Visiting Clergy

Visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate Sunday Mass or Daily Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Priests may also celebrate Mass individually or with a group by advance reservation, pending availability. To schedule a private Mass for an individual or a group, please contact Dee Steel, Director of Visitors Services, at 202-281-0611.

Please be advised that, in light of the provision of canon 903 CIC and canon 703 CCEO, all priests who wish to celebrate or concelebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are required to present a celebret or Testimonial of Suitability from their Ordinary or Religious Superior. This documentation must be a hard copy sent in advance. Priests are also asked to bring their own alb.

Visiting Clergy FAQs

May I celebrate Sunday Mass or Daily Mass at the National Shrine?

Sunday Masses and Daily Masses are celebrated by priests of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate these Masses provided they present a celebret or Testimonial of Suitability from their Ordinary or Religious Superior, preferably in advance, and bring their own alb.

What must I bring to concelebrate a Mass?

To concelebrate, visiting priests must present a celebret or Testimonial of Suitability from their Ordinary or Religious Superior and bring their own alb.

May I celebrate a private Mass?

Yes, visiting priests may celebrate a private Mass individually or with a group, with an advance reservation, pending availability. To schedule a private Mass, please contact Dee Steel, Director of Visitors Services, at 202-281-0611.