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Mass for Father Vincent Capodanno (Servant of God)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

6:30 p.m. Mass Crypt Church
Most Reverend Timothy Broglio
Archbishop for the Military Services, USA
Celebrant & Homilist

Link to information on Father Capodanno

Link to the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA Website

Knights Tower Tours

Friday, September 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public.  No tickets or reservations necessary.

On September 7, 2018, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will once again offer an extraordinary opportunity to view our Nation's capital from the Knight's Tower.
Tour opportunities are available on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will ascend the Tower elevator to the observation level where they can take in spectacular views in all four directions. There are no tickets or reservations to take advantage of this unique experience; visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be advised: visitors must be able to climb 85 steps to reach the Tower Elevator. Please ensure you are in good physical condition. Visitors who experience claustrophobia, those who do not like elevators, or anyone who suffers from a condition where riding in an enclosed elevator may be uncomfortable should not attend. Children are permitted, but parents should consider the stairs in their decision to bring younger children along. Strollers are not permitted into the Tower, and no storage is available at the Basilica.

Food and drink are not permitted. Bags, suitcases, camera cases, large purses or other bulky items are not permitted. Photography is allowed but the use of tripods is not permitted. Prohibited items cannot be stored. Please leave the items in your vehicle or leave them home.

The Basilica offers ample free parking and is conveniently located within walking distance of the Brookland-CUA Station on Metro's Red Line. For more information, please call the Basilica at 202-526-8300.


Indian American Catholic Association

Saturday, September 8, 2018

12:30 p.m.   Banner/Umbrella Bearers   MOONEY WALK

1:00 p.m.   Confessions   Confessional Chapel
1:00 p.m.   Liturgical Rehearsal   Upper Church
1:30 p.m.   Gathering of Participants   Memorial Hall

2:00 p.m.   Rosary   Crypt Church
2:30 p.m.   Procession to the Upper Church w/ Hymn & Prayers

3:00 p.m.   Pilgrimage Mass   Upper Church
Most Reverend Roy E. Campbell
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Celebrant & Homilist

Rev. Msgr. Walter R. Rossi
Opening Remarks

4:30 p.m.   Blessing & Dedication of Children   Crypt Church

5:00 p.m.   Novena Prayer   Crypt Church

Procession to Oratory – Blessing of Pilgrims

Link to Flyer

Croatian Catholic Community Pilgrimage

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Diocese of Pittsburgh Pilgrimage

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pilgrimage led by
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh

Link to the Diocese of Pittsburgh Website

Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pilgrimage led by

Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera
Bishop of Scranton

Link to the Diocese of Scranton Website


International Day of Prayer and Fasting

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Link to Website

Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour

Friday, October 5, 2018


Archdiocese of New York Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pilgrimage led by
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Link to the CatholicNYC


Link to the Archdiocese of New York

Diocese of Camden Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pilgrimage led by

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D.
Bishop of Camden

Link to Diocese of Camden Website

1st Anniversary of the Dedication of the Rosary Walk

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Diocese of Brooklyn Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pilgrimage led by
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn

Link to the Diocese of Brooklyn Website


Solemnity of All Saints

Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
7:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel
8:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
8:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel

10:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church

12:00 noon  Mass  Upper Church

5:15 p.m.  Mass  Upper Church

Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:00 a.m.    Mass   Crypt Church
7:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel
8:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
8:30 a.m.   Mass    Blessed Sacrament Chapel

12:10 noon   Solemn Mass   Crypt Church

5:15 p.m.   Mass   Crypt Church

Diocese of Harrisburg Pilgrimage

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pilgrimage led by

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer
Bishop of Harrisburg

Link to the Diocese of Harrisburg Website

Thanksgiving Day Schedule

Thursday, November 22, 2018

9:00 a.m.  Mass  Crypt Church
10:30 a.m.  Mass  Crypt Church
12:00 noon  Mass  Upper Church




Annual Christmas Concert for Charity

Friday, December 7, 2018

7:30 p.m.  Great Upper Church

with the
Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
and the
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
The Catholic University of America

Free Will Offering

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Friday, December 7, 2018
5:15 p.m.   Vigil Mass   Crypt Church

Saturday, December 8, 2018

7:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
7:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel
8:00 a.m.   Mass   Crypt Church
8:30 a.m.   Mass   Blessed Sacrament Chapel

10:00 a.m.   Guides Commissioning Mass   Crypt Church

12:00 noon   Mass   Upper Church
Broadcast Live on EWTN

5:15 p.m.   Mass   Upper Church

Haitian Catholic Community Pilgrimage

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Saturday, December 15, 2018



Christmas Eve Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24, 2018

5:00 p.m.   Children's Mass with Pageant   Upper Church

10:30 p.m.   Solemn Mass on Christmas Eve   Upper Church

Christmas Day Mass Schedule

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

7:30 a.m. Mass Crypt Church
9:00 a.m. Mass Upper Church
10:30 a.m. Mass Upper Church

12:00 noon Solemn Mass of Christmas Day Upper Church
Live on EWTN

2:30 p.m. Spanish Mass  Upper Church
Broadcast on EWTN

4:30 p.m. Mass Upper Church

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