The Light Is ON

“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.” –Pope Francis, (The Joy of the Gospel, 114)

Welcome! Our doors are open and the light is on.  The Light is On is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington where all Catholic churches across the DC metro area are open for quiet prayer and Confession. Use our Confession Finder Map to locate times and locations near you!

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All Saints 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:00-4:00 PM
Fridays: 7:30-8:00 AM
First Fridays: 7:00-7:30 PM

Annunciation 3125 39th Street, NW Washington, DC 20016

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 4:15-5:15 PM

Ascension 12700 Lanham-Severn Road Bowie, MD 20719

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:00-3:30 PM
After all weekend masses March 25-26

Assumption 3401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE Washington, DC 20032

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:30-4:15 PM

Blessed Sacrament 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Monday-Friday: 7:00-8:00 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

Cathedral of St. Matthew 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm (English & Spanish); April 12, 6:00pm-7:15pm;
M-F 11:00am-12:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm;
After 1:00pm Spanish Mass (Spanish)

Cathedral of St. Thomas More 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 7:30-8:15 PM (during Adoration) Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
First & second Sundays of the month: 2:00 PM (Spanish)

Catholic Information Center 1501 K Steet, NW Washington, DC 20005 For confession times please visit our parish website.
Catholic Student Center 4141 Guliford Drive College Park, MD 20740 For confession times please visit our parish website.
Catholic University of America Campus Ministry, 620 Michigan Avenue Washington, DC 20064 For confession times please visit our parish website.
Christ the King 2300 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm;
Fridays, 6:00pm-7:00pm;
Saturdays, 3:00pm-3:30pm

Christ the Redeemer 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM

Church of the Holy Spirit 1717 Ritchie Road Forestville, MD 20747

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm;
Mondays, 10:00am-11:00am

Church of the Little Flower 5607 Massachusetts Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm;
April 1, "Come Home for Easter" all day Confessions, 9:00am-5:00pm

Corpus Christi 43130 Amberwood Plaza, Ste. 150, South Riding, VA

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Epiphany 2712 Dumbarton Street, NW Washington, DC 20007

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm;
M-F, 8:00am-8:30am

Fraciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America 1400 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Confession Times:
Mondays-Saturdays, on the hour, 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Good Shepherd 8710 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00-8:45 AM & 4:00-4:45 PM; 6:00 PM (Spanish) Sundays: 1:10-1:50 PM (Spanish)

Holy Angels 21340 Colton Point Road Avenue, MD 20609

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 7:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00-4:00 PM

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian 1357 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:15 PM

Holy Cross 490 Strathmore Ave., Garrett Park, MD 20896

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am

Holy Face 20408 Point Lookout Road Great Mills, MD 20634

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 4:15-4:45 PM

Holy Family 2210 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Confession Times:
Fridays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Holy Family 12010 Woodmore Road Mitchellville, MD 20721

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays 4:30pm-5:00pm;
M/T/Th/F, after 8:00am Mass

Holy Family 14160 Ferndale Rd., Dale City, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 7:00-7:30 PM
First Fridays: 6:30-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00-9:00 AM & 4:00-4:30 PM

Holy Ghost 15848 Rock Point Road Newburg, MD 20664

Confession Times:
Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 5:00-5:30 PM
Sundays: 7:30-8:00 PM, 10:00-10:30 AM

Holy Martyrs of Vietnam 915 S. Wakefield St., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
One hour before Mass or by appointment

Holy Name 920 Eleventh Street, NE Washington, DC 20002

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 2:30-3:30 PM

Holy Redeemer 9705 Summit Avenue Kensington, MD 20895

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:15pm-7:15pm;
Saturdays 4:15pm-5:15pm

Holy Redeemer 4902 Berwyn Road College Park, MD 20740

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays after 5:00pm Mass;
Sundays after 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm Masses

Holy Redeemer 206 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001

Confession Times:
Mondays: 6:40 PM
Weekdays: After the 6:00 PM Mass

Holy Rosary 595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 11:30-11:55 AM 
Before every Mass

Holy Spirit 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays/Fridays: 7:00 PM
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:00 AM & 8:30 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Holy Trinity 3513 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20007

