Upcoming Events

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Washington Retreat Center

Lent is the perfect time to slow down and reflect.

Join us for the Pre-Lenten Day of Recollection at the Washington Retreat Center on February 23, where Fr. Mark Ivany, Director of Spiritual Formation at the Saint John Paul II Center, will direct us.

Register here.

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

This year, Donald Cardinal Wuerl is our principal celebrant and Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is our homilist. Immediately afterward, you are welcome to join us for a luncheon honoring recipients of the JCS health care service awards.



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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

This year, 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, inspired by the writings of St. Francis de Sales, is "The Devout Life: A Snapshot".