Schedule of Worship Services

Schedule for Mass, Prayer, Confession, and Devotions.

Today's Readings

Special Schedule Notes

75th Anniversary Mass with Cardinal Wuerl - On Sunday, September 21, Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate a special Mass commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral's 11:30am Sunday Mass.

Red Mass - On Sunday, October 5, the John Carroll Society will host the 62nd annual Red Mass at the Cathedral at 10am (in English). The Mass is open to the public, but attendance by the Society’s members and guests is very high. If you normally attend the 10am Mass, you may wish to consider attending another Mass that weekend. Please note that the 8:30am Mass is cancelled that day.If you plan to attend the Red Mass, please arrive early as the fire marshal will not allow entry once the Cathedral is filled to capacity.

Columbus Day - On Monday, October 13, we will follow our Federal Holiday schedule. Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm, with no 11am confessions. The Cathedral will close at 1pm and the rectory offices will be closed.  

Regular Schedule of Masses, Confessions, Prayers and Devotions



Sundays (the Cathedral opens at 6:30am)

  • Saturday Vigil 5:30pm (cantor and organ)
  • 7:00am
  • 8:30am (cantor and organ)
  • 10:00am Latin - Ordinary Form (Schola Cantorum and organ*)
  • 11:30am (interpreted for the deaf; Schola Cantorum and organ*)
  • 1:00pm Spanish (Spanish Choir, instruments, piano and organ)
  • 5:30pm (Contemporary Choir, except for Summer Ordinary Time)

* except for Winter and Summer Ordinary Time when the Schola is on hiatus

Weekdays (the Cathedral opens at 6:30am)

  • 7:00am (not celebrated from July 1 through and including August 30)
  • 8:00am
  • 12:10pm
  • 5:30pm

Saturdays (the Cathedral opens at 7:30am)

  • 8:00am
  • 12:10pm

Federal Holidays (the Cathedral opens at 7:30am and closes at 1:00pm)

  • 8:00am
  • 12:10pm

Holy Days

  • 5:30pm vigil (cantor)
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00am
  • 11:00am (cantor) (No 11am Mass on August 15, 2014, the Solemnity of the Assumption)
  • 12:10pm (cantor)
  • 5:30pm (cantor)
  • 7:00pm (en español, con cantor)


Liturgy of the Hours 

Morning Prayer

Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30am (St. Anthony Chapel)


Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)


11:00am-12:00pm (except Holy Days and Federal Holidays)





Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday of each month (12:45pm-5:15pm)
Third Monday of each month (6:00pm-7:00pm with confessions)

Reparation to the Blessed Virgin

First Saturday of each month at 12:10pm

St. Anthony Novena

Tuesdays after 5:30pm Mass

Miraculous Medal Novena

Wednesdays after 5:30pm Mass

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