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Mass Schedules

Livestreaming Sundays at 12:00 pm ET

Sunday Masses

7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

12:00 noon, 2:30 p.m. (en español), and 4:30 p.m.

Daily Masses (Monday-Saturday)

7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Vigil Mass (Saturday):
4:30 p.m.

Holy Days of Obligation Masses

Mass times vary. Please see individual event pages.

Confession Schedules


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (En Espanol)

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No Confessions on:

Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

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Holy Saturday

April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday Blessing of the Fire

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 to the United States, will celebrate the first liturgical celebration of the Easter Resurrection, the Solemn Easter Vigil.  The Easter Vigil will feature the Service of Light which includes the Blessing of the Fire and a Candlelight Procession through the darkened Great Upper Church. The Choir and Orchestra of the Basilica will provide sacred music for the solemn liturgy. This Mass will be broadcast live on EWTN as well as the National Shrine YouTube page.


April 20, 2019
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