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.

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  • President's Day
    Monday, February 19
    On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.

  • The Light Is On for You
    Wednesday, February 21-Wednesday, March 28
    Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 5:00pm to 6:30pm starting February 21. Learn more at "The Light is On for You".

  • Stations of the Cross
    Friday, February 16-Friday, March 30
    Fridays in Lent, after the 12:10pm Mass (3:00pm on Good Friday).

  • Solemnity of St. Patrick
    Friday, March 16 (note special day)
    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. No confessions today. More details online.