Women’s Group

“To know, to love, and to serve God in this life

so we can be happy with Him in Heaven.”

Baltimore Catechism

The mission of The Women’s Group is the spiritual formation of women by fostering in them a greater desire to know, love, and serve God and His Church.  As a community of women rooted in our Catholic faith, we offer opportunities to deepen our relationship with God, develop relationships with other women in order to support our spiritual growth, and manifest our love for God by serving His people.


Women’s Communion Breakfast

The Feminine Genius: Discovering Your Unique Call as a Woman in the Church

Keynote speaker: Megan Philip, Coordinator of Campus and Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Washington

Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am

Information and Registration <HERE>.


Women’s Night of Reflection

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Our monthly Women’s Night of Reflection offers all women the opportunity to establish a stronger relationship with Christ through an evening of prayer, fellowship, and reflection. The evening begins with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a meditation talk given by a priest, followed by silent prayer and Adoration. The Sacrament of Confession is offered throughout the evening, and Prayers of Healing may be offered during Adoration.  The night concludes with Benediction.


Upcoming Women’s Nights of Reflection

starting at 7:30pm in the church


Monday, September 9, 2019

Reflection: Father Dan Leary


Monday, November 11, 2019

Reflection: TBD


Other Upcoming Events


Masses with Healing Prayers

starting at 7:00pm in the church unless noted

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019 (starting at 1:30pm)

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Masses for Children with Healing Prayers

starting at 6:30pm in the church

Friday, October 11, 2019


Into the Light: Retreat for Parents of Miscarried Babies

5:00 – 9:00pm in the rectory basement

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Information and Registration <HERE>.


God Speaks in the Shadows of the Cross: Evening Retreat for Couples Struggling to Conceive

5:00 – 9:00pm in the rectory basement

October 12, 2019

Information and Registration <HERE>.


Other Retreats and Reflections led by Father Dan Leary

(Visit for a full listing and more information on upcoming events)


Malvern Women’s Weekend Retreat

Seeking Christ in the Storms and Doubts of Life

October 4-6, 2019

Led by: Father Dan Leary and Father Larry Swink

Information and Registration <HERE>

Cost: $226 per person.

Flyer is <HERE>


Loyola Women’s 24-Hour Retreat

February 16-17, 2019

(For women who are new to Father Dan’s retreats only)


Loyola Women’s 24-Hour Retreat: Rules of Discernment and the Examen Prayer

May 24-25, 2020


Additional Upcoming Local Events

The Council of Catholic Women for the Archdiocese of Washington has established a website that provides information on events in many local parishes within the Archdiocese. Visit their website <HERE> to learn more.


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Recommended Reading

A Prophet for the Priesthood by Father John A. Harden, S.J.

True Devotion to Mary: with Preparation for Total Consecration by St. Louis de Montfort





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Parish Events

Fri 20


September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 21

Men’s Group

September 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Sat 21

Miscarriage Retreat

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 22

24 Hour Day of Prayer (Live-Streamed)

September 22 - September 23
Sun 22

Teen Praise and Worship

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm