Lenten Schedule

Events of Lent!

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins
Wed., Mar. 1st Masses: 12 Noon & 7 PM at SSPJ
   & 12:15 PM at the JHU IFC
Lenten Confessions
Wednesdays 7-8 PM at Holy Hour,
Saturdays 3-3:45 PM, & Sundays 9-10 AM

Sung St. Catherine D'Ricci Devotions on the Passion
Wed., Mar.8th at 7-8 PM at Holy Hour
Weekly Holy Hour with Confessions
Wednesdays 7-8 PM
Lenten Soup Suppers
Fridays at 6PM in the Hall
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7 PM in the Church
Lenten Reflections & Adult Discussion Series
Sundays at 6:30 PM in the Hall (with Pasta at 6:15PM)
(Mar.19th, Mar.26th, & April 2nd)
Led by our Dominican Brothers of Washington, DC
Laetare Sunday Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer)
March 26th at 3:00 PM
with Adoration & Benediction
Led by our own SSPJ Choir

Lenten Season


"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)

see also:

All About the Season of Lent

Questions And Answers About Lent And Lenten Practices

Pastoral Statement On Penance And Abstinence

Holy Week & Easter 2017

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 9th

Saturday, 4 AM - Vigil Mass of Sunday
Sunday - Masses at 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM & 5 PM

Holy Wednesday, April 12th

12 Noon - Daily Mass
  7 PM - Tenebrae Worship Service

Holy Thursday, April 13th

  7 PM - Mass of the Lord’s Supper
    (Vigil Prayer until 10 pm)

Good Friday, April 14th*

   3 PM - Stations of the Cross on JHU Campus
   7 PM - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
A Day of Abstinence & Fasting 

Holy Saturday, April 15th

   8 PM - The Great Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 16th

Sunday - Masses at 10:30 AM & 5 PM
  (Note: NO 7:30 AM Easter Sunday Mass)

Our Parish Feast

Saints Philip & James Patronal Feast!

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.

Concert Series

ARS SACRA Concert Series

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!

2016 -2017 CONCERT SEASON Continues...

  • Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 - 3:00PM
    with the choir of Saints Philip & James

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00PM
    under the direction of DANIEL BRONDEL

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00PM
    - Concert Organist