Upcoming Events

As of March 2021

 

 

 MARCH 2021

 

Thursdays, 4 Mar - 25 Mar 2021, 7 pm   Evening of Reflection for Grieving Parents

The Archdiocesan Office for Family Life is offering a virtual Evening of Reflection for Grieving Parents on Thursday, March 4 from 7:00pm–8:30pm. Any parent who has lost a child, no matter the cause or how long ago, is welcome. The evening will include prayer and reflection by Fr. Mark Cusick, a personal reflection from a grieving parent, and (optional) parent sharing. To request accommodations for this event, including ASL interpretation, please contact specialneedsministry@adw.org or 301-301-200-5430 VP at least two weeks in advanced.   

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For more information, contact the Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or visiblesign@adw.org.

Thursdays, 4 Mar - 25 Mar 2021, 7 pm  Workshop for Parents

The Archdiocesan Office for Family Life, in collaboration with the Christian Family Movement, will be offering a four-week virtual workshop series for parents on Thursdays, March 4 - March 25, from 7:00pm–8:00pm.  Topics include recognizing God in our families, using our time faithfully, caring for our relationships, faith-building customs and activities, and guiding our children to live for Christ. Materials for all sessions will be provided. The cost per family is $10.00.  To request accommodations for this event, including ASL interpretation, please contact specialneedsministry@adw.org or 301-301-200-5430 VP at least two weeks in advanced.   

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For more information, contact the Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or visiblesign@adw.org.

Saturdays, 6 Mar - 27 Mar 2021, 10:00-11:30 am  Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar "The Domestic Church"

Presented by the St Andrew Apostle Institute for Theology, St Andrew Apostle Church, Silver Spring, MD    Instructor: Dr. Joseph C. Atkinson, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Washington, D.C. 

The idea of the Christian baptized family as a Church is not intuitive. This series of 4 classes develops the idea of how the family is an actual expression of the Church. What can this even mean? Learn how the family is meant to be a carrier of the Covenant. We will examine both the Old Testament roots and the full expression of the purpose of the family in the New Testament. Key to this mission is the role of the parents, and in particular the responsibility of the father before God for his family.  This seminar looks at what aspects of the family makes the family an icon or image of the Covenant. The seminar explores how this Biblical concept was recovered at Vatican II and its great value in re-evangelizing our current culture. Virtual seminar, no cost

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Monday, 8 Mar  6 pm   International Women's Day "Choose to Challenge

Our Lady of Perpetual Help presents Paulette Norvel Lewis, current Chair of National Council of Negro Women national Program Committee and immediate past Board Chair of Catholic Student Center at Atlanta University Center.  Ms. Lewis recently was a speaker at CCW-ADW's reading of the US Bishop's Pastoral Letter, "Open Wide Our Hearts" in the fall of 2020.

Flyer and contact information here

Saturday, 20 Mar  7 pm   Cardinal Gregory joins Bishop Burbidge for Conference on Racism

His Eminence Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, will be the celebrant, homilist and keynote speaker at the Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission’s Saturday, March 20 in-person and virtual conference, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. The conference, which is also being live streamed, will be held at Nativity Catholic Church, Burke, VA. Mass beings at 5 p.m., followed by the keynote address at 7 p.m. A panel of three diocesan parishioners will respond to the Cardinal’s address and Bishop Michael Burbidge will join a Q&A session. Limited registration for safe-distance in-person attendance is available.  See flyer here

Registration and information is here

Sunday, 21 Mar  3 pm   CCW-ADW Monthly Virtual Tea "Walking Alongside: Loving Someone With Mental Illness"

Join CCW-ADW for their March monthly tea that will be held via Zoom on Sunday afternoon, 21 March 2021 from 3 to 4 pm EST.  Our speakers this month will be Dr. Jennifer Charles and Ms. Sabrina Curry who will be discussing an overview of mental health issues in families, including causes, how to prevent, and how best to support and love people who are living with mental illness  See flyer here

Speakers:  Dr. Jennifer Charles, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America, National Catholic Partnership on Disability, Council on Mental Illness member and Sabrina Curry Former CCC- ADW secretary, Instructor for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)    To register: Email archdioceseccw@gmail.com.         A Zoom link will be sent before event.  

Wednesday or Thursday March 24 or March 25   Virtual Mini-Retreats for Women, March's Topic: Exile and Return

"Nothing Captivates the Heart Like...A Good Story”   The Bible is the story about God’s love for His people. It is HIS story, and that makes it our story, too. This year, we will look closely at the stories of Holy Scripture and find the love story God has inserted to light our hearts on fire. This monthly program will meet virtually until further notice. Next Sessions: Evening retreat Wed, March 24, 7pm-8:15pm; Morning retreat Thurs, March 25, 9:45am–11:00am.  The mini-retreat includes: Directed meditation, practical talk, and time for personal reflection.  Cost is $10 per person. Advance Registration is required so that we can send you log-in information. Visit our website to register www.ourladyofbethesda.org. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817

March 26-28  Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center Virtual Lenten Retreat ~ Led by Fr. John Hopkins, 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 and more upcoming dates on the OLB website www.ourladyofbethesda.org.  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!

APRIL 2021

Wednesday, 14 Apr  3 pm EDT   Webinar:  Effective Strategies to Promote Domestic Abuse Awareness in Parishes

Domestic abuse has risen during the pandemic. However, Catholic Charities agencies and parishes, working together, can offer hope, help, and healing by implementing practical strategies to address domestic abuse, ranging from increased parishioner awareness to organization of an in-depth ministry. This webinar, a joint presentation between the Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative and Catholic Charities USA, will feature speakers who will present methods that have worked in over 50 parishes and will answer questions about developing a local response. A brief overview of Catholic teaching as it relates to domestic abuse will be included.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Register here

Saturday, 17 Apr 11:15 am  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Day of Recollection: Being "Still" and "Truly" Listening to God

The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. would like to invite you to a  Day of Recollection on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Come hear one of our community's most dynamic speakers, Mrs Therese Wilson Favors, who is the former Director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Mrs. Favors is the author of “Rise Up and Re-Build” a resource for African American Families issued by the National Black Catholic Congress. In 2007, she was awarded the Papal Honor of Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice by Pope Benedict XVI.  See flyer here

RSVP by email to    olphblessedvirginmarysodality@gmail.com

Sunday, 18 April  3 pm   CCW-ADW Monthly Virtual Tea "A Story of Lessons Learned Along the Camino de Santiago"

How does anything survive over 1200 years? The Camino de Santiago has continued though civil wars, religious wars,

 world wars, dictatorships, and the Black Plague, giving back to the pilgrims far more than it takes from them to 

complete it. Our guest speaker and Saint Andrew Apostle, Silver Spring parishioner Lisa Longacre will share the story

 of her recent 500-mile pilgrimage and the lessons she learned on this ancient trail.  See flyer here

To register, email archdioceseccw@gmail.com   A zoom link will be emailed to you shortly before the event

Wednesday April 28 or Thursday April 29 Virtual Mini-Retreats for Women,  April's Topic: Maccabees, Martyrdom, and Mercy

"Nothing Captivates the Heart Like...A Good Story”   The Bible is the story about God’s love for His people. It is HIS story, and that makes it our story, too. This year, we will look closely at the stories of Holy Scripture and find the love story God has inserted to light our hearts on fire. This monthly program will meet virtually until further notice. Next Sessions: Evening retreat Wed, April 28th Morning retreat Thurs, April 29th 9:45am–11:00am.  The mini-retreat includes: Directed meditation, practical talk, and time for personal reflection.  Cost is $10 per person. Advance Registration is required so that we can send you log-in information. Visit our website to register www.ourladyofbethesda.org. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817

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