Upcoming Events

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Cathedral of St. Matthew (1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW); K&L Gates (1601 K St., NW)
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Washington Retreat Center

Lent is the perfect time to slow down and reflect.

Join us for the Lenten Day of Recollection at the Washington Retreat Center on February 24, where Fr. Gap LoBiondo, S.J., Rector of Gonzaga College High School, will direct us.

An overnight option with breakfast is also available.

Register here.

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Church of the Little Flower

The Rose Mass is organized to invoke God's blessings on the medical, dental, nursing and allied workers and the many health care institutions in the Archdiocese of Washington. In addition, the Mass provides an opportunity to acknowledge in special fashion the splendid work of the volunteers of the Catholic Charities Health Care Network and a priest or religious involved in the health care ministry. This Network is composed of a multitude of dedicated workers of all religious persuasions infused with an ecumenical spirit in their care of the sick. The Rose Mass also provides an opportunity to give thanks for all the work of the many priests, religious and lay people involved in health care related ministry.

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

Lenten Day of Recollection

February 24, 2018
Washington Retreat Center (4000 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC); 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dinner and tours of the St. John Paul II Shrine and an overnight option are available on Friday, February 23.

Retreat Directory: Fr. Gap LoBiondo, S.J., Rector of Gonzaga College High School

Register here.
2018 Pilgrimage to France and Switzerland

July 28 to August 6, 2018 (extension August 6-11, 2018)
St. Francis de Sales and the Saints of France

Spiritual Director, Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi
JCS President, Carol Bates
Pilgrimage Chair, David Bates

Main Pilgrimage: France and Switzerland (July 29th to August 6th)
Rhone River Cruise Extension (August 6th to August 11th)

View the pilgrimage brochure for complete details.
"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".