“During the Christian journey, the journey the Lord has invited us to undertake, there is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future." 
Pope Francis
January 20, 2016
COMMUNITY: Living His Communion Together

Let us offer you His welcome!

“With a tenderness which never disappoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, He makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew." -Pope Francis

With Pope Francis, Archbishop Wilton Gregory and the whole Church of Washington, the community of St. Mary's parish welcomes you to come and share our life with Christ!

Have you been away from the Church? New to the area? Think you’ve received some of the sacraments as a child, but not even sure? Spiritual, but now interested in exploring an experience that’s more concrete?

Come and let us share your life and introduce you to the One who sustains our happiness, joy and communion.

Welcome, and please do come and see!

-Father Michael Briese, Pastor

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Mission Statement

We are a Roman Catholic community of believers and steadfast disciples of Christ, who deeply cherish our Catholic faith in both word and action.  We strive to be more deeply rooted in our Roman Catholicism and the presence and transformative power of our common Creator and Divine Lover, God the Father.

We are true believers in that our Father so loved the world that He chose to send forth His only begotten Son, our Savior and Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.  We seek to walk humbly in the company of Christ.

We are guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Words of Holy Scripture, the Blessed Sacraments and the Ancient Tradition of our Church.

We welcome all who seek to join us as we welcome the stranger and share our inclusive faith.  As faithful Roman Catholics we strive to extend our Christian love unto all who freely choose to enter into our company as we pray, worship and strive to renew and build up the Kingdom of God.


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