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 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:
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 ) 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."
See Catholic Mobilizing Network's 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
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,
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.