Worship With Us

Join Us in Prayer

Mass is celebrated regularly at the Shrine. We welcome everyone to join us in prayer.

2019 Holy Day and Special Occasion Schedule Changes

January 4 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day | Mass 1:30pm
February 2 Candlemas | Mass 9am
February 3 Feast of St. Blaise - Blessing of Throats | Mass 1:30pm
February 22 Feast of Chair of Saint Peter | Mass 1:30pm
March 6 Ash Wednesday | Mass 1:30pm
April 14 Palm Sunday | Mass 1:30pm, No Confession
April 18 Holy Thursday | Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:30pm; No 1:30pm Mass and no Confession
April 19 Good Friday | Stations of the Cross 1:30pm, Service at 3pm
April 20 Easter Vigil | Mass 8:00pm
April 21 Easter Sunday | Mass 1:30pm
April 28 Divine Mercy Sunday | Mass 1:30pm
June 23 Feast of Corpus Christi | Mass 1:30pm
August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary | Mass 1:30pm
October 6 Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services | Mass 3:00pm, there is no 1:30pm Mass this day
October 31 All Hallows Eve | 5:30pm Vigil Mass for Holy Day Obligation
November 1 All Saints' Day | Mass 1:30pm
December 24 Christmas Eve, The Nativity of our Lord | 7:30pm Mass
December 25 Christmas Day | 1:30 Mass

Concelebrating Requests

If you are a priest interested in concelebrating or saying a mass in the Basilica, please provide in advance a Letter of Good Standing from your bishop or superior. The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires this letter include the date of your visit. For questions, please contact the Worship Coordinator at 301-447-7058.


As a Minor Basilica, we are not associated with a specific parish. As a result, there are some sacraments that we cannot perform for visitors or the general public, like Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.