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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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.

All are welcome!


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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. Robert Boxie, Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph's Church, will direct us.



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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

2018 Red Mass

In 2018, 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 is "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.