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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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.

Notes from the Pastor

Mystery of Mysteries
 
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” — the words that begin and end every prayer — fall so easily from our lips that we usually don’t even think about what we are saying. This Solemnity of the Holy Trinity forces us to ponder this mystery of mysteries: one God, yet three distinct persons. How can that possibly be?  
 
St. Patrick used the shamrock to approach the mystery of the Holy Trinity: one shamrock, yet three distinct leaves. A more contemporary image would be our own experience of love. There can be no such thing as love unless there were at least one other person to receive that love and to return it. And we know that the love we experience with that person is not just something between us, but it spills out and affects all the relationships we treasure. Marital love gives birth to an entirely new person, unique and distinct, yet reflecting the traits and characteristics of his or her parents.

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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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