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Weekend Mass Times
Weekday Mass Times
Confession Schedule

Saturday 5pm; Sunday 9am, 11am (ASL interpreted), 5pm
Tuesday-Friday 7am & 12:10pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30-12pm; Wed 6-6:45pm
Wednesday Benediction at 6:50pm

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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!

Oktoberfest 2018

Join us for a time of  food, fellowship, community, and fun.
Saturday, September 22nd, at 6pm  
(directly following 5pm Vigil Mass)

The parish will supply brats, veggie burgers, hot dogs, fixings, plus beer, water, and soda. Please bring your favorite German or Polish side or dessert (enough for 8-10 people).  

We'll have beer and German specialties to enjoy, and live traditional Bavarian music provided by Liab und Schneid for dancing.  

You can sign up to help with cooking, serving, set up, and clean up, by emailing Joe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A donation of $10 per person and $30 per family is suggested to help defray costs of this wonderful event.


1/2 Liter St. Peter's Beer Steins will also be available for an additional donation of $25

Church Abuse Listening & Information Session

As an initial response to the latest revelations of clergy sexual abuse in our Church, and systemic failure in treatment of victims and dealing with perpetrators, St. Peter’s announces its final scheduled listening session for September:

Monday, September 17 (7:00pm)

Susan Timoney, chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, will join Fr. Gary to lead the discussion. Susan just recently vacated a position at the Archdiocese of Washington as the Secretary of Parish Life and Social Concerns. Fr. Gary and Susan will also seek to gather information to inform future sessions.

All sessions will take place in St. Peter’s social hall under the church.  All are welcome. Please feel free to invite others to participate in the sessions as we seek healing, approach understanding and look for the way forward.

Fr. Gary's Pastoral Reflections: Healing the Wounds

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

I do not use that salutation in some pro forma fashion.  I cherish having you as brothers and sisters in Christ—real family members with whom to share joys and hopes and life…and, yes, pain and burden and sorrow.

When times get really tough all of us need the support of others, faith-filled others, who mediate the presence and consolation and power of Christ to raise us up.  Especially now, I need you, and I propose we need each other, for healing and strength and new life.

The news of the last few days and weeks has rocked the Church to the core again.  The seeming endless revelations of sexual abuse by clergy (even at the highest levels of the hierarchy), and the even greater scandal of “avoiding scandal”—the scandal of covering up the moral failures of those who are entrusted with the care of souls, is cause for great shame and pain in our Church.  All of us are sickened and saddened at this breech of trust and lack of accountability.

I can tell you that these last few days I have been in a kind of stupor: one minute unable to think clearly, the next minute angry, then tears—and the persistent sense of loss: loss of innocence, loss of security, loss of trust.  I can only liken it to the grieving process where we mourn for the loss of what once was, something now beyond our ability to behold in the way we once held so dear.

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Interested in Becoming Catholic?

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, or are Catholic but have not received your First Communion or Confirmation, we invite you to participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Classes begin September 18th and meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm. This is a great setting to ask questions and really understand the Catholic Faith. Those who complete RCIA this fall will receive the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. Contact Julie for more information and to sign up for the class: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 202-547-1430

NEW Online Registration for Sunday School

We have moved Sunday School registration online through Faith Direct! You do not have to be a member of Faith Direct to register for Sunday School, though this would be a great opportunity to register. Here is the link:  https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/1959.  If you do not want to use Faith Direct to register, forms will be in the back of the church to fill out and submit a check.