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Catholic Events, Washington, D.C., area
revised Sept. 8, 2010

:: Mondays Oct. 26 - Nov. 23, 2009, 7:00 PM
Arlington Theology on Tap: Catholics Facing Current Issues (Alexandria)
Diocese of Arlington "young adult" event, targeting ages 21-39, at Pat Troy's Ireland's Own in Olde Towne Alexandria; gather at 7, talk at 7:30, followed by questions and additional fellowship; pub has many tables, and bar seating, but this event is historically standing-room only; historically not a smoke-free environment
click here for event information
click here for Pat Troy's Ireland's Own

:: Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009, 12:00 PM ::
Natural Family Planning (Creighton Model System) Group Introductory Sessions (Downtown Washington)
Fee involved, pre-registration required; on K Street downtown.
click here for Archdiocese of Washington announcement

:: Tuesdays Oct. 27 - Nov. 17, 2009, 7:00 PM ::
Washington Theology on Tap: The Secret Lives of Priests (Washington - Cleveland Park Metro)
Archdiocese of Washington "young adult" event, targeting ages 21-39, at Ireland's Four Fields in the Cleveland Park area north of the National Zoo; gather at 7, talk at 7:30, followed by questions and additional fellowship; pub has many tables, and bar seating, but this event is historically standing-room only; smoke-free; historically this establishment forced each table to share a single check
click here for event information for Oct. 27

:: Oct. 31, 2010, 7:30 PM [if the DHS follows past practice] ::
Vigil of All Saints (Washington, N.E.)
Night Prayer, Litany of Saints, candle-lit procession, opportunities for Confessions, fellowship; usually standing-room only with several hundred attendees, so arrive early
Dominican House of Studies, 687 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017 (across from the Basilica and to the north, white stone building with turrets)

click here for Dominican House of Studies

:: Saturday Oct. 31, 2009, 7:30 PM ::
Catholic Underground (Arlington)
Eucharistic Adoration, Evening Prayer, Praise & Worship, Concert, Fellowship; Apostolate of the Franciscan Friars for the Renewal with the Arlington Young Adult Ministry
Saint Charles Parish, North Arlington (Clarendon), 3304 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-4506
click here for Catholic Underground - Arlington
click here for Saint Charles website

:: Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, 9:00 AM ::
Respect Life Mass, Rosary with Bishop Loverde
(Arlington, Alexandria)

Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Annandale, followed by Rosary and peaceful outreach near an abortion mill in Fairfax
click here for Diocese of Arlington announcement
click here for Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale

:: Saturday Nov. 7, 2008, 7 PM::
First Saturday Holy Hour, Praise & Worship Music (Fairfax)
7:00 PM Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church, Fairfax
Catholic music group "Vision"
Holy Hour with Exposition, Homily, Benediction
For more information on Saint Leo's:

:: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 ::
Tridentine Solemn High Latin Mass (Chinatown/Washington)
5:00 PM Saint Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, Chinatown,
on 5th Street, N.W., near 5th and H Street, N.W. (gray stone church with clock tower) for more information on Saint Mary'

:: Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009, 7:00 PM ::
"Come and See" Deacon Recruiting Event (Hyattsville)
Presentations and videos about the permanent Deaconate, Archdiocese of Washington headquarters; RSVP's requested
click here for Archdiocese of Washington announcement

:: Thursday Dec. 10, 2009 ::
Christ in the City Healing Mass (Chinatown/Washington)
7:00 PM Healing Mass, Exposition, Praise and Worship, Anointing of the Sick, fellowship
Saint Patrick's Church (D.C.), 10th & G, N.W.
click here for Archdiocese of Washington announcement
more information on Saint Patrick's:


+ Archdiocese of Washington
Washington, D.C., regions north of the Potomac River (D.C. and suburban Maryland), plus "southern Maryland" stretching southward east of the south-turning Potomac River; borders the Archdiocese of Baltimore, from which it split off in the mid-1900's; also borders the Diocese of Arlington
+ Archdiocese of Washington Parishes (D.C., parts of Maryland)

