Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Thu, May 25, is NOT a Holy Day in the Archdiocese of Washington; here, as in other dioceses, the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter (this year, May 28). Masses on Thu, May 25, will be Easter Weekday Mass.


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

Pastoral Notes

The Easter Season is all about experiencing new life, that is, life from death.  St. Peter’s Church and School are certainly experiencing death pangs with the departures of two incredibly talented and successful women at the end of June.  Lynn Freeman retires after serving as parish/rectory manager for 21 years.  Jennifer Ketchum is moving to Florida after 9 years as school principal.  These women have contributed enormously to the growth and development of our faith community.  Please let them know of your appreciation and your prayers.

Despite the dying I am feeling the new life and pray that you will too.  We have hired three terrific people to join our family: Karen Clay as school principal; Patrick Devenney as parish manager; and Destiny Edwards as communications coordinator (new position).  You can look for biographical sketches in the next few weeks.  They will bring great talents and energy to our community and you will love them.

For its size and vibrancy St. Peter’s operates with a relatively small staff.  We depend on generous, spirited volunteers to maintain the vitality and success of our parish and school.  We really do need more volunteers and there are many ways to serve.  Besides our liturgical ministries there is need for people to help with property projects, social service ministries, catechism or serving on important advisory committees.  We will be featuring ways to get involved throughout the summer.  Please prayerfully consider how you may be able to contribute to new life on Capitol Hill.

Father Jordan and I are very desirous of meeting with anyone who wants to serve our faith community, whether you are a longtime member or newly arrived.  Together we can decide on where the Spirit may be leading you to lend your talents and energies.  We will be meeting people through the summer to set the stage for the St. Peter’s of the future.  We look forward to getting to know you.

God bless you in this (Mary) month of May, Fr Gary

St. Peter’s Parish Pastoral Council Openings

St. Peter’s is looking for new members for our Parish Council. If you are interested in donating your time and talent to the parish, or have a recommendation of someone who you believe would be a valuable addition (must be a registered parishioner), email Jack Smedile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Having your baby baptized? Let us help you!

The celebration of your baby's baptism is a wonderful time. Family and friends come together to share the joy of welcoming a new member into the family and the faith. Did you know the Catholic Church has certain requirements for being a godparent? Often "godparent" is confused with "guardian" - but their roles are quite different. One is responsible for a child's spiritual upbringing, the other for her or his physical well-being.
There are certain requirements in Canon Law to ensure that godparents are able and ready to take on the task of teaching the faith and providing prayers and support.


Food donations from St. Peter’s parish

Our food donations support the food pantry of our neighbor parish of Holy Name, 920 11th St NE. Anytime you come to church, bring donations of non-perishable food and place them in the crates under the right hand table in the back of the church.  Are you available during the day once a month to deliver our donations to Holy Name? Email Kathleen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get Parish News & Alerts in your Inbox!

St. Peter's has partnered with Flocknote - a communications platform for parishioners to receive e-mails about church activities and needs. We won't bombard you, but we will send targeted reminders about upcoming events like the Holy Days, and parish and ministry needs as they arise. To sign up, visit our sign-up page. We want to keep in touch with you!