Upcoming Events

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Top of the Town, 1400 N. 14th Street, Arlington, VA

The annual Top of the Town event is a great opportunity for Young Members to gather for food, fellowship and a lovely view of Washington.

We will hear remarks from Kim Viti Fiorentino, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington and long-time member of the Society. The title of her talk is "Working in the Kingdom"


Kim Viti Fiorentino

Additionally, in support of the Archdiocese's "Walk with Francis" campaign, which calls on groups and individuals to perform corporal works of mercy for those less fortunate as part of the Holy Father's visit, we will be collecting socks for men, women and children which Catholic Charities will distribute in the community. Please bring a package of new socks to the event.

This event is free but registration is required. Register here.

All are welcome! See you there!

The Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, DC

The Red Mass is celebrated annually at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, traditionally on the Sunday before the first Monday in October, which marks the opening of the Supreme Court's annual term. Its purpose is to invoke God's blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice as well as on all public officials.


The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, where the Red Mass is celebrated.

To learn more about the history of the Red Mass, please click here.

2017 Pro-Bono Honorees

David L. Ralston, Jr.

Richard Bonsignore

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Mission Statement

The John Carroll Society is an organization of Catholic professionals united in their desire for an ever deepening and enriching knowledge of their Faith and in service to the Archbishop of Washington.


News & Information

"Religion in Early America" at Smithsonian American History Museum

Now through June 3, 2018
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Constitution Ave., NW, between 12th and 14th Streets)

The Smithsonian is now featuring an exhibit on religion in early America, including a display of the chalice and paten of Bishop John Carroll and various items from early American Catholics. Learn more about the exhibit at its website or in this Catholic News Service video.

Top of the Town Event

Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 6:30 PM
Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA)

Top of the Town is an event where Members can gather for food, fellowship and a lovely view of Washington. This event is free, but registration is required. All are welcome!


The 65th Annual Red Mass

Sunday, October 1, 2017; 10:00 AM
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW)

The Red Mass is celebrated annually on the Sunday before the first Monday in October, which marks the opening of the Supreme Court's annual term. The Mass is open to the public. Register for the Brunch here.

Msgr. Vaghi's Thursday Reflections

Our Chaplain, Monsignor Vaghi, will offer his thought-provoking spiritual reflections during his First and Third Thursday talks. The theme this year is "The Devout Life: A Snapshot".