Mass Schedules

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Sunday Masses

Morning:
9:00 a.m.

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

Daily Masses (Monday-Saturday)

Morning:
8:00 a.m.

Afternoon:
12:10 p.m.

Holy Days of Obligation Masses

Mass times vary. Please see individual event pages.

Confession Schedules

Sunday

There will be no Confessions on Sundays until further notice.

Monday through Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

No Confessions on:

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

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Great Upper Church

March 2019

4th Sunday of Lent: Solemn Mass

March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us on March 31 for a Solemn Choral Mass in the Great Upper Church observing the 4th Sunday of…

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April 2019

5th Sunday of Lent: Solemn Mass

April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us on April 7 for a Solemn Choral Mass in the Great Upper Church observing the 5th Sunday of…

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Palm Sunday: Vigil Mass

April 13, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Palm Sunday Vigil Mass

Join the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Celebration of Palm Sunday. Branches are blessed…

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Palm Sunday: Solemn Mass

April 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us on April 14 for a Solemn Choral Mass in the Great Upper Church observing Palm Sunday.   Repertoire:…

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Choral Meditations on Eucharistic Themes

April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us on April 18 in the Great Upper Church for Choral Meditations on the Eucharist.   Repertoire: Ave verum…

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Choral Meditations on the Passion

April 19, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us on April 19 in the Great Upper Church for Choral Meditations on the Passion. Organ Prelude at 2:00…

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Solemn Easter Vigil Mass

April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us for Solemn Easter Vigil Mass in observance of Holy Saturday. Repertoire to be announced.

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Easter Sunday: Sacred Music

April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Director Peter Latona conducts Basilica choir

Join us at the Basilica to celebrate Easter Sunday. Repertoire to be announced.

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Together with Notre-Dame de Paris: A Benefit Concert at the Basilica

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
bnsic-notre-dame-concert-event

Featuring Notre-Dame Organist Johann Vexo and the Choir of the Basilica Join us on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 28, 2019
Basilica Sanctuary decorated for Easter

As we conclude the Easter Octave, we celebrate and give thanks to our almighty God for His mercy that was…

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Octave of Easter Organ Recital

April 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Organ pipes Great Upper Church

  Clay Christiansen Please join us Sunday, April 28, 2019 for our annual Octave of Easter Organ Concert. Clay Christiansen,…

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May 2019

Archdiocese of Military Services USA Pilgrimage and Memorial Mass

May 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Military services pilgrimage

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the...

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Installation Mass of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, 7th Archbishop of Washington

May 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Installation Mass of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

Join us on Tuesday, May 21st for the Mass of Installation of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as the 7th Archbishop…

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Saint Vincent Pallotti High School Graduation

May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Saint Vincent Pallotti High School Graduation

The Saint Vincent Pallotti High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the…

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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Graduation

May 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Graduation

The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic…

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Archbishop Carroll High School Graduation

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Archbishop Carroll High School Graduation at the Basilica

The Archbishop Carroll High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the Basilica…

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Bishop McNamara High School Graduation

May 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Bishop McNamara High School Graduation

The Bishop McNamara Catholic High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the…

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Elizabeth Ann Seton High School Graduation

May 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Ann Seton High School Graduation

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church,…

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Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School Graduation

May 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Bishop O'Connell High School Graduation at the Basilica

The Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church,…

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Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School Graduation

May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School Graduation

The Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church,…

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National Symphony Orchestra: Community Concert at the Basilica

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Free
National Symphony Orchestra Community Concert at the Basilica

For the first time in almost twenty years, the NSO will perform a free concert in the Great Upper Church…

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June 2019

Ascension of the Lord Mass

June 2, 2019
Basilica Ascension Mass

Join us at the Basilica on Sunday, June 2, as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. We rejoice in…

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Academy of the Holy Cross High School Graduation

June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Academy of the Holy Cross Graduation at the Basilica

The Academy of the Holy Cross High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic…

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Bishop Ireton High School Graduation

June 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Bishop Ireton High School Graduation at the Basilica

The Bishop Ireton High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the Basilica…

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Saint John Paul the Great High School Graduation and Mass

June 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Saint John Paul the Great High School Graduation and Mass

The Saint John Paul the Great High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic…

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DeMatha Catholic High School Graduation

June 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Dematha High School Graduation at the Basilica

DeMatha Catholic High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the Basilica has…

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Saint John’s College High School Graduation

June 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
St. John's College High School Graduation at the Basilica

The Saint John’s College High School will hold this year's commencement exercises at the Basilica. As America’s Catholic Church, the…

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Pentecost Sunday

June 9, 2019
Pentecost Sunday at the Basilica

After the Lord ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles as they were in Jerusalem celebrating the…

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Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood – Archdiocese of Washington

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood

Join us at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 15th at 10:00 a.m. as…

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

June 16, 2019

On Sunday, June 16th, the Church will celebrate the oneness of God in The Most Holy Trinity. Vigil:  5:15 p.m.…

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood

June 23, 2019
Solemnity of the Body and Blood

On Sunday, June 23, the Basilica will celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). The Holy…

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July 2019

2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

July 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Andrew Vu from Washington, DC will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

July 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Peter Latona from Washington, D.C. will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

July 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Jérôme Faucheur from Bondues, France will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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August 2019

2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

August 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Benjamin LaPrairie from Washington, D.C. will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

August 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Emmanuel Duperrey from Villemomble, France will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube
assumption of mary rosary garden mosaic luminous mysteries

On August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join us on this…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

August 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Damin Spritzer from Norman, Oklahoma will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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2019 Summer Organ Recital Series

August 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series, Ted Davis from Baltimore, Maryland will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30PM.

Join us for the 2019 Organ Recital Series. Jeremy Thompson from Charlottesville, Virginia will perform. A Carillon Recital by Robert…

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September 2019

22nd Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Health

September 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lady of Vailankanni Chapel

On Saturday, September 7, the Indian American Catholic Association will hold its 22nd Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good…

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Marian Rosary Congress and Pilgrimage

September 14, 2019
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube 

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to join us on Saturday, September 14th for…

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November 2019

Mass of the Americas in the Extraordinary Form

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Mass of Americas Photo

Join us for the first ever Mass of the Americas in the Extraordinary Form, celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of…

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December 2019

30th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Basilica Christmas Concert

Sponsored by The Catholic University of America and the Basilica, this event draws standing-room-only crowds and raises thousands of dollars…

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Second Sunday of Advent and Vespers

December 8, 2019
Advent vespers

Joyfully awaiting the coming of the Divine Messiah, we invite you to join us this Advent Season and Vespers. Vespers…

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Archdiocese of Washington Walk with Mary Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 14, 2019
Walk with Mary

The Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Walk with Mary procession and Mass to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, will…

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Annual Children’s Christmas Eve Mass

December 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites the faithful to the annual Christmas Eve Children’s Mass…

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Choral Meditations on the Nativity and Solemn Mass on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube
nativity depicted in the incarnation dome

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to join us on December 24, as we…

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Choral Meditations on the Nativity

December 24, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Choral Concert for Commemoration of All Souls

Come and experience the uplifting sounds of the Choir of the Basilica this Christmas Eve. Repertoire to be announced. All…

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2019 Christmas Dinner Volunteer Registration

December 25, 2019
Baldachin at Christmas

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will provide meals for hundreds of poor, homeless, elderly, and…

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January 2020

2020 National Prayer Vigil for Life

January 23 - January 24
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube 
Opening Vigil Mass for Life

Donate to Support the Pro-Life Ministry of the National Shrine   We invite you to join us for the 2020…

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175th Anniversary of the St. Vincent de Paul Society & Blessing of the Mosaic of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

January 26 @ 12:00 pm
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube 

On Sunday, January 26th, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Society of Saint Vincent…

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The Catholic University of America Patronal Feast Day Mass

January 28 @ 12:00 pm
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube 
St. Thomas Aquinas Mass

The Catholic University of America invites you to join in celebrating their patronal feast day in honor of Saint Thomas…

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February 2020

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2
presentation at the temple

Join us on Sunday, February 2nd for Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. During the 12 noon Mass, the…

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March 2020

First Sunday of Lent and Vespers

Lenten Sunday

As we draw near to the great Paschal Feast and the entire Easter Season, we invite you to join us…

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August 2020

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15 @ 12:00 pm
Broadcasts: EWTN, Facebook, YouTube
Assumption of mary rosary garden glorious mysteries

On August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join us on this…

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September 2020

The Catholic University of America Mass of the Holy Spirit

September 3 @ 12:10 pm
Sanctification Dome

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to attend the 2020 Catholic University of America…

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100th Anniversary Mass of the Placing of the Foundation Stone

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Foundation stone

On September 23, 2020, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary…

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Marian Rosary Congress and Pilgrimage

September 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to join us on Saturday, September 26th for…

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