seminarian, Andrew Clark,
Parishioners who are High School and older
to join him for a talk on
“Worship, Friendship, Contemplation,
and Other Useless Things”
The talk will be held in Mercy Hall on
Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00pm.
Social distancing requirements will be implemented.
updated June 4, 2020
The 12:30 Sunday Mass update:
Beginning this weekend, June 7th will be set aside as a mask or facial
covering and receiving in the hand Mass. There are a number of
individuals who are elderly and concerned about the possible devastating
effects of the virus, who are staying away from Mass due to a less than
100% use of facial coverings or those receiving in the hand. At
all Masses, mask or facial covering is expected and receiving in the
hand is strongly encouraged. The 5:00 pm Saturday, the 7:30
am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am, and 5:30 pm Sunday will continue with this
expectation. However, we’re asking individuals who attend the 12:30 pm
Mass on Sunday to wear a mask or facial covering, and only receive in
the hand. This will give some of our parishioners a Mass where they
feel comfortable attending. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Anyone unable to wear a mask or facial covering, or not prepared to
receive in the hand are asked to attend another Mass.
Please be patient, kind, and
understanding in following the directions of all ministers, volunteers
May 19, 2020
The wonderful news is that our mass
schedule has returned to normal for daily, and starting this weekend the
23rd and 24th, for Sunday mass. However, every
other pew has been closed off and unrelated people are asked to continue
to social distance (6 feet). This means that our normal 900 plus seat
capacity will probably only accommodate 250 to 300.
The dispensation from mass
given by the Bishop remains in effect for those over the age of 60, and
those who are immune compromised or taking care of someone who may be
endangered. Please remain home and follow the mass on YouTube.
Search by typing St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton.
Everyone is expected to
observe good hand hygiene and wear a face covering in the church. Out
of respect for one’s fellow parishioners, please comply.
Please limit restroom use.
Consider a visit to one’s restroom at home prior to coming to mass.
and the end of mass, please
exit the church in an orderly fashion without lingering for a
thanksgiving. The church needs to be aired out and sanitized between
All hymnals and booklets
have been removed from the pews. Music accompaniment to the mass will
be an organist and cantor.
Communion is strongly encouraged to be received in the hand. The
communicant should lower their face covering and respond "Amen". Self-communicate immediately
upon receiving and prior to turning to walk away back to your pew.
All the faithful are
encouraged to use Faith Direct, however collection baskets will be
available at the exit doors. Ushers will not take up a first or second
Parish activities, events,
group meetings, remain canceled until further notice.
The above procedures
will remain in effect throughout Phase 1 of reintegration.
Again, please be patient,
kind, and understanding in following the directions of all ministers,
volunteers and staff.
Oremus pro invicem.
Due to the
COVID-19 Pandemic, our Parish Office is closed to the general public who
walk in. Office staff will check phone and email messages Monday
here for a listing of our staff.
Our parish mass Link is:
Daily masses should be uploaded by 10:00 am daily, Sunday masses by
Further information on live stream Masses, prayers and other resources
may be found at:
Ongoing Communication: Future communications from the parish will
be uploaded to our web site at:
and on our Facebook page:
diocesan website also contains periodic updates to encourage and assist
you at the following link:
Parish Operations and Offertory: Please know of my continued
gratitude for your support of our parish in these uncertain times. Our
parish has continuing operating needs and our offertory is the main
source of income to meet our expenses. I recognize that some may have
less income due to the virus and it’s many ramifications, as well as
family individual family circumstances. However, many others still have
regular income. Please give generously according to your capability.
Know that sustaining our financial support is so necessary to maintain
payroll, parish operations and outreach during these difficult times.
Our parish online
Our parish number is: VA99
We have also set
up a Pay Pal account for your convenience. PayPal Link:
Or you could drop your envelope in the mail. St. John the Evangelist,
271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186. Thank you.
Here is the latest news from the Diocese, live stream
info, prayer guides, and more:
"Diocese of Arlington Response to Concerns of the Coronavirus"
keep checking the Parish Website, Flocknotes and
Facebook Page for any updates.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly
Never permit me to be separated from You.
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All 2019-2020 Religious
Ed (RE) classes will no longer be
held for the year
Parents are encouraged to continue to review the
remaining class text materials for the last few classes.
Please refer to
for RE Classes
2020-2021 Religious Ed Registration Forms were mailed to those families
enrolled this past year. If you would like an RE Registration Form
mailed to you, please email
one will be sent.
First Holy Communion:
Practice & reception of Sacraments are postponed at this time.
Families will be contacted when we are able to reschedule
Thank you for your
Let us pray that this
crisis ends soon. Stay healthy,
safe and well.
May God bless you & yours!
Motu Proprio, Pope Francis
institutes a Sunday of the Word of God. "Devoting a specific Sunday
of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to
experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasure of
his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before
the world." (Aperuit
Click HERE for a Lectio Divina passage from
The practice of lectio divina as
a way of praying the Scriptures has been a very powerful way to grow
in relationship with Christ for many centuries and is strongly
recommended by the Church. The Word of God is alive and active and
will transform each of us if we open ourselves to receive what God
wants to give us through the Scriptures.
Need a gift for a Wedding, Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation
St. John the Evangelist Ornaments are now available in
the Parish Office
ornament makes a perfect gift and features our own parish church and
Each ornament is solid
.02" brass which is gold-plated.
Approximate ornament size is
2-5/8" by 2-3/4". Only $20 each.
Our pantry is low on a few staple items.
If you would like to add a few things to your shopping cart, we can
Spaghetti/noodles (16 oz. pkgs.)
Coffee (1 lb.)
You may place your donations in the bin located
near the rear entrance of St. John’s Parish office building.
Vincent de Paul needs your help
Remember, you may
make a donation of unused household items and gently-worn clothing
to St. Vincent de Paul at the White Elephant Store located at
484 Blackwell Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 349-0666.
Income from the sale of these items directly benefits our ministry.
Thank you for thinking of us as you clear out closets and storage
Volunteers Needed: We
welcome any and all who are interested in growing in faith and love
of Our Lord through service to those in need. No prior experience
required! Contact Paul Cocuzza for details. 540-809-9838 or
Please pray for the poor and suffering.
Thank you for your continued
support of our ministry. We will most
gratefully share your generosity.
other ways to enrich your Catholic Faith?
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available seminar and course listings:
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Catholic Distance University
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
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 might be.
''FIAT'' is a Latin word for 'Let it
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.
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Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), an 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: