Support Groups

SKD Support Groups

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish assists the organization of a few support groups for our parish community.  If you need assistance or would like more information on these support groups, please contact Theresa Anderson

Low Vision Support Group

If you are dealing with increased vision loss related to a disease or the aging process, join us at Saint Katharine Drexel Church in the Brockway Room (on the 2nd Tuesday of the month) at 10:15 AM. This support group will be facilitated by Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz from the Office for Blindness and Vision Services. You will learn about available resources, learn from others who are dealing with vision loss, and share the journey with each other. For further information and to sign-up, please contact Edi Stewart -301-815-5403, or

Sanctuary of Hope

The church can become a sanctuary- a place where individuals living with mental health challenges feel safe, supported, and a sense of belonging.  The Sanctuary Course for Catholics was created to inspire and equip communities of faith seeking to help. It was developed with mental health professionals, theologians, and people with lived experience.  The recommended minimum participant age is eighteen.  The 8 sessions explore key mental health topics and examine meaningful ways to offer companionship, support recovery, and promote well-being.  Meetings will be held from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.


  • Sept. 5, 2023
  • Sept. 15, 2023
  • Oct. 3, 2023
  •  Oct. 17, 2023
  • Nov. 7, 2023
  • Nov. 21, 2023
  • Dec. 5, 2023
  • Dec. 12, 2023

Participation Guide

Registration Link


LGBTQ Support Group

Do you have a loved one who identifies as LGBTQ? Are you struggling to help them feel welcome and loved? Are you wrestling with your own feelings and reactions? Would you like to share your experience and learn from others walking in your path? A new support group “Together In Hope” is forming in September to offer a safe space for sharing, prayer, mutual support and learning together. If you are interested in joining, please contact Laura Weber (240-409-4801 or

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