Upcoming Events

As of June 2021

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

 

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

 

MAY 2021

Wednesdays  May 5, May 19, 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

May 5:    "Best Practices for Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence"   Register here 

May 19:   "Ways to Help People Who Use Abuse Learn to Change Their Behavior"       Register here

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

Saturday  May 15 Nominations for CCW-ADW Board Officers due 

Nominations are to be sent to Sharon A. O’Brien at ArchdioceseCCW@gmail.com by May 15th. You may also send questions about the election process to that email address

Sunday  May 16 CCW-ADW Monthly Tea (Virtual)  "Treasures of the Franciscan Monastery Gardens."To celebrate spring, please come join us Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. to discover the beautiful treasures of the Franciscan Monastery gardens. The gardens are a lovely example of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. Pat Cunniff of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild will be our guide in this virtual presentation. Register for the tea by emailing ArchdioceseCCW@gmail.com

Thursday  May 20, Ballots for CCW-ADW Board Officers emailed to members 

The ballots will be sent via e-mail to members in good standing on May 20th to be returned by Thursday May 27th. If you are not a member and wish to vote, mail in the membership form found here with dues. In recent elections we have not had the need for a secret ballot. All decisions have been made by either voice vote or hand count, neither of which is anonymous. However, the Nominating Committee will do its best to retain the anonymity of the voters

Friday May 14 through Sunday May 16     Virtual Easter Retreat Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center  

Led by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC 

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center continues to provide virtual retreats that allow you to connect with others and feed your soul, all from the safety of wherever you are. Detox from the noise of social media, work demands and Netflix to find new focus in your life through a personal encounter with Christ. Find more information here.  Experience the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises from your own home for only $75 per person. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, A Virtual Place to Encounter Christ!       OLB website with more events: here

Saturday and Sunday May 22-23, 2021 (In-Person Only) Marriage Workshop: Strengthening Your Love Marriage Renewal Workshop  Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Bethesda, MD.

A Christ-centered weekend designed to offer practical tools that can help foster 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 and links to register: www.ourladyofbethesda.org

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep     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! 

May 6-9 (In-Person Only)

Jun 10-13 (In-Person Only)

Jun 24-27 (Virtual Only)

Jul 22  (In-Person Only)

Find more information on the website https://ourladyofbethesda.org/programs/marriage/virtual-marriage-prep