Schedule for March 1, Ash Wednesday

Mass will be celebrated at 7am, 8:45am, 12:15pm, 6:30pm. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. In addition, there will be a Liturgy of the Word at 11am, with distribution of ashes (no Holy Communion).

Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.
In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. Fasting applies to Catholics from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. Abstaining from meat is binding on all Catholics from age 14 onwards.


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

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

Click here more information and Adoration schedule

40 Days for Life Vigil

Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 6:30–7:30pm
Where: Planned Parenthood, 1225 4th Street NE
Jeannie Mancini, President of the National March for Life, keynote speaker
Facebook event:
Website with details:

Honoring Bill Phillips

Our community partners at the Capitol Hill Group Ministry are holding their annual meeting and Open House this Tue, Feb 28, at 6:30pm at their NEW office, at 415 2nd St NE DC 20002. They also be honoring their 2017 Award Recipients, especially the late Bill Phillips, who will receive the Ruth Rappaport Wisdom Award posthumously.  Bill's wife, Monica Sullivan, will accept the award. RSVP is appreciated, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More about Ruth Rappaport and the award can be found below.


Looking for a way to grow in faith and devotion this Lent? Join a Small Group?

Get to know other parishioners and become more connected with the Church this Lent by joining a St. Peter's small group! Groups are forming now and will start meeting after Ash Wednesday. You can still sign-up! Groups meet in parishioners' homes around the Hill and typically run 6 to 8 weeks. Topics Lent include
* Bishop Barron's Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
* Biblical Walk Through the Mass
* Who am I to Judge?
pdf Small Groups Lent 2017 (85 KB)contains complete details on discussion topics. Register online, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Preparing Yourself and Your Family for Lent

Moms and moms-to-be: Join us on Sat, Feb 25 from 9-11am for Mass, a talk by Fr. Jordan on preparing yourself for Lent, a short time for individual reflection and prayer, and a discussion among fellow moms on ways to help prepare your family for Lent, including ideas for young children and teens.
*FREE—but for planning & refreshments, RSVP at RSVPs encouraged but not required.
ROCKS (Raising Our Catholic Kids) is a group for registered St. Peter’s parish moms to support each other in the joys and challenges of Raising Our Catholic Kids. To join ROCKS email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Saturday morning Men's Group

Our Saturday morning men’s prayer group meets at 7:30am in the O'Sullivan Room (rectory, lower level entrance). It’s an opportunity to get to know one another better, to share reflections on the upcoming Sunday readings, and to pray together. There is no sign up, no need to come every Saturday, nothing to prepare for, and no “homework.” Join Father Gary for this early morning spiritual "pick me up."

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