Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Washington
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ADW Office for Family Life In Person or Zoom Event

Protecting Our Families Anti-Pornography Talk for Parents

Thursday, Oct 28th 7-8 pm

The Office for Family Life is offering an in-person and virtual educational talk for parents against pornography hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Derwood, Md.  With children online more than ever, we invite you to join us for a workshop to learn about the harmful effects of pornography on children and families, the science of how it impacts the brain, and how to talk with your children about this topic.

For more information contact the Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or e-mail

Register for this in-person event here

Archdiocese of Washington's

Action Plan for Laudato Si - Part 2 of 7 "Response to the Cry of the Poor and Vulnerable"

Find practical suggestions ways in which individuals and parishes can participate in the archdiocese's implementation of Laudato Si'.   Part 2 highlights defense of human life from conception to death and all forms of life on Earth, with special attention to vulnerable groups such as indigenous communities, migrant children at risk through slavery, etc

Suggestions for Part 2 are here

ADW's Full Action Plan may be downloaded in English or Spanish here

Vocations Fund Organizations

Labouré Society

The Labouré Society exists to provide financial assistance and spiritual support to individuals who must resolve education loans in order to pursue a vocation to the priesthood and/or religious life in the Catholic Church

for more details click here

To watch the National Council of Catholic Women's presentation on the

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

by Phil Loftus, Executive Director of NFCRV - Mr. Loftus' presentation starts at 4:45), click here

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) serves as a sign of hope in the future of consecrated life and is dedicated to increasing the number of women and men entering religious communities

Learn more about NFCRV  here

Sisters in the Spirit

   "Racial Justice in the Catholic Church"

5 week virtual bookclub discussion of Fr. Bryan Massingale's book

Sundays 2-3 pm   Sep 19, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24

For more details, see flyer here 

To register, please click here

NCCW's Resources to Pray for Our Clergy

Click here

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Mini Retreats for Women

October 27/28, Nov 17/18

Evenings: Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15Morning: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16

Join us October 27/28 for the launch of a new season of Mini-Retreats for Women! This fall, we're going back to the basics of our faith and taking a deep dive into the theological virtues: FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE. These are the three attitudes of the heart that connect us directly to God and are the foundation of Christian life. In October, we begin with FAITH, and learn what it is, how to activate this gift and renew it in our heart. We'll also explore how to carry this 'light of faith' out into the ordinary circumstances of our lives. Each Mini-Retreat (evening or morning) 

includes: Mass, directed meditation, a practical talk, and time for personal reflection, and a meal. Plus, this year we are adding Eucharistic Adoration, that will be ongoing throughout the retreat!  Cost is $20 per person. Advance Registration is required. Babysitting will be available for the Morning Mini-Retreat. Visit our website to register  Hosted by the Women of Regnum Christi. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

Archdiocese of Washington's
Council of Catholic Women
Welcomes You

CCW - "Connecting Catholic Women"

The Council of Catholic Women
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: Carol-Ann Parker
Vice-President: Cheryl Holley

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

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