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

The Odd Couple

    As parishioners of St. Peter Parish we celebrate what is called out patronal feast day. Given the fact that St. Peter was Prince of the Apostles and that it was only to Peter that Jesus said the words emblazoned on the upper story of our church, “You are the Rock and upon this Rock I will build my Church,” we would think that Peter deserves his own proper feast day, as is the case with most of the saints. But the Church has always celebrated St. Peter’s feast day together with that of St. Paul. Today’s Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul celebrates the greatness of two very different men who received God’s call and grace, and thereby became living pillars of our Catholic faith. Peter represents the mission to Israel and to the circumcised; Paul represents the mission to the gentiles and the free Gospel apart from the Law. Peter calls to mind the institutional Church, while Paul reminds us of the charismatic, evangelical character of Jesus’ followers.

    Aside from their shared faith in Jesus, little else would have brought Peter and Paul together as the leaders of the fast-growing Church. Had they not received that unique call and mission from Jesus, Peter would probably have grown old sailing the Sea of Galilee and Paul would probably have continued to serve as a rabbi and a persecutor of the Church. For both, their encounters with Jesus radically redirected their lives and changed the course of human history. Because of their willingness to surrender to God and allow their lives to be given over to a future they had not planned, Peter and Paul remain our teachers.

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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.

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.

What's the Deal? - Art & Architecture

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:

  • Art & Architecture, a Start
  • History of Catholicism on Capitol Hill
  • The Altar of God
  • The Rose Window
  • The Basilica - A Place for Everyone
  • Preaching from the Pulpit or the Crowd
  • Born Again through the Eucharist
  • History of Side Altars

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

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