Press Releases

Basilica Reopens to the Public

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will reopen on Monday, June 22, in accordance with Phase…

Basilica to Join Pope Francis in Praying the Rosary Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and the…

Basilica “Lights it Blue” to Support Healthcare Workers

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be illuminated in blue each evening through Monday, May…

Basilica to Participate in Nationwide Renewal of Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church

Basilica to Participate in Nationwide Renewal of Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m.…

Basilica Adds Livestream of Devotions Following Livestream of Noon Mass for the Remaining Sundays of Lent

In an effort to provide for the faithful who rely on Mary’s Shrine as a place of prayer, peace and…

Basilica Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

Basilica Closed to the Public on March 17 at 12 Noon Until Further Notice Mass to be Livestreamed Sundays at…

Press Conference with Notre Dame Organist Johann Vexo

Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the Basilica’s Great Upper Church in advance of Notre Dame Benefit Concert at…

Bells of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Will Toll at 6:43 PM

In solidarity with our friends at Notre Dame in Paris, and seeking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for…

The Basilica Facilitates Donations in Solidarity with the Cathedral of Notre Dame

“The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in solidarity with the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris,…