All adult Parishioners
St. John's Adult Discussion Group
Our next meeting will
in Mercy Hall
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
have questions or need more info please email
"You came into Prison and visited me."
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
You can support Susan by:
Being a prayer partner. You can sign up at the cafe or call
2) Making homemade cookies: Please see the prison
Cookies can be dropped
April 24th at the Café
from 8 am – 12:00 pm
at the latest
only be accepted if packaged in quart size Ziploc bags
according to the rules given in the
St. John the Evangelist will be
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?
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
2. In the left-hand column,
click on 'Registration'.
3. Click on , 'Begin the
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
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.
First Holy Communion
6 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.
First Holy Communion
~ 11 am
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
Come join fellow
St. John's parishioners in deeper
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 entire
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
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: