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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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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2023

We invite you to join us in celebrating the Patronal feast day of the Basilica and of the United States of America, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. in the Great Upper Church.

Thursday, December 7

Time: Location and Additional Information:
5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass

Friday, December 8

Time: Location and Additional Information:
7:00 a.m. Mass – Crypt Church
8:00 a.m. Mass – Crypt Church
10:00 a.m. Mass and Docent Commissioning – Crypt Church
Reverend Monsignor Vito A. Buonanno, Celebrant & Homilist
12:10 p.m.* Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception and
Dedication of the Statue of Blessed Michael McGivney – Great Upper Church
Christophe Cardinal Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Celebrant & Homilist
2:30 p.m.* Misa Solemne de la Inmaculada Concepción – Iglesia Superior
5:15 p.m. Mass – Great Upper Church

Special Plenary Indulgence

The faithful who are able to devoutly visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and who, while within this church, participate in any sacred rite or at least recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Profession of Faith, may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and offer a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father). (Domus Ecclesiae, 9 November, 1989)


December 8, 2023
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