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St. Francis de Sales

Catholic Church

2021 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast

Washington, D.C. 20018


Office Phone: (202) 529-7451



Reverend Brian P. Sanderfoot



Directions: Located on Rhode Island Avenue NE just east of 20th Street NE in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Northheast Washington, DC, just two blocks north of Langdon Park. From the Beltway: Exit onto Baltimore Ave/Hwy 1 (Exit 25A), and go south, turning onto Rhode Island Avene NE. 

Parking: While very limited street parking is available in front of the church on Rhode Island, ample parking is available directly behind the church. From Rhode Island Avenue NE, turn douth at stoplight onto 20th Street NE, then make an immediate left onto St. Francis de Sales Place NE, which leads directly to the parking lot. (See campus map below.) The GPS address for the parking lot is 2028 St. Francis de Sales Place, Washington DC 20018.

Public Transportation:  




Rhode Island Ave NE & 20th St NE Stop (immediately next to Church) 

Rhode Island Ave NE & 18th St NE Stop (2 blocks west of Church) – Best Bus to take from Rhode Island Metro Station


Monroe Street NE & 20th St NE Stop (4 blocks north of Church) – Best Bus to take from Brookland-CUA Metro Station


Hamlin St & 18th St NE Stop (4 blocks north of Church) – Best Bus to take from Fort Totten Metro Station


Bus Transit Smartphone Applications: For help with public transit, we recommend these apps for iPhone/Android mobile devices: Moovit, which maps the most direct and quickest route via all available transportation methods, shows the location of the stops and directions to them, and next arrival times in real-time for trains and buses; Transit, which finds your location via GPS and tells you what bus stops and rail stations are closest to you and the next arrival times in real-time for trains and buses. Click on the links below to download either of these apps.

Metro Rail: 25 minutes walk from either Brookland-CUA Metro Station (east on Monroe, south on 12th St., then east on Irving for 2,000 ft to Rhode Island) or Rhode Island Metro Station (going east up Rhode Island Ave) Stations.

Campus Map
Google Map
Our Holy Patron: St Francis de Sales
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