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!
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Where: Planned Parenthood, 1225 4th Street NE
Jeannie Mancini, President of the National March for Life, keynote speaker
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182526955567572/
Website with details: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/washington/events/22689/
More about Ruth Rappaport and the award can be found below.
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?
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 rockslentenretreat.eventbrite.com. RSVPs encouraged but not required.
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."