On Friday, July 3, the Cathedral will open at 7:30am and close at 1pm in observance of Independence Day (which falls on Saturday, July 4). Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm with no Confessions, and there will be no First Friday Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (and no First Saturday Devotions on July 4). The parish offices will be closed.
The Vatican announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Details of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington, D.C. are listed on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington at http://www.adw.org/papalvisit/.
All young adults (college-late 30s) are invited to a day-and-a-half of spiritual renewal led by young Jesuit priests and seminarians, Friday evening and Saturday, July 10 - 11, at Georgetown Prep High School, sponsored by DCCatholic, 270Catholic and the Archdiocese of Washington Young Adult Ministries. View the flyer.
The D.C. Catholic Conference is working with No DC Suicide, a coalition including disability advocates, medical professionals, suicide prevention advocates, and other allies to oppose legislation recently introduced in the D.C. City Council (B21-38) that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the District of Columbia. View the flyer on this effort.