Join us for another year of celebration of the musical treasures of the Sacred Arts of the Church in the 2016-2017 Ars Sacra Series at Saints Philip & James Catholic Church. This is a free series is coordinated by Dr. Sean O'Conner, Director of Music and Organist at Saints Philip and James. Attendance and support of the series is welcomed!
Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins Wed., Mar. 1st Masses: 12 Noon & 7 PM at SSPJ & 12:15 PM at the JHU IFCLenten ConfessionsWednesdays 7-8 PM at Holy Hour, Saturdays 3-3:45 PM, & Sundays 9-10 AM (Mar.4th-Apr.9th)Sung St. Catherine D'Ricci Devotions on the Passion Wed., Mar.8th at 7-8 PM at Holy HourWeekly Holy Hour with Confessions Wednesdays 7-8 PM (Mar.8th-Apr.5th)Lenten Soup SuppersFridays at 6PM in the Hall (Mar.3rd-Apr.7th)Stations of the CrossFridays at 7 PM in the Church (Mar.3rd-Apr.7th)Lenten Reflections & Adult Discussion SeriesSundays at 6:30 PM in the Hall (with Pasta at 6:15PM) (Mar.19th, Mar.26th, & April.13th) Led by our Dominican Brothers of Washington, DC Laetare Sunday Solemn Vespers(Evening Prayer)March 6th at 3:00 PM with Adoration & Benediction Led by our own SSPJ Choir
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.... If we say that we have not sinned, we make [God] a liar, and His word is not in us." (1 John 1:8-10)
Lenten Fast & Abstinence Practices for Catholics
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. (From the USCCB)
Join us at our annual community potluck/covered dish feast! Our parish patron Apostles of Saint Philip and Saint James are celebrated this week throughout the world. On Sunday, May 7th after the 10:30AM Mass, we come together with fellow parishioners and friends in thanksgiving for the many blessings we share from God through the intercession of our two great patrons!
Bring your favorite dish to share after the May 7th 10:30AM Mass to the parish hall. Food may be dropped off in the hall before the Mass.