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.

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Please join us for the  2017
March for Life
January 27

If you would like to join us on our bus transportation to the March, you must sign up by clicking here or calling the parish office.

St. John's will provide buses to transport people from St. John's to the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 27, 2017.  A donation of $20 is requested from those aged 13 and older and $10 for children under 13 years of age.

Deadline for sign up and payment is Wednesday, January 25th.

On January 27th, after the 8:30am Mass, there will be a continental breakfast in Mercy Hall as a send off for the March.

The busses will depart St. Johns exactly at 10 am and return by about 5 pm depending on traffic.

Combined 3rd & 4th Grade Retreat

Join others for a morning of

FUN activities!

Mark your calendars!

All parish 3rd & 4th graders are invited to an on campus

Winter Retreat


to Sunday, January 29th

in St. John’s Trinity Hall & church 1pm - 3:30pm

Please click here for a copy of the registration form!

Bishop Michael Burbidge!

Wrap - Up of Installation Day Coverage

Complete Video of Evening Vespers (12/5) and Installation Mass

Complete Herald Coverage including exclusive 18-minute interview

Look for this Week’s Herald: A special 82-page Installation issue insert is being sent to 130,000 households

Full Text of Installation Homily

Direct Links to Media Coverage To-Date WJLA, NBC4,  CNA/EWTN News, InsideNova, EWTN News Nightly (14:30 min. into recording), Fairfax County Times, WMET 1160AM Coverage of  the Mass, Alexandria News,

Interactive Wrap-up of Social Media Installation Coverage

Mark Your Calendars See Bishop Burbidge’s January schedule (and flier) of deanery Masses throughout our diocese

Follow Bishop Burbidge on Twitter

and look for Join the Digital Conversation with this Handle and Hashtag
@arlingtonchurch and #BishopBurbidge

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 St. John School Library

Friday, January 27th  7pm

Father Gould will lead our next discussion as we begin "Silence" by the Japanese author Shusaku Endo. It is a book Father John McCloskey recommends that every Catholic read. In the words of the translator, Endo’s work is about “problems of faith and God, of sin and betrayal, of martyrdom and apostasy.” It is also about another issue that is not unique to Japan, namely, does survival of Christianity in any given culture depend on its adapting itself to that culture?

Copies of the book should be available as soon as Wednesday, January 4. The suggested donation for each book is $10.00.

We will be discussing the first five chapters of the book, which end on p. 107.

For a copy of the new book or for further  information, please email
call 540-272-0742.

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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