Archdiocese of Washington
Today, the Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics and 140 parishes. The 98 Catholic schools educate nearly 28,000 children while service agencies, including Catholic Charities and Victory Housing, have made the Archdiocese one of the largest private social service providers in the region. Every year, thousands of people receive counseling, shelter, adoption and foster care assistance, health care, immigration and legal aid, affordable housing and more through the care of archdiocesan staff and volunteers. New immigrants find assistance at the many archdiocesan ministries serving our diverse community, including the Spanish Catholic Center.
Increasingly, adult Catholics are finding new educational and spiritual resources. Parish-based programs and classes, increased opportunities for adoration of the Eucharist, evangelization outreach and small faith communities are filling their hunger to know Christ and their faith more deeply than ever. Although diverse in nationality, Catholics of the Archdiocese of Washington share a common faith and a commitment to reflect Christ in the world through prayer, education and service.