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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Archdiocese of Washington

Mass for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony

 Saturday, August 20th 9:30 am

The 1st annual Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony Mass will be held on Saturday, August 20th at 9:30 am at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. This Mass will celebrate all couples who provide a Catholic witness to the beauty of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Jubilarian anniversaries will still be honored in a special way during this Mass.  Mass will be recorded and posted on the Archdiocesan website. Please contact your parish office to register. For additional information contact the Office of Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email

St Andrew Apostle Women's Ministry

Come Join St Andrew Apostle Parish for these August Events

August 27th and August 28th

Saturday August 27,  9:30 -10:30 am     On the Feast of St Monica we will be praying for loved ones who have left the Church. Join us immediately after our 9:00 am Mass for a Eucharistic Holy Hour at St Andrew Apostle Church (11600 Kemp Mill Rd Silver Spring 20902)  Flyer for Holy Hour 

Sunday August 28, 12:30 - 1:30   "In the Footsteps of Jesus:  A Pilgrim's Story"  Join us as Fr. Jack Kennealy reflects upon his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Flyer for Holy Land Talk

St John Neumann Parish and ADW Office of Family Life

Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents

 Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET

If you are grieving the loss of a child, no matter the age of your child, how long ago your child died or the cause, we invite you to attend. This one-day retreat, hosted by St. John Neumann Parish (9000 Warfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882) and sponsored by The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life and Emmaus Ministry, centers on the spirituality of the grieving process and will give you the opportunity to focus on your spiritual journey after the loss of your child.  Spiritual Director: Father Robert Kilner $20.00 per person Register at: For more information, call the Office of Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email Flyer for Grieving Parents Retreat

ADW Office of Family Life

Mid-Week Gathering for Grieving Parents

Wednesday, 14 September

The Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life and Emmaus Ministry are hosting a virtual one-hour monthly mid-week gathering on Wednesday, September 14 from 8pm – 9pm for anyone who has lost a child, no matter how old the child or how long ago the child passed.  To register, please click here .  For more information, call the Office of Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email

National Congress of Black Catholics and National Shrine

25th Anniversary Pilgrimage to

Our Mother of Africa Chapel, National Shrine

Saturday, 17 September

Register by September 1st

Join the National Black Catholic Congress in Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Our Mother of Africa Chapel.  Events which include a celebration of an Anniversary Mass, a talk on the Mother of Africa Chapel, a Rosary and a tour, begin at 1:00 PM EDT in the Upper Church at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington DC 20017).  The Celebrant for the Eucharistic Liturgy is NBCC President, Bishop Roy E. Campbell, Jr.   More details on the 25th Anniversary Celebration Flyer.                    Please register for this free event by September 1.

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

USCSAHT Book Club September 2022 - Walking Prey

Wednesday, 28 September

The U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery.   Join them for a discussion of their September's Book-Club pick -  "Walking Prey”  by Survivor Holly Austin Smith. Read her amazing book during August and September. Then join USCSAHT for a very special "Meet the Author" on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm EST. The book is available on Amazon.         Book Club Registration Link

Also, for your creative teen...

USCSAHT presents the St. Bakhita Youth Human Trafficking Video Contest  A great opportunity for high school students to learn more about trafficking and share with us their creativity in a 3 minute video. The deadline has been extended until March 30th, 2023. Cash Prizes!           Human Trafficking Video Contest Information

Catholic Climate Covenant presents

Feast of St Francis 2022

Eco-Spirituality:  Behold God in Everything

Season of Creation 2022:  Sep 1st - Oct 4th

This year’s program focuses on the call for "eco-spirituality", one of the seven goals of the Vatican's Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP), and is designed to assist you and your community engage with and promote Ecological Spirituality. The 90 minute program contains prayers, readings, reflection/discussion questions, optional music, a Franciscan contemplation exercise, a short video, and suggested activities.  To access the full program, click below and fill-out the form. After you submit the form, you will receive an email with the links to the resources

Download the 2022 Feast of St. Francis Program

Catholic Climate Covenant is interested in how you use the materials. If you have photos or a short description of your Feast of St. Francis program and/or Blessing of the Animals, we would be delighted to share with the larger Covenant community!

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

Loyola Marymount Center for Religion and Spirituality Online Education


Class starts October 15th

This course intends to ignite a new spirit in Black Catholics. Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory recently said, “Since we alone are both Black and Catholic... we belong to a universal Church and must live within that Church, but we also realize that the gift of Blackness is uniquely ours to offer to the Church”  Through discernment, the Holy Spirit empowers Black Catholics in the universal Church to combat racism in the world, the Church, and other issues with their unique gifts of Blackness.  Instructor is Michael P. Howard who facilitates and teaches online courses for the University of Dayton and McGrath Institute STEP Online program for Notre Dame.  Enrollment, schedule, and financial assistance information is posted on Center for Religion and Spirituality website. For additional information, please contact the Center at 310-338-2799 or

Flyer for this online course

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington

Say Yes - Fall Call for Volunteers

Apply by September 16th

Catholic Charities is recruiting over 100 volunteers to take on a weekly, year-long commitment to service. All roles are listed below and require an application, conversation with program staff about expectations, and at least a 75–hour commitment including orientation and training. Remote and in-person volunteer opportunities are available.

Learn more at the ADW Catholic Charities website

National Council of Catholic Women


"Wide Open Hearts:  Abiding in Faith Hope and Love"

 Convention dates:  November 2-5, 2022

Join NCCW women from across the United States in the Twin Cities at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center
in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. November 2-5, 2022

Register now to ensure a place at this year's convention

 NCCW convention registration page

has registration link and details of events, schedules and much more

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

Click here

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