8:00am and 12:10pm
Great Upper Church
2:30pm (en español),
400 Michigan Ave. NE Washington, DC 20017
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.
August 15 @ 12:00 pm
On August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join us on this…
September 3 @ 12:10 pm
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to attend the 2020 Catholic University of America…
September 6 @ 12:00 pm
Two annual Masses of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, celebrated at the Basilica—the Memorial Mass and Father Vincent…
September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
On September 23, 2020, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary…
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.