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Nightly Phone Rosary  - 8 PM, 7 days a week

Dial  (605) 468-8016

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.

ADW Office of Family Life

"The Mosaic of God's Family"

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 7:30 - 8:30

(Virtual Event) Join the At The Well Community for the separated and divorced in an Advent Evening of Reflection when Fr. David Beaubien will lead us in a virtual Advent Evening of Reflection entitled: “The Mosaic of God’s Family.”  We will look at the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke’s gospels and see that God has fulfilled his promise of the Messiah’s birth through a variety of family arrangements.  There is a cost of $10.  for more information contact

ADW Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email

See flyer here         Register for event here

ADW Office of Family Life

Introduction to Natural Family Planning Class 

Friday, Dec 10, 2021 7 - 9 pm

Couples interested in learning about Natural Family Planning are invited to join in a virtual class.  This effective method helps couples to manage their fertility in a way that respects God and each other. Experts will present the science behind the key biological signs which women can observe to chart their fertility, how the many natural family planning methods work, and which method might fit for you. $10.00 fee for class.  For more information contact the ADW Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email   Register for class here

Couples seeking to learn a specific NFP method are encouraged to visit any of the following providers: 

Couple to Couple League -  BOMA USA - Creighton Method - Marquette Method.

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Onsies Drive for Newborns at Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

Thanksgiving through Dec 8th

Scroll down to the Donations section at the bottom of this page for more details

Women of Regnum Christi, Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center,

Morning or Evening Mini-Retreats for Women: FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE

Evening: Dec 15, Morning: Dec 16)

Each Mini-Retreat (evening or morning)  includes: Mass, directed meditation, a practical talk, Adoration, time for personal reflection, and a meal.  More details here.     Visit our website to register  

CCW-ADW December Monthly Virtual Tea

"Advent of Joy"

Sunday, December 19 2021   3:00-4:00 pm

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, let’s take time to come together for CCW-ADW’s virtual Tea and Reflect on:

The Holy Trinity and MaryBecause his Spirit had prepared Mary the Blessed Virgin, God the Father found the dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among humanity. Together, we’ll explore how devotion to Mary enhances our heartfelt adoration of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Registration link to be posted soon.

Archdiocese of Washington's

Action Plan for Laudato Si - Part 4 of 7  "Adoption of a Simple Lifestyle"

Find practical suggestions ways in which individuals and parishes can participate in the archdiocese's implementation of Laudato Si'.   Part 4 highlights careful use of resources and energy, avoiding single-use plastic, adopting a more plant-based diet and reducing meat consumption, greater use of public transport and avoiding polluting modes of transportation, etc

Suggestions for Part 4 are here

ADW's Full Action Plan may be downloaded in English or Spanish here

Funding for Vocations:

Labouré Society

The Labouré Society exists to provide financial assistance and spiritual support to individuals who must resolve education loans in order to pursue a vocation to the priesthood and/or religious life in the Catholic Church  For more details click here

To watch the National Council of Catholic Women's presentation on the

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

by Phil Loftus, Executive Director of NFCRV - Mr. Loftus' presentation starts at 4:45), click here

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) serves as a sign of hope in the future of consecrated life and is dedicated to increasing the number of women and men entering religious communities.   Learn more about NFCRV  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"

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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 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

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

Onsies Drive for Newborns at Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC will hold its annual Onesies Drive for newborns at Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. From Thanksgiving Day to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, you are invited to bring in onesies and place them at the Blessed Virgin's altar in the Monastery Church.

They will be blessed after Mass on Dec. 8 and then sent to the Holy Land. 

If you'd like to mail onesies for donation, they can be mailed to: 

Fr. James Gardiner

Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St. NE

Washington, DC 20017