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.


  • Easter Monday
    Monday, April 17
    The rectory office is closed today. The church will observe the regular daily Mass schedule.

  • St. Patrick’s Academy Alumnae 50th Anniversary Mass
    Sunday, April 30
    For more information, contact Mimi Crescenzi at 301-717-5542. Additional masses at 5:30pm (vigil, April 29), 8:00am and 12:00pm.

  • The Annual Blue Mass for
    Law Enforcers and Firefighters

    Tuesday, May 2
    Procession begins at 12:00noon. Details online.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, May 5
    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.