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30-5:15 PM

Holy Trinity 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:30-6:45 PM
Fridays: After 9:00 AM Mass
Saturdays: 4:00-5:20 PM; 6:30 PM (Bilingual)

Immaculate Conception 1315 Eighth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
Sundays, 5:00-5:30pm

Immaculate Conception P.O. Box 166 Mechanicsville, MD 20659

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 3:00pm-3:45pm and after 4:00pm Mass

Immaculate Heart of Mary 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Confession Times:
Thursdays, 6:15pm-7:00pm;
Saturdays 2:30pm-3:45pm;
Sundays, after 1:00pm Mass;
First Fridays after 9:00am and 5:30pm Masses; First Saturdays after 9:00am Mass

Incarnation 880 Eastern Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20019

Confession Times:
Fridays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Jesus the Divine Word 885 Cox Road Huntingtown, MD 20639

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm;
Tuesdays and Thursdays after 8:00am Mass; Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

Jesus the Good Shepherd 1555 West Mount Harmony Road Owings, MD 20736

Confession Times:
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am (after start of adoration);
Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm;
Good Friday, April 14, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Most Holy Rosary 11704 Duley Station Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm

Mother Seton 19951 Father Hurley Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:30-4:45 PM, 6:00-6:45 PM (Spanish); Tuesdays: 6:00-6:45 PM

Mount Calvary 6700 Marlboro Pike Forestville, MD 20747

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
30min before Sunday Masses

Nativity 6000 Georgia Ave., NW Washington, DC 20011

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 4:30-5:00 PM

Nativity 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

Newman Center, GWU 2210 F Street NW Washington, DC 20037

Confession Times:
Tuesday - Friday: 4:00-6:00 PM and by appointment

Our Lady Help of Christians 100 Village St. Waldorf, MD 20602

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-6:45 PM, 7:45-8:30 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM

Our Lady of Angels 13752 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays: 6:30 PM
Tuesdays: 8:30 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 8:30 AM
Fridays: 6:30 PM
Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Our Lady of China Pastoral Mission 1001 Grandin Avenue Rockville, MD 20851 For confession times please visit our parish website.
Our Lady of Good Counsel 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:00

Our Lady of Grace 15661 Norbeck Road Silver Spring, MD 20906

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 9:30-10:00 AM
Saturdays: 4:30-4:55 PM

Our Lady of Hope 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 PM (During Holy Hour) Saturdays: 9:00 AM until the line ends

Our Lady of Lourdes 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD 20814

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm;
M-F, 11:30-11:55;
Saturdays, 11:00am-11:45am and 4:00pm-4:45pm

Our Lady of Lourdes 830 23rd St. S., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Tuesday & Thursdays: following 12:00 Mass Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM, or by appointment Sundays: 4:30 PM (Spanish)

Our Lady of Mercy 9200 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, MD 20854

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Tuesdays, 1:45pm-2:45pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm;
Sundays, 8:15am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 4:30pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1600 Morris Road, SE Washington, DC 20020

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Our Lady of Sorrows 1006 Larch Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912

Confession Times:
Thursdays: 7:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:45-4:45 PM

Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Intersection of Routes 29 & 629, Madison, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:30 PM

Our Lady of the Presentation P.O. Box 428 Poolesville, MD 20837

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

Our Lady of the Shenandoah Mission 240 Fritzel Way, Basye, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30-5:00 PM

Our Lady of the Valley 200 Collins Ave., Luray, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM

Our Lady of the Visitation 14135 Seneca Road Darnestown, MD 20874

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm

Our Lady of the Wayside P.O. Box 97 Chaptico, MD 20621

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Our Lady of Victory 4835 MacArthur Blvd., NW Washington, DC 20007

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Our Lady of Vietnam 11812 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904

Confession Times:
Monday - Saturday: 6:30-7:00 PM

Our Lady Queen of Peace 3800 Ely Place, SE Washington, DC 20019

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm;
Saturdays, 3:00pm-3:50pm

Our Lady Queen of Peace 2700 19th St. S., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:45 PM

Our Lady Queen of Poland 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Confession Times:
Sundays, 9:30am-10:00am, 11:30am-12:00pm before Masses

