Saint Peter Catholic Church, 12762 Lee Highway, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-3432

April 15, 2018
3rd Sunday of Easter


Dear Friends,


I will be retiring as Pastor in June.  This summer, I will turn 71 and will complete 45 years of parish

work.  In retirement, I will live at the priest's retirement villa in Annandale.  In retirement, I will continue

to be very active as a priest—helping out in parishes, remaining Spiritual Director for the Cursillo

Movement, continuing with the Catholic Healing Ministry of The Diocese.  I also look forward to

exploring new ministries like the Kairos prison ministry.  I have loved my 4 years of ministry at St.

Peter's and I will not be a stranger—if you invite me—I will come!  Before I leave in June, I hope to

have some going away/retirement celebration like a picnic.

                                          Fr. Tuck Grinnell


Learn the signs—Save a Life!

Sunday, April 22 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Parish Hall

Harold Beebout of the Sperryville Rescue Squad will talk about strokes and "What happens when you

call 911". Beebout wants people to know how important it is to call 911 when someone may be

having a stroke. He's seen situations where the failure to recognize signs of a stroke and to call 911

have resulted in potentially preventable death and disability. He will discuss stroke symptoms and how

to recognize a possible stroke in others. He will also discuss what happens when you calls 911; what

procedures are performed in a rescue vehicle; and which hospital an individual can be transported to.

Help Care for the Lord's House

Help is needed in cleaning the church for

the second or third weekends of every month

and for the fifth weekends when they occur a

few times in the year. There are already

people who have volunteered for these times,

but they could use some more hands.

Individuals, couples or families are welcome

to this service for God (which can be done

anytime and any day before Confessions on


Please contact J. Beattie at or (540) 987-8315.

Calling Knitters &


Would you like to make prayer shawls or

other items for the sick, homebound, or

bereaved? Please call Kathy Cebrowski (540)

349-1352 or Ruth Welch (540) 229-2225 to let

us know if you are interested.

St. Peter parish is using the electronic giving service operated by Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) – a non-profit organization that has served the Catholic Church in the U.S. for over 100 years.  Access to your electronic giving account is via a secure connection and instructions for account set-up are straight-forward:


Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for April 2018



Matthew            Mark            Luke            John

Acts                    Letters        Today's Readings

  Joy of the Gospel (Papal Exhortation)

 Laudato si' (Papal Encyclical)

 The Joy of Love (Papal Exhortation)

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