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Nightly Phone Rosary - 8 PM, 7 days a week

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Since September 2018, the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) has been hosting a nightly Rosary call for the healing of the Church, healing from the COVID pandemic and for callers’ personal intentions.  Everyone (men, women, children, non-CCW members) is welcome to join us any night of the week or every night of the week. How often is up to you.  How about once a month on your birthdate?

Please join us at 8:00 p.m. as we read meditations on the Rosary’s mysteries and pray together.


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In Loving Tribute to Fr James E. Goode, OFM

National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family

Tomorrow, Sunday 5 January

WE place our African American and African Families before You today. May we be proud of our history and never forget those who paid a great price for our liberation.  Bless us one by one and keep our hearts and minds fixed on higher ground. Help us to live for you and not for ourselves, and may we cherish and proclaim the gift of life. Bless our parents, guardians and grandparents, relatives and friends. Give us the amazing grace to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Help us, as Your children, to live in such a way that the beauty and greatness of authentic love is reflected in all that we say and do. Give a healing anointing to those less fortunate, especially the motherless, the fatherless, the broken, the sick and the lonely. Bless our departed family members and friends. May they be led into the light of Your dwelling place where we will never grow old, where we will share the fullness of redemption and shout the victory for all eternity.

This we ask in the Precious Name of Jesus, our Savior and BlessedAssurance. Amen.

Holy Mary, Mother of Our Families, pray for us.

Prayer composed by FR. JIM GOODE, OFM, who in 1989 founded this National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family

CCW-ADW Announces

February Tea and Reflection

Sunday 19 February 2023  3 pm

Save the date for our upcoming February Virtual Tea and Reflection at 3 PM Sunday 19 February 2023 when we celebrate Black History Month.  Our speaker will be Sister Patty Chappell SNDdeN.

“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” – James Baldwin 

Register for February Tea

See flyer for February Tea and Reflection 2023

CCW-ADW Spirituality Committee

Online series "Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist"

Session 1-Part 2 Monday  6 February 2023

The Catholic Church is amid a Eucharistic Revival. Our Lord invites us to return to the source and summit of our Faith—The Holy Eucharist. For this journey, the Council of Catholic Women-Archdiocese of Washington will be hosting a special series: Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist.  Starting Monday, January 30, we will host this Augustine Institute based, virtual series from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can join CCW-ADW for the free virtual webinar every other Monday night and come for just one session or come to all ten.    

Session 1: God is With Us

Register for the Session 1  (Parts 1 and 2)

January 30 – Part 1     February 6 – Part 2

Slides for Session 1 - Part 1

Slides for Session 1 – Part 2

Session 2: Story of the Eucharist

Register for the Session 2  (Parts 1 and 2) (coming soon)

February 20 – Part 1

March 6 – Part 2

Slides for Session 2 – Part 1 (coming soon)

Session 3: Bread for the Journey

March 20 – Part 1

April 3 – Part 2

Session 4: Biblical Foundations

April 17 – Part 1

May 1 – Part 2

May 15 – Part 3

More information can be found on the flyer for the webinar.

Purchase the study guide ($15.95) for workshop at Augustine Institute Store

Sisters against Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Video Contest for High School Students

Submissions due 30 March 2023

Calling all students! U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking are sponsoring a video contest for high school students across the U.S. to respond to “What Would You Do?” These videos will result in raising awareness, educating and empowering students on how to identify and prevent human trafficking. The video can be created by a group, individual or class and must be under 3 minutes in length.  Cash prizes!   To learn more details and enter the contest, see the

Sisters Against Human Trafficking website

St Andrew Apostle Church Institute of Theology

Speaker Series:  Knowing Christ

Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a 4 week series focusing on how we can come to better know Christ and then become more effective in sharing the Gospel with others.  Talks will be held from 7 - 8:30 PM in  St Andrew Apostle Church (11600 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring)

Flyer for Series

Jan 25: "Encounter with Christ" Father Rob Walsh, Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Feb 1: "Conversion" Father Blake Evans, Saint Andrew Apostle Catholic Church

