News & Announcements

Pope Francis Calls for Solidarity and Penance

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26)

Pope Francis calls us to solidarity with the victims, and prayer and penance in the face of "the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons." View the full text of the letter. (Photo credit: Vatican News)

Special Schedule for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

The rectory office is closed on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1.

The regular weekday schedule of Masses is observed on December 31. Note that the 5:30pm Mass that day will be the Vigil Mass of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Masses for Mary, the Holy Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation, also will be celebrated on New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm (in Spanish), with no confessions that day. View the schedule of Masses for the holy day.

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

In a letter dated October 12, 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and asked him to remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the appointment of his successor. See the links below for the text of Pope Francis' letter to the Cardinal, Cardinal Wuerl's statement in response to the Pope's letter, and a letter from Cardinal Wuerl to the faithful of the Church of Washington.
     - Pope Francis' Letter to Cardinal Wuerl 
     - Cardinal Wuerl's Statement on the Holy Father's acceptance of his resignation
     - Cardinal Wuerl's Letter to the Faithful


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