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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


The Collects

(Here the Priest prays the collect for the day.)
P. Dominus Vobiscum.
S. Et cum spiritu tuo.
P. Oremus.
P. May the Lord be with you.
S. And with your Spirit.
P. Let us pray.

(after having read the one or more Prayers of the day:)
P. Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
S. Amen.
P. For ever and ever
S. Amen.

The Epistle


P/L: A reading from the....
(The Subdeacon or Lector reads the lesson here).
(The epistle for the day is read at this point, at the end of the reading, the server responds:)
P. Verbum Domini.
S. Deo gratias.
P/L. The Word of the Lord.
S. Thanks be to God.



P/D. Dominus vobiscum.
S. Et cum spiritu tuo.
P/D. May the Lord be with you.
S. And with your spirit.
P/D. Sequentia (or Initium) sancti Evangelii secundum N. P/D. + A continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. (name).
(The Gospel book is incensed)
S. Gloria tibi, Domine. S. Glory to you, O Lord.
(The Gospel is read)

(at the end of the reading the Deacon says:)

S. Laus tibi, Christe. S. Praise to you, O Christ.
(Afterwards at high Mass, the deacon takes the book to the cleebrant who kisses it, saying:)
P. Per evangelica dicta deleantur nostra delicta. P. May the words of the gospel wipe away our sins.