*Due to the inclement weather, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is closed today, December 9.*
Experience the Life and Legacy
of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Let the footsteps of the past create a better understanding of today's journey...
Every day we welcome visitors into the Basilica, Visitors Center, Museum and historical buildings and grounds where Mother Seton lived, worked, died, and is now buried. We hope you will be one of those visitors soon!
Holiday Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve Vigil, December 24, 7 p.m. Mass, No confessions
Christmas Day Basilica and Shrine will be closed
New Year's Day Mass, 9 a.m., No confessions, Basilica open only for Mass and Shrine will remain closed for the holiday
Mother Seton's Feast Day, January 4, 9 a.m. Mass
Christmas Concert Series
December 8, 4 p.m. Williamsport Community Band *Cancelled due to inclement weather. This concert will be rescheduled. New date to be announced soon.*
December 15, 4:30 p.m., Westminster Ringers
December 22, 4 p.m. Tony DiIulio, Shrine Vocalist
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Christmas and Advent music in the Basilica. Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols and enjoy the festive season!
Museums by Candlelight, Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate this festive time of year at the Shrine with candlelight guided tours of the Basilica and historic houses, enjoy beautiful luminaries throughout the grounds, festive crafts, living historians, and Christmas music!
The University Chorale from East Central University, Wednesday, December 18, 3:30 p.m.
The University Chorale from East Central University in Oklahoma will perform Ava Marie, Ubi Caritas, and other religious hymns in the Basilica. We are excited to have the group which traditionally performs extensively throughout the Southwest. The Chorale has been selected numerous times as the university level representative for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association State Convention.
Christmas Bazaar, St. Joseph's Ministries (St. Catherine's Nursing Center), December 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This Bazaar will feature vendors such as Cookie Lee Jewelry, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Treasures of the Americas and others. For more information contact Beth Gilbert at 301-447-5930 or Annie Wantz at 301-447-3906.
Visitor Center & Basilica Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm every day
Historic Houses & Grounds: Tuesday - Sunday on the hour, 10 am to 3pm
Civil War: Fridays and Saturdays at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Mass & Confessions
1:30 Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Confessions heard before Mass from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm.