Upcoming Events

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Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD


Retreat Director: Fr. Dennis McManus, Associate Professor, Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Retreat Theme: The Conversations of Jesus

  1. First Talk: Where did Jesus Learn To Converse About the Law?
  2. Second Talk: Jesus and the Woman at the Well: Conversation, Law and Eternal Life

Bus transportation to the retreat at Mount St. Mary's is available. If you are taking the bus, please meet at St. Ann's Church (4001 Yuma St., NW, Washington DC) at 8:00 am. Parking is available at St. Ann's. The bus will return to St. Ann's by 5:30 pm.

If you are driving on your own, please arrive at Mount St. Mary's (16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD) by 9:30 am.

The cost of the retreat is $55 (includes light breakfast, buffet lunch, and round-trip bus).


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Church of the Little Flower

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated the first Sunday in December at the 5 pm Mass at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, MD.

Immediately following Mass, there is a reception in the Parish Hall. Food and drinks are served and St. Nicholas makes a special appearance!

Unwrapped toys or gift cards for our annual toy drive are welcome.

The event is free and no registration is required.

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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.

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

2018 Red Mass

In 2018, the Society's Chaplain, Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, delivered the homily during the Red Mass. To read the homily, please click here. To read Msgr. Vaghi's remarks from the 2018 Red Mass Brunch, please click here.

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 is "Back to the Basics of the Faith."

The themes in past years, inspired by the writings of St. Francis de Sales, were "The Devout Life: A Snapshot" and "The Devout Life: An Ongoing Gift."

To listen to recordings of Msgr. Vaghi's past theological reflections, please visit the Chaplain's Corner.