Feb 8: " Process of Sanctification"  Father Shaun Foggo, Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

Feb 15: "Our Own Vulnerability and Transparency"  Father Tommaso Badiani, Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo

Our Lady of Guadalupe :

Patroness of the Americas

December 12th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  In honor of Our lady of Guadalupe, the Council of Catholic Women - Archdiocese of Washington's Spirituality Committee has put together some interesting information to read

Reading for Day 1                Reading for Day 2

Our Lady of Guadalupe Video from USCCB's Eucharistic Revival

As we commemorate Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day, CCW-ADW is pleased to announce that the “Patroness of all Americas”, for unborn children, and the New Evangelization is

CCW-ADW’s Patroness Saint.

 Read more here

ADW Office of Life Issues

Parish Pro-Life Grant Program

For the past several years, the Office of Life Issues has supported local pregnancy centers through the Pro-Life Grant Program. This grant program awards funds to pregnancy centers that serve mothers and children in need. This year, the Pro-Life Grant Program will expand to offer financial support to parishes, while continuing our support of these community organizations.  Please contact Kathryn Yanik, Director of Life Issues, at with any questions.  Download the Parish Pro-Life Grant Application

ADW Project Rachel Ministry

Seeking Volunteers!

Project Rachel Ministry, an after abortion healing ministry, is expanding our volunteer network! Our ministry will be expanding to a regional model, where volunteers will provide direct service to accompany mothers and fathers seeking healing after past abortions. Volunteers will to commit to hosting a regional event (4-5 hours) several times per year. These events are focused on spiritual healing, and pre-planned by the PRM team at the Archdiocese of Washington. No formal experience or counseling degree is required for volunteers. We are looking for volunteers for both the English and Spanish branches.  Individuals should have a strong prayer life, a compassionate and non-judgmental spirit, and the ability to safeguard participants’ confidentiality.  Training will be provided.

To learn more about the roles, responsibilities, and training , please join us at our information meeting:Sat. June 18th 9:00am-10:30am (In-person, location to be announced)After attending one of these meetings, you can discern if our Lord is calling you to serve in this ministry.  Please contact us at for more information.

NCCW's Resources to Pray for Our Clergy

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Archdiocese of Washington's
Council of Catholic Women
Welcomes You

CCW - "Connecting Catholic Women"

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The Council of Catholic Women- Archdiocese of Washington
responds to the needs of the Church and society through a focus on spirituality, leadership, and service. The CCW-ADW hosts service events, liturgies, educational conferences and more
President: Cheryl Holley
Vice-President: Carol Monaco

Resources to learn more about the Council of Catholic Women and it's history

From our national organization (NCCW):
Download PDF Document "NCCW Who We Are"

Watch the "We Are NCCW" video to find out about Council of Catholic Women and our National organization

Volunteer with Catholic Charities D.C.

Catholic Charities seeks community-oriented, enthusiastic volunteers to work with us across our various programs. We have positions appropriate for recent grads looking to gain experience, retirees who want to keep their skills sharp, stay-at-home parents looking to set a good example for their kids, and everyone else in between. Volunteers support us in our efforts to give help that empowers and hope that lasts. They bring the love and support that makes our programs so successful!


You can learn more on Catholic Charities Volunteer Homepage: here

Catholic Charities Washington, DC

Volunteer to serve at St. Maria's Meals

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm  Hickey Center, 924 G Street NW, Washington DC

Details can be found here

Donation requests for those in need

 Catholic Charities Care Packages

Care packs are a meaningful and flexible volunteer project for groups or individuals that want to support Catholic Charities clients and programs. Our programs have developed wish lists of care packs they hope to give each client that enters their program. 

Find more information here

The Little Sisters of the Poor at the Jeanne Jugan Residence

serves the elderly poor of every race and religion in the Washington D.C. area.  Businesses and individuals can donate needed items such as food, personal care items and office supplies.  Donations can be dropped off at the front desk

The list of currently needed supplies is here

phone: 202-269-1831        


Little Sisters of the Poor/Jeanne Jugan Residence, 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017

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