Upcoming Events

JANUARY 2022

 

Saturdays January 22 & 29, 2022 Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Class (In-Person) 

St. Elizabeth Parish, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 will be offering an in person marriage preparation class on Jan. 22 & 29, 2022 for two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Please meet with your parish Priest or Deacon who is preparing you for the sacrament of matrimony prior to registering.  To register, email or call the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life at visiblesign@adw.org or 301-853-454

DECEMBER 2021

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021   At-the-Well's  Advent Evening of Reflection for Separated and  Divorced Catholics  

(Virtual Event)  7 - 8:30 pm EST  Sponsored by the ADW Office of Family Life.   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. The first 10 registered participants will receive a copy of the“The Divorced Catholic’s Guide to Parenting” by   Dr. Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski.  There is a $10.00 charge for attending.  For more information contact the ADW Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email visiblesign@adw.org.    

See flyer here         Register for event here

Friday, Dec 10, 2021   ADW's Introduction to Natural Family Planning Class

(Virtual Event)  7 - 9 pm EST  Sponsored by the ADW Office of Family Life. 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 visiblesign@adw.org.   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.

Sunday, Dec 19, 2021   3-4 pm CCW-ADW December Monthly Tea (Virtual) "Advent of Joy"

(Virtual Event)  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 Mary.  Because 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 ofGod the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.   Registration link will be posted soon.

NOVEMBER 2021

Saturday, Nov 13 4:30 - 6 pm,  Father Austus Tolton's Pathway to Sainthood"  (Virtual Event)

Tolton Ambassadors D.C presents An Evening of Fun, Facts, and Faith Speaker and Quiz Show from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. This fun, fact-filled virtual event will provide information about the life, spirituality, and ministry of this saintly priest. It’s an event you do not want to miss!  For more information email   toltonambassadors.dc@gmail.com    Please register for the event here

Saturday, Nov 13 2021 2 pm   St John Vianney Craft and Vendor Show,  Prince Frederick, Md   (In-person) 

Our much anticipated Craft Show, will take place on Sat., Nov. 13, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm
Crafters registration begins Sept 6.  Vendor registration begins Aug 23 (first come, first serve).
Vendors send email on Aug 23 to flc@sjvchurch.net to reserve your spot!
For full details visit the Craft & Vendor Show page here

Saturday, Nov 13  2-4 pm,  Trinity Missions Art Show and Sale "Art for Haiti"

Trinity Missions is holding an Art Show and Sale, Nov. 13-14 at the Father Judge Missionary Cenacle in Adelphi, MD (1733 Metzerott Rd. Adelphi, MD 2078).   Brother Richard McCann, S.T., has been a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity for over 55 years.  A talented photographer and painter, Brother Richard will share his works of art with friends and supporters to help raise funds for Trinity Missions’ work with the poor and abandoned in Haiti.  Come browse colorful paintings created in oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal. Matted and mounted prints available for in-person or online purchase.  Must be vaccinated to attend.  For more information visit Trinity Missions website here

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 12-5 pm Online Program "Sister Thea Bowman FSPA: Advocate and Voice for Her People"

In 2018, the Catholic Church declared Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, a Servant of God - the initial step toward sainthood. Learn more about our beloved Sr. Thea and support her cause for sainthood through prayer, fundraising, and raising awareness.   To God be the glory!  

This zoom event is FREE.    Register now at the following link – and share with others! Link is here

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 4:30 pm    Mass for Black Catholic History Month

Nativity Catholic Church     6001 13th St NW, Washington DC 20011

4:30  Praise and worship by the Archdiocesan Gospel Mass Choir Howard University and Beacon Liturgical Dance Ministry

5:00  Vigil Mass   Celebrant: Bishop Roy E. Campbell, Jr. Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

 

Sunday, Nov 21, 3-4 pm CCW-ADW November Monthly Tea (Virtual) "Black Catholic Liturgical Music - Early Years"

To celebrate Black Catholic History Month, come join Rawn Harbor composer of "Psalms of the Soul" (OCP) in his presentation on the history and development of Black Catholic Liturgical Music in the years 1964 -1980.  During this period Mr Harbor was collaborating with with Fr. Clarence Joseph Rivers and was a musician and music instructor at St. Benedict the Moor Church and School, DC.  The music of the early years is informative for those unfamiliar with the background of the Vatican II mandate - especially the challenge given by Pope Paul IV in Kampala Uganda to "share the African (American) gift of negritude to the Church."  During this presentation, Mr. Harbor, who is currently the Music Director at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, will use the piano to share story and song, and present examples of history and liturgical adaptation to emphasize the importance of each of God's children, regardless of race or ethnicity, in the Catholic Church.  

