If you have been away from the Church for a while, know that St. Peter’s is always ready to welcome you home. St. Peter’s is a warm community of faith and committed to helping anyone and everyone draw closer to Christ through the Catholic Church. We hope that you will consider coming to Confession and Mass to begin your journey home, or think about contacting a priest to discuss whatever may be keeping you away. We miss you and hope to see you soon!
Silhouettes of Jesus
“Why do you always have to make things so difficult?” That’s a familiar question to many of us, either as the person who asks it, or the person who has to respond to it. It’s a question that husbands and wives sometimes ask each other. It’s a question that parents ask their teenage children, or that kids ask their parents. It’s a question we ask our boss, or at least would like to. It’s a question every taxpayer asks when April 15th draws near. Today, it’s a question we might want to ask Jesus.
A “someone” in today’s Gospel asks a simple question, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” As usual, Jesus does not give a direct answer, but leads that someone through the twists and turns of narrow gates, locked doors, of strangers at a table with God who are cast out, finally noting that “some who are last will be first and some who are first will be last.” I would bet that after Jesus finished, that “someone” was probably thinking, “Why do you have to make things so difficult?” We might well be asking the same question.
Are you looking for a break from the normal routine?
Are you seeking a way to spice up your spiritual life?
Consider an urban pilgrimage!
From time to time, Fr. De Rosa will be leading a walking pilgrimage form our parish to different holy sites in our city. Pilgrims will meet at St. Peter’s after mass, grab breakfast at a local cafe and walk to the destination for some prayer the and lunch. Confessions and spiritual counsel will be available along the way.
Our next parish urban-pilgrimages will be:
September 17, 9:30 am… from our church to Sacred Heart on 16th Street (5miles)
September 24, 9:30am… from our church to Holy Trinity in Georgetown (5 miles)
Our pilgrimages have been ending between 11am and 11:30am… at the conclusion pilgrims are welcome to get home by whatever means they prefer (metro, uber, foot, etc.)
Any parishioners for whom the journey may be too long, who want to meet us half way can certainly contact me to arrange that… likewise if someone wants to begin with us and then finds the trip too much, he/she can hop a metro, bus, cab etc. and meet us at the destination.
Come and see what it’s all about! Boy Scout Troop 380, Cub Scout Pack 380, and Venture Crew 380 cordially invite Capitol Hill boys & girls, ages 6-21 to come outdoors and get a taste of Scouting and our Youth Adventure Program.
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016, 7:15 pm, Providence Park, 464 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (across 3rd St from St. Peter School)
The various units from 380 will be showcasing Scouting activities. In the Scouting program, boys and girls learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, building projects, and community service. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability, and teamwork.