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


Rev. Mark E. Moretti, 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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 Inclement Weather Policy and Cancellations

All adult Parishioners are welcome!

St. John's Adult Discussion Group 

Our next meeting will be held

in Mercy Hall

Friday, April 22nd, 2016  7pm

The autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul, is our next book and copies will be available by the end of this week. Please let me know if you need a book and what would be the most convenient way for me to get it to you. The price is $13.00. The translation and edition we will be using can be examined here.

If you have questions or need more info please email
call 540-272-0742.

"You came into Prison and visited me."

(Matthew 25:36)





KAIROS Cookies
Prayers needed!

We don’t generally think of Jesus as a prisoner, but He was before His trial and death. Not everyone can physically go visit the imprisoned, but you can by supporting others. Susan Tullington is a member of a KAIROS Prison Ministry retreat team that will be visiting Jesus at the Goochland women's prison from April 28 - May 1, 2016.

If you want to see the enormous effect that their weekend has on the participants, take a look at the closing ceremony comments HERE.

You can support Susan by:

1) Being a prayer partner. You can sign up at the cafe or call Susan at or 540-349-4285

2) Making homemade cookies: Please see the prison rules/requirements/recipes available HERE.

Cookies can be dropped off ONLY on April 24th at the Café from 8 am – 12:00 pm at the latest and will only be accepted if packaged in quart size Ziploc bags according to the rules given in the handout.

St. John the Evangelist will be hosting a VIRTUS training session
April 30th
in the morning

Sign up by clicking on the image above

 Becoming "Fully Compliant"

As most of you are well aware, the Diocese of Arlington requires that all adults who have substantial contact with children become "Fully Compliant" by 1) undergoing background checks and 2) taking part in the VIRTUS Training Seminar.  These are requirements of the diocese and not suggestions.  Therefore, if any of these requirements are outstanding it is up to you to meet them as soon as possible.

What if I still need to complete background check paperwork?

Please contact the parish office as soon as possible and to  will make arrangements to make this happen.

What if I still need to participate in a VIRTUS Training Seminar?

The steps are extremely simple:

1.   Go to the home page for VIRTUS Online.

2. In the left-hand column, click on 'Registration'.

3.   Click on , 'Begin the Registration Process'.

4.   In the box which reads 'Select your Organization'. scroll down to
      Arlington, VA (Diocese).

5.   Next you will be prompted to choose a user name and password.

6.   From here follow the remaining prompts.

St. John's Religious Ed

Our year ends May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  We will begin our classes that week with a short May Crowning which will begin about 10 minutes after the start of each session. Children can bring a flower to offer Mary.

2016-2017 Religious Ed

Pre-filled RE registration forms for current 2015-2016 students are available and have been passed out during RE class times. We have begun accepting RE Registrations for the upcoming year. For all others who wish to register, please contact the RE Office.

Thursday, May 5
First Holy Communion Practice
6 pm - 7 pm
in St. John's Church

All First Communicants must attend.

The rehearsals last about 1 hour, and we need to start right on time. We will try to get through the practice as soon as possible.


Saturday, May 7
First Holy Communion ~ 11 am

All children must be "signed-in"
 by 10 am in Mercy Hall.

Please refer to your First Communion packet to answer any questions you may have about this special day.

Bible Study

Come join fellow
St. John's parishioners in deeper 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

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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