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Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses  
Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.

9:15 a.m. (Children's Mass, St. Mary's School - 400 Green Street - during school year only)
10:00 a.m. (Nursery available in Lyceum, 313 Duke Street)
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Daily Mass  
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Federal Holidays 9:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Ordo Missæ cum populo
(the Mass in Latin)


Every Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Please call the Rectory at 703-836-4100 to register in advance, and to obtain regulations concerning godparents, etc.

Baptism classes are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Room of the St. Mary’s Lyceum for those having a child baptized at St. Mary’s. These classes are required for your first child. No prior registration is necessary, just sign-in upon your arrival.

Adults interested in being Baptised should enroll in the RCIA program.

Penance (Confessions)

Saturday 4 - 5 p.m., 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 p.m. (during Holy Hour)
First Saturday 8:30 a.m. (during Holy Hour)


See the Mass schedule above. Those who are physically unable to attend Mass may call the Rectory at (703) 836-4100 to arrange a visit by a minister of Holy Communion.

Students of of St. Mary's School and CCD programs make their First Communion in the second grade. Contact the Director of Religious Education at (703) 836-5450 for more information.

Adults interested in receiving First Communion should enroll in the RCIA program.


Confirmation is conferred on eighth grade students of St. Mary's School and CCD programs. Contact the Director of Religious Education at (703) 836-5450 for more information.

Adults interested in being Confirmed should enroll in the RCIA program.


Contact a parish priest at least six months before the possible wedding date. Couples who are living together will be asked to live separately during the marriage preparation time.

St. Mary's policy is that the bride, the groom, or one set of parents must be registered in St. Mary's Parish in order to be prepared/married at St. Mary's. Detailed policies regarding weddings at St. Mary’s can be found in the Wedding Handbook that is given to all couples at their first meeting with a priest.

Attendance at a wedding music seminar is also strongly encouraged. For information on seasonal flower arrangements and floral restrictions, please contact the parish office by phone at (703) 836-4100. See here for the flower donation policy (PDF).

Holy Orders

Speak with a parish priest, or contact the Diocesan Office of Vocations at (703) 841-2514.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact the Rectory at (703) 836-4100 to arrange for the reception of this Sacrament.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
First Friday Nocturnal Adoration, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Novenas and Holy Hours

Miraculous Medal Novena

Monday, noon.

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena and Holy Hour Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Hour for Life First Saturday, following 8:00 a.m. Mass.