The Mayor of Washington has closed non-essential businesses in the District of Columbia (including the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center) from March 25 to April 24, 2020, due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Most Pastoral Center employees are working remotely during this period.


Staying Connected in Faith

With many individuals and families adjusting to new schedules in light of COVID-19, to include limited access to large groups, the following resources will help us to stay connected in faith while also praying for one another. Continue reading

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Catholic faith communities throughout the military are encouraged to share resources to promote awareness. Continue reading

Lent 2020

During the season of Lent, Christians are asked to return to God with all their hearts, to refuse to settle for mediocrity, and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Continue reading

News and Events

Decree Regarding Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum

The Archbishop has issued a decree regarding the celebration of the liturgies of Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum as well as a plenary indulgence for those suffering from COVID-19 or exposed to it in the care of others. Continue reading

Annual Chrism Mass

Archbishop Broglio celebrated the Chrism Mass for the AMS at the Edwin Cardinal O'Brien Pastoral Center because of precautions taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Continue reading

Letters from Archbishop Regarding COVID-19

On March 16, Archbishop Broglio issued a letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese regarding the COVID-19 virus. Continue reading