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!
Our Dominican Brothers host discussions on a wide range of topics of contemporary theological relevance. Sundays, 10:30am, O’Sullivan room. Free. No registration needed. Join us when the topic interests you!
Apr 3 Book Club: Josef Pieper, The Concept of Sin
Apr 10 Our First Freedom: The Foundations of Religious Freedom
Apr 17 Marriage: "A Partnership of the Whole of Life"
Apr 24 Book Club: Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy
May 1 Evangelization: How It’s Done. Why Too Often It’s Not.
Find opportunities to celebrate the Year of Mercy in your local community at http://mercy.adw.org
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.
Our food donations support the Pope Francis Center at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in SE DC. The Center helps meet the basic needs of 600 families each month. To best meet the needs of their clients, the Center requests specific items only from this Default Food Pantry Shopping List. Anytime you come to church, bring any of the requested items and place them in the crates under the right hand table in the back of the church, where you can also find copies of the shopping list.
St. Peter's has partnered with Flocknote - a communications platform for parishioners to receive e-mails or text messages about church activities and needs. We won't bombard you with facts of the day or pictures of kittens, but we will send targeted reminders about upcoming events like the Holy Week liturgies, reminders about Holy Days, and parish and ministry needs as they arise (Bag Lunch Sunday reminders, or an urgent need for the Pope Francis Center). To sign up, visit our sign-up page, or text PeterDC to 84576 from your phone.