St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church -- 271 Winchester St. Warrenton, VA 20186
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Rev. James R. Gould, Pastor


Rev. Kevin J. Fimian, Parochial Vicar


Rev. Henry Rivera,
Spanish Apostolate

If you have not yet registered with our parish and would like to do so, please fill out our Parish Registration Form completely, and bring it into our Parish Office. When you move away from our parish, please contact the parish office and let us know.

 News & Events (Click links below for more information)

 Inclement Weather Policy and Cancellations

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 flyer

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

 When you take an angel off of our
St. John’s Angel tree,  you commit to making hopes and dreams
come true

Our Angel Tree program begins the weekend before Thanksgiving! This 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.

Helping with this wonderful program is very easy:

© Please 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

© Purchase 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!

© Once again, don’t forget to include your Angel code on the gifts! This way, we will know which person should receive the gifts.

© All gifts must be returned to the Parish Office by Friday, December 16th as ALL gifts will be distributed on Saturday , December 17th.

© Gifts may be dropped off in the vestibule of the Church on Saturdays or Sundays, and at the Parish Office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.

© Thank you in advance for your generosity!

For our Advent & Christmas 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 

Scroll down the page until you see "For Individuals". 

Under "If you are a 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!

Bible Study

Become deeper in companionship with Christ through
lectio divina, "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 are welcome!

St. John's Adult Discussion Group 

Our next meeting will be held

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, please email
call 540-272-0742.

Now available in the Parish Office

Limited Supply!

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: to make other drop off arrangements.

The 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 inclinations."

 - St. Gianna Molla


Click on the logos to visit the Diocesan Vocational pages.

"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 might be.

''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.

Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers

To log in to St. John's Ministry Scheduler, please click the link below:

Year of Consecrated Life


Click HERE 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.

Click here to visit Arlington Catholic Charities to read how you can help those in need.

Also, please follow our blog at

Faith Direct

Faith Direct 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 VA99.

Thank you for your generosity!

For Information about Applying for Papal Blessing Parchments Click Here

Bishop Loverde's Letter on the HHS Mandate

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 entire

Statement Here.

How can I help?


Pro Life Web Sites

Human Life International:

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 come home,

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 here:  CNEWA


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