Archdiocese of Washington This is a website of comprehensive information about the Archdiocese of Washington and links to web-pages of its local parish and other related institutions.

St. Peter School Site for our local Catholic school; a coeducational elementary school (grades Pre-K through 8th). The school serves children of the local Catholic parishes in the area: St. Peter, St. Joseph, St. Dominic, St. Mary,Mother of God and St. Patrick. Though the majority of the school population is drawn from these churches, the school accepts children from neighboring parishes as well as non-Catholics desiring a caring environment for their children.

St. Joseph's On Capitol Hill Area Map Click to view a Mapquest Map of the local area around St. Joseph's.

Faith Direct Click here to learn more about Faith Direct or to log on to your existing account.

Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America, a thriving center of scholarship and academic life, is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. Programs emphasize the liberal arts, professional education and personal development.

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Catholic Information Center The Catholic Information Center is a pastoral agency of the Archdiocese of Washington. Through its prominent location in the center of the Nation's Capital, it provides a convenient forum to help and supplement the work of local parishes. The center strives to promote the "new evangelization" in America called for by Pope John Paul II by its principal mission: to make the Catholic Church present and alive in the hearts of the men and women who work in the international financial and business center of the Nation's Capital.


 Catholic Internet Directory The Catholic Internet Directory lists the Diocesan Offices and Parishes across the country with contact information and e-mail addresses.

Dominican House of Studies The Dominican House of Studies is a school of theology. Founded in 1905, it has served the theological education of Dominican Friars of St. Joseph Province. In 1941, the Vatican designated it the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and authorized it to grant degrees in sacred theology in the name of the Holy See. Since 1970, as part of the Washington Theological Consortium, it has educated both religious and laity. It is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and by the Committee on Higher education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose. St. Bonaventure University is the nation’s first Catholic-Franciscan university. SBU Online offers a career-focused curriculum while producing graduates who are leaders that make ethical and moral decisions.

Vatican Site containing multilingual and comprehensive information from the Holy See.

Washington Theological College Site for a local Roman Catholic graduate school for preparing men for ordination and lay men and women for ministry. The school is located in Northwest Washington and offers graduate degrees and continuing education in theology with a special emphasis on pastoral and associated ministries. The school is operated under the auspices of several religious communities of men.

Charitable Links

Catholic Charities DC Site for the largest private network of social service organizations in Washington, DC that works to support families, reduce poverty, and build communities.
Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Relief Services CRS has served as the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community since 1943. Under the direction of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we aid the poor in 98 countries both by providing direct assistance and by working with partner organizations to alleviate the causes of poverty and social injustice. For our full mission statement or details, you may click the above link.


Habitat for Humanity Site for a well-known organization that brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing. There are many ways you can join Habitat for Humanity in eliminating poverty housing, from working with a local affiliate or campus chapter to Global Village short-term mission trips.


Miscellaneous Links

Catholic College Students Resources and Scholarships

First Things Site for a national inter-religious periodical offering articles on religion and public life.

Saint of the Day Site that provides biographic information on the Saint for the current day, as well as quotes and other useful comments.

Mass Times Site provides information for traveling Catholics authored in partnership between the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference and 1-800 Mass Times Trust.

Satellite Theological Education Site providing quality theological education to pastoral ministers and other adult Catholics across the country. Courses are offered via the internet through the auspices of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind).



Easter Vigil 2019 Homily by Fr. Gurnee - The building is iconic.  Millions of visitors come to see her and, she has become the symbol of a country.   (Please read the rest on the bulletin page of our website.)




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