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.


Solemnity of St. Patrick
Friday, March 16

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. More details online.


  • Catholic Police and Fire Society
    Tuesday, March 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.

  • Come Home for Easter
    Tuesday, March 20
    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
    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

    • 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
    During this liturgy, our catechumens will be baptized and our candidates will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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