New York City’s most iconic church is St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Manhattan. 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.
There are seven daily masses.
The weekday Mass schedule is 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm and 5:30pm.
The regular Sunday Mass schedule is 7am, 8am, 9am, 10:15am, 12pm, 1pm, 3:15pm, 4pm and 5:30pm.
Spanish Mass is Sundays at 4pm.
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
Columbus Day Mass
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 9:30am
Our Lord of the Miracles Mass ~ Nuestro Señor de los Milagros
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2pm
Divine Child Mass ~ El Divino Niño Mass
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4pm
November 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Puerto Rican Mass
Our Lady of Providence
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4pm
Christ the King
Sunday, November 24, 2019
December 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral Mass
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4 pm
(not in 2019)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Mexican Mass ~ Las Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe
Tuesday, December 11, 2019 at 8pm
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
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Christmas Midnight Mass (Christ – mass)
Timothy Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Midnight Mass. The popular Mass is ticketed.
Regular Mass schedule. No tickets required
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.
March (2019) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Wednesday, March 6
Ashes are available from 7am – 8pm.
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.
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.
April 14, 2019, Sunday ~ The Sunday before Easter commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 ~ An Easter Vigil commemorates the day the body of Jesus Christ lay in the tomb. At 8pm
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 saintpatrickscathedral.org.
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
Sunday, May 12, 2019 ~ There is an organ recital from 3:15-3:45pm and a Spanish Mass at 4pm.
Our Lady of Lujan (Argentine)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ There is a Spanish mass for Our Lady of Lujan, the patroness of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay at 4 pm.
Our Lady of Rocio (Ecuadorian)
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.
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
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
Our Lady Caridad del Cobre Mass (Cuban)
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4 pm
Our Lady of Coromoto Mass (Venezuelan)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4 pm
San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass (Filipino)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2 pm
Our Lady of Cisne Mass (Ecuadorian)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4 pm
Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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