Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Washington
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Nightly Phone Rosary - 8 PM, 7 days a week

Dial  (605) 468-8016      357090#

Since September 2018, the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) has been hosting a nightly Rosary call for the healing of the Church, healing from the COVID pandemic and for callers’ personal intentions.  Everyone (men, women, children, non-CCW members) is welcome to join us any night of the week or every night of the week. How often is up to you.  How about once a month on your birthdate?

Please join us at 8:00 p.m. as we read meditations on the Rosary’s mysteries and pray together.

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Upcoming Women's Retreats

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep    Jan 20-23 / Feb 10-13   Cost  $315/couple

Take a Personal “Retreat” Day     Jan 21 / Feb 18   Cost $120/person

Jan 15-16 (Commuter), Mar 4-5 (Overnight) 2022   Spiritual Exercises Retreat for Women Cost $250/person

For more information click OLBRC website or see Events tab

Catholics for Family Peace, Catholic Charities and National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Online Webinar  "Walking With People Toward Healing

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022  3-4 pm EST

Join a panel of experts as they discuss overcoming the stigma of seeking help in mental illness, how to recognize signs of distress, ways to respond when someone turns to you, and more resources for your ministry.  

Flyer for webinar

More information

NCCW's Resources to Pray for Our Clergy

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Catholic Charities Parish Partners Program

Engaging Volunteers in Your Parish Ministry

Our Catholic Charities Parish Partners Program is offering a leadership training course on volunteer engagement: new ways to recruit and engage volunteers in parish ministry.  Would you like to learn new ways to invite parishioners into your health ministry?   Mrs. Margaret O’Neill, the Director of Volunteer Engagement for Catholic Charities currently has 7,000 volunteers!  She will share exciting steps we can all take to invite and engage more parishioners into your parish ministries. Come and network with other successful parish leaders. 

Participants will attend four Thursday workshops, one hour each.  Dates: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3rd, Feb 10th from 7-8:00 pm by Zoom.  Registration limited to 25.  Workshop Flyer is here 

To register and receive the Zoom link RSVP to or call (410) 535-3452

ADW Office of Family Life

2022 Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Class (In-Person) 

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  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 or 301-853-454

The Archdiocesan Office for Family Life and  Council of Catholic Women are co-sponsoring a virtual spiritual series for women exploring the mystery of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist using the book and discussion guide: Real Presence, What does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? by Timothy P. O’Malley.  Meet online every Wednesday  Feb 23 to March 30 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and conclude with an in-person gathering on Sat, Apr 2 at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville. To register, click here.  The fee for all sessions is $15.00, which includes lunch. Participants are responsible for getting their own book and free discussion guide through the following link: or by calling (800) 282-1865.  For more information, contact the Office of Family Life at or 301-853-4546.

ADW Office of Family Life and CCW-ADW
Online Women's Spiritual Series: "Real Presence
Wednesdays Feb 23 - Apr 2 7-8:30 pm

Learn about the Maryland Catholic Conference


From Maryland Catholic Conference website:  "As Catholics, we have a responsibility to engage in public and political life, to advocate and to speak up for the common good, the poor, the most vulnerable, and for human rights. The Conference oversees and implements the Church’s state-level advocacy and public education efforts."  

Follow them at: MCC website

Archdiocese of Washington's

Action Plan for Laudato Si - Part 7 of 7  "Community Participation"

This section of the ADW Action Plan for Laudato Si highlights ways to care for creation at the local, regional, national and international levels (promote advocacy and people’s campaigns, encourage rootedness in local territory and neighborhood ecosystems, etc.  

Part 7 of 7 can be found here

Download full pdf of Archdiocese of Washington's Laudato Si Action plan in English or Spanish here

Archdiocese of Washington's
Council of Catholic Women
Welcomes You

CCW - "Connecting Catholic Women"

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The Council of Catholic Women
responds to the needs of the Church and society through a focus on spirituality, leadership, and service. The CCW-ADW hosts service events, liturgies, educational conferences and more
President: Carol-Ann Parker
Vice-President: Cheryl Holley

Volunteer with Catholic Charities D.C.

Catholic Charities seeks community-oriented, enthusiastic volunteers to work with us across our various programs. We have positions appropriate for recent grads looking to gain experience, retirees who want to keep their skills sharp, stay-at-home parents looking to set a good example for their kids, and everyone else in between. Volunteers support us in our efforts to give help that empowers and hope that lasts. They bring the love and support that makes our programs so successful!


You can learn more on Catholic Charities Volunteer Homepage: here

Catholic Charities Washington, DC

Volunteer to serve at St. Maria's Meals

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm  Hickey Center, 924 G Street NW, Washington DC

Details can be found here

Donation requests for those in need

 Catholic Charities Care Packages

Care packs are a meaningful and flexible volunteer project for groups or individuals that want to support Catholic Charities clients and programs. Our programs have developed wish lists of care packs they hope to give each client that enters their program. 

Find more information here

The Little Sisters of the Poor at the Jeanne Jugan Residence

serves the elderly poor of every race and religion in the Washington D.C. area.  Businesses and individuals can donate needed items such as food, personal care items and office supplies.  Donations can be dropped off at the front desk

The list of currently needed supplies is here

phone: 202-269-1831        


Little Sisters of the Poor/Jeanne Jugan Residence, 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017