Flyer is here              Link for registration here

Wednesday Morning or Evening Mini-Retreats for Women Resume at Our Lady of Bethesda!

(Evenings: Nov 17, Dec 15, Morning: Nov 18, Dec 16)

Join us  for a new season of Mini-Retreats for Women! This fall, we're going back to the basics of our faith and taking a deep dive into the theological virtues: FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE. These are the three attitudes of the heart that connect us directly to God and are the foundation of Christian life. In October, we begin with FAITH, and learn what it is, how to activate this gift and renew it in our heart. We'll also explore how to carry this 'light of faith' out into the ordinary circumstances of our lives. Each Mini-Retreat (evening or morning)  includes: Mass, directed meditation, a practical talk, and time for personal reflection, and a meal. Plus, this year we are adding Eucharistic Adoration, that will be ongoing throughout the retreat!  Cost is $20 per person. Advance Registration is required. Babysitting will be available for the Morning Mini-Retreat. Visit our website to register www.ourladyofbethesda.org.  Hosted by the Women of Regnum Christi. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 ADW Spanish Marriage Enrichment Series: "Convivencia Matrimonial (Marriage Coexistence)"

Keys to enhance marriage; a virtual and face-to-face class at Christ the King Parish, Silver Spring, MD.  from 7pm to 8pm 

Celebrating the Year of the Amoris Laetitia Family, this marriage enrichment series entitled "Strengthening our Catholic Marriage in difficult times" will be offered virtually in Spanish for couples.  The sessions are led by Dr. Marco Randle and Dr. Maria Lourdes Batistón, Catholic marriage psychologists of international prestige who will join virtually from Argentina to facilitate these sessions.  For more information contact the ADW Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email visiblesign@adw.org.  

El tema de la sesión: Convivencia Matrimonial – Claves para potenciar el amor en la pareja en tiempos de pandemia.  Para mas informacion llame a la oficina de Vida Familiar al 301-853-4499 o envie un correo electronico a signovisible@adw.org         Register for class here.

OCTOBER 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021    Vigil Mass for Domestic Violence Month  

You are invited to the Vigil Mass on October 2nd as part of the 5th National Observance of "Domestic Violence Awareness Month". Most Reverend Roy Edward Campbell, Jr, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., will be the presider and homilist. Educational resources will be available. Please arrive by 4:15 pm.   Reservations required for attendance.  See flyer here

You can register here   or for more information please click here

Sundays, 2-3 pm, Sisters in the Spirit Virtual Book Club "Racial Justice in the Catholic Church"  

A 5 week virtual book club discussing Fr. Bryan Massingale's book and his in-depth research on this topic.  Sep 19, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 27, Oct 24.   Book may be purchased from the Josephite Center for $26.00 (www.josephitepastoralcenter.org  or 202 526-9270) 

More details on topics are in flyer here    Reservations required for attendance - please register here.   

 

Wednesdays Oct, 2021 "Save the Date: Healthy or Abusive? Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Workshop for Youth Group Leaders"            Two part workshop: Wednesdays October 6 and 20, 7-8:30 pm by Zoom.

Catholic Charities is inviting parish youth groups leaders, youth and adults, to attend a two part workshop about teen dating abuse.  Come learn how to identify signs of dating abuse and how to facilitate group discussions with teens about healthy and abusive relationships. Learn how to respond to a disclosure of abuse in a supportive way.  Learn resources teens can use to evaluate their relationships and find help. Key trainers will be from the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse AWARE teen dating violence program.  To register and receive the Zoom link, email Laura.Yeomans@CC-DC.org or call (202) 315-9440

Wednesday Oct 6, 2021  “How to Live as a Beloved Daughter of God.”   8 pm

Rose Folsom, founder of Virtue Connection invites us to discover “How to Live as a Beloved Daughter of God.”  We know God loves us. But it can be easy to get busy and forget — and start acting like everything depends on us. Join us on October 6 to discover how to ditch the “little voices” that say you’re not enough, and live your true identity as a Beloved Daughter of God.  Register here

Sunday, October 10, 2021    Holy League's National Rosary Rally 2021

Join a nationwide prayer for the nation's conversion.  The rosary walk assembles  at 2 pm at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill   For more details, see flyer here

Saturday/Sunday, October 9-10, 2021    Marriage Renewal Workshop: Strengthening Your Love

A Christ-centered weekend designed to offer practical tools that can help fos effective communication and emotional closeness in your marriage.  Make your marriage thrive, not just survive!  The expert speaker team includes Catholic psychologists, therapists, and priests who will offer their expertise and experience, plus they will be on hand the entire weekend to offer individual consultation, upon request. Please note: This is NOT an overnight program. Cost: $400 per couple. Seating will be limited to facilitate social distancing. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817. See our website for more details about measures to limit exposure to illness, details about the program.  

Links to register: www.ourladyofbethesda.org

October 17 3:30-4:30 pm  CCW-ADW October Monthly Tea (Virtual) - "3 Steps Parishes Can Take to Help Families Affected by Domestic Violence"

Come learn more about domestic abuse and how parish outreach can help save lives. Program to be presented by Laura Yeomans, Parish Partners Program Manager at Catholic Charities DC, Sherry Pollock, Vice President, Ladies of Holy Family Catholic Church Auxiliary Mitchellville MD, Elinor Metz, a mental health and marriage counselor.  For more information email: ccwadwarchdiocese@gmail.com

Your zoom link will be emailed to you before the event.  Flyer is here

Eventbrite link for registration is here

October 29 Take a Personal "Retreat" Day (In-person)   presented by Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Bethesda, MD

Are your days overcrowded, jam-packed, and busy, busy, busy? Jesus tells you to "Come away with me..." to Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center where your very own personal retreat awaits. During your personal retreat, from 8:30am-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 continental breakfast and 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 $120 per person.  Advance Registration is required, and registrations will be limited to facilitate appropriate social distancing. Retreat also available  November 5 and Dec 10.  For more information and to register  please see website here

SEPTEMBER 2021

Wednesday September 8  NPC Headliners Luncheon: Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Wilton Gregory

Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Seventh Archbishop of Washington and the first African-American Cardinal in the Catholic Church, will speak at a National Press Club in-person Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members and $45 for all other non-member tickets.  For more information and to get tickets, click here

Saturday September 11 at 9:30 - 12:00 am EDT   Virtual Workshop  "Triumph of the Cross: Leading With Agape Love"  

Join Sisters in the Spirit - Archdiocese of Washington who are celebrating their 20th Year at their  Triumph of the Cross celebration - Leading with Agape Love.  The keynote speaker  will be Dr. Diana Hayes, Emerita Professor Systematic Theology, Georgetown University Join us for prayer, praise and a lively discussion.  Cost is $15.00 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is September 7, 2021.

For more information contact: Cynthia Morris  sistersnthespirit@gmail.com   Click here for flyer.    To register, please click here

September 18  Retreat for Parents Whose Children are Away From the Church sponsored by the ADW Office of Family Life

“Gather all my Children Scattered through the World” Parents are invited to join St. Catherine and St. Ignatius Parish in Port Tobacco, MD for an in person retreat for parents whose children are away from the Church. The retreat will be held from 8:00am – 2:30pm and will include prayer, hope-filled talks, small and large group discussions, and witness talks. The cost of the retreat is $10.00 per person with breakfast and lunch included.  To register please click here

September 19 3:30-4:30 pm  CCW-ADW September Monthly Tea (Virtual) - “How to Live as a Beloved Daughter of God.” 

Rose Folsom invites us to discover “How to Live as a Beloved Daughter of God.” With all our responsibilities, the people depending on us, illness, financial worries, and our growing to-do list, it can be easy to forget that BELOVEDNESS is the core of who we are. And that God loves each one of us as if we were the only one in the world. Our hope is in his eternal love for us, no matter what season of life or situation we are in. Rose will remind us how scripture and the saints cheer us on to live out our hope in God and will show us how to avoid three common traps that can steal our hope. "Hope" you can join us!        To register, please click here

September 25  Retreat for Grieving Parents sponsored by the ADW Office of Family Life

The Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life and Emmaus Ministry are hosting a retreat for parents who are grieving the loss of a child, no matter how old the child, how long ago the child passed or the cause. The retreat is on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:30am – 7:30pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Pastoral Center located at 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville MD 20853 .

