Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Catholic Charities Annual Christmas Dinner @ Catholic Charities Hickey Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Catholic Charities will host its annual Christmas Dinner for the homeless and hungry.

2020 Circle of Hope Reception
Jan 6 all-day

2020 Circle of Hope Reception
Jan 6, 2020
Hosted by Diane and Bill Shaw

The Circle of Hope recognizes donors who have contributed $10,000 or more to Catholic Charities in our fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). This unique, annual event is a benefit to our Giving Society members where we thank and honor our most generous supporters.       

For more information about the Circle of Hope, please email us.

Celebrating the Spanish Catholic Center | Celebrando el Centro Católico Hispano @ Virtual Program
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

To mark National Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the many contributions of generations of Hispanic Americans, Catholic Charities DC is hosting a virtual program about the Spanish Catholic Center moderated by Bill Kappaz, a member of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors. Join us at noon on Oct. 13 for an insider’s view of the center’s important work and hear from a client about how our job training program took her from jobless to employed.

Leaving a Legacy and Paying it Forward @ Virtual Gathering on Zoom
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Fr. John and Charles Abell for a special gathering on:
Leaving a Legacy and Paying it Forward Creating a Lasting Impact at Catholic Charities

Register here

Catholic Charities Gala 2021
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re bringing the party to you! Join Father John Enzler and the Board of Directors in celebrating the work of Catholic Charities at the 2021 gala, being held virtually from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13.

While the format is different, the goal is the same: to provide the vital funding needed to continue our work in addressing basic human needs — shelter, adequate food, health care, legal representation and mental health services to so many who have nowhere else to turn.

For information on sponsorships and other details, visit the Catholic Charities Gala 2021 page.

We’ve got a spectacular party lineup.

José Andrés, chef and humanitarian, will serve as honorary gala chair. You’ll hear from a few special guests and enjoy entertainment from Maggie Rose, Potomac-born and Nashville-based country vocalist.

To get you into the spirit during your personal gala viewing party, we will offer sponsors delicious take-home food from Ridgewells Catering and wine pairings from Total Wine & More.

There even will be a few surprises, all from the comfort of your home.

We look forward to a fun-filled evening celebrating virtually with you on March 13, 2021.

Catholic Charities Legal Network Tennis & Pickleball Tournament @ Court of your choice
Jun 1 – Jun 20 all-day


After a pause last year because of the pandemic, the Legal Network’s tennis and pickleball tournament is back. We invite you to hit the court in support of the Legal Network.

The Legal Network is a lifeline for many who otherwise would not have access to civil legal services. The tennis and pickleball tournament is one way for the community to celebrate and support the Legal Network’s important work.

The tournament is a virtual experience this year, with registrants playing tennis or pickleball on their own. We encourage you to send us photos of your tennis and pickleball play, as we will recognize participants on social media and in our “Giving Back” newsletter. Show your support of the Legal Network by doing your own social media post, tagging @CCADW and using the hashtag #CCLN.

Thank you for being a part of the supportive Legal Network community.

Register Here

For questions or assistance, contact Kelly Thompson.

First Day of School – Kennedy School @ Kennedy School
Sep 7 all-day

The Kennedy School will be reopening for in person learning for School Year 2021-2022 on September 7, 2021. Students, staff and parents/guardians have all expressed their enthusiasm and all are ready to get back in person learning and those face-to-face connections.

2021 Mission of Mercy Sponsored By Catholic Charities
Sep 18 all-day

The free one-day dental clinic for adults is part of the 2021 Mission of Mercy. Patients must register in advance. They will be contacted by Catholic Charities and scheduled for a timed two-hour appointment. No walk-ups will be taken. To register for an appointment, visit: catholiccharitiesdc.org/2021-mid-maryland-mission-of-mercy

Location and date for clinic:

  • Feb. 19, 2022, at the Susan Denison Mona Center
    5859 Allentown Way
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
2021 Catholic Charities Legal Network Golf Tournament @ Westfields Golf Club
Sep 28 all-day

For 18 years, an annual golf tournament has supported the pro bono legal services the Catholic Charities Legal Network provides to low-income people.

The 2021 event includes lunch, starting at 11:30 a.m., and an evening reception. Play for the 18-hole event begins at 12:30 p.m.

To become a sponsor and to register, click here.

For more information on supporting the work of the Catholic Charities Legal Network or to get involved, please contact James Bishop, director, at 202-772-1201.