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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.


Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Washington
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Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Washington


President:  Cheryl Holley

Vice President: Carol Monaco

Secretary:  Althea Holland

Treasurer:  Elizabeth Mariani



St. Francis International School

Volunteers needed for 


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Volunteers are needed to help with The Great Book Giveaway (GBGA) which is coming soon to St Francis International School in Silver Spring, Md!  The SFIS library has been accepting and sorting book donations all year for the annual GBGA and now needs help during the event (June 5th through June 8th) to aid the students as they browse tables of books to take home and keep.  The idea is to spur summer reading and bolster efforts to stave off the learning loss — or "summer slide" — that often follows long breaks away from classes.
Volunteers would be most appreciated!  Connecting with the students and assisting them as they select their books is important.  The GBGA sends students off to summer vacation with a bag or two of books which helps them keep up their reading skills and have fun at the same time.  Knowing that these books belong to them is the icing on the cake!
If you would like to help, please email Carolyn Johnson the librarian for Saint Francis International School at

The Great Book Giveaway hours:
Monday June 5: 9:00 - 11:30
Tuesday June 6: 9:00 - 2:30
Thursday June 8: 9:00 - 11:30
St Francis International School
1500 St. Camillus Drive,  Silver Spring, MD 20903

St Andrew Apostle Church

Eucharistic Adoration for ADW Ordinandi

Wednesday 7 June 9 am - 9 pm

Please join us in uniting with parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Washington as we offer Wednesday Adoration on June 7 for those being ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 17.  

The Church will be open from 9:00 am-9:00 pm with special prayers for the Ordinandi from 7:00 – 8 pm. Confessions will be available in the Narthex during Adoration from 9:15 – 10:15 am and from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Benediction will be at 8:45 pm.
This year’s ordinandi are:
Deacon Martin Joseph Begley                                   Deacon. Taylor Gregory Colwell
Deacon John Francis Lado                                         Deacon Juan Pablo Noboa
Deacon Pablo Andres Villa Jaramillo                         Deacon Vincent Tinh Vu

Holy Hour cards, envelopes and name labels will be available throughout the day. Please consider offering your Holy Hour for one of the above Ordinandi. Complete your card and leave it in the box to be mailed after our newly ordained priests arrive at their first parish assignment.

Flyer for Holy Hour

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”      - Mt 9:37–38

National Council of Catholic Women

72 Hour Prayer Vigil

Saturday, 10 June - Tuesday, 13 June

Statement from NCCW:

"Our hearts are breaking on behalf of families and communities who have lost loved ones through continued senseless acts of violence. The epidemic of crimes against citizens and immigrants alike is evidence of how far we have strayed from God’s will for our country. We know we must engage with policymakers, but we must also pray and fast to attack these forces of evil. Believing the power of prayer stretches across time zones, the National Council of Catholic Women is organizing a nationwide 72- hour prayer vigil for the weekend of Saturday June 10th- Tuesday June 13th 2023 to pray for peace and divine healing to come upon our nation.
As Catholics, we have many beautiful devotions that can be prayed individually or in community with others. We have the Rosary, and we have Jesus Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Because of this, we invite people to pray the Rosary and, when possible, make a special Holy Hour during this vigil before the Blessed Sacrament. This Rosary Vigil falls on the weekend of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and extends to our traditional Member Rosary Call on the 13th. We recognize some people are unable to go into their Church for reasons of health, transportation, etc., so please know that we welcome all prayers from wherever you are.
We are asking that people sign up for slots to help us cover as many different hours as possible. If you do not sign up formally but decide to pray intentionally for this Vigil, we welcome you too! The time slots on the online list are set to the Eastern Time zone, just so we can keep track. If you live in California and want to pray at 7:00 a.m. local time, please sign up for 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time."

Online sign-up for NCCW Prayer Vigil
(email for sign-up code )

Archdiocese of Washington

Mass of Priesthood Ordination

Saturday, 17 June     10 am

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God,

the Archdiocese of Washington joyfully announces the ordination of our new priests!
The Mass of Ordination will take place June 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass will be recorded and posted on the ADW ordination website and on our YouTube channel later that day.  For more information and the link to the YouTube channel see the
ADW website.
We invite you to join us in prayer for these men who will be ordained.

ADW Office of Cultural Diversity

Commemoration of Juneteenth

June 18th  10:30 am

All are invited to join us for a special Mass in celebration of Juneteenth at Mount Calvary Catholic Church (6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747) on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, will be the principal celebrant and homilist.

For more information, email the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach at or see ADW Juneteenth Commemoration website.

Juneteenth Flyer

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

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


Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Summer Programs

Personal “Retreat” Day this Summer
Jun 9, Jun 23, Jul 14

Are your days overcrowded, jam-packed, and busy, busy, busy? Take a break this summer and enjoy your very own personal retreat at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center. During your personal retreat, from 9am-4pm, an experienced retreat director will guide you to a place of rest with Christ. The retreat schedule allows for one-on-one spiritual direction (optional), quiet reflection, Mass, Confession and Eucharistic Adoration, plus lunch; so you will be nourished and cared for while Our Lord speaks to your soul about the depths of His love for you. Cost is $100 per person. Advance Registration is required. We also have Mini-Retreats for Women and Evenings of Reflection for Men, each month.

Travel to the Holy Land with Our Lady of Bethesda!
Deadline to Book is June 29.

Explore the Holy Land and experience the places where Christ lived! Our Lady of Bethesda will host a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this fall: Sept 3-12 ($3465 per person) Prices are all-inclusive LAND ONLY, based on double occupancy. 

Pilgrimage Coordinator: Crisna Tallent at

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep
Jun 8-11 / Jun 22-25 / Jul 13-16

The Three to Get Married Marriage Preparation Program is a Catholic Pre-Cana program for seriously dating and engaged couples. This marriage preparation course is an intensive preparation experience true to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Convenient one-weekend schedule. FOCCUS administration is included. $375 per couple. Space will be limited and these weekends fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Find more information on the OLBRC website or call 301-365-0612

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817 

ADW Office of Life Issues

Pro Life Grant Program

Applications due 31 August 2023

The Pro-Life Grant Program awards funds to pregnancy centers and parishes to serve mothers and children in need. For the second year, the Pro-Life Grant Program will expand to offer financial support to parishes that are running programs to support families in need through any kind of parish social ministry.

We hope that each of your parishes will consider applying for a pro-life grant to support your ministries. These funds can be used to support a wide range of programs and campaigns to help families in need.


Examples of funding might include: a youth group’s pro-life service project, support for families in the community, a seminar on restorative justice and the death penalty, materials for advance care planning, or materials for a grief support group.


This year, we will also welcome applications from parishes looking to implement civil dialogue initiatives with the support of the Archdiocese. More information on programs and trainings for the civil dialogue can be found here on the ADW Catholic civil dialogue website.

If you are interested in applying for the Pro-Life Grant Program, please fill out the attached application, or share it with leaders in your community. Please contact Kathryn Yanik, Director of Life Issues, at with any questions prior to June 1, 2023. After June 1, please direct questions to Maeve Gilheney-Gallaher at The application will be due on August 31, 2023.

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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