Author Archives: Jon Strickland

Lent 2024

On February 14th, Ash Wednesday, the 2024 Lenten Season began. On that day our scriptures reminded us, as they do every year, of the three spiritual practices of this season: Praying, Fasting, and Almsgiving. For forty days and forty nights, … Continue reading

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Dignity Center Souvenirs for Sale

As we are getting closer to starting the construction stage of the new space at the Dignity Center and while we have cleared away most items, we have art and other things for sale left over from the old Dignity … Continue reading

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Reception for Sr Jeannine Gramick

The National Catholic Reporter honored Sr Jeannine Gramick on Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies in NE Washington. The reception was lovely and the presentation of the award was witnessed by a standing room … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Service 

Dignity Washington and the congregation of St Margaret’s will celebrate a joint liturgy of Ash Wednesday at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, February 14th, at 6:30pm. The liturgy will also be live-streamed via Zoom here. We hope you can … Continue reading

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Mother Mary Lange — Servant of God

By all accounts, Mother Mary Lange was a holy woman. She was also a revolutionary in every way that a visibly Black nun ministering in the slaveholding and racially segregated U.S. South and Roman Catholic Church could be during her … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Ignatian Retreat

As announced at Mass on Sunday night, the Holy Trinity LGBTQIA+ Ministry has scheduled an Ignatian Retreat for our LGBTQIA+ Community. The theme is “Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Accepted.” The Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, from 10am … Continue reading

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St Joseph’s Day Dinner — March 23

Dignity Washington will celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph with its annual St Joseph’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 23rd, at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church. Doors will open at 7pm and the festivities begin at 7:30pm. As a community … Continue reading

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Weekly Mass Covid Precautions

While the COVID-19 pandemic has not fully vanished, we are in a safer place today. Dignity Washington was able to resume weekly, in-person Masses at St Margaret’s (on June 13, 2021) after a long hiatus and a great deal of … Continue reading

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Community Sessions on Social Justice/Racism

Dignity Washington’s Board of Directors held a series of conversations associated with race, bias, and ally-ship. These sessions were a first step in challenging us to shift the practice of being “non-racist” to a position of “anti-racist” in our community. … Continue reading

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Dignity Washington Calls for an End Racial Injustice and White Supremacy

We at Dignity/Washington are saddened and outraged over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four officers from the Minneapolis Police Department. Like so many others before him, his life ended too soon. The violence and brutality that we continue to witness toward black and brown communities throughout the United States stands in direct opposition to the fundamental principles of our Catholic faith. Continue reading

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