Upcoming Events

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Nats Stadium

Join the John Carroll Society at Nationals Park when the Nats play the Colorado Rockie on Tuesday, July 23rd.

We will have our usual pre-game gathering at 6 p.m. with Catholic Athletes for Christ President, Ray McKenna. Following the program, we have a block of seats in Section 111 (just outside the first-base line) so you can spend an evening enjoying our national pastime with your fellow JCS baseball fans.

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here by July 19th

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



Our event speaker this year is Mary Gen Ledecky, Mother of Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky.

The annual Top of the Town event is a great opportunity for Young Members to gather for food, fellowship and a lovely view of Washington.

Additionally, in support of the Archdiocese's "Walk with Francis" campaign, which calls on groups and individuals to perform corporal works of mercy for those less fortunate as part of the Holy Father's visit, we will be collecting socks for men, women and children which Catholic Charities will distribute in the community. Please bring a package of new socks to the event.

This 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 and Homilist


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

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

2019 Pro Bono Legal Services Awardees

The brunch is at the Capital Hilton (1001 16th St NW). Brunch tickets are $60 each or you may purchase of table of 10 for $700. Priority seating is given to table purchases.


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".