+ Diocese of Arlington
Washington, D.C., region south of the Potomac River, stretching into rural Virginia
+ Diocese of Arlington Parishes (Northern Virginia region)

+ Archdiocese of the U.S. Military Services
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Northeast, serving members of the U.S. Military

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Catholic Places

+ Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
U.S. national Catholic church, pilgrimage destination, extensive daily Mass schedule, extensive daily Confession schedule, eighth-largest church in the world,largest Catholic church in the Western Hemisphere, bookstore, gift shop, restaurant; in "Little Vatican" section of Washington, D.C., Northeast

+ Holy Land in the Americas Franciscan Monastery
Confessions weekdays and Saturdays on the hour, most hours, daily Mass, replicas of famous religious sites from the Holy Land, Lourdes, and Assisi, Rosary portico, beautiful gardens; in "Little Vatican" section of Washington, D.C., Northeast

+ Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
Cathedral for the Archdiocese of Washington, downtown

+ Cathedral of Saint Thomas More
Cathedral for the Diocese of Arlington, north Arlington

+ Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Washington)
Parish on Maryland-D.C. border with weekday Adoration and Benediction in Parish Center chapel, and multiple weekday Masses in main church

+ Saint Patrick's Church (Washington)
Oldest Parish in the original federal city; 10th and G near Chinatown, downtown; annual Saint Patrick's Day Mass; periodic Holy Hours

+ Ukrainian-Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
Eastern Rite Catholic national shrine for Ukrainan Catholics, under the Philadelphia Archeparchy; down Harewood Road sidestreet from Roman Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; Divine Liturgies Sunday morning and early weekday mornings; unique gift shop open most Sundays, late morning

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Eucharistic Adoration

Washington, D.C., Northeast

+ Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Exposition Monday mornings and Friday afternoons

+ Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration
Convent chapel open to the public during the day; ring bell;
also source of Saint Therese prayer cards

Washington, D.C., Northwest
+ Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Eucharist
no website; daytime Adoration at Convent Chapel, 2907 Ellicott Terrace, N.W. (clicking on link opens map; email or for more information)
Washington, D.C., Northwest/Maryland border
+ Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Washington)
Parish on Maryland-D.C. border with weekday Adoration and multiple daily Masses

Bethesda, Maryland

+ Our Lady of Lourdes (Bethesda)
Bethesda Parish with weekday/Saturday Adoration, Confessions, multiple daily Masses
Arlington, Virginia
+ Saint Agnes Catholic Church (Arlington)
Parish with Perpetual Adoration chapel (in building separate from main church) and First Friday Exposition in main church
Annandale, Virginia (inside southwestern part of Washington beltway)
+ Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Annandale)
Parish with Perpetual Adoration chapel off vestibule to the right of main doors to church

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+ Bon Secours Spiritual Center (Maryland, due north of Washington)
+ Dominican Retreat House (McLean, Virginia)
Loyola Retreat House (Faulkner, Maryland, south by southeast)
+ Saint Anselm's Abbey (Washington, D.C., N.E.)

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Vocations: Priesthood, Consecrated, Marriage

+ VATICAN: Year for Priests

+ USCCB: Year for Priests
+ USCCB: Committee on Vocations
+ USCCB: Prayers for Vocations

+ Archdiocese of Washington: Priesthood and Consecrated Vocations
+ Archdiocese of Washington: Marriage Preparation
(also check with your local Parish; click here for Parishes)

+ Diocese of Arlington: Priesthood and Consecrated Vocations
+ Diocese of Arlington: Marriage Preparation
(also check with your local Parish; click here for Parishes)
+ Diocese of Arlington Saint Therese Vocation Society

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Families and Children

+ Archdiocese of Washington Office of Family Life
+ Diocese of Arlington Office of Family Life

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Single Catholics and Catholic Young Adults

+ U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Young Adult Ministry:
Sons and Daughters of the Light

+ Archdiocese of Washington Young Adult Ministry
+ Diocese of Arlington Young Adult Ministry

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Becoming Catholic

+ Becoming a Catholic in the Archdiocese of Washington
+ Becoming a Catholic in the Diocese of Arlington

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