7:00am, 8:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:15pm
4:30pm Vigil Mass (Saturday)
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00pm, 2:30pm (en español),
400 Michigan Ave. NE Washington, DC 20017
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR
A word of welcome to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — America’s Catholic Church.
Learn about the Shrine’s history, architecture, sacred art, and more, through our audio and guided tours. Reserve tours for large groups.
Through our sacred music at the National Shrine, we strive to transform hearts and minds through the power and beauty of music in the Roman Catholic Liturgy.
AMERICA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
The History of the National Shrine
Although its foundation stone was laid in 1920, this great shrine seems to have been conceived of as early as 1846, the year the Bishops of America declared the Blessed Virgin Mary the patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
ENROLLMENTS & DEVOTIONALS
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle for loved ones or personal intentions is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church. We invite you to join us in this tradition by lighting a candle at the Basilica.
Art & Architecture
With over 80 chapels and oratories honoring the Mother of God and representing peoples from every corner of the globe, the Basilica reflects the cultural diversity of the United States.
Pentecost SundayMay 28
We invite you to join us in celebrating Pentecost Sunday. The Solemn Mass of Pentecost will be celebrated at 12…
Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityJune 4
We invite you to join us in celebrating the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Solemn Mass of the…
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of ChristJune 11
We invite you to join us in celebrating the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus…
Filipino Catholic Community PilgrimageJune 24
On Saturday, June 24, 2023, the Filipino Catholic Community Pilgrimage will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine…
Allow Mary’s Shrine to pray for you
Enrollments & Devotionals
Mary’s Shrine is a living place of prayer and worship. The prayers we offer for you, your family, and your friends are one of the many ways that we fulfill our important mission as a national sanctuary of prayer and pilgrimage.
Each day we pray for people from across the United States and around the world and present their needs to the confidence and loving intercession of Our Lady.