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Encounter Grace presents

But Then Jesus

An In Person Retreat for Women

Friday July 23rd  and Saturday July 24th

A beautiful way to experience Jesus - in the Word, in the Eucharist, in Adoration, in the music, and in community.  

For more information click here

Volunteer for Catholic Charities this Summer!

For example:

Prepare and deliver a meal for 20 people at Dorothy Day Place in Rockville, any night of the week! Signing up to cook a meal helps staff focus on other priorities such as clinical work and employment services. Click here

To see more opportunities scroll down on this page

NCCW National Convention in Washington D.C.

August 25-28

The National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), our umbrella organization, is celebrating it's 101st year of supporting, empowering, and educating all Catholic women in spirituality, service and leadership.

More information about the convention here

NCCW Fun Fact:

Beginning after World War I, NCCW ran the National Catholic Service School, educating women in subjects such as sociology, psychology, industrial welfare and public health.  This school was eventually absorbed into the Catholic University of America's School of Social Work

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Upcoming Programs in August and beyond

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep  Aug 26-29 (In-Person)

Personal “Retreat” Day  Aug 27 (In-Person)

For more information see the Events Calendar Tab here

NCCW's Resources to Pray for Our Clergy

Click here


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 ADW is seeking volunteers for many different projects this summer! Here are some ways you can get involved, both individually and with a group:

Individual Opportunities:

St. Maria’s Meals is back! Every Tuesday in Temple Hills and Wednesday in downtown DC, Catholic Charities volunteers and staff members provide individuals and families with hot meals. Sign up on our event calendar: here

Food Distributions: Throughout the summer, we will help deliver food items at St. Bernard in Riverdale, MD every other Tuesday. Learn more and sign up on our event calendar!

Prepare and deliver a meal for 20 people at Dorothy Day Place in Rockville, any night of the week! Signing up to cook a meal helps staff focus on other priorities such as clinical work and employment services.  Sign up  here


Sign up for a year of service with Catholic Charities through AmeriCorps or Capuchin Franciscan Corps!

Financial Stability AmeriCorps

Nutrition Education AmeriCorps

Volunteer Office VISTA

Volunteer Medical Clinic VISTA

Capuchin Corps Volunteer in Volunteer Office, Spanish Catholic Center, or Medical Clinic

You can learn more on our Volunteer Homepage: here

Donation requests for those in need

Harriet Tubman's Women's Center Catholic Charities Washington DC:

women's socks, flip flops for showers, rain ponchos, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, soap. Front Desk to arrange drop off:   202-795-9966 

Catholic Charities Care Packages

The Little Sisters of the Poor in DC . Current greatest needs are:  disposable gloves, masks, disposable head cover, disposable shoe covers, isolation gowns, laundry soap, plain instant oatmeal packets, plain Cream of Wheat packets, plain cornflakes, Life cereal, raisin bran, orange juice, almond milk, individual yogurts (4-6 oz).  For more items click here

Donations can be dropped off at the front desk

phone: 202-269-1831         email:

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