Our Lady Queen of the Americas 2200 California Street., NW Washington, DC 20008

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 6:00-8:00 PM

Our Lady, Star of the Sea 14386 South Solomon's Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:00-3:45 PM
Tuesdays: 6:00-6:30 PM

Our Lady's Church 41410 Medley's Neck Road Leonardtown, MD 20650

Confession Times:
First Friday: 7:15-7:45 AM
Saturdays: 3:00-3:45 PM
Fridays: 6:30 PM

Precious Blood 114 E. Edmondson St., Culpeper, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Sundays: 3:30-4:30 PM

Queen of Apostles 4401 Sano St., Alexandria, VA 22312

Confession Times:
Monday-Friday: after 6:30 AM Mass
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:30 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM
Sundays: 10:00 AM until the last penitent

Resurrection 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD 20866 Confession Times: Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm; April 11, 7:00pm-8:30pm; April 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Sacred Heart P.O. Box 1390 LaPlata, MD 20646

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
First Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM
After all Masses 

Sacred Heart 16501 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD 20715

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:45-7:30 PM
Fridays: 7:30 PM

Sacred Heart 23070 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD 20618

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 PM
Fridays: 7:00-8:00 PM

Sacred Heart (Manassas) 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Winchester) 120 Keating Dr., Winchester, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
Tuesdays: after Novena (approx. 8:00 PM)
First Fridays: 7:00 AM & 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM

Shrine of St. Jude 12701 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00 PM

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament 3630 Quesada Street, NW Washington, DC 20015

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Holy Week Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 PM Good Friday: 12:30-2:30 PM
Holy Saturday: 12:00-1:00 PM

Shrine of the Sacred Heart 3211 Sacred Heart Way, NW Washington, DC 20010

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 12:30-2:30 PM
Saturdays: 12:00-1:00 PM

St. Agnes 2002 N. Randolph St., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00-9:00 AM & 3:00-4:00 PM

St. Aloysius 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM 
M-F: 11:30-12:00 PM 
Sundays: 7:30-8:00 AM, 6:00-6:30 PM

St. Ambrose 3107 63rd Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20785

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:00-4:00 PM

St. Ambrose 3829 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:30-10:00 AM & 3:00-4:00 PM

St. Andrew Apostle 11600 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902

Confession Times:
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM
April 11-12: 7:00-8:30 PM
April 13: 12:00-2:00 PM
April 14: 1:00-3:00 PM
April 15: 12:00-2:00 PM

St. Andrew Kim 17615 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832

Confession Times:
April 7: 8:30-10:00 PM (Korean)

St. Andrew the Apostle 6720 Union Mill Rd., Clifton, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Ann 4001 Yuma Street, NW Washington, DC 20016

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00 PM

St. Ann 5300 10th St. N., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:45-5:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00-1:30 PM (Spanish)

St. Anthony 8900 Bay Ave., North Beach, MD 20714

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
M-F: Following 8:00 AM Mass 
April 13-14: 3:00-4:30 PM
April 15: 10:00-12:00 PM, 2:00-5:00PM

St. Anthony Mission 10299 Millbank Rd., King George, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: after 9:00 Mass & 6:30 PM
Sundays: 30 min. before each Mass

St. Anthony of Padua 1029 Monroe Street, NE Washington, DC 20017

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
First Fridays, 9:30pm-Midnight;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

St. Anthony of Padua 3305 Glen Carlyn Dr., Falls Church, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 7:30-8:20 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM & 7:00 PM until the line ends
Sundays: 2:30-3:30 PM

St. Augustine 1419 V Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. Bartholomew 6902 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:30-9:15 AM, 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Benedict the Moor 320 21st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:00 PM
Sundays: 9:30-10:00 AM

St. Bernadette 70 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20901

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. Bernadette 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM (Bilingual)

St. Bernard/Our Lady of Fatima 5700 St. Bernard Drive Riverdale Park, MD 20737 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
St. Bernardine of Sienna 2400 Brooks Drive, Suitland, MD 20746 Confession Times: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
St. Camillus 1600 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
St. Catherine / St. Ignatius Loyola 7640 Port Tobacco Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-3:45 PM

St. Catherine Laboure 11801 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-5:00 PM

St. Catherine of Siena 1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 7:30-8:30 AM Mondays: after Mass until 11:00 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Cecilia / St. Peter Claver 47950 Mattapany Rd., St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Confession Times: Saturdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
St. Charles Borromeo 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays: 6:30-7:00 PM (except on Federal Holidays)
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 6:30-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Clare of Assisi 12409 Henderson Rd., Clifton, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM

St. Columba 7804 Livingston Road Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-6:45 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-5:00 PM

St. Dominic 630 E Street, SW Washington, DC 20024

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 11:55 AM-12:30 PM
M-F: 11:55 AM -12:30 PM
Thursdays: 5:00-5:30 PM
Saturdays: 4:30-5:00 PM

St. Edward the Confessor 16304 Pond Meadow Lane Bowie, MD 20716 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 9:15am-9:30am
St. Elizabeth 917 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 12807 Valleywood Dr., Lake Ridge, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays: 7:00 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:30 AM
Saturdays: 3:30 PM

St. Elizabeth of Hungary 12 Lossing Ave., Colonial Beach, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30 PM
Sundays: 8:30 AM

St. Francis de Sales 2021 Rhode Island Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20018 Confession Times: Saturdays, 5:00pm-5:30pm
St. Francis de Sales 7185 Benedict Avenue Benedict, MD 20612

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM

St. Francis de Sales (Kilmarnock) 154 E. Church St., Kilmarnock, VA

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 12:00 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:40 PM

St. Francis de Sales (Purcellville) 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 10:30-11:30 AM
Saturdays: 8:00-8:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Francis of Assisi 6701 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 PM
Monday-Saturday, 8:30-8:55 AM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Francis of Assisi 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier 21370 Newtowne Neck Road Leonardtown, MD 20650 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 3:15pm-3:45pm
St. Francis Xavier 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20020 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm; Saturdays, 3:15pm-3:45pm
St. Gabriel 26 Grant Circle, NW Washington, DC 20011 For confession times please visit our parish website.
St. George 19199 St. George Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692

Confession Times:
Sundays: After 8:30 and 11:00 AM Masses
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
Fridays: 7:30-8:30 PM

St. Hugh 135 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm; Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
St. Ignatius 2315 Brinkley Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744 Confession Times: Saturdays, 10:00am-10:30am
St. Ignatius 8855 Chapel Point Road Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Confession Times
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM

St. Isidore the Farmer 14414 St. Isidore Way, Orange, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays/Tuesdays: 8:15 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 12:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM
Sunday: 7:30-7:45 & 10:10-10:20 AM

St. James 3628 Rhode Island Ave. Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
St. James 103 N. Spring St., Falls Church, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 11:15-11:45 AM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM & 7:30-8:00 PM

St. Jane Frances de Chantal 9701 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 6:45pm-8:00pm; Saturdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm
St. Jerome 5205 43rd Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20781

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 PM

St. John 43950 St. John's Road Hollywood, MD 20636

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM

St. John Baptist de la Salle 5706 Sargent Road Chillum, MD 20872 Confession Times: Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm
St. John Bosco 315 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 3:30 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. John Neumann 9000 Warfield Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20882

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
Sundays: 12:30-1:15 PM
Mondays: 11:30–11:50 AM 
Tuesdays-Fridays: 8:30 AM and 9:45 AM
Saturdays: 9:30–10:30 AM and 3:30–4:30 PM.

St. John Neumann 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 AM

St. John the Apostle 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr., NE, Leesburg, VA

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 4:00 PM
Mondays: 9:00 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. John the Baptist 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904 Confession Times: Mondays-Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
St. John the Baptist 120 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays: After 8:30 AM Mass Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 AM & 3:00-4:00 PM

St. John the Beloved 6420 Linway Ter., McLean, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: After 8:15 AM Mass & 3:30-4:30 PM
First Fridays: After 9:00 AM Mass

St. John the Evangelist 10103 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM

St. John the Evangelist 8908 Old Branch Avenue Clinton, MD 20735

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:15 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:30 Pm

St. John the Evangelist 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 4:00-5:00 PM
Sundays: 30 min. before every Mass

St. John Vianney 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:30-10:00 AM

St. Joseph 4590 St. Joseph's Way, Pomfret, MD 20675

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM (starting March 15)

St. Joseph 11007 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD 20705

Confession Times:
After all Saturday and Sunday masses on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent.

St. Joseph 2020 St. Joseph's Way Largo, MD 20774

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM (starting March 8th)

St. Joseph 2119 Point Lookout Rd. Morganza, MD 20660

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. Joseph (Alexandria) 711 N. Columbus St., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Sundays: 30 minutes before Mass

St. Joseph (Herndon) 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30 PM

St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill 313 Second Street, NE Washington, DC 20002

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

St. Jude 10725 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30 PM

St. Lawrence 6222 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays: 9:30 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 6:45 AM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Leo the Great 3700 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 7:00-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM

St. Louis 4125 Garrison Street, NW Washington, DC 20016

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am;
Fridays, 5:00pm-6:00pm

St. Louis 2907 Popkins Ln., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Monday-Friday: 9:15 AM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30 PM
Sundays: 10:00 AM; 4:15 PM (Spanish)

St. Luke 4925 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20019

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 PM

St. Luke 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM

St. Margaret of Scotland 408 Addison Road Seat Pleasant , MD 20743

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm

St. Mark 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:45-9:30 AM & 4:00-5:15PM

St. Mark the Evangelist 7501 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20783

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm

St. Martin of Tours 201 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-9:30 AM
Monday-Friday: After 9:00 AM Masses

St. Martin of Tours 1908 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 For confession times please visit our parish website.
St. Mary 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838

Confession Times:
Fridays, 7:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:15pm

St. Mary 7401 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills, MD 20784

Confession Times:
Fridays: 7:30 PM

St. Mary 13401 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735

Confession Times:
March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm

St. Mary 520 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20852

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm

St. Mary 11555 St. Mary's Church Road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

St. Mary 13715 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, MD 20617

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 8:30pm-8:50pm;
M-Th, 8:30am-8:50am;
Fridays, 9:00am-9:20am, 6:30pm-6:50pm; Sundays, 9:30am-9:45am

St. Mary 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Monday-Friday: After 12:10 PM Mass
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 AM & 4:00-5:00 PM First Saturdays: 7:30-8:20 AM

St. Mary of Sorrows 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, VA

Confession Times:
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
Mondays: 10:00 AM until the line ends Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

St. Mary of the Assumption 14908 Main Street Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Tuesdays to Saturdays 7:30am;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm;
April 15, 10:00am-12:00pm

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM & 3:30 PM

St. Mary of the Mills 114 St. Mary's Place Laurel, MD 20707

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, after 6:30am and 9:00am Masses;
M-F, following 9:00am and 7:00pm Masses; Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

St. Mary, Mother of God 727 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

St. Mary, Star of the Sea 30 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, MD 20640

Confession Times:
Thursdays, 4:00pm-7:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

St. Matthew 8200 Robert E. Lee Dr., Spotsylvania, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays/Tuesdays: After 8:00 AM Mass Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: After 6:30 AM Mass
Fridays: 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30 PM

St. Matthias Apostle 9475 Annapolis Road Lanham, MD 20706

Confession Times:
Mondays: 7:00-8:00 PM

St. Michael 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:40pm

St. Michael 7401 St. Michaels Ln., Annandale, VA

Confession Times:
Monday-Friday: 7:30-8:00 AM (Except Federal Holidays)
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM & 7:00 PM

St. Michael / St. Dominic 17510 Horsehead Road Brandywine, MD 20613

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

St. Michael the Archangel 824 Pershing Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays, 2:45pm

St. Nicholas 8603 Contee Road Laurel, MD 20708

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

St. Patrick 619 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm;
Mondays-Saturdays, 11:30am-12:00pm; Saturdays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

St. Patrick 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853

Confession Times:
Tuesdays: 1:30-2:30 PM, 4:45-5:45 PM, and 7:00-8:15 PM
Wednesdays: 4:45-5:45 PM, 6:30-7:30 PM
Saturdays: 3:00-5:00 PM

