Upcoming Events

Little Flower Church

Series Theme: "The Eternal Word in a Covid-19 World"

Talk Title: "How does God continue to speak to us in our busy and digital age?"

The talk will be at Little Flower Church (not the Rectory Meeting Room) at 7 a.m. There is no 6:30 a.m. Mass.

Our Lady of Bethesda Center

Retreat Director: Fr. Anthony Lickteig,

Vicar for Clergy and Assistant Secretary for Ministerial Leadership at the Archdiocese of Washington

Retreat Theme: Advent - A Season of Hope

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.

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

The Mass is traditionally celebrated at St. Patrick Church, followed by a brunch (often referred to as the January Brunch) held at a nearby venue. The January Brunch traditionally focuses on members of the academic community, counting among its speakers many university presidents and professors. We especially welcome the attendance of alumni/ae of Catholic colleges and universities and new members of the John Carroll Society.

This year, the Mass celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Following the Mass, brunch will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, with a guest speaker.

Brunch Tickets: $60

Brunch Table (10 tickets) $600

All are welcome!

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.