365 Days a Year
7:00 am – 7:00 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.
Extended Confessions: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass: 8:00 pm, Great Upper Church The Most Rev. Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio…
April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Join us for Solemn Easter Vigil Mass in observance of Holy Saturday. Repertoire to be announced.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…
April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at the Basilica to celebrate Easter Sunday. Repertoire to be announced.
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.