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.


  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, August 4
    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.

  • Catholic Police and Fire Society
    Tuesday, August 8
    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.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, August 11 and Sunday, August 13
    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.

  • Solemnity of the Assumption
    of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    A Holy Day of Obligation
    Tuesday, August 15
    Masses will be celebrated at 5:30pm (vigil, August 14), 7:30am, 11:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm.