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Upcoming Events

As of January 2020


December 25 Merry Christmas 

December 31 Treasuring God's Presence and Action in Our Hearts - Washington Retreat House, 4000 Harewood Road, N.E. Washington, DC 20017

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020       Father Horace (Tuck) Grinnell will assist us with responding to these questions:   Where has God been in your life this past year:  in times of darkness; in times of light?   Where is God right now?  Treasuring all things and reflecting on them in our hearts as Mary did. Where are you welcoming God in the future?   Welcoming all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is holy, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise.  Cost: $125.00 

Reserve a spot by emailing   washretreat@juno.com or  calling  202-635-4000




January  2020 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January  2020 Pray For Life - USCCB Secretariat of Pro Life Activities

Join other United States Catholics in praying for the following intention:

"May women considering abortion receive life-affirming care and support to help them choose life for their children"

Details on the website: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Pray-for-Life--Women-Considering-Abortion.html?soid=1100920568270&aid=eRqU3a-AMTM

Friday January 10, 2020   Opening of Movie "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros)

Showing in local theaters in Rockville, Silver Spring and Bethesda

Catholic Mobilizing Networks ("Ending the Death Penalty. Promoting Restorative Justice" -  website  https://catholicsmobilizing.org/ ) joins many other Catholic and Christian organizations in recognition of this nationally released film as a force for raising awareness of is of the injustice of capital punishment.

Producer: Gil Netter    Director: Destin Daniel Cretton    Cast: Micheal B Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Lawson.

Trailer Summary :" 'Just Mercy' is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them."    https://www.justmercyfilm.com/

See Catholic Mobilizing Network's Study guide: https://catholicsmobilizing.org/just-mercy-catholic-study-guide

January 18, 2020 The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 3800 Ely Place SE, WDC 20019.  Praise and worship will begin at 3:30 pm featuring the Archdiocese of Washington’s Gospel Mass Choir. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will begin at 4:00 pm

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Thursday January 23, 2020   Recognizing Human Trafficking Workshop - HopeWorks of Howard County

Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

7-8:30 PM  $10

This workshop defines modern-day human trafficking with an overview of trafficking in Maryland and Howard County. Participants will learn how to identify potential trafficking sites and victims as well risk factors that increase vulnerability. Additionally, participants will make connections between forced sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence.

For more information please see workshop-recognizing-human-trafficking

January 24, 2020 March for Life,

Washington, DC

Website: https://marchforlife.org

January 25-28, 2020 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering - Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.  $430 general registration

The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is an annual major gathering organized by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development in collaboration with 10 oth- er USCCB departments and 16 national Catholic organizations, including NCCW. This central gathering of U.S. Catholic social ministry leaders brings together hundreds of participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing current domestic and global challenges.    

Website:   https://catholicsmobilizing.org/event/2020-catholic-social-ministry-gathering

Register: 964175




Sunday, February 2,2020 Valentines for Homeless Women

St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church Cafeteria, 11600 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902
Help make Valentines for homeless women.  We had such fun last year, we're doing it again!

All supplies provided, no artistic talent required.

$5 donation to CCW. Register at ValentinesForHomeless.eventbrite.com

Saturday February 8, 2020 Pontifical Council International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking​

February 8th has been designated by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. February 8th is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy.  Join with the church in praying for the victims and increasing awareness of the victim's plight.  Prayer may be found:


Saturday February 8, 2020 San Miguel School 8th Annual Scholarship Benefit

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852

The Annual Scholarship Benefit is San Miguel School’s signature event, dedicated to raising funds to provide scholarships for our low-income students. The Benefit raises over one third of our annual operating budget and is the primary source of student scholarships. San Miguel School is not owned or operated by the Archdiocese or any other institution. As such, we are completely reliant on the goodwill of the community through grants, donations, business support, and anti-poverty programs.

To RSVP or for more information: https://sanmigueldc.org/asb/

MARCH 2020

Wednesdays: March 4, 11, and 18 Lenten Women's Gatherings  from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church, 11600 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902

Rectory Basement Meeting Room 

Rose Folsom of VirtueConnection.com will give a short talk on the "Lenten Virtues" of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, followed by discussion and fellowship.

Email Rose at rose@virtueconnection.com for more information.