Enjoy Baseball While Supporting Our Priests!

The DC Padres are a unique baseball  team  consisting entirely of  Catholic priests  and  seminarians. This spring the DC Padres will play St. Mary's Ryken High School on Sunday, April 23 at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf and DeMatha Catholic High School on Sunday, April 30 at Baysox Stadium in Bowie.  These games will start immediately following the 2:05pm Blue Crabs or Baysox games. Tickets are $8 per person and include admission to the preceding Blue Grabs or  Baysox  game.   Proceeds will go to St. John Paul II  Seminary.  For more  information  or  for  paper tickets, call Mary at 240-565-1680. Learn more at www.dcpadres.com. 


Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment Listening Sessions

Synod on Young People, the Faith, and VocationalDiscernment Listening Sessions    

The ADW is perhaps the first diocese to announce it's plans for Synod Listening Sessions ahead of the October 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

What a great evangelizing moment to reach out to new youth and young adults and to hear from them how we can better respond as a Church! To that end, we have developed this website for individual young people and adults to  share  with  Francis on the topic of young people and faith.  There are also materials for hosting an in-person listening sessions at a parish or school. Go to sharewithfrancis.org and complete the survey for yourself! 



Annual Marian Pilgrimage

The Asian and Pacific Catholic Network (APCN), in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat of Cultural Diversity, is holding the 15th annual Marian Pilgrimage at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. More than 20 unique Catholic Asian and Pacific communities, from New York to North Carolina, gather to pray and celebrate with traditional music and sacred movements reminiscent of faith practices in their homelands. A procession, call to prayer, and Rosary will precede the Eucharist to be celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this multi-lingual, multi-cultural celebration of faith and heritage on May 6, beginning with Confessions at 12pm and the call to prayer at 1pm.  Please contact Dr. Fred Semendy of APCN at 703-472-2032 or Sr. Myrna Tordillo of USCCB at 202-541-3384 for further information.


2017 Annual Jubilarian Celebration of Marriage

Honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 51+ years, will be held Sunday, June 25 at 2pm  at  the  Basilica  of  the  National Shrine of the  Immaculate  Conception.  Cardinal  Donald Wuerl will preside the Mass.  Please, stop by our office to register before April 24.


Attention Financial Professionals!

Help motivated people to break the cycle of poverty. Join Catholic Charities “Financial Stability Network” of financial professionals who will offer pro bono financial education, financial coaching, and tax return preparation services for low-income families and individuals in the Archdiocese of Washington. If you have any type of financial experience, consider joining the new network. For more information and to apply, please contact Deacon Jim Shanahan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Camp Veritas 2017

It is a one-week play-and-pray sleep away summer camp for teens going into 7th to 12the grades. It will be held at Summit Lake Camp in Emmitsburg, MD on July 23-29.  Enrollment opens 1/1/17 and the  price is $450 per camper.  Early bird rate by 4/1/14 is $400. Volunteers are needed and free!  More details at www.campveritas.com


Make a Difference for Christians in Syria

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC is part of the Franciscan Custody (province) that has served the people and shrines in the Holy Land for 800 years. Please keep the Franciscan friars and parishioners in Syria in your prayers as they struggle to keep our Catholic faith alive in the midst of the war that has engulfed this second cradle of Christianity, the place of St. Paul’s conversion. Learn more at myfranciscan.org/Syria or call 202-526-6800, x895.


Temporary Exhibition on Saint Thomas More

In a new landmark exhibition, God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. presents the life, martyrdom, and legacy of the 16th century English philosopher-statesman whom Pope John Paul II named the heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians, through March 31, 2017 The Saint John Paul II Shrine is located at 3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, D.C.  Additional information can be found at www.jp2shrine.org.




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