On Founder's Day this March 29th, we celebrate the anniversary of the Knights of Columbus.
As we celebrate the legacy of Venerable Michael McGivney and the contributions of our brother Knights since 1882, we also prepare for an even greater future as we live out the vision of our founder.
The anniversary of the realization of Father McGivney’s dream is a cause for celebration.
Fr. McGivney, pray for us!
DC Knights of Columbus Charities has announced the kick-off of the "Columbus Classic" Golf Tournament. The event will be held on May 22, 2017 at the Oak Creek Golf Course in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Click the image below to register for the Columbus Classic Golf Tournament
May 22, 2017 | Oak Creek Golf Course
General Entry Fee Pricing:
$125 Entrance Fee per Golfer | $500 Entrance fee per Foursome
Early Bird Discount Pricing by March 6
$100 Entrance Fee per Golfer | $400 Entrance fee per Foursome
Father Gary has decided that St. Peter's Parish will continue the annual Celebration of Ireland event this year, relying on the generosity of community members to plan and work, but most importantly to support through participation. The event is on the calendar for March 11.
St. Peter’s “Celebration of Ireland” began in 1991, as a Mass offered in recognition of the role the Irish have played in this country, and as an expression of hope for a lasting peace in Northern Ireland. We will continue the winning formula: we celebrate Mass together at 5pm, with music of an Irish flavor provided by our 9 a.m. choir, accompanied by some fine string musicians from the area. After Mass we gather in the Parish Hall for a reception that includes “suds, spuds, salmon, salad, and soda bread” prepared by parishioners. The “suds” is Smithwick’s Ale on tap, plus plenty of soda and water.
We have a great band lined up for the party in the Hall — Skellig. This is the same band that’s been with us since 1991, and we’re so grateful that they continue to be a part of our celebration. We also have the fantastic dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, so be prepared for a lively evening.
Since we do not sell tickets we have sponsored a raffle in the past to cover our expenses. The process for obtaining the proper permit for this has gotten too burdensome, so I’ve decided not to have a raffle this year. Instead, I’m relying on the generosity of our parishioners and friends to defray the costs associated with such a big undertaking through some generous donors and free-will donations at the door.
St. Peter’s has a wonderful tradition of hospitality, of welcomingeveryone, of bringing our neighborhood together. As the Irish say, “Céad mílefáilte.” “A hundred thousand welcomes.”
Monsignor Eugene Connelly was the pastor of St. Peter’s from 1922 to1942. He said, “Everyone feels happy on St. Patrick’s Day, and that is as it should be.” In the midst of our Lenten discipline this will be one opportunity to come together to celebrate a great element of our Catholic heritage. Please plan on joining us.
"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."
-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson