Care for our common Home symposium

The Office of Social Concerns hosted an interactive Symposium on Thursday, May 21, 2020 that featured a conversation with Archbishop Gregory, Dr. Bob Simon and Ms. Genevieve Mougey. The guests were able to respond to four videos responding to four unique issues around care for creation. Watch the one hour long dialogue here:

RACIsm in our streets and in our structures

Link to video from 5 June 2020

Link to host for panel - Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life:

Archdiocese of Washington Programs/Notices

Find Your Inner Balance

The Archdiocesan Office for Family Life invites you to join an eight-week spiritual series entitled “Finding My Inner Balance,” by Fr. Joseph Kentenich of the Schoenstatt Movement, a practical approach to the spiritual jour- ney for our everyday life. Workshops are for women of all ages with a message of hope to trust in Divine Providence as a means to overcome anxiety or fear. Wednesday nights 7:30–8:30pm for eight weeks, July 22–September 9, 2020.  Registration:

For additional information, email or call 301-853-4546. Limited capacity!

Spiritual Accompaniment Course:

Formation for One-on-One Spiritual Guides

The Office of Young Adult Ministry will be offering a three day course July 16–18, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)
St. John Paul II Seminary (Live stream option available.)
Full 3-day course: $50. Call for information on Friday- and Saturday-only options.
Registrants must be recommended by their pastor.
The Spiritual Accompaniment Course seeks to increase the number of spiritual guides in the Archdiocese of Washington by providing formation on the practice of 1 on 1 spiritual accompaniment. The course is an in- tensive training open to both clergy and laity, and requires approval from one’s pastor. Applicants must have a mature life of prayer and be active in a ministry of accompaniment including: Spiritual Direction, Marriage Preparation, RCIA, Youth or YA Ministries, Campus Ministry, Pastoral Care, etc.

To apply for the course please visit Questions: Melanie White 2

ADW Marriage Preparation Classes 

During the time of the coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Washington's Office for Family Life is coronavirus virtual marriage preparation classes. The next session will start in June. 

For more information please contact the Office for Family Life at: or call 301-853-4546

Clases de Preparación Matrimonial Virtuales en Español 

La Oficina de Vida Familiar estará ofreciendo las Clases de Preparación Matrimonial en línea durante el mes de Mayo y Junio. 

Para más información comuníquese con La Oficina de Vida Familiar  o  llame a301-853-4499

Natural Family Planning Classes 

The Office for Family Life will be offering an introductory NFP Class online on Saturday, June 27 from 10am - Noon. 

To register, visit or call the Office for Family life for more information at 301-853-4546. 

Clases de Planificación Natural en Español 

La Oficina de Vida Familiar estará ofreciendo las Clases de Planificación Familiar Natural en línea, para inscribirse:

Suspicious Emails and IT Reminder 

We have received calls and emails about fraudulent emails being received by people from a spam account using Archbishop Gregory’s or other priests’ names. Please note that the archbishop will not communicate a need for assistance in this way. Any legitimate email from the Archdiocese will end in “” 

Please be diligent in not responding to suspicious emails

Support a Parish in Need 

At a time when the coronavirus shutdown of public Masses has impacted the offertory collections vital to parish operations, Archbishop Wilton Gregory has launched a parish support initiative to help Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington make online donations directly to their parishes:

Still Waiting For Your Stimulus Check? 

If you did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and do not receive Social Security,YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION to get a stimulus check.

In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, Catholic Charities has a free program to help you. 

To qualify, you must have a Social Security number (ITIN holders are excluded).
Not be a tax dependent on someone else. Contact us at:

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