Providing sacramental access to busy Washingtonians for over six decades
At the CIC we believe Catholic life is an activity not only of the mind, but also of the body and spirit. Not only does our uniquely Catholic forum provide hope, teach wisdom, and build virtue in our nation’s capital, we also strive to provide people with daily access to Jesus Christ through daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, confession, and spiritual development.
The Chapel of St. Josemaría Escrivá is closed on all federal holidays that fall between Monday and Friday.
Archdiocese of Washington Holy Days of Obligation
All Catholics who have reached the age of reason and are not prevented by sickness or other sufficient cause, are obliged to attend Mass and to abstain from unnecessary work that impedes worship on Sundays and on the following Holy Days of Obligation:
- Christmas-December 25
- *Mary, Mother of God-January 1
- Ascension of Our Lord- Observed on the Seventh Sunday of Easter in the Archdiocese of Washington
- *Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary- August 15
- *All Saints-November 1
- Immaculate Conception-December 8
*When these three Holy Days fall on a Saturday or a Monday the obligation to attend Mass and to abstain from unnecessary work is suspended.
From 11:45am-12:00pm and after Mass
Have a Mass offered
The daily Masses celebrated at The Chapel of St. Josemaría Escrivá may be offered for your intentions–for any person or persons, living or deceased–and we have beautiful Mass cards available.
To have a Mass offered for someone, please contact the front desk at 202.783.2062. The suggested stipend (donation) is $10.
Monday – Friday
Adoration is open to anyone of any faith. We ask that when you visit the chapel for Adoration, please maintain a disposition of silence and reverence so those who are in the chapel with you are able to worship and pray.
“Be ‘savagely sincere’ in spiritual direction”
If that dumb devil mentioned in the Gospel gets into your soul, he will spoil everything. On the other hand, if you get rid of him immediately, everything will turn out well; you will carry on merrily, and all will be well. Resolve firmly to be ‘savagely sincere’ in spiritual direction (always keeping your good manners) and to be sincere immediately.Saint Josemaría in The Forge, 127
The CIC offers spiritual direction.
Call 202.783.2062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.