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News & Events

Open 365 days a year, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is host to hundreds of events and hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.  

Calendar & Schedule of Events

From Daily and Sunday Masses to Holidays and Holy Days, from Pilgrimages and Eucharistic Congresses to Concerts and Recitals, Dedications, Special Celebrations, Television Broadcasts and more, the Basilica invites you to view our Calendar and schedule of events and welcomes you to join us.


To keep abreast of recent Basilica News and Events, please read our semi-annual Mary’s Shrine newsletter online or join our mailing list to receive it in your mailbox.


For News Media, your coverage of Basilica events is welcome. Press Releases, Media Advisories, and Backgrounders are distributed in advance and are available online and on request.

Press Credentials, Photos, Permissions, and Interviews are also available upon request. 

For Media Contact & Information, click here.

Photo Policy

Please follow this link for the Basilica's Photo Policy.

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