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.


  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 29
    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, June 2
    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 Pentecost
    Sunday, June 4
    Masses at 5:30pm (vigil, May 14), 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, June 9 and Sunday, June 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.