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!
When planning a dinner party or reception, the host usually selects as guests those who reflect his or her own interests and social status so that the guests will feel both at home and honored. Such is the nature of dinner parties.
Emily Post would take umbrage at Jesus’ rather polite behavior to his host in today’s Gospel, whom Luke describes as “one of the leading Pharisees.” He departs from the social norm and criticizes the host for inviting only those who were just like him. “When you hold a lunch or dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives of your wealthy neighbors. Rather, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.” In other words, invite those who could never return the favor or pay you back.
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 next parish urban-pilgrimages will be:
September 17, 9:30 am… from our church to Sacred Heart on 16th Street (5miles)
September 24, 9:30am… from our church to Holy Trinity in Georgetown (5 miles)
Our pilgrimages have been ending between 11am and 11:30am… at the conclusion pilgrims are welcome to get home by whatever means they prefer (metro, uber, foot, etc.)
Any parishioners for whom the journey may be too long, who want to meet us half way can certainly contact me to arrange that… likewise if someone wants to begin with us and then finds the trip too much, he/she can hop a metro, bus, cab etc. and meet us at the destination.
Come and see what it’s all about! Boy Scout Troop 380, Cub Scout Pack 380, and Venture Crew 380 cordially invite Capitol Hill boys & girls, ages 6-21 to come outdoors and get a taste of Scouting and our Youth Adventure Program.
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016, 7:15 pm, Providence Park, 464 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (across 3rd St from St. Peter School)
The various units from 380 will be showcasing Scouting activities. In the Scouting program, boys and girls learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, building projects, and community service. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability, and teamwork.