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Mass is celebrated regularly at the Shrine. We welcome all to join us.

2017 and 2018 Holy Day and Special Occasion Schedule Changes

December 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary | Confession 12:15-1:15 and Mass 1:30
December 24 Christmas Eve, The Nativity of Our Lord | Mass at 7:30pm, carols at 7pm
December 25 Christmas Day | Shrine closed, except for Mass at 1:30pm. Basilica open 12-3pm.
December 31 New Year's Eve | Mass at 1:30pm
January 1 New Year's Day | Shrine closed, except for Mass at 1:30pm
January 4 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day | Mass 1:30pm
February 2 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Candlemas
February 14 Ash Wednesday | Mass 1:30pm
February 22 Feast of Chair of Saint Peter | Mass 1:30pm
March 25 Palm Sunday | Mass 1:30pm, No Confession
March 29 Holy Thursday | Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:30m, No 1:30pm Mass
March 30 Good Friday | Stations of the Cross 12:00pm, Service at 3:00pm
March 31 Easter Vigil | Mass 8:00pm
April 1 Easter Sunday | Mass 1:30pm
April 8 Divine Mercy Sunday | Mass 1:30pm
June 3 Feast of Corpus Christi | Mass 1:30pm
August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.