mass at 12:10pm.

For Mass times on Holy Days, consult the schedule of events.

Each day's Mass readings are available online.


Confession
Saturday 4:30-5:15pm
Monday through Saturday, 11:30am-12:00pm

Confessions can also be arranged by appointment at the rectory; please call 202-347-2713.


Marriage
Couples preparing for matrimony must be parishioners of St. Patrick and consult a priest before setting a marriage date. If a couple is not registered at St. Patrick’s and has a true desire to become active long-term parishioners, they need to introduce themselves to the pastor, fill out a registration form, and attend Mass at St. Patrick for six months before a marriage date can be discussed.


Baptism
Parents and godparents are expected to attend a session with one of the parish priests prior to the Baptism to become familiar with the commitments and responsibilities for nurturing children in the Catholic faith.

Adults seeking to enter the Church through Baptism generally receive the Sacrament during the Great Vigil of Easter. They normally prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation by participating in the parish Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process.


Confirmation
If you have been baptized in the Catholic Church and wish to receive the final Sacrament of Initiation, please contact the rectory for information. The Sacrament of Confirmation is generally given on the Solemnity of Pentecost at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

Other Christians wishing to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church generally participate in the parish Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion during the Great Vigil of Easter.


Letter of Recommendation
A parishioner known by a St. Patrick’s priest and registered with the parish for three months can receive a letter of recommendation stating their eligibility to become a godparent in a baptism or a sponsor in a confirmation at another parish.