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!

Weekend Mass Times
Weekday Mass Times
Confession Schedule

5 pm Sat ; 9, 11 (ASL interpreted), 5 pm Sun
7 am, 12:10 pm (8 am on Sat and Federal Holidays)
11:30-12 Mon-Fri, 6-6:30 pm Mon-Wed, 4-4:30pm Sat

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2016 Priestly Ordination

Putting out the call for student and adult Altar Servers

Come and Serve at the Altar of the Lord
Servers may be: Students (4th-12th grade) ... OR ...  Adults welcome!
Training sessions for students will be available Mondays 5-6pm throughout the rest of the summer.  Contact Fr. De Rosa to schedule a training, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Training sessions for adult servers will be by appointment. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Notes from the Pastor

Prayer Primer

For ten years before my mother died she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I must confess that I did not always look forward to my weekly visit with her because conversation was always difficult, and sometimes frustrating. I would ask a question, and for a while there would be only silence. Sometimes it took her quite a while to respond. Quite often she never did.  I would wonder if she could really hear, let alone understand, me. Sometimes she would drop off to sleep right in the middle of our “conversation.” Sometimes it was hard to tell if she even knew who I was. Sometimes I would just keep talking and talking because otherwise there would be only silence.

At times we experience prayer ⎯ our talking and listening to God ⎯ as somewhat like trying to converse with an Alzheimer’s patient. Is He really listening? Does He understand what I am going through? Why doesn’t He say something? Does He really know who I am? Has He dropped off to sleep? Do I find myself doing all the talking because the silence of God is frightening?

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Urban Pilgrimages

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.  

Upcoming Pilgrimages
Saturday, July 9 - 8:30am from St. Peter’s front steps to St. Stephen Martyr, Foggy Bottom
Sunday, July 24  - 12:30pm from St. Peter’s front steps to St. Thomas the Apostle, Woodley Rd

Contact Fr. De Rosa with any questions or to RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What's the Deal? - "Talking" Orders from the Church

We encourage our Parishioners to read and share this weekly reflection "What's The Deal??" - a catechesis series on the basics of parish life and culture from Fr. De Rosa. In this week's reflection, Fr. De Rosa discusses the following subjects:

  • Talking Orders from the Church
  • Of Popes, Patriarchs, and other assorted Prelates
  • Singles: The Baptized
  • The Pope Didn't Always Wear White
  • Active Communities
  • Parish Priests - The Secular Clergy
  • We are all called to lead in holiness

Fr. De Rosa's blog - Eyes of Faith DC - will be updated frequently with new reflections.

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