Ascension and Saint Agnes Parish



If you have visited us in downtown Washington, we hope you will come again. If you have never visited us, we invite you to come taste and see how gracious the Lord is.

Whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual life, we invite you to be part of our community.

Our congregation comprises families and individuals of all ages from both the immediate neighborhood and from the larger Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Animated by prayer, worship, fellowship, and ministry, we serve our city and reach out to the world.

While we come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences, we all seek growth in the fullness of God’s life and to deepen our relationship with one another. We are here for Christians to have a parish home, for those seeking God to explore and question, and for those feeling alienated from God to have a spiritual center.

Our buildings are located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 12th Street, N.W. in downtown Washington, DC.

Our main Sunday service is High Mass and sermon with choir and organ, at 10:00 am. Child care is available during the 10:00 am mass. Sunday Low Mass is at 8:00 am at the Lady Chapel, and at 12:30 pm in the St. Francis Chapel.

During the week, daily masses and evening prayer attract parishioners and others who work in downtown Washington and on Capitol Hill.


You Are Invited

Service Schedule

And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come.
And let them that hear say, Come.
And let them that are athirst come.
And whosoever will, let them take the water of life freely.

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Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Telephone 202.347.8161


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