Upcoming Events

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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.

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

Join us on Wednesday, September 14th for the annual Top of the Town event at 6:30 pm.

Additionally, in support of Catholic Charities, we will be collecting socks for men, women, and children which will be distributed in the community. Please bring a package of new socks to the event.

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


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.

His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory
Archbishop of Washington
Principal Celebrant



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.



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Our Lady of Bethesda Center

25th Annual Fall Retreat

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD

Retreat includes two meditations, private reflection time, confession, and Mass.

Principal Celebrant: Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi



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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. Most Rev. Mario Dorsonville is the Principal Celebrant and Homilist.

A reception with St. Nicholas will follow in the Parish Hall. All are welcome and please remember to bring an unwrapped toy or gift card for the Toy Drive.


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St. Patrick's Church, Washington, DC and Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H St NW)
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Washington Retreat Center

Lent is the perfect time to slow down and reflect.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

8 am to 5 pm

Washington Retreat House

4000 Harewood Rd., NE Washington, DC

(202) 529-1111







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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.