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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



ADW Office of Family Life

Marriage Prep Classes

The Archdiocese of Washington is offering Marriage Preparation Classes

Marriage Preparation is offered in both English and Spanish at various parishes in the Archdiocese. If you are getting married or know of anyone getting married, please have them reach out to their local parish priest to begin marriage preparation.

Schedule for upcoming classes Español / English

Holy Family Parish and Saint Pio Foundation

Tour of the Relics of Padre Pio Visits Holy Family Parish

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 2210 Callaway St. Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748
9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Mass in honor of Padre Pio at 7:30 P.M.
Please, contact the parish at (301) 894-2222 or via email at for more infor

Flyer for the Relics of Saint Pio

From the Saint Pio website "...the Saint Pio Foundation continues to sponsor additional tours of the relics of Padre Pio in (Arch)dioceses and Parishes across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The majority of those attending the tour of the relics of Padre Pio would never be able to travel to San Giovanni Rotondo or Pietrelcina to visit the places where our Saint was born, lived, and died. For that reason, we sponsor a tour of the relics each year to give hundreds of thousands of the faithful an opportunity to have a 'spiritual encounter' with Padre Pio, to pray to him, and to ask for his intercession."

Saint Pio Foundation website

Bereavement Support Groups in the Archdiocese

Join the Emmaus Ministry on line for Grieving Parents on Wednesday,
November 15 from 8pm - 9pm for a virtual mid-week gathering of grieving parents.  Any parent who has lost a child is welcome to attend

Register for online gathering


Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington, DC will offer an eight-week virtual bereavement support group series for adults beginning Tuesday October 24, 2023 from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information contact Jim Hoffman at or (202) 577 – 2213.

St. Camillus Church, Silver Spring
Grief, Hope & Love Bereavement Support Group for any adult grieving the loss of a loved one.  Beginning October 8, 2023, meeting the second Sunday of each month from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. in the Fr. Grace Room at St. Camillus Church.  For more info, email John & Barbara Barry at

Catholic University of America presents

St. Luke's Productions

"Tolton: From Slave to Priest"

 Nov 19 and Nov 20, 2023  7pm

CUA is sponsoring a showing of the movie  "Tolton: From Slave to Priest" at their Della Ratta Auditorium on Sunday November 19th and Monday, November 20th. 

Catholic Univeristy of America Della Ratta Auditorium, 620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20064

For tickets (free) and more information go to

Tolton movie website

ADW Office of Family Life

Introductory classes for NFP

English /Español

NFP Introductory Class
Saturday, December 2 from 10am - Noon on Zoom.  

Learn the science behind natural family planning and the different methods available.
For more information contact: flm@adw.orgor call the Office ofFamily Life at 301-853-4499.


Clase introductoria a la PFN

Sábado 11 de noviembre de 2023    7:00 a 8:00 p.m

San Juan Bautista de la Salle5706 Sargent Rd Chillum, MD 20782  .

Para más información, póngase en contacto con: flm@adw.orgo llame a la Oficina de Vida Familiar al 301-853-4546.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ladies of Charity

"Miracle of Christmas"

December 12, 2023

Bus trip to Lancaster PA to see Sights and Sounds Theaters performance in Lancaster PA

See Flyer for details

ADW Office of Family Life and Office of Deaf and Disabilities Ministry

Christmas Remembrance Service

Thursday, December 14, 2023  7 pm

There will be a Christmas Remembrance Service on Thursday evening, December 14, 7:00pm at St. Andrew the Apostle, Silver Spring, for anyone grieving the loss of a child, parent, spouse, sibling or other loved one.  Registration is encouraged but not required. The Christmas Remembrance Service is in partnership with the Office of Family Life and the Office of Deaf and Disabilities Ministry.  For more information, please contact the Office of Family Life at 301-853-4499 or

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Retreat Programs

Personal “Retreat” Day this Summer
November 17 and December 15, 2023

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.

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep
 Nov 16-19  Dec 14-17, 2023

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!


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

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

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

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

2023 Fall Call for Volunteers

Announcing Catholic Charities Fall Call for Volunteers recruitment campaign!

We are seeking kind, knowledgeable, and committed people to bring hope that lasts to people who are receiving help from Catholic Charities.

Volunteers enhance Catholic Charities services through their consistent presence and dedication. 

During Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) 3640 people volunteered with Catholic charities. The volunteer doctors, nurses, attorneys, mentors, ESOL instructors, food distributors, farmers, food packagers, financial services professionals, people sharing their faith, and so much more, contributed 75,141 hours of service.

Thank you!


Information and applications are here: Fall Call for Volunteers!.

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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