Symposium on JPII’s Theology of the Body

This April, St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill will host a Theology of the Body book club over Zoom.  Join fellow parishioners as we read and discuss “Theology of the Body Explained:  A Commentary on John Paul II’s Man and Woman He Created Them“.  The parish has a limited number of books available.  If you are interested in participating in the book club, please contact parishioner Karen Granger at KarenLGranger@yahoo.com.  

From 1979 to 1984, in the course of 129 general audience addresses, Pope John Paul II laid out his most significant theological contribution to the world — what is now known as “Theology of the Body”.  This theological contribution comes at a time of great pastoral need.  Set out into deeper water and enter into the dialogue as we discuss this timely, capacious, and joyful teaching on the dignity of each and every human person and God’s love for us.  We will meet Thursday evenings during April and May from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The schedule is below:

  • Thursday, 4/8          Prologue
  • Thursday, 4/15      Part I, Cycle 
  • Thursday, 4/22      Part I, Cycle 2
  • Thursday, 4/29      Part I, Cycle 3
  • Thursday, 5/6        Part II, Cycle 4
  • Thursday, 5/13       Part II, Cycle 5
  • Thursday, 5/20      Part II, Cycle 6
  • Thursday, 5/27      Epilogue

Annual Appeal

Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2021 Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese of Washington!

We invite you join in the mission of the Annual Appeal as we seek Christ together. By strengthening the charitable works of our Archdiocese, you enable all those Seeking Christ to find His healing, His word, and His friendship.

2021 Annual Appeal Goal: $11.4 million

Our mission to seek Christ manifests itself in countless ways in the Archdiocese of Washington. From faith formation and catechesis, to outreach and evangelization, your gift will have a wide-ranging impact benefiting thousands across the District of Columbia and five surrounding counties of Maryland.

We invite you join in the mission of the Annual Appeal as we seek Christ together. By strengthening the charitable works of our Archdiocese, you enable all those Seeking Christ to find His healing, His word, and His friendship.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to Kelly Hanlon.

The Year of St. Joseph

To celebrate the Holy Year of St. Joseph, we will say this prayer before or after Mass between now and Dec. 8, 2021. 

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.

There are prayer cards in the church, please feel free to take one.

Our Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Racism

We want to bring healing to our community and nation.  So, we held a candlelight vigil on Sept 1st for victims of racism.  Most Rev. Dorsonville, Rev. Glasgow and Rev. Gurnee along with 90 other parishioners and community members participated in this event.  A list of action items was created to help bring about change.  Please contact the rectory if you would like to support our efforts.

Lord, Jesus Christ

Who reached across ethnic boundaries
Between Samaritan, Roman and Jew;
Who offered fresh sight to the blind and freedom to captives,
Help us to break down the barriers in our community and
Enable us to see the reality of racism and bigotry,
And free us to challenge and uproot it from ourselves, our society and our world.

Candlelight vigil on 9.1.20
8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence
Opening prayer for the vigil

Vigil for those lost to Racism

Posted by St. Peter's DC on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Confessions Schedule

Fr. Gurnee is available to hear confessions 7:40 – 8:00 am and 11:45 am – 12:05 pm Monday – Friday, and on Saturday from 4:45 – 5:15 pm. He will be in the church by the Christ the King statue (on the left as you walk in the back).

He will also be available if anyone wants to come by at another time, please call the rectory at 202-547-1223 or email Fr. Gurnee to set up an appointment and he will be happy to meet you.