The Lenten Food Drive is a collection by schools and parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington. Begun during the visit to Washington, D.C., by Pope Benedict, the drive provides hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to local food banks and parish pantries each year.
Donations will benefit hungry families in our community, stocking shelves at your local food bank, Catholic Charities’ Southern Maryland Food Bank and the Capital Area Food Bank.
Simply fill a bag with food and bring it to your parish or school by the deadline. Schools: March 21-25, 2022. Parishes: March 26 and 27, 2022.
For more information, visit the Lenten Food Drive web page.
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 the Mission of Mercy web page.
An in-person and virtual hybrid event.
Join Father John Enzler and the Board of Directors in celebrating the work of Catholic Charities at the 2022 gala on Saturday, April 9.
The gala is co-chaired by members of the McMurtrie family – Maria Andreas Guadalupe, Amanda and Austin Herndon, Lizzy and Billy McMurtrie, and Meghan and Eddie Quinn.
Please mark your calendar for April 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to attend the Montgomery County Executive Candidates Forum to be held at the Shrine of St. Jude, 12701 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville MD 20853.
The forum is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities and the Justice & Advocacy Council of Montgomery County.
During the event, candidates will be asked for their positions on a variety of topics, particularly issues affecting people who live in poverty.
All candidates running for election to the position of county executive will participate: David Blair, County Executive Marc Elrich, Councilmember Tom Hucker and Councilmember Hans Riemer. Any others who declare their intention to run before Feb. 22 also will be invited to participate.
Admission is free. A registration form will be available in early April.