Due to COVID-19, our hours have been adjusted. We have new extended hours during the week. The Basilica doors are open Monday-Friday from 11am - 7pm, Saturday from 11am - 5pm, and Sunday from 11am - 5pm. You are welcome to come and pray. We hope our Basilica is a place of refuge in Baltimore. Please visit us and enjoy the peace and healing of Jesus Christ.


Masses are temporarily suspended until further notice. Please check the front page of the website or Facebook for details regarding live streaming.

Monday – Friday:  7:30am, 12:10pm

Saturday: 10am (First Saturday), 5:30pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:45am, 4:30pm

First Saturday of every month: 10AM
Mass in the Undercroft Chapel
followed by Confession and Adoration


*Please see below for holiday hours.


Confessions are happening when possible from 5PM – 6PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. However, due to reasons out of our control, confessions are occasionally cancelled. Please check Facebook for updated details.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 5pm-6pm




Tours are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday :  9:00am, 11:00am, & 1:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm


**Please see below for tour notes.


Adoration is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Thursday: 8am-8pm



The rosary is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Monday – Friday: 7:00am

Saturday: 5:00pm

Gift Shop

The gift shop is temporarily closed until further notice.

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 2:30pm

*Holiday Hours

The Basilica is open from 7:00am-10:00am on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. There is one Mass at 9:00am, and no tours are offered on these days. In the case that Independence Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the normal Saturday or Sunday schedule will apply.

**Additional Tour Information

Please also note that the Sunday tour is for walk-ups only, and groups will not be scheduled on Sundays. On Thursdays, groups may not be able to visit the Undercroft due to Adoration. There are no guided tours offered during Holy Week or the week of Christmas. Please note that we have a team of exceptional volunteer docents. Occasionally, because of schedule conflicts, a docent is not available at one of the above-mentioned times. In those cases, visitors are encouraged to take the self-guided tour, which is an educational and enjoyable experience.

+Inclement Weather Policy

If weekday Mass is cancelled, we will announce it on our website (www.americasfirstcathedral.org). If the 7:30AM Mass is cancelled, it will be posted to our website by 6:30AM. If the 11:30AM confession and 12:10PM Mass are cancelled, it will be posted by 10:30AM. In the unlikely event that weekend Masses are cancelled, we will post that to the website as soon as possible.

Location & Parking

Free Parking is available around the corner at the Franklin Street Garage until 12PM on Sundays.

Basilica of the Assumption

Franklin Street Garage