Evening Reflections for Women

Sponsored by St. John the Beloved Women’s Council
2017-18 Series

“Ask and you shall receive”
How Biblical teachings on the Holy Spirit
can change the way you pray, think and live

THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th

Guest speaker: Robin Maas

7:00pm Social
7:30pm Talk
in the Parish Hall

Please RSVP to: [email protected]

Forty Days for Life: September 27 to November 5

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired." - St. Teresa of Calcutta

We will be having a 40 Days for Life kick-off prayer vigil on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm in front of the Falls Church Center 900 S Washington St #300, Falls Church, VA 22046. This vigil marks the beginning of the fall campaign to end abortion.

Throughout the coming 6 week campaign, St. John the Beloved parishioners will be praying at the Falls Church abortion center on Thursdays. As in previous campaigns, parishioners are asked to pray for at least one hour and witness to the sanctity of life. Hourly sign-ups are available from 7 am until 7 pm.

Contact Andrea DelVecchio, our parish Pro-Life Coordinator at [email protected] for more information.

"I plead with you. Never give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid." - Pope Saint John Paul II

Adorers are Needed on Wednesdays

There is a new online system to sign-up for Wednesday Eucharistic Adoration created for those who are not able to commit to a regular hour every Wednesday. Please prayerfully consider offering one or more hours of Adoration before Our Lord each month at a time that is best for you. Note: If you are a regular scheduled Adorer, you do not need to sign up. Please continue to come at your set time. To schedule a time please go to the following website: http://www.stjohncatholicmclean.org/adoration

Blessing of the Animals, October 4th

All pets are invited to the annual Blessing of Animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day. The blessing will happen on Wednesday, October 4th at 2:30 p.m. in front of the church.

Vocations Crucifix Program

Vocations Crucifix The Vocations Crucifix program is a wonderful means of fostering prayer and devotion among our parish families, the seed beds of vocations. The Crucifix reminds each host family that they share in the responsibility to pray for and encourage vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, consecrated life and marriage. The purpose of the Vocations Crucifix is to provide a focal point of prayer for each family member to gather each evening and pray for their children's vocations. Please call the Parish Office to sign up and take the Crucifix home for a week.

In Testimonium...

"Padre, they've come for you."

Those were some of the last words heard by Father Stanley Francis, spoken by someone staying at the mission in Guatemala who had been led, at gunpoint, to where he was sleeping. It was 1:30 in the morning on July 28, 1981, and Guatemala was in the throes of a decades-long civil war. Fifteen minutes and two gunshots later, Father Stanley was dead and the men fled the mission grounds.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Kate Walsh O’Beirne
23 Apr. 2017

Connie Seymour
14 Apr. 1950 - 11 Jun. 2017

Sandra Elias

Louis Elