Following the directive of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Franciscan Monastery is suspending all public Masses and Confessions. Effective March 16, 2020, the Monastery will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for private prayer only until further notice.
Join us for Mass, confessions and other special liturgies (posted on our calendar) and Music at the Monastery.
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)
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).
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.
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.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 p.m. (followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight)
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