To meet the material, educational, and emotional needs of children in the Washington, D.C area.

Prayer Wall





Lord God, in your special love for children, you chose to raise up Mary Virginia Merrick to be the servant of the poor children. In laboring to serve the young and those without hope because of the crushing weight of poverty, she proclaimed the love of your Son. She made her life’s work a demonstration that “nothing is ever too much to do for a child.”

Grant that her example of selfless charity and courageous virtue in the face of her suffering will inspire us to be as generous in the service of others. We humbly ask that your servant Mary Virginia Merrick be numbered among the Church’s canonized saints for edification of your holy people, in accord with your most holy will. Through her intercession, please hear and answer my request (name your intention). Through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Amen.

This image is the Christ
Child Society window
located in the Basilica of
the Immaculate Conception.

Our Intentions

Kelly Grau

Eric Whisenhunt

Geri Madigan, mother of Peggy Still, who is 92 and tested positive for Covid-19

Courtney Herbert

Nancianne Walsh whose son, Larry, passed away on April 22

Baby Alyssa Maret

Delia Hedlund

Billy Gates, husband of long time Op Shop staff member, Dot Gates

Barbara Nunan

Alice Plauger

Jeff Graves, husband of Mary Graves, former National President

Laura Catherine McGinley

Dee Conger

Betty Price

Tricia Jones' family, whose sons are out in LA and daughter is struggling with an auto-immune disease

Fr John Enzler

Marcella F DePont

Colette McNickle and her family

Sara Mashek and her family

Bob and Deb Glamb

For healing for all suffering from coronavirus and an end to the pandemic


Christ Child Society Prayer

Remember in this sacrifice of Your own and only Child, all children everywhere throughout the world, and grant that, like Your Son, as they increase in years, they may grow in grace and wisdom before You, and in the sight of all, for the improvement and saving of the world. Jesus, the Friend of little children, bless the little children of the world.

 Please submit any intentions to Christine at cdyer@christchilddc.org.

CCS Office 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 102 Washington, DC 20016 Phone: 202-966-9250 info@christchilddc.org | The Opportunity Shop 1427 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-333-6635 opshop@christchilddc.org | The Merrick Center 4275 4th Street, SE Washington, DC 20032 aanglade@christchilddc.org


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