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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Notes from the Pastor

You are what you eat!

What more fitting second reading could we hear on this Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ than St. Paul’s account of the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper? In words so familiar to us now, Jesus took bread and wine, blessed them and gave them to his disciples, saying “This IS my body… This is my Blood.” We Catholics take these words of Jesus literally and seriously. The Eucharist is not merely a symbol to remind us of Christ’s presence among us, but his full, real, and true presence, body, blood, soul, and divinity.

This has never been an easy message to digest. That Christ is really present in the Eucharist is a matter of faith, not reason. But reason has a role to play in trying to understand how he can be present by using analogies that draw us from something we know well to something that is pure mystery: The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is like, or can be compared to, something we know from our every-day lives.

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Young Adult Retreat: June 18-19

St. Peter's and St. Joseph's YA ministries are teaming up to host a joint retreat.  Fr. De Rosa will join us as we discuss and reflect on this year's theme - Saints on the Hill: Mercy in the Lives of St. Peter & St. Joseph. Come and enjoy a weekend of reflection, relaxation, and fellowship. The cost is $135 per person. To register, please visit: http://www.payit2.com/event/82785. Registration closes June 6th. Email questions to: ya@saintpetersdc.org.

Pilgrimages Afar & At Home

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.  

Our First Two Pilgrimages
Saturday May 21 - 8:30am from St. Peter’s front steps to The Cathedral of St. Matthew
Saturday June 4 (Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)- 8:30am from St. Peter’s front steps to Immaculate Conception in Shaw

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.

Camino de Santiago Update

To follow the updates of our pilgrimage group currently traversing the Camino de Santiago in Spain, please visit our Facebook Page for live video and photo updates..

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.

What's the Deal? - Parish Accounting

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:

  • Accounting for Ourselves
  • To Tithe or Not to Tithe
  • Catholic Charities
  • How Shall We Give
  • St. Peter's Endowment
  • What is a Mass Card?
  • We all have to render unto Caesar

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

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