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 “2015 Keep the Dream Alive” Mass and Awards Ceremony
January 9, 2015
 Martin Luther King Breakfast
January 17, 2015
 Archdiocese of Washington Annual Mass to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2015
 St. Raymond and St. Leo The Great Women’ Conference 2015 “Irresistible Call”
January 17-18, 2015
 National Prayer Vigil for Life
January 21, 2015
 Youth Rally and Mass for Life
January 22, 2015
 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2015
February 7-10, 2015
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January 9, 2015, 5:30pm

Catholic Charities USA and The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington DC : "2015 Keep the Dream Alive" Mass and Awards Ceremony

Join Catholic Charities in honoring three national figures and one local community figure who inspire the nation to keep the dream alive through their work of reducing poverty in America.

St. Patrick Catholic Church
619 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

January 17, 2015, 8:00am - 11:00am

Martin Luther King Breakfast

Come join us as retired California Senator Dianne Watson has chosen to be presented with the Drum Major Award at the MLK Breakfast which recognizes the life-long contributions and exemplary efforts of African American leaders in our community. Sister Antona Ebo, FSM from the March in Selma is the keynote speaker.

Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sponsorsed By: African American Catholic Center for Evangelization (AACCFE)

For more information, contact:
Anderson Shaw: 323-777-2106

January 17, 2015, 3:00pm

Archdiocese of Washington Annual Mass to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Come join us as the Gospel Mass choir performs a musical program of spirituals, Gospel, and traditional Catholic music celebrating our common mission to work for social justice for all of God's people.

January 17-18, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

St. Raymond and St. Leo The Great Women’s Conference 2015 “Irresistible Call”

Theme: “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

Dynamic keynote speaker-Sr. Eva Lumas

Lindy Boggs Conference Center
2045 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122

Sponsorsed By: St. Raymond and St. Leo Women’s Conference

Registration Info:
Registration fee $75.00
High School and College $45

For more information, contact: or call 504-324-6270

January 21, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

National Prayer Vigil for Life

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is one small part of the Church's "great prayer for life." It is sponsored by the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and The Catholic University of America Office of Campus Ministry

Come participate in The National Prayer Vigil for Life all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The vigil schedule includes the Opening Mass celebrated in the Great Upper Church. Prayer continues throughout the night with the National Rosary for Life, Night Prayer and Holy Hours for Life. The following morning, the prayer vigil concludes with Morning Prayer, Benediction and the Closing Mass the next morning.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 526-8300

Sponsorsed By: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

For more information, visit: the website

January 22, 2015

Youth Rally and Mass for Life


Adhering to the needs of young people and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community. 7:00 am Doors Open; 7:30 am Rally begins

Verizon Center
601 F. Street NW
Washington, DC
DC Armory
2001 East Capitol St, NE
Washington, DC

Sponsorsed By: Archdiocese of Washington

February 7-10, 2015

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2015

Come join this gathering which builds solidarity, knowledge, and skills among professional and emerging leaders in social ministry and advocacy.

Washington, D. C.

Sponsorsed By: Catholic Social Ministry

For more information, contact:

March 14 2015 at 10am - 3pm

Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat

Come spend the day in retreat with Sister Annette Beecham, OSP, retreat facilitator. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

701 Gun Road, Baltimore MD 21227

Cost: $35.00

Sponsorsed By: The Oblate Sisters of Providence

Registration Info:
Online registration will begin in February 2015 and can be done at

For more information, contact:
Sister Marcia L. Hall, OSP at or at 410.499.4617

March 14, 2015

6th conference on Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities

"Gathering Together, Creating Communities"

Come join us as we will feature workshops in Catholic formation for persons who are Deaf or who have disabilities. 8:15am early bird workshops. Free childcare for children and teens with special needs.

DeMatha Catholic High School
4313 Madison Street
Hyattsville, MD

Sponsorsed By: Archdiocesan Department of Special Needs Ministries

Registration Info:
Registration begins at 8am. Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the closing liturgy at 4pm.

For more information, contact:
Department of Special Needs Ministries: or 301-853-4560

March 21, 2015, 8:30am - 3:00pm

3rd Annual Archdiocesan Women's Conference 2015

"Gathering the Wisdom of Women: Water to Wine"

Come join us to listen to the wisdom of Colleen Carroll Campbell, Lucia Baez Luzondo, Dr. Liliana Alessandri, Sr. Mary Elizabeth, SV, Dr. Jem Sullivan and Gloria Purvis Scott.

Resurrection Church
Church of the Resurrection
3315 Greencastle Road
Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

Cost: Free babysitting and the cost for the entire day is $25.00

For more information, contact:
Maria Suarez Hamm: / 301-853-4999

April 24-26th 2015

Faith in the Woods: “A Spirit filled” Camping Trip

Join us for a weeke3nd of adventure and fellowship that will include camping in tents, hiking, swimming, cooking and group activities

Sponsorsed By: Archdiocese of Washington, AAYM Gatherings

May 29-31, 2015

Young Adult Retreat Summit

Please pray for the USCCB Secretariat Office of African American Affairs as they prepare to host an event to obtain a fuller understanding of the needs of Black Catholic young adults (20/30's). The goal is to facilitate more effective evangelization of this group and to develop outreach strategies.

Sponsorsed By: USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church/Office of African American Affairs

September 22-27, 2015

World Meeting of Families

Theme: Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

It’s Official: The Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015!

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information, visit:

July 6-9, 2017

Congress XII

Save the Date!

The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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