Firsts are always tremendous things to celebrate because they lay the ground work for what is to come. Community Renewal Capital Area will develop partnerships with faith based and secular organizations, businesses, groups, clubs — all types of gatherings that celebrate our commonality: that we are caring human beings.
For now we celebrate our first Community Renewal Capital Area Congregation
St. Teresa of Avila!
Dedicated on November 18, 1879, St. Teresa of Avila Parish is the Mother Church of Anacostia, Washington, DC. The church was built on its current site in the former Union Town section of Anacostia in walking distance of the historic Frederick Douglass home. The parish has been an enduring Catholic presence in Southeast Washington, DC. which has evolved into a diverse and vibrant community of about 334 families consisting of many racial and ethnic backgrounds.
We invite you to visit this newest member of the Community Renewal Capital Area family. Regardless of your faith, or where you live in the city, you can be sure that when you pass the “We Care” sign in front of the building and enter the doors of St. Teresa of Avila, you will be among caring friends.