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!
Looking for ASL Confession Times or resources for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities? Click here.

Check out this webinar, “The Light is On for Everyone” from the Archdiocese of Washington Department of Special Needs Ministries. The webinar explores the tools and strategies we can use as teachers of the faith to ensure that all people can be included in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

ZIP / Address:
All Saints 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:00-5:00 PM Fridays: 7:30-8:30 AM First Fridays: 7:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Ascension Catholic Church 12700 Lanham-Severn Road Saturdays, 3:00-3:30 pm
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2:00-4:00pm, Monday-Saturday 7:45-8:15am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 3:30-6:00pm
Blessed Sacrament 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 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 Weekdays 11:00am-12:00pm, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm, Sundays (except February 18 and March 25) after the 1:00pm Spanish Mass (Spanish/Italian/Portuguese)
Cathedral of St. Thomas More 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM First & second Sundays of the month: 2:00 PM (Spanish)
Catholic Student Center 4141 Guilford Dr College Park, MD 20740 Monday - Friday 11:30am Memorial Chapel, Wednesdays 4:30pm Catholic Student Center, Sundays 7:00pm Memorial Chapel
Christ the King 2300 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm (Spanish/English), Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (Spanish/English) and by appointment
Christ the Redeemer 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
Church of the Annunciation 3810 Massachussetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:15-5:15pm
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 3411 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm, Saturdays 3:30-4:15pm
Church of the Holy Spirit 1717 Ritchie Road, District Heights, MD Saturdays 3:20-3:50pm (mass at 4:00pm), Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm in the Chapel
Church of the Incarnation 880 Eastern Avenue, NE, Washington, DC Saturdays 3:00pm before Mass at 4:00pm
Church of the Little Flower 5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD Wednesdays during Lent 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00pm
Church of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus 6000 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Saturdays: until March 10: 3:30-4:15pm, after March 10: 4:30-5:15pm, Sundays 9:00-9:45am, 2:00-2:30pm
Church of the Resurrection 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD

Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm

Corpus Christi 43130 Amberwood Plaza, Ste. 150, South Riding, VA (Weekdays) 41535 Sacred Mountain St., Aldie, VA (Weekends) 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 Monday - Friday 8:00-8:30am, Wednesdays 5:45-6:15pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm
Good Shepherd 8710 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 8:00-8:45 AM & 4:00-4:50 PM; 6:00-6:25 PM (Spanish) Sundays: 1:00-1:55 PM (Spanish)
Holy Angels 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Fridays 3:00-4:00pm (during Stations of the Cross), Saturdays 3:30-4:00pm, Sundays 10:10-10:30am
Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian 1357 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC Saturdays and Sundays: half hour prior to Mass or by appointment.
Holy Cross 4900 Strathmore Avenue, P.O. Box 249, Garrett Park, MD Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
Holy Face 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD Friday 6:00-7:00pm, Saturday 4:15-4:45pm
Holy Family 2210 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD Saturdays 4:30-5:00pm
Holy Family 12010 Woodmore Road, Mitchellville
Saturdays 4:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Holy Family 14160 Ferndale Rd., Dale City, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 7:00-7:30 PM First Fridays: 6:30-7:00 PM Saturdays: 8:300-9:00 AM & 4:00-4:30 PM
Holy Ghost 15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg, MD Half hour before weekend Masses.
Holy Martyrs of Vietnam 915 S. Wakefield St., Arlington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM One hour before Mass or by appointment
Holy Name 920 Eleventh Street, NE, Washington, DC Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm
Holy Redeemer 9705 Summit Avenue, Kensington, MD Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm, Saturdays 4:15-5:15pm
Holy Redeemer 4902 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm, Saturdays, 6:00-6:30pm, Sundays following all Masses
Holy Redeemer DC 206 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Monday-Friday 6:45-7:15pm
Holy Rosary 595 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC

Please call the parish at 202-638-0165 for Confession times 

Holy Spirit 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA 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 Saturdays 4:30, Wednesdays 6:30pm
Holy Trinity 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA 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 Wed 7:45-8:15am and 7:30-8:30pm, Saturday 5:00-5:30pm, Sunday 10:30am and 5:30pm
Immaculate Conception 28297 Old Village Road, P.O. Box 166, Mechanicsville, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-3:45 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD Thursdays 6:00pm (English/Spanish), Saturdays 2:30-3:45pm (English/Spanish)
Jesus the Divine Word 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45am, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Jesus the Good Shepherd 1555 West Mount Harmony Road, Owings, MD Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm
Most Holy Rosary 11704 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Mother Seton 19951 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, MD Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm (English/Spanish), Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (English/Spanish), Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm (English/Spanish), 6:00-6:45pm in Spanish
Mount Calvary 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD One half hour before Sunday Masses, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Nativity 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
Our Lady Help of Christians 100 Village Street, Waldorf Wednesday evenings 6:00-6:45pm, 7:45-8:30pm, (Mass 7 pm), Saturdays 4:00-4:45 pm
Our Lady of Angels 13752 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, VA 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 1001 Grandin Avenue Rockville, MD

Please call the parish at 301-738-2459 for Confession times 

Our Lady of Good Counsel 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 9-9:30 AM
Our Lady of Grace 15661 Norbeck Road, Silver Spring Thursdays 9:30am, Saturdays 3:30pm, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm
Our Lady of Hope 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, VA 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 Lebanon 7142 Alaska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Sunday before 11:00am mass
Our Lady of Lourdes 7500 Pearl Street, Bethesda, MD Wednesday, February 21-March 21 from 7:00-8:00pm, Mon-Fri at 11:30am, Saturday 11:00am and 4:00pm
Our Lady of Lourdes 830 23rd St. S., Arlington, VA 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 Tuesdays 1:45-2:45pm, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm and 15min before weekend masses
Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1600 Morris Road, SE, Washington, DC Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Our Lady of Sorrows 1006 Larch Avenue, Takoma Park, MD Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (Spanish, English, French, Italian, Ghanaian)
Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Intersection of Routes 29 & 629, Madison, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-4:30 PM
Our Lady of the Presentation P.O. Box 428, Poolesville Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm, February 21, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 6:30-8:00pm
Our Lady of the Shenandoah Mission 240 Fritzel Way, Basye, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:30-5:00 PM
Our Lady of the Valley 200 Collins Ave., Luray, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM
Our Lady of the Visitation 14135 Seneca Road, Darnestown, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-4:00pm
Our Lady of the Wayside P.O. Box 97, Chaptico Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm, Saturdays 3:15-3:45pm and Sundays 20 min. before Mass
Our Lady of Victory 4835 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm, and by appointment
Our Lady of Vietnam 11812 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD

Please call the parish

Our Lady Queen of Peace 3800 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 3:15-4:00pm
Our Lady Queen of Peace 2700 19th St. S., Arlington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:45 PM
Our Lady Queen of Poland 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Half hour before all Masses.
Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck 41348 Medley's Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm, 4th Friday 8:45-10:00am, Sundays during Lent 9:45-10:45am
Our Lady, Queen of the Americas 2200 California Street, NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (English/Spanish), Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm (English/Spanish), Friday, Mar 2: 6:00-7:00pm
Our Lady, Star of the Sea 50 Alexander Lane, P.O. Box 560, Solomons, MD Tuesdays after 5:30pm Mass, Saturdays 3:00-345pm
Precious Blood 114 E. Edmondson St., Culpeper, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
Queen of Apostles 4401 Sano St., Alexandria, VA 22312 Monday-Friday: after 6:30 AM Mass Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 PM Saturday: 4:00-5:30 PM & 6:00-7:30 PM Sunday: 8:30-9:00 AM; 10:00-10:30 AM
Sacred Heart 16501 Annapolis Road, Bowie Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-4:00 pm
Sacred Heart 201 St. Mary's Avenue, P.O. Box 1390, La Plata Wednesday 6:30pm (until after adoration at 9pm), Saturdays 3:30-5:00pm, Sundays: half hour before mass 7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:30am
Sacred Heart 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Fridays 7:00-8:00pm (during Stations of the Cross), Saturdays 2:45-3:15pm
Sacred Heart (Manassas) 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Winchester) 120 Keating Dr., Winchester, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM; Sundays: 2:00 PM (Spanish) Tuesdays: after Novena (approx. 8:00 PM) First Fridays: 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM
Saint Aloysius 22800 Washington Street, P.O. Box 310, Leonardtown Saturdays 3:30-4:45pm and immediately after all Sunday and Saturday Vigil Masses
Saint Ambrose 3107 63rd Avenue, Cheverly, MD Saturdays 3:00pm, Tuesdays before/after Mass at 7:00pm
Saint Andrew Apostle 11600 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD During or following Mass on Weekdays 8:30am and Saturdays 9:00am, Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm.
Saint Andrew Kim 17615 Old Baltimore Road, Olney, MD

Please call the parish at 301-260-1981 for Confession times. 

Saint Ann 4001 Yuma Street, NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm
Saint Anthony P.O. Box 660, North Beach Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm, Feb. 19, 5:00-8:00pm, Mar. 5 and 19, 5:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm
Saint Anthony of Padua 1029 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Parish-wide Penance Service, March 31 7:00-9:00pm

Saint Augustine 1419 V. Street, NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:30pm
Saint Bartholomew 6902 River Road, Bethesda, MD Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm (Spanish), Saturdays 8:30-9:00am and 3:30-4:30pm
Saint Benedict the Moor 320 21st Street, NE, Washington, DC Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Saint Bernadette 70 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD February 21-March 28 (not March 7, Confirmation) Saturdays 8:45am and 3:30-4:30pm
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux 5700 St. Bernard Drive, Riverdale Park, MD

Saturdays and Sundays 3:00-3:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Saint Bernardine of Siena 2400 Brooks Drive Suitland, MD

Please call the parish at 301-736-0707 for Confession times.

Saint Camillus 1600 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm (English/Spanish)
Saint Catherine Labourթ 11801 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:0 pm (Spanish), Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm (Spanish)
Saint Catherine of Alexandria 7865 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD Wednesday Feb. 28th to March 28th 4:00-6:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm
Saint Cecilia 47950 Mattapany Road, P.O. Box 429, St. Mary's City Saturdays 3:00-4:00pm
Saint Columba 7804 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD 6:00-6:45pm every Wednesday during Lent (English, Tagalog), Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm
Saint Dominic 630 E. Street, SW, Washington, DC Monday-Friday 11:55am-12:30pm, Thursdays 5:00-5:30pm, Saturdays 4:30-5:00pm, Sundays after 10:30am Mass
Saint Dominic's Mission 22300 Aquasco Road Aquasco, MD 20608 Saturdays 3:00-4:00pm
Saint Edward the Confessor 16304 Pond Meadow Lane, Bowie, MD Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm
Saint Elizabeth 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD Wednesdays 7:00pm, First Fridays 11:00am, Saturdays 4:00pm, or by appointment
Saint Francis de Sales 2021 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington, DC Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm
Saint Francis de Sales 7185 Benedict Avenue, P.O. Box 306, Benedict, MD Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 8:30-8:55am and 4:30-5:25pm, Sundays 8:30-8:55am and 10:30-10:55am
Saint Francis of Assisi 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment
Saint Francis Xavier 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:15-3:55pm, Sundays 7:30-8:00am, 10:30-10:55am

Saint Francis Xavier 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Saint Gabriel 26 Grant Circle, NW, Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:15-4:30pm
Saint George 19212 St. George Church Road, Valley Lee Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm, Fridays (after Stations of the Cross) 7:30-8:00pm
Saint Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church 12420 Old Gunpowder Spur Road Beltsville, MD

Sundays 9:30-10:00am, Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm

Saint Hugh 135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays, March 7, March 21, March 28 7:00-8:00pm
Saint Ignatius 2315 Brinkley Road, Ft. Washington, MD Saturday 10:00-10:30am
Saint Ignatius Loyola 7640 Port Tobacco Road, P.O. Box 278, Hilltop

Please call the parish at 301-934-9630 for Confession times. 

Saint Ignatius, Chapel Point 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Saint James 3628 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD Wednesday 6:00pm, Saturdays 3:15-3:45pm
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal 9701 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD Wednesdays (Feb. 21-March 28) 6:45-8:00pm
Saint Jerome 5205 43rd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-4:00pm
Saint John Baptist de la Salle 5706 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (Spanish), Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm (Spanish)
Saint John Francis Regis 43950 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm during Lent, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm and 6:00pm
Saint John Neumann 8900 Lochaven Drive, Gaithersburg, MD Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Saint John the Baptist 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm (Feb. 21-Mar. 24, 2018)
Saint John the Evangelist 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm Main Church, Saturdays 9:30-10:15am Main Church, 4:30-5:15pm Historic Church
Saint John the Evangelist 8908 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD Wednesdays 7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00pm
Saint John Vianney 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, 1st Friday 8:30-9:30am
Saint Joseph 11007 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD After Sunday Masses: 8:00am, 10:00am and 12:00pm (Feb.18th - Mar 25), Saturdays 4:00pm
Saint Joseph 2020 St. Joseph's Way, Largo, MD Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm, Weekly Confession: 3:30-4:15pm
Saint Joseph 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, MD Wednesdays after Ash Wednesday during Lent, 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays, 3:00-3:45pm
Saint Joseph 29119 Point Lookout Road, P.O. Box 175, Morganza Monday-Saturday 7:30-7:50am, Monday-Wednesday, Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm, Sundays 7:30-7:50am, 9:30-9:50am, 6:50pm
Saint Joseph on Capitol Hill 313 Second Street, NE, Washington, DC Weekdays 11:45am -12:10pm, Saturdays 5:00-5:20pm
Saint Louis de France 4125 Garrison St. NW Washington, DC

Please call the parish at 202-537-0709 for Confession times.

Saint Luke 4925 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm, Sundays 7:30-8:15am, 10:00-10:45am
Saint Mark the Evangelist 7501 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm, Saturdays 3:15-4:15pm and 6:00-6:45pm (Spanish)
Saint Martin of Tours 1908 North Capitol Street, NW Washington DC Saturdays 4:15-5:00pm
Saint Martin of Tours 201 S. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Monday-Friday 7:00am, 9:30am, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm, Saturdays 4:00pm, Sundays 7:30pm (English and Spanish)
Saint Mary 18230 Barnesville Road, P.O. Box 67 Barnesville, MD Fridays 7:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 4:15-4:45pm
Saint Mary 520 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturday 4:00-5:00pm
Saint Mary Newport 11555 St. Mary's Church Road Charlotte Hall, MD Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm, Saturday 4:00-4:45pm. Reconciliaton Service: Tuesday March 20, 6:00pm
Saint Mary of the Assumption 14908 Main Street Upper Marlboro, MD Tuesday to Saturday 7:30-7:55am, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Saint Mary of the Mills 114 St. Mary's Place Laurel, MD Monday-Friday following the 6:30am and 9:00am Masses, Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:30pm
Saint Mary's 13715 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, MD Every day before all Masses
Saint Mary's Mother of God Catholic Church 727 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm
Saint Mary, Landover Hills 7401 Buchanan Street Landover Hills, MD 20784 Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Saint Mary, Piscataway 13401 Piscataway Road Clinton, MD 20735 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm
Saint Mary, Star of the Sea 30 Mattingly Avenue Indian Head, MD Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm (English/Spanish) and by appointment.
Saint Matthias Apostle 9475 Annapolis Road Lanham, MD Mondays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 6:15-7:00pm (Spanish)
Saint Michael 17510 Horsehead Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613 Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Saint Michael the Archangel 824 Pershing Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 Saturdays 2:45-3:45pm
Saint Michael's Church 16566 Three Notch Road, P.O. Box 429 Ridge, MD Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Saint Nicholas 8603 Contee Road Laurel, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
Saint Patrick 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:00-5:00pm
Saint Patrick's in the City 619 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC Monday - Saturday: 11:30am-12:00pm and Saturday 4:30-5:15pm, Wednesday, Feb. 14 - March 28: 5:00-6:30pm
Saint Peter 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, MD Wednesdays 7:00pm in the Chapel, Saturdays 3:00pm in the Church
Saint Peter Claver 16922 St. Peter Claver Road St. Inigoes, MD

Sundays 11:30am

Saint Philip the Apostle 5416 Henderson Way Campr Springs, MD Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm English only
Saint Raphael 1513 Dunster Road Rockville, MD Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm (English/Spanish), Saturdays 3:45-4:30pm (English/Spanish)
Saint Rose of Lima 11701 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm (English/Spanish), Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm
Saint Stephen Martyr 2436 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC

Monday through Friday: 11:30am-12:00pm
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm 
Saturdays 4:30-5:15pm

Saint Teresa of Avila 1401 V Street, SE Washington DC Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Saint Thomas Apostle 2665 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Saint Vincent de Paul 14 M Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Monday- Friday 11:30am- 12:00pm; Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Sundays 7:30-8:00am, 11:30am-12:00pm, 6:00-6:30pm
Shrine of Saint Jude 12701 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853-3598 Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament 3630 Quesada Street, NW Washington, DC Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:00pm, Tuesday March 27 11:30am-1:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm.
Shrine of the Sacred Heart 3211 Sacred Heart Way, NW Washington, DC 20010 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (English and Spanish), Saturdays 3:00-3:50pm (English) 5:00-5:45 (Spanish) Sunday 9:30-10:00 (English)
St Peter, Olney 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 Fridays 7:45-9:30pm, Saturdays 3:30-5:00pm
St. Agnes 2002 N. Randolph St., Arlington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 8:00-9:00 AM & 3:00-4:00 PM
St. Ambrose 3829 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 9:30-10:00 AM & 3:00-4:00 PM
St. Andrew the Apostle 6720 Union Mill Rd., Clifton, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Ann 5300 10th St. N., Arlington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:45-5:00 PM Sundays: 1:00 PM (Spanish)
St. Anthony Mission 10299 Millbank Rd., King George, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: after 9:00 Mass & 6:30 PM Sundays: 30 min. before each Mass
St. Anthony of Padua 3305 Glen Carlyn Dr., Falls Church, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 7:30-8:20 PM Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM & 7:15 PM until the line ends Sundays: 2:15-3:15 PM
St. Bernadette 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-5:00 PM (Bilingual)
St. Bridget of Ireland 1024 W. Main St., Berryville, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM, Sundays: 8:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena 1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 7:45:8:15 AM (Except Federal Holidays) Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Charles Borromeo 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 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 Sundays: 11:30-noon (Spanish)
St. Clare of Assisi 12409 Henderson Rd., Clifton, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 12807 Valleywood Dr., Lake Ridge, VA Mondays: 7:00-7:45 PM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 9:30-10:00 AM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Elizabeth of Hungary 12 Lossing Ave., Colonial Beach, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:30 PM Sundays: 8:30 AM,, 10:30 AM
St. Francis de Sales (Kilmarnock) 154 E. Church St., Kilmarnock, VA 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 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 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
St. Gabriel Mission 9110 Railroad Drive, Suite 200, Manassas Park, VA Tuesdays: 5:00 PM; Wednesdays: 12:40 PM
St. Isidore the Farmer 14414 St. Isidore Way, Orange, VA 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 & 10:00-10:20 AM
St. James 103 N. Spring St., Falls Church, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 11:15-11:45 AM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM & 7:30-8:00 PM
St. John Bosco 315 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 3:30 PM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
St. John Neumann 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 AM
St. John the Apostle 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr., NE, Leesburg, VA Saturdays: 4:00 PM Mondays: 9:00 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
St. John the Baptist 120 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA 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 Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM; 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (top of every hour) Saturdays: After 8:15 AM Mass & 3:30-4:30 PM First Fridays: After 9:00 AM Mass
St. John the Evangelist 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA

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

St. Joseph (Alexandria) 711 N. Columbus St., Alexandria, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Sundays: 30 min. before Mass
St. Joseph (Herndon) 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30 PM
St. Jude 10725 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Lawrence 6222 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 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 Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 7:00-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Louis 2907 Popkins Ln., Alexandria, VA Monday-Friday: 9:15 AM Wednedays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 9:15 AM & 4:30 PM Sundays: 10:00 AM; 4:15 PM (Spanish)
St. Luke 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM
St. Mark 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 8:45-9:30 AM & 4:15-5:15PM
St. Mary 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 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: During 8:30 AM holy hour
St. Mary of Sorrows 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, VA Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM Mondays: 10:00-10:30 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM; First Fridays: 7:45-8:45 PM
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, VA Wednesdays: 7:00-9:00 PM Saturdays: 8:00 AM & 3:30 PM
St. Matthew 8200 Robert E. Lee Dr., Spotsylvania, VA Mondays/Tuesdays: After 8:00 AM Mass Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM; After 11:00 AM Mass Thursdays: After 6:30 AM Mass Fridays: 7:00 PM Saturdays: 4:30 PM
St. Michael 7401 St. Michaels Ln., Annandale, VA 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. Patrick 9151 Elys Ford Rd., Fredericksburg, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 5:00-5:50 PM; First Saturday: 7:50-8:50 AM Thursdays: After 9:00 AM Mass & 7:30 PM
St. Paul 9240 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm
St. Paul Chung 4712 Rippling Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM 30 min. before every Mass (Korean)
St. Peter 12762 Lee Hwy., Washington, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 PM Saturdays: 3:45-4:45 PM
St. Peter's Capitol Hill 313 Second Street, SE, Washington DC Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm
St. Philip 7500 St. Philips Ct., Falls Church, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Fridays: 9:45 AM Saturdays: 4:00-5:00 PM & 7:00-8:00 PM Sundays: 1:30 PM (Spanish)
St. Pius X 3300 Moreland Place Bowie, MD 20715 Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm
St. Rita 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA 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. Stephen the Martyr 23331 Sam Fred Rd., Middleburg, VA

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

St. Theresa 21371 St. Theresa Ln., Ashburn, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 PM
St. Thomas More 4275 Fourth Street SE, Washington, DC 20032

Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm

St. Timothy 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, VA Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Veronica 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, VA Mondays/Fridays: 11:30-Noon Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM; First Fridays: 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM
St. William of York 3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford, VA Fridays: 9:30 AM Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM; 9:30 AM Saturdays: 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM


“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.