Upcoming Events

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

Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd for the annual Top of the Town event at 6:30 pm.

Our speaker this year is Fr. Robert Boxie, Howard University Chaplain

The event is free but registration is required.

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.

Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory
Archbishop of Washington
Principal Celebrant

Most Rev. Gabriele Caccia
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

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

Music begins at 9:45 a.m.

Mass begins at 10:00 a.m.

We will honor several individuals and law firms for the pro bono support of the Catholic Charities Legal Network immediately following the Mass at a brunch at the Capital Hilton.

Little Flower Church

Series Theme: "The Pandemic Challenge: A Renewed Appreciation of the Eucharist"
Talk Title: "The Eucharist: The New and Eternal Thanksgiving"

Our Lady of Bethesda Center

Retreat Director: Rev. Patrick Lewis

Pastor, Saint Philip's the Apostle

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

Msgr. Vaghi's Thursday Reflections

Our Chaplain, Monsignor Vaghi, will offer his thought-provoking spiritual reflections during his First Thursday talks.

This year's theme is "The Eternal Word in a COVID-19 World."

The theme last year was "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.