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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CCW-ADW Peace Builders Committee

Rosary for Peace in Our Communities

31 October through 2 November

Let us come together in prayer for healing and prevention as horrible mass shootings and all violence in our communities tear at the heart of humanity. Please join the Council of Catholic Women-Archdiocese of Washington in praying the Rosary, starting on Oct 31st and concluding on All Souls Day

You can signup at Rosary For Peace

and select one or more 30-minute slots during which you will commit to pray the Rosary and any other prayers of your choosing

Rosary Meditations for Peace in Our Communities


In the coming weeks and months, the CCW-ADW Peace Builders Committee is pursuing the following initiatives:
*   Establish a nationwide perpetual Rosary for healing of all people impacted by violent crime.
*   Hold a day of prayer and reflection with the Celebration of Mass to bring peace to our communities
*   Call on every pastor to offer up the prayer intention at daily Mass

to change the hearts and minds of individuals who would commit such violence.
*   Encourage communities to hold interfaith and outdoor prayer services for peace.
*   Advocate and track local, state, and federal initiatives

to improve safety in our communities and prevent violence.
We hope you will join our efforts to bring peace to our communities. For more information about the Peace Builders Committee and these initiatives, please contact CCW-ADW at 

Thank you and God bless you!

Basilica of the National Shrine, USCCB, and Catholics for Family Peace

Mass in Observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Washington DC

 Tomorrow Saturday Oct 1 at 4:30

You are invited to the Vigil Mass on October 1st at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017. Participate in the the 6th National Observance of "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." Most Reverend Bruce Lewandowski, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Baltimore, will be the presider and homilist. Educational resources will be available. Please arrive by 4:15 pm.

Watch the new documentary about Servant of God, Sr. Thea Bowman

"Going Home Like A Shooting Star - Thea Bowman's Journey to Sainthood"

This Sunday Oct 2  pm (East Coast) on ABC-TV

(airing on WJLA Washington DC at noon  )

With funding from the USCCB, this new documentary on the faith, formation and justice work of Sr. Thea is being nationally aired on ABC stations.  Check your local listings for the time in your area.

Read the Catholic News Service article

St Andrew Apostle Women's Ministry

Night of Reflection

“The Luminous Heart: How Mary and the Eucharist Change the World”

 Monday, October 3, 2022  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

In honor of the Month of the Rosary - October 2022, Saint Andrew Apostle Women’s Ministry is sponsoring  a Night of Reflection on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at St Andrew Apostle Church, 11600 Kemp Mill Rd Silver Spring, Md 20902.  The evening will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a reflection given by Father James Brent, O.P. who is an assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies.  The title of the reflection is “The Luminous Heart: How Mary and the Eucharist Change the World. ” The opportunity for confession will be available.  No registration required.

October Night of Reflection Flyer

More events may be found at the Saint Andrew Apostle Women’s Ministry website.

Southeast Deanery presents

33rd Annual East of the River Fall Revival "We have come this far by Faith"

October 3 - 5, 2022 7:00 p.m. ET

The Southeast Deanery and Partnering Churches Present the 33rd Annual East of the River Fall Revival  "We have come this far by Faith"    October 3, 2022 through October 5, 2022.  Starts at 7 PM with Praise and Worship.  This is a Live and Virtual event that is  hosted by and live streamed from  St Luke Catholic Church, 4925 E. Capitol Street, Washington DC 20019.  The revivalists will be:
Monday, October 3, 2022  Rev. Monsignor Raymond G. East, Pastor, St. Teresa of Avila, Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 4, 2022  Rev. Patrick A. Smith, Pastor, St. Augustine Catholic Church, Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 5, 2022  Rev. Raymond B. Kemp, Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
To join the Revival Live Stream, please go to the East of the River Revival Facebook page  

For more information see the 2022 East of the River Fall Revival flyer.

The East of the River Fall Revival video will be available on East of the River Revival YouTube

St Joseph - Largo Sodality

Rosary Rally 2022

 Saturday, October 15, 2022  12 noon

In The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in time of public tragedy and suffering."  St Joseph, Largo's Sodality is sponsoring an outdoor Rosary to pray for an end to the sinful violence all around our nation. Please join us for a Public Rosary Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 12 noon St. Joseph Catholic Church (2020 St. Joseph Drive,Largo, MD 20774) .  Coordinated nationally by the America Needs Fatima Campaign

Rosary Rally Flyer

"God, please break the circle of violence and injustice in our neighborhoods, in our land, and in the world."

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

St Hugh of Grenoble Parish Sodality

Day of Reflection

"The Message of Fatima and Living Fatima in the 21st Century"

 Saturday 22 October, 2022 9:00 am - noon

The St. Hugh of Grenoble Parish  Day of Reflection, will be held at St Hugh of Grenoble Parish (135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770) on  Saturday October 22, 2022from 9:00 to 12:30.  Becky Bailey, a parishioner at St. Hugh for over twenty-five years, will be the speaker.   She has been actively involved in youth ministry for fifteen years and has been a catechist in the school of religion for eight years.  The event will be hosted by the Sodality of Our Lady.  There will be a light breakfast and participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.  No fee required. Donations will be accepted to support our parish ministries.  Futher schedule details can be seen on the event flyer.

Catholic Charities Family Peace

Zoom Workshop: 

How to Help Friends and Family Suffering Domestic Abuse

 Wednesday 26 October, 2022 7 pm

Families deserve to be safe and loved in their homes. Sometimes bad things happen in good families: yelling, hitting, insults, threats to harm someone, not sharing income. If you have friends or family who are experiencing or using these behaviors at home or are living in fear, change is possible. Come to this Catholic Charities workshop and learn how you can help families suffering abuse.  Workshop flyer

More information is available at the Family Peace website.   To register for this workshop email

24/7 National Domestic Abuse Hotline number: 1 800 799-7233

CCW-ADW October Monthly Tea

Seven Ways the Church Responds to Intimate Partner Violence,

One Way You Can Help

 Sunday 23 October, 2022 3 pm

Join this Virtual Tea to learn the 30 year history of how the Church has addressed and continues to address intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV use to be called marital/spouse abuse but now also includes dating and elder abuse. Come learn what we've done and choose one thing you can do to promote safe, healthy relationships - free of abuse and violence.     Flyer for Oct Monthly Tea
Sharon O'Brien, Ph.D., Co-founder and Director of Catholics For Family Peace: Education and Research on Abuse will be our presenter. She is a Past President of our Council and Past Province Director.
Email us at for the link to this free, zoom Tea

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

Don't miss it! Remember to register by 1 Oct when registration closes

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

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