For more information call the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life at 301-853-4546 or email visiblesign@adw.org.

To register, please click here

AUGUST 2021

August 26-29  Three to Get Married Marriage Preparation Program  (In-person) workshop  presented by Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Bethesda, MD

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. $315 per couple. Space will be limited and these weekends fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today! Workshop is also available September 23-26 (in-person workshop) , October 28-31 (in-person workshop) and Nov 11-14 (virtual workshop)  For more information and to register please see website here

August 27  Take a Personal "Retreat" Day (In-person)   presented by Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Bethesda, MD

Are your days overcrowded, jam-packed, and busy, busy, busy? Jesus tells you to "Come away with me..." to Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center where your very own personal retreat awaits. During your personal retreat, from 8:30am-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 continental breakfast and 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 $120 per person.  Advance Registration is required, and registrations will be limited to facilitate appropriate social distancing. Retreat also available September 24, October 29 and November 5.  For more information and to register  please see website here

JULY 2021

July 13-15, 2021   Virtual Conference:  2nd Biennial Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church Conference 

Sponsored by Creighton University and Catholic Climate Covenant     Keynote speakers:  His Eminence Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago and Maureen Day, PhD, Assistant Professor of Religion and Society at the Franciscan School of Theology.   LSUS is a conference series to gather, equip, and inspire Catholics to integrate the climate change teaching of Pope Francis' Laudato Si’ into the U.S. Church. The conference will feature interactive breakout sessions in eight areas of the U.S. Catholic Church, including Creation Care Teams (especially at parishes and dioceses), Youth & Young Adults Ministries, and Parochial School Education. Conference is free and donations are accepted

For more information click here      To register click here

July 23-24, 2021   But Then Jesus - A Retreat for Women  from Encounter Grace

Friday July 23rd (6:30 - 9:00) and Saturday July 24th (6:30 - 3:00) St. Aloysius Parish Hall, Leonardtown, Md

This event has been planned to give you time - to take a breath, to refresh your mind, to make connections with other women and to renew your spirit. Throughout the day you’ll have the opportunity to hear from our speakers, spend time quietly reflecting on the message of each talk, and then share your insights and inspiration with other women. We’ve also built in time for Adoration and Confession as well as Praise and Worship sessions.

Our opening talk on Friday night, What It Means to Encounter Jesus In Our Lives Today, features Karen Doyle, live via Zoom from Sydney Australia. Saturday features 5 talks, presented by Laura K. Roland: Surrendering Your Surrender, Encountering Jesus In Prayer, Meeting Jesus Sacramentally, Finding Stillness & Walking With Others On Our Path To Holiness.  Tickets from $35 to $100

Tickets and more information here

 

JUNE 2021

Wednesdays  June 2, June 16, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT  Webinar Series: Best Practices to Support Families Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence 

Professionals and interested public are invited to this free Webinar series because everyone can help end domestic violence through their professional roles and or personal engagement with their community. The no-cost 1-hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) can be granted to licensed counselors and social workers who complete regular requirements.  See flyer here

For more information, contact Vice President Ben Wortham bwortham@catholiccharitiesusa.org

June 2:   "Effects of Domestic Violence on Children"          Register here

June 16:  "How to Help Survivors Assess Their Risk of Death (Lethality Assessment)"    Register here

June 11-13, 2021   Virtual Conference:  Mission of Joy

The Mission of Joy Summit is a Catholic, three day, virtual event organized by Jill Simons, Creative Director of Pink Salt Riot Faith Inspired Jewelry.  The conference has gathered more than THIRTY amazing speakers including Rose Folsom founder of Virtue Connection and Laura Roland founder of Encounter Grace.  The Talks will be centered around joy, nurturing a missionary mindset, spiritual growth, and cultivating healing and wholeness on the path to greater joy. Free ticket - talks available until 14 June. To see full schedule, click here.  To register for a free ticket click here

Saturday June 19, 2021 at 11 am - 1 pm EDT  Juneteenth Celebration: Black Hidden Figures of Yesterday, Today, and Our Future Tomorrow

Presented by the Archdiocese of Washington's Sisters in the Spirit featuring Liturgical Dance, Historical Re-enacments, Spoen Word, and Music.  For more information about registration click here