Mass Schedule

At the Franciscan Monastery we welcome the public to join us in celebrating the Mass daily, and invite you to attend our special services for Christmas, Easter and other holy days.

Daily Mass

Monday – Friday (except Tuesday)

6 a.m., 7 a.m.


6 a.m., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m.


7 a.m., 5 p.m.


8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon


Spanish Mass

2 p.m. on Sunday



Monday – Saturday
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.


Holiday Masses

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Every Friday of Lent: Way of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Palm Sunday Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (Blessing of the Palms and Procession)

Evening Mass at 4 p.m.

Holy Thursday Mass: 7 p.m. (Followed by a procession and the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.)

Good Friday: The Way of the Cross in the Gardens at 2:30 p.m.;
Good Friday Liturgy at 3:30 p.m.
Ceremony of the Burial of Christ at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at sundown (generally 7:30 p.m.)

Easter Sunday: On Easter Sunday, please join us for a Sunrise Service in the Gardens at sunrise (generally 6 a.m.) and for Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon



Christmas Eve & Day

December 24: 5 p.m. Vigil Mass

Choral Celebration 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Mass

December 25: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon


New Year’s Eve

5:30 p.m.

New Year’s Day

6 a.m., 9 a.m.


For more detailed information on these and other Holiday and Holy Day services, please call 202-526-6800.

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