365 Days a Year
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
7:00 am, 7:30 am
8:00 am, 8:30 am
12:10 pm, 5:15 pm
Vigil: 5:15 pm (Saturday)
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am
12:00 pm (Solemn Liturgy)
1:30 pm (en español), 4:30 pm
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.
November 23 @ 6:30 pm
Join Aid to the Church in Need and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on November…
November 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
On Thursday, November 28, we invite you to join us on the Thanksgiving holiday for Holy Mass. The Mass schedule…
Joyfully awaiting the coming of the Divine Messiah, we invite you to join us this Advent Season and Vespers. Vespers…
December 6 @ 7:30 pm
Sponsored by The Catholic University of America and the Basilica, this event draws standing-room-only crowds and raises thousands of dollars…
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.