Upcoming Events

Nationals Park

Join the John Carroll Society at Nationals Park when the Nats take on the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, August 31st. The game starts at 7:05 pm.

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

Details on the pre-game speaker to follow.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

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.

Our event speaker this year is Paula Gwynn Grant, Secretary for Communications at The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. You won't want to miss this one!

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. Please use this link to register

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

His Excellency John O. Barres
Bishop of Rockville Centre

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

Music begins at 8:45 a.m.

Mass begins at 9:00 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. Register for the Brunch here.

Mount St. Mary's

25th Annual Fall Retreat

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Mount St. Mary's Seminary

The retreat includes two meditations, private reflection time, confession, and Mass.

Retreat Director: Msgr. William King

Seminary Vice-Rector & Director of Human Formation

Principal Celebrant: Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi

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.