Gallitzin at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington, District of Columbia

Marble Foundation Pier

Memorial Hall - Crypt Church 

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, District of Columbia

     

 

 

 

 

The eight marble foundation piers in the hall record the names and events of "firsts" in the U.S. Catholic Church: Archbishop John J. Keane, founder and first rector of The Catholic University of America; John Cardinal McCloskey, first Cardinal; Bishop John England, first bishop of Charleston, S.C., and publisher of the first Catholic newspaper; St. John Neumann, fourth bishop of Philadelphia, first professed Redemptorist in the United States, and founder of the 40-hour eucharistic devotion; Archbishop John Carroll, S.J., first American bishop and founder of Georgetown University; Archbishop John J . Hughes, first archbishop of New York, and founder of St. Patrick's Cathedral; Fr. Demetrius Gallitzin, missionary, first priest ordained in the original thirteen colonies; and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder and first superior of the Sisters of Charity.

Stained Glass Window

Sacristy

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, District of Columbia

     

 

 

Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass
Saturday
5:00 PM
 
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:00 PM
 
Daily Mass
Monday-Friday
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
 
Saturday
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
 

Holy Day
5:30 PM (Vigil)
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:30 PM

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Wednesday: 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM

Communal Penance Services: Advent and Lent

Step-by-Step Guide to Confession

Devotions

Evening Prayer within Eucharistic Exposition: Sunday 6:30 PM: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons
Novena of the Miraculous Medal: Monday 7:45 AM
Rosary: Wednesday 6:00 PM
Stations of the Cross: Friday during Lent 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Day: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