Registration for Upcoming Masses on Sundays and Other Select Days

Registration for Upcoming Masses on Sundays and Other Select Days

As continued restrictions due to COVID-19 limit the number of attendees to 250 persons* per Mass, the Basilica has implemented an advance registration and ticketing system for the following Sundays and select days through the end of January.

Sunday Mass Registration

Daily Mass Registration

Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a 10-person limit per registration.

To register, please click the link for the particular Mass you wish to attend. Please register the correct number of tickets and enter the names of each of those you are registering. Once successfully registered, the ticket/s will be administered for you to print.  Each individual must bring a printed ticket for the particular Mass registered for and must present it for entry into the Basilica.  Electronic copies are acceptable if you are unable to print.

For entry, visitors must enter at the white tent at the Lower Level East Entrance (facing Michigan Avenue, near the Gift Shop side), wear a face covering which always covers both nose and mouth, except as directed for the reception of Holy Communion. In addition, all visitors must have their temperatures scanned via a non-contact infrared thermometer administered by Basilica personnel. For the health, safety, and welfare of all, any visitors exhibiting symptoms of illness and/or a temperature above 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit will not be permitted to enter the Basilica. All visitors must also sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer provided to them. Once inside the Basilica, visitors must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others, abide by all signage, and follow the direction of Basilica personnel.

With a 250-person* limit, we realize that the desire to register for and attend Mass may exceed the maximum allowed. In this regard, the Basilica will livestream its Solemn Mass at 12 noon and its Spanish Mass at 2:30pm each Sunday at www.nationalshrine.org/Mass. We hope that those who are unable to join us in person due to current restrictions will participate with us online.

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. We pray for a rapid end to the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions so we may welcome all to Mary’s Shrine once again.

*The number of persons allowed to attend Mass is subject to change at any time, per executive order of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.  Should the number of persons allowed per Mass be reduced, ticketholders will be notified as soon as possible as to whether their ticket remains eligible for Mass attendance.

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – January 17

Sunday Mass – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass – 12:00 Noon*
Misa dominical – 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday Mass – 4:30 p.m.

*Livestreamed on nationalshrine.org/mass.

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – January 24

Sunday Mass – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass – 12:00 Noon*
Misa dominical – 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday Mass – 4:30 p.m.

*Livestreamed on nationalshrine.org/mass.

Thursday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time – January 28

Mass – 8:00 a.m.
Mass – 12:00 Noon

2021 National Prayer Vigil for Life – January 29

Closing Mass of the Prayer Vigil for Life – 8:00 a.m.

View more information about the 2021 National Prayer Vigil for Life. The 2021 National Prayer Vigil for Life will take place Thursday, January 28, through Friday, January 29. Please note that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are significant changes to the schedule and limitations for in-person participation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participation in the 2021 National Rosary for Life, the Opening Mass, and the Holy Hour is VIRTUAL ONLY via livestream on our website. The Basilica will be closed to the public for these events. There is no registration, concelebration, or admittance for clergy or religious. There is no registration or admittance for seminarians. The Basilica looks forward to the resumption of its regular schedule and operations for the 2022 National Prayer Vigil for Life. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time – January 29

Mass – 12:00 Noon

Saturday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time – January 30

Mass – 8:00 a.m.
Mass – 12:00 Noon

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – January 31

Sunday Mass – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass – 12:00 Noon*
Misa dominical – 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday Mass – 4:30 p.m.

*Livestreamed on nationalshrine.org/mass.