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How can you help us during the Coronavirus crisis?

First and foremost, we need your prayers: for calm and courage in uncertainty for our clients who already have stress and strain in their lives for kindness and compassion at a time when community ties are challenged You can also pray with us by following this link to Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm Please continue […]

Program Modifications

Updated 15th April 2020 The Father McKenna Center has modified its programs and services in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our response is principally guided by our commitment to our mission of service to Fr. Horace McKenna’s “flock,” and our focus is always on the safety and dignity of the people we serve. We are […]

December 2019: Lessons & Carols

Lessons and Carols For The Father McKenna Center Please join us for an Evening of Prayer & Song Wednesday, December 18, 7 pm St. Aloysius Church, 900 North Capitol Street, NW Admission Free The Father McKenna proudly presents its 2nd annual Lessons & Carols, which brings together, in worship and celebration, the men of McKenna […]

September 2019: McKenna Walk

3rd Annual “Walk for McKenna” Saturday, September 14, 2019 Most days during his nearly 30-year ministry at St. Aloysius Parish, Fr. Horace McKenna, SJ would walk through the neighborhood meeting and greeting his flock. He was often asked for advice and for help (financial and otherwise), and he always tried to meet his supplicants’ needs, […]

December 2018: Inaugural Lessons & Carols

  Lessons and Carols On the evening of December 20th, 2018 the great church of St. Aloysius rang with the sounds and songs of Lessons & Carols.   This service of nine readings and nine carols is a tradition that began in England in 1918 to celebrate Christmas.  Last Thursday the celebration was led by a […]

June 2018: Journey to Restoration

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 the Father McKenna Center hosted the play Journey to Restoration: The Father McKenna Center Way at 7:00 pm in The Father McKenna Center. “The stories were so moving. I have a new appreciation of the challenges that men who are homeless face, and the important work that The Father McKenna […]

December 2018 | Inaugural Lessons and Carols

Announcing the Inaugural Lessons and Carols For the Father McKenna Center, Washington DC The Father McKenna Center is proud to present its Inaugural service of LESSONS AND CAROLS. Led by a choir of men from our Day Program, this celebration will be a memorable evening of Advent Prayer & Song. The Public is Invited! What: […]