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.


  • Ash Wednesday
    Wednesday, March 1
    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, March 3-Friday, April 14
    Fridays in Lent, after the 12:10pm Mass (3:00pm on Good Friday).

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, March 3
    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.

  • 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".

  • Solemnity of St. Patrick
    Friday, March 17
    All are welcome for as we celebrate the Feast Day of our parish's patron saint. Prelude at 11:00am. The principal celebrant will be His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, and the homilist will be the Rev. Dr. John S. McNerney, University College Dublin, Visiting Scholar at the Catholic University of America. No confessions today. More details online.