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Pastor Fr. Alfred J. Harris

Parish Secretary
Mrs. Soraya Strobach

Music Director
Bill Parsons

Music Director Emeritus
Don Clark

Gregory James Vines

Rectory Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm

727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 289-7771


Mass of the Catechumens
P. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. S. Amen. P. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
S. Amen

Psalm 42
(Omit during Passiontide)
P. Introibo ad altare Dei
S Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.
P. Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me.
P. I will go to the altar of God.
S. To God, the joy of my youth.
P. Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against an unholy people, rescue me from the wicked and deceitful man.
S. Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea: quare me repulisti, et quare tristis incedo, dum affligit me inimicus? S. For Thou, O God, art my strength, why hast Thou forsaken me? And why do I go about in sadness, while the enemy harasses me?
P. Emitte lucem tuam et veritatem tuam: ipsa me deduxerunt et adduxerunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernacula tua. P. Send forth Thy light and thy truth: for they have led me and brought me to thy holy hill and Thy dwelling place.
S. Et introibo ad altare Dei: ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.
P. Confitebor tibi in cithara, Deus, Deus meus quare tristis es anima mea, et quare conturbas me?
S. And I will go to the altar of god, to God, the joy of my youth.
P. I shall yet praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God. Why art thou sad, my soul, and why art thou downcast?
S. Spera in Deo, quoniam adhuc confitebor illi: salutare vultus mei, et Deus meus. S. Trust in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior, and my God.
P. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
S. Sicut erat in principo, et nunc, et semper: et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. S. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
P. Introibo ad altare Dei.
S. Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.
P. I will go to the altar of God.
S. To God, the joy of my youth.
P. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
S. Qui fecit coelum et terram.
P. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
S. Who made heaven and earth.