The Monastery church remains closed per the health order of the mayor of the District of Columbia. There will be no Masses or Confessions until further notice. Our gardens are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.  Visitors may lawfully visit, but safe, social distancing is expected.

Join us for Mass, confessions and other special liturgies (posted on our calendar) and Music at the Monastery.

Mass Schedule

Monday – Friday (except Tuesday)
6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Novena to St. Anthony)
7:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. (vigil for Sunday)

Sunday Mass
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 noon*, 2:00 p.m. (en español)

* At the Noon Mass, trained vocalists from local universities bring more beauty to the Monastery Church through the Schola Choir.


Monday – Saturday*
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

*No afternoon confessions on Good Friday
*No Tours or Confessions on the following holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving Day (and day after), and Christmas Day (and day after).

Special Masses

Christmas Eve – Dec. 24
(carols begin 30 minutes prior to Mass)
5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m. (en español), 8:00 p.m. (live streamed) and Midnight (followed by procession to the Nativity Grotto)

Christmas Day – Dec. 25
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon
Please note: The church and Monastery are closed after the 12:00 p.m. Mass.

New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31
6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Vigil Mass:  5:30 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Jan. 1
6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Please note: The church and Monastery are closed after the 7:00 a.m. Mass.

Lenten Season

Fridays of Lent
Stations of the Cross: 3:00 p.m.

Holy Week and Triduum

Palm Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Blessing of the Palms and Outdoor Procession), 12 noon; 2:00 p.m. (en español)

Tenebrae (Spy Wednesday): 7:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 p.m. (followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight)

Good Friday
Outdoor Stations of the Cross: 2:30 p.m.
Liturgical Service: 3:30 p.m.
Burial of Christ : 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at sundown 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise Mass in the Lourdes Grotto 6:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12 noon