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

April 8, 2018
Divine Mercy Sunday 


Dear Friends,


Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8–10:30 a.m.

Come support the Rappahannock Senior Center by eating breakfast!  Door prizes, live music by

Richard Brady, and a delicious menu including: biscuits and sausage gravy, eggs, ham, bacon, fresh

fruit, pancakes, breakfast casseroles, fried apples, homemade baked goods, coffee, juice, and more!

--Strictly donation basis.--

Rappahannock Senior Center, 111 Scrabble Road, Castleton, Va. 22716 | (540) 987-3638


I just received news from Marie Miller that, thanks to your generoisity, $1,065 was raised for

IMPRINT HOPE.  Marie had talked at the masses on Palm Sunday about this organization in Uganda

that cares for and advocates for children with disabilities.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!


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

April 21, Saturday, at 8:30 am, is the WALK FOR LIFE for the Culpeper Pregnancy Center!  It is a way that individuals, couples and families can participate to help raise awareness of the center and funds needed for that center to save lives.  Food, music, activities and balloons will be part of the event which includes a pre-planned 1.5 mile walk around the streets of Culpepper.  At the entrance to St. Peter's, there is a table with brochures so you can sponsor a St. Peter's walker or become a walker yourself, or you can register online (  If you cannot make this event, you can still be a walker around your neighborhood!  Please participate in this to save the lives of babies, born and unborn, and their parents! For more information, contact J. Beattie (987-8315 or

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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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