God of all the nations, You have called all people to lives of service. You have called all people to lives of peace and justice.
We confess that sometimes we have cared more for lofty places than we have for places of service. We confess that sometimes we have worked more for power than for peace.
Bless now those who gather in this place. Orient them to serve one another and our country towards the work of peace and justice for all.
Grant them the wisdom, the vision, and the resilience that they need.
And may this place be a sign of hope that we, Your people, can work together through many difficulties to bring about Your intentions for
Donald J. Trump, 45th President
As we leave this place, we give You thanks, O Lord, for the meal we have shared, and for those who worked hard to prepare and deliver it to us. May we be always grateful for the kindnesses we receive.
We thank You as well for the celebration of this day, when our Nation once again models for the world the greatness of peaceful transition of power.
We ask a special blessing upon our new President, Donald Trump, Give him an understanding heart, to discern between good and evil. May he be strengthened in his work and grow in understanding as he proves ever attentive to the American people. We pray that he might become his best self.
Bless as well all those who are in place to exercise power in our Nation. Save them from seeking those things eschewed by Solomon, long life, riches for self, and the lives of enemies, and impel them to seek the gift of discernment, so as to understand justice.
Lord, may the people of this Nation stand with our President and all our leaders to face any challenge, endure any difficulty without fear, learn how to accept every success and every failure with grace, and support our President and leaders with encouragement and prayer.
And as we move forward this day, and through all days, may all that is done be for Your greater honor and glory.
Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., Chaplain
U.S. House of Representatives
Masses on the Hill:
St. Peter's on Capitol Hill –– 2nd and C Street, SE
7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (ashes only), 12:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill –– 2nd and C Street, NE
8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
St. Dominic's Parish –– 6th and E Street, SW
7:15 a.m. (ashes only), 8:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (ashes only), 12:10 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
St. Vincent De Paul Church – 14 M Street SE
12:10 pm and 7:30 pm
The Office of the Chaplain will offer brief services for Ash Wednesday for the distribution of ashes.
All Members and staff are welcome.
Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes
Wednesday, March 1
1:30 pm – HVC 201
3:30 pm – HVC 201
For more information – call the Chaplain's Office at 202–225–2509
St. Mark's Episcopal Church – 3rd & A St. SE
7 am, 12 pm, 7 pm
Christ Church Washington Parish – 620 G St. SE
7:30 am, 12 pm, 7:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection (Anglican) 801 North Carolina Ave. SE
7:30 am, 12 pm, 7 pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation – 212 East Capitol St.
7 am, 12 pm, 7 pm
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church – 421 Seward Sq. SE
7:30 am, 12N–1:00 pm, 7:00 pm