St. Patrick 9151 Elys Ford Rd., Fredericksburg, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 5:00 PM
Thursdays: After 9:00 AM Mass & 7:30 PM

St. Paul 9240 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm;
Holy Saturday, 9:20am

St. Paul Chung 4712 Rippling Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM 30 min. before every Mass (Korean)

St. Peter 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832

Confession Time:
Fridays, 8:00pm

St. Peter 313 Second Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm;
M-F, 11:30am-12:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm

St. Peter 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, MD 20601

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 7:00-7:30 PM

St. Peter 12762 Lee Hwy., Washington, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: after 7:00 PM Mass
Saturdays: 3:45-4:45 PM

St. Peter Claver 16922 St. Peter Claver Rd. St. Inigoes, MD 20684

Confessions Times:
Sundays: After 10:00 AM Mass

St. Philip 7500 St. Philips Ct., Falls Church, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:30-10:00 AM
Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM & 7:00-8:00 PM
First Fridays: 7:30-8:00 PM

St. Philip the Apostle 5416 Henderson Way Camp Springs, MD 20746

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm

St. Pius X 3300 Moreland Place, Bowie, MD 20715

Confession Time:
Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm;
Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

St. Raphael 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-7:30pm;
Saturdays, 3:45pm-4:30pm

St. Rita 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA

Confession Times:
Sundays: 10:30-11:00 AM; 12:30-1:00 PM (Spanish) Monday-Friday: 7:00 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM & 4:00-5:00 PM & 7:00-7:30 PM

St. Rose of Lima 11701 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm;
Sundays, 10:00am-11:00am, 2:15-3:15 (Spanish); Saturdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm;
Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm (in chapel)

St. Stephen the Martyr 23331 Sam Fred Rd., Middleburg, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Fridays: After the 9:00 AM Mass
Saturdays: 3:45-4:45 PM

St. Stephen, Martyr 2436 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20037

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM
M-Fri.: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:30-5:15 PM

St. Teresa of Avila 1401 V Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020

Confession Time:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

St. Theresa 21371 St. Theresa Ln., Ashburn, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 AM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM

St. Thomas More 4275 Fourth Street, SE Washington, DC 20032

Confession Times:
Wednesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm;
Saturdays, 4:00pm;
Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am

St. Thomas, Apostle 2665 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Confession Time:
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

St. Timothy 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, VA

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 3:30-5:00 PM

St. Veronica 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, VA

Confession Times:
Mondays and Fridays: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM
First Fridays: After 8:30 AM Mass & 6:30 PM

St. Vincent de Paul 14 M St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Confession Times:
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 PM
M-F:11:30 AM -12:00 PM
Sundays: 7:30-8:00 AM, 6:00-6:30 PM

St. William of York 3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford, VA

Confession Times:
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays: 9:30 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturdays: 6:30 PM (Bilingual)

 

“The light of God’s love, of God’s mercy, of God’s forgiveness, is always on, and we can always come home to God and to the Church if we have been away for a long time or even if we have been there all along.” –Cardinal Donald Wuerl,  Archbishop of Washington

“The light of our Lord’s mercy is always available in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and pierces the darkness of sin.  With great trust, may we confidently approach Jesus who awaits us and experience His mercy in this sacred Season of Lent and always.”
Bishop Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington

Want to make things right? Now is the time.

Lent is the season where we prepare ourselves to renew and restore our relationship with Jesus and the Church as we prepare to celebrate Easter. To help prepare yourself to receive the joy of God’s mercy, explore information here to help you feel more confident and ready, including: frequently-asked questions, how to go to Confession, links to Catholic parishes, their locations and more.

For many of us the Sacrament of Confession can be scary and even embarrassing. We may be too nervous or consider ourselves unforgiveable. Yet with confidence Pope Francis reminds us: “How many times in my pastoral ministry have I heard it said, ‘Father, I have many sins,’ & I have always pleaded, ‘Don’t be afraid; go to him; he is waiting for you; he will take care of everything.’ We hear many offers from the world around us, but let us take up God’s offer instead: his is a caress of love. –Pope Francis, Homily, Basilica of St. John Lateran, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013.