For our Lenten Schedule, please click here
For info on Fasting & Abstinence, please click here
Mark your calendars!
All parish youth in grades
are invited to an
hope you will be able to participate
For those not in Religious Ed
please click here for a copy of the
Join other parish youth for a rewarding retreat
Saturday, March 4th
in St. John’s church & Trinity Hall
9:30am - 12pm
All Religious Ed students in
7th and 8th grade
are asked to attend this retreat as
it will be held in place of classes
for March 5th and 6th.
Students are asked to attend the 8:30am Mass to begin the retreat.
The retreat will continue to be held in Trinity Hall and finish by
noon. Both Father Gould and Father Fimian will lead this retreat.
All adult Parishioners
St. John's Adult Discussion Group
Our next meeting will
in Mercy Hall
Friday, February 24th 7pm
Father Gould will lead our next discussion as we begin "Silence"
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,
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
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:
email@example.com 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