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.


  • Papal Photo Gallery
    Enjoy our new photo gallery from Pope Francis's visit last September.

  • First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Friday, February 5
    Following the 12:10pm Mass, 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, February 9
    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.

  • Ash Wednesday
    Wednesday, February 10
    Masses will be said at 7:30am, 11:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. No confessions will be heard today.

  • Food Collection
    Friday, February 12 and Sunday, February 14
    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.

  • President's Day
    Monday, February 15
    On this Federal holiday, the rectory is closed and only one Mass will be offered today at 12:10pm.