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Nightly Phone Rosary - 8 PM, 7 days a week

Dial  (605) 468-8016      357090#

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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Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Washington

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John Paul II Center

"Were You There?" Ecumenical Stations of the Cross

Sat, April 1, at 2:00 p.m.

An ecumenical celebration of the African-American heritage in Christian worship. Includes a panel presentation followed by Stations of the Cross with artwork by the Anacostia Gracious Art Program and live music. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.  This event is free but for planning purposes, please let us know you wish to attend.

Register for Ecumenical Stations

CCW-ADW Online Monthly Tea and Reflection

Understanding Teen Dating Abuse and What We Can Do to Help

Sat, April 16, at 3:00 p.m.

Two out of three teens experience some form of teen dating abuse. Come learn warning signs and ways to help.
Register today for this free online event by emailing

Register for April 2023 Tea

Flyer for April 2023 Tea and Reflection
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

St Andrew Apostle Institute for Theology

Making Christ Known 

April 23, May 1, May 7 and May 14

This spring, the St Andrew Apostle Institute of Theology brings speakers who are engaged in bringing others to Christ and His Church to show us how evangelism works in the concrete situations of our lives.  The series will be held at St Andrew Apostle Church, 11600 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring, Md (Multipurpose Room)

from 7:00pm – 8:30 pm each evening.  All are invited to this free in-person event.
Sunday April 23.   Engaging the Parish - Father Emilio Biosca, OFM Cap, Pastor, Shrine of the Sacred Heart

Monday, May 1.   Engaging the Family - Steve and Desi Balla, Parishioners, Saint Andrew Apostle
Sunday April 23.   Engaging the Community - Sister Diedre Byrne, Little Workers of the Sacred Heart
Sunday April 23.   Rooted in the Eucharist - Father Greg Shaffer, Pastor, Our Lady of the Visitation

Flyer for Series

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Eucharistic Adoration

Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm

Visit Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center. The Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed upon the altar in the chapel each Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come for an hour, for a moment, or more. All are welcome. Find more information on the OLBRC website or call 301-365-0212. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, A Place to Encounter Christ! 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817

CCW-ADW Spirituality Committee

Online series "Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist"

Next Session  -  Session 3: Part 2   Monday, 2 April 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

Slides for Session 1 - Part 1     Slides for Session 1 - Part 2

Session 2: Story of the Eucharist

Slides for Session 2 - Part 1         Slides for Session 2 - Part 2 

Session 3: Bread for the Journey

Register for the Session 3  (Parts 1 and 2)

March 20 – Part 1

April 3 – Part 2

Slides for Session 3 - Part 1

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

Archdiocese of Washington

The Catholic Civil Dialogue Initiative

Upcoming Virtual Dialogues for Youth:

Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 pm ET Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm ET

The Catholic Civil Dialogue Initiative provides a safe space for youth to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and share perspectives on relevant topics.  Each dialogue begins with the sharing of Church teaching on the general topic.  Then trained facilitators encourage youth to share their thoughts on a particular issue, listen with genuine curiosity to their peers and finally to stop and consider their own values, beliefs, and ideas. We also encourage adult facilitators to share their experience and help set the stage for dialogue.

Join us for a virtual dialogue on one of the above dates. During these dialogues, you will join peers from across the country to engage in a dialogue on Catholic teaching. These dialogues are open to people of all ages, with separate breakout rooms for youth and adults. You must register to attend.
Register at least three days in advance at The Catholic Civil Dialogue Intiative website

A collaboration between the ADW, the Archdiocese of Newark, the Archdiocese of Mobile, the Diocese of Scranton, and the McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

ADW Office of Life Issues

The Way Women's Retreat

April 28 – 30, 2023

The Way is a free, 3-day guided meditation and prayer program. It is an opportunity for healing and prayer and for survivors to reflect on God’s plan for their lives.
Cost: Free!
Please register by contacting Deborah McDonald at or 301-853-4466.

More information

St Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families

Save the Date:  Hope Blossoms

May 10, 2023

Sister Mary Bader, CEO, and St. Ann's Center's Board of Directors cordially invite you to join us for Hope Blossoms, our annual cocktail reception and awards ceremony, benefiting St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families.  More details will be available on the St. Ann's website

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Columbia Country Club

National Black Catholic Congress

CONGRESS XIII - Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call to Thrive

Save the Date!

July 20-23, 2023

The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) convenes a national congress every five years. Each one renews and develops our mission with a Pastoral Plan. The next congress will be held July 20-23, 2023 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland.
Join with other Black Catholics and those who minister to Black Catholics in the United States for a celebration of our faith and culture.

July 20-23, 2023 | Gaylord National Harbor, MD


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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