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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Oktoberfest "Weather" Update



Many thanks and blessings to all of the wonderful parishioners of St. John's!!

Hello everyone! We wanted to update all our volunteers on the status of this year's Oktoberfest due to the impending bad weather.

The Oktoberfest is still on schedule, but      unfortunately, we had to cancel the outdoor rides and games.

However, we do plan to bring a few games (undecided at this time) inside some classrooms and will be in touch with those volunteers by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

We are so thankful for all the wonderful volunteers who have signed up to help with the rides, inflatables, games, and wrist band sales, and are so sorry to have to cancel this part of the Oktoberfest.

We hope you can still come and enjoy yourselves with a delicious dinner and fine German music as well as visit the Silent Auction, Craft Fair and White Elephant, and please consider signing up again next year! All other volunteers, we look forward to seeing you this weekend at your appointed shifts.

October 2nd & 3rd



4pm - 9pm

 St. John's
36th Annual 

For more information visit
Warrenton Oktoberfest on Facebook

If you would like to advertise or donate, please e-mail:

To volunteer at this year's Oktoberfest: Click HERE

Religious Ed


Please be patient in the parking lot!

RE volunteers are still needed for Tuesday classes.

Oktoberfest Schedule:

Classes will be held on Monday & Tuesday (10/5 & 10/6). 

 Classes will NOT be held on Sunday 10/4.

The Arlington Diocese requires that the ”Formation in Christian Chastity” be taught to all children in grades 1-8 in our Diocesan schools and in parish religious education programs as well as in all High School Sessions. St. John’s Religious Ed will hold the Arlington Diocese Office of Child Protection & Safety’s Formation in Christian Chastity classes October 11th through the 13th with makeup sessions the following week. Please refer to the material that can be found on the Diocese website for more info:

Confirmation 2015

Saturday, November 21st at 10am

 + Don’t forget to turn in your Confirmation Robe Order form which was to be completed and returned with any outstanding payment to the RE Office by October 1st.

 + Confirmation Practice for Confirmandi and Sponsors will be held Friday, November 20th beginning in Mercy Hall at 6pm.

 + Confirmation will be at 10 am on Saturday, November 21st.   All Confirmandi must be in Mercy Hall at 9am.


Confirmation 2016

2016 Confirmation Packets were handed out at last week’s Confirmation meeting.  Don’t forget to turn in your completed first four pages (C1-C4) ASAP. These are due by Tuesday October 6th.

Reminder: All volunteer service hours are to be done with the understanding that one is to serve the Church, each other, and the parish community with seriousness, respect, love, and charity.  Cell phones are to be used only for emergencies and to call parents for rides when the service is completed. May God help us all to grow in love for one another.


All adult Parishioners are welcome!

St. John's "YEAR OF FAITH" Discussion Group 

Our next meeting will be held

in Mercy Hall

Friday, October 16th  7pm

Please join us as Father Gould will lead our next discussion.  We have started a new book, Life of Christ, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

It's not too late to join us. This book is a gem!

 Father Benedict Groeschel has said this book brings “the narrative of the Gospel alive to the individual reader. This is popular theology at its very best.”

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

Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers

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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.

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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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