Ministry for Separated &

Divorced Catholics

AT THE WELL (ATW) is a Ministry for separated or divorced Catholics that witnesses to the encounter with Christ that draws us beyond life’s challenges to look forward with hope to all that is to come. The Samaritan women who conversed with Jesus at the well grew in faith by pondering her life’s struggles in light of Jesus’ great love and became an effective evangelist to others.

At The Well advocates for and encourages the spiritual, emotional, and social recovery and development of those who are separated, divorced, or are Catholics in irregular marriages following a divorce.

At the Well Sessions available in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington:

Calvert County:

At The Well Calvert County is offering virtual support group meetings for those who are separated or divorced. We meet via Zoom on the first and third Sundays of every month at 7:30 p.m. To receive an invitation to the meetings, text 301-922-0084 or email [email protected] and provide your text number and email. We are currently offering a course called “Surviving Divorce” on the first Sunday with some social sharing. The third Sunday is a follow-up from the class for discussion and questions, followed by our usual sharing meeting. All are welcome. If you have questions or trouble connecting, please text 240-832-6058.

Montgomery County:

At the Well St. Elizabeth’s (Rockville) Separated and Divorced Spiritual Support Group offers virtual meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The group offers a safe, Catholic community in which members can discuss the challenges of separation and divorce and the process of rebuilding their lives. All discussions are confidential.

For more information, or to access the meetings, please contact Linda Luisi at [email protected].

St. Mary’s County:

At The Well at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Lexington Park) meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to offer a program based on DivorceCare which uses video, workbooks, and discussion in a small group format to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the loneliness of a broken marriage. For more information and to register, please contact Judith Gwynn at [email protected].

Washington DC:

At The Well Holy Trinity (Georgetown, DC) Separated, Divorced or Widowed Group meets every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., both on Zoom and in person at Holy Trinity Church.  Everything is confidential. For more information and the Zoom link or the specific Holy Trinity room for a given Sunday, contact Mary Ellen Curto at [email protected] or 301-509-1224; or Vilma Aguilar at 703-244-9364; or Jack Harllee at [email protected] or 202-986-3838.

For information on upcoming events, workshops and meetings, as well as ways to stay connected spiritually, sign up for our monthly At the Well Flocknote by clicking here, texting ATTHEWELL to 84576, or emailing [email protected].

Please contact the Office of Family Life for more information.