Pilgrim Image of
Our Lady of Guadalupe
will be visiting
St. John the Evangelist church on Monday, December 5th 5-8pm
Rosary will be in English and
Spanish from 6-6:30pm
Click here for our informational
Bishop Burbidge Installation Mass
Click on the image è for an
informational flyer with info on this special occasion!
St. John’s Angel Tree Program
you take an angel off of our
St. John’s Angel tree, you commit to making hopes and dreams
Our Angel Tree program begins the weekend before
program, with your generous support, makes it possible to bring the
magic of Christmas to the underprivileged children, seniors and
local charities, in our community.
with this wonderful program is very easy:
stop by the Church vestibule and pick up an angel from the tree.
Please be careful with your angel and do not lose it as it will help
guarantee that your gift will go to the correct person in need from
our community. If you lose your angel, please notify the office ASAP
so a gift wont be missed
gifts for that child. There are gift suggestions on the Angel
provided by the parent, but you can also be creative and purchase
items you think that child would enjoy!
again, don’t forget to include your Angel code on the gifts! This
way, we will know which person should receive the gifts.
gifts must be returned to the Parish Office by Friday, December 16th
as ALL gifts will be distributed on Saturday , December 17th.
may be dropped off in the vestibule of the Church on Saturdays or
Sundays, and at the Parish Office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
you in advance for your generosity!
Schedule please click here
We are excited to announce that our
parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called
Every parishioner will have
24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including
your computer, smart phone and tablet with internet access.
With FORMED you'll find:
video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the
deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of
topics, listen to CD’s, watch movies and download books.
View a trailer by copying/pasting this link:
You can access programs, videos, books, movies and CD's by logging
on to www.formed.org
Scroll down the page until you see "For Individuals".
Under "If you are a Formed.org Parish, enter your code here" and
enter the following code WB77KK
Click on submit
Once you are registered you will have access to some of the best
Catholic resources available to get FORMED!
Become deeper in
companionship with Christ through
"where the Word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes
prayer" (Catechism, 1177)
Click on the image above for
St. John's ongoing Bible Studies
All adult Parishioners
St. John's Adult Discussion Group
Our next meeting will
in Mercy Hall
Friday, November 18th 7pm
Father Gould will lead our next discussion as we begin "A Grief Observed" in which we will follow
C. S. Lewis on a spiritual journey of his grief over the death of
his wife and of his new and unexpected insights into faith and his
relationship with God.
For a copy of the new book or for further information,
Now available in the
St. John the
Evangelist Christmas Ornament
Each ornament makes a perfect gift and
features our own parish church
Each ornament is solid
.02" brass which is gold-plated.
Approximate ornament size is
2-5/8" by 2-3/4". Only $20 each.
The Oplatki are available at the Parish Office.
Proceeds will go to
ST. John’s Religious Ed
“Oplatek” is derived from the Latin word “oblatum,” meaning
gift or oblation, and has a Eucharistic connotation. Oplatki (oh-PWAHT-kee)
are authentic traditional Christmas wafers popular in Polish, Slovak
and Lithuanian cultures. Oplatki are baked from pure wheat flour and
water and they are embossed with Nativity scenes.
The tradition of sharing the Oplatek on Christmas Eve is a wonderful
opportunity for families to gather and reconcile any differences,
and to remember loved ones who have gone before them.
Do you have a used laptop that you can donate to Catholic
schools in Haiti? St John's Young Adults
are collecting working, used laptops to be wiped, re-imaged,
equipped with learning applications and shipped to schools that have
no means to get their own. Drop off your laptop at the office during
business hours or contact Ken Galvin at:
firstname.lastname@example.org to make other drop off arrangements.
Arlington Diocese Office of Vocations presents
"To know your vocation: ask God in
prayer; ask one's spiritual director; ask oneself, knowing one's own
St. Gianna Molla
Click on the logos to visit the Diocesan Vocational
"Quo Vadis" means "Where are you going?" and
its members are young men in high school who desire to grow in
faithful discipleship and personal holiness to be better able to
discover their own vocation invitation from our Lord, whatever that
''FIAT' is a Latin word for 'Let it be done'.
It was Mary's response to the angel Gabriel when she was asked to
become the mother of Jesus. 'Let it be done unto me according to
Your Will' refers to Mary's 'Yes' to God. The members of FIAT are
young women in high school who desire to grow in faithful
discipleship by modeling their personal holiness on that of our
Lady. By doing so they hope to be better able to discover their own
vocation invitation from our Lord, whatever that might be and make
their own "fiat" or "yes" to Him.
To log in to St. John's Ministry Scheduler, please click the link below:
Year of Consecrated Life
for Events and Resources
All across the world, the Church is celebrating the
Year of Consecrated Life. By declaration of Pope Francis, the Year of
Consecrated Life began on the first Sunday of Advent in 2014 and will
continue through the World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, 2016.
Pope Francis has written that the Year of Consecrated Life has three aims:
to look to the past with gratitude, live the present with passion, and
embrace the future with hope.
Implementing the Church's
mission of social justice in the Diocese of Arlington in ways that
strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
here to visit Arlington
Catholic Charities to read how you can help those in need.
Also, please follow our
blog at www.arlingtoncatholiccharities.com
is an excellent and easy way to support the parish
while reducing the administrative costs of envelopes and saving our
wonderful staff and volunteer’s precious time.
To enroll in the Faith Direct program you may pick up
an enrollment form in the parish office or enroll online at
using our church code
for your generosity!
For Information about Applying for Papal Blessing
Parchments Click Here
Bishop Loverde's Letter on the HHS
Bishop Paul S. Loverde,
Bishop of the Arlington Diocese, commented on the decision by the
Obama Administration to mandate sterilization and contraceptive
coverage, including abortifacients, in health insurance plans
offered by religious institutions. Please read Bishop Loverde's
How can I help?
Pro Life Web Sites
Priests For Life:
The Miracle of Life:
Description of the Development of
the Fetus by Week Throughout Pregnancy:
Culture of Life:
Catholics Come Home
is an evangelization website dedicated to
answering your questions about the Catholic Faith.
If you used to be Catholic and would like to
If you are not Catholic and would like to learn more.
If you are Catholic and would like to grow in your faith and help
others to come home.
Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Thank you to all who contributed generously to the
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). This agency of
the Holy See was established by Pope Pius XI in 1926 and supports
the churches of the East. For additional info please click