St. Patrick’s Cathedral Christmas Eve

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Manhattan is New York City’s most iconic church. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Catholicism came to New York City with Irish immigration after the Great Famine of 1845.

December 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

It’s a busy month at St. Patrick’s

Nicaraguan Mass
La Purisima

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4 pm
Spanish Mass

Vespers for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7pm

Filipino Mass
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass

Sunday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm

Mexican Mass
Las Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe

Tuesday, December 11, 2019 at 8pm
In Spanish

Mexican Mass
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 12, 2019 at 10am and 7pm

Ecuadorian Mass
Our Lady of Nube

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2pm

40th Annual A City Singing at Christmas

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7pm

Children’s Mass

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm. No tickets required.

Christmas Midnight Mass

“Christmas” gets its name from “Christ-Mass.”

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 ~ Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrates Midnight Mass.

This Mass is ticketed and tickets have already been distributed. As an alternative, Old St. Patrick’s Church in SoHo has a beautiful Midnight Mass.

Christmas Day

Regular Mass schedule. No tickets required

Daily Masses

The altar at NYC's St. Patrick's Cathedral. Courtesy of Another Believer.

The altar at NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Courtesy of Another Believer.

There are seven daily masses.

Weekday Mass schedule is 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm and 5:30pm.

Sunday Mass schedule is 7am, 8am, 9am, 10:15am, 12pm, 1pm, 3:15pm, 4pm (in Spanish) and 5:30pm.

January 2020 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Friday, January 3, 2020 ~ Enter the ticket lottery for the 2020 Easter Mass on Easter Sunday at 10:15 am.

Three Kings Day (Epiphany)

Monday, January 6, 2020 ~ There is no special Epiphany Mass.

February 2020 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ~ Ashes are available from 7am – 8pm. There is an extra Mass at 6:30pm.

March (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Stations of the Cross

This spiritual pilgrimage commemorates the Via Dolorosa (Way of Pain), the path walked by Christ in his last days. It is a popular Lenten tradition.

Friday, March 8 at 6pm

Wednesday, March 13 at 6pm
Friday, March 15 at 6pm

Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm
Friday, March 22 at 6pm

Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm
Friday, March 29 at 6pm

St. Patrick’s Day Mass

St Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17, but the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday this year so the St. Patrick’s Day Mass is on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30am.

This is a ticketed Mass. There are unticketed Masses at 8am, 12pm & 5:30pm.

April (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Devotion to the Miraculous Medal

Mondays, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2019 ~ A Marian devotion based on a Marian apparition in Paris, France from July 18 and November 27, 1830. At 6pm. FREE

Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays April 3, 10 and 17, 2019
Fridays April 5, 12, and 19, 2019

This popular Lenten tradition commemorates the Via Dolorosa (Way of Pain), the path walked by Christ in his last days.

Holy Week

April 14-20, 2019, Sunday-Saturday ~ Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter. It celebrates the Passion of Christ, or his last days.

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019, Sunday ~ The Sunday before Easter commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Chrism Mass

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 ~ This celebration of the priesthood is one of the year’s biggest gatherings of clergy and faithful.

Chrism (myrrh) is a holy oil used for Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders. In this Mass, holy oils are given to priests who take them back to their parishes for use throughout the year. It’s a reenactment of an early Christian rite.

Holy Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 ~ Commemorates the washing of the feet and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

In Asian culture, the feet are considered the lowest part of the body, so washing another’s feet is a powerful sign of submission. There is a paradox in that. When you submit freely to another, your submission binds you together. This happens in couples. Each partner submits to the other and thereby creates a powerful union.

Travelers know that on the road you have to take good care of your feet. Perhaps this is symbolic of Christ’s journey.

There is a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5:30pm.

Good Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019 ~ Commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Tenebrae, a religious service that symbolizes the coming darkness by putting out candles followed by a loud noise in the dark. At 9am

There are religious ceremonies throughout the day.

Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 20, 2019 ~ An Easter Vigil commemorates the day the body of Jesus Christ lay in the tomb. At 8pm

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~ Celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There are Masses all day at

  • 7 am
  • 8 am
  • 8:45 am
  • 10:15 am (Solemn Mass requires tickets)
  • 12 noon
  • 1 pm
  • 4 pm (in Spanish)
  • 5:30 pm

You can request Easter Mass tickets online from January 1 through mid-March at

FDNY Holy Name Society

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:15am ~ Mass for the Catholic society of the New York City Fire Department.

May (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019 ~ There is an organ recital from 3:15-3:45pm and a Spanish Mass at 4pm.

Argentine Mass
Our Lady of Lujan

Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ There is a Spanish mass for Our Lady of Lujan, the patroness of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay at 4 pm.

Ecuadorian Mass
Our Lady of Rocio

Sunday, May 26, 2019 ~ There is an organ recital from 3:15 to 3:45pm and a Spanish Mass at 4pm.

Ascension of the Lord

Thursday, May 30, 2019

June (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass (in Spanish) is on Sunday, June 2, 2018 at 4 pm.

Pentecost Vigil

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7pm


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Father’s Day & Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 16, 2019 ~ Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christine idea of the holy Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Corpus Christi Procession

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6:30pm

Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday, June 23, 2019

White Mass

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10am ~ The White Mass is for healthcare professionals.

Saint Josemaría Escrivá Mass

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7pm ~ This mass is for Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás, the Spanish founder of the lay Catholic organization Opus Dei. We teach that even ordinary life is sacred.

July (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Martin de Porres Mass (Peru)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4pm ~ Saint Martin de Porres Mass (Peru).  Afro-Peruvian Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639) is the patron saint of mixed-race people.

Andrés Mojica and Ana María Hernández of San Juan, Puerto Rico give an organ and flute recital from 3:15 – 3:45pm. FREE

August (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Assumption of Mary

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

September (2018) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Cuban Mass
Our Lady Caridad del Cobre

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4 pm
Spanish Mass

Venezuelan Mass
Our Lady of Coromoto

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4 pm
Spanish Mass

Filipino Mass
San Lorenzo Ruiz

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2 pm

Ecuadorian Mass
Our Lady of Cisne

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4 pm
Spanish Mass

October 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Brazilian Mass
Our Lady of Aparecida

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7pm
Not held in 2019

Hispanic Mass
Misa de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4pm
In Spanish

Columbus Day Mass

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 9:30am

Peruvian Mass
Our Lord of the Miracles

Sunday, October 20, 2019 ~ Nuestro Señor de los Milagros Mass in Spanish at 2pm

Colombian Mass
Divine Child Mass

Sunday, October 27, 2019 ~ El Divino Niño Mass in Spanish at 4pm

November 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Puerto Rican Mass
Our Lady of Providence

Our Lady of Providence
Sunday, November 17, 2019 ~ Our Lady of Providence Mass in Spanish at 4pm

Christ the King

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The interior of NYC's St. Patrick's Cathedral. Courtesy of Jean-Christophe Benoist.

The interior of NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Courtesy of Jean-Christophe Benoist.

Fifth Avenue between 50th & 51st St
Midtown East, Manhattan


  • (E) or (M) to Fifth Ave – 53rd St
  • (E) to 47th – 50th St – Rockefeller Center
  • (B) (D) (F) (M) to 47th – 50th St – Rockefeller Center
  • (6) to 51st St

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