Upcoming Events

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St. Patrick's Church, Washington, DC and Washington Marriott Metro Center (775 12th St., NW)

The Mass is traditionally celebrated at St. Patrick Church, followed by a brunch (often referred to as the January Brunch) held at a nearby venue. The January Brunch traditionally focuses on members of the academic community, counting among its speakers many university presidents and professors. We especially welcome the attendance of alumni/ae of Catholic colleges and universities and new members of the John Carroll Society.

This year, the Mass celebrates the Epiphany of the Lord, with Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, Society Chaplain, as principal celebrant and homilist.

Following the Mass, brunch will be held at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, where the brunch speaker will be Fr. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, President of Villanova University. Fr. Donohue will speak on the topic, "The Success of Catholic Higher Education in Building a Global Community."


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Catholic Charities (924 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004)

The John Carroll Society partners with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. to serve hot meals to homeless men and women through the dinner van program.

Members of the John Carroll Society volunteer certain evenings to serve food and beverages to about two hundred of the hungry in downtown D.C. outside of Catholic Charities.

Register to help on January 10th by clicking here.

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

January Mass and Brunch

Sunday, January 7, 2018
St. Patrick's Church, Washington, DC and Washington Marriott Metro Center (775 12th St., NW)

The Mass, celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, with Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, Society Chaplain, as the principal celebrant.

Following Mass, the brunch (often referred to as the January Brunch) will be held at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, where Fr. Peter Donohue, President of Villanova University, will be the featured speaker.

Register for the brunch here.

"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.

St. Maria's Meals

Catholic Charities (924 G St NW, Washington, DC)

The John Carroll Society partners with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. to serve hot meals to homeless men and women through the dinner van program.

Members of the John Carroll Society volunteer certain evenings to serve food and beverages to about two hundred of the hungry in downtown D.C. outside of Catholic Charities.

Upcoming opportunities to volunteer are posted on our calendar. Come join us!
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, inspired by the writings of St. Francis de Sales, is "The Devout Life: A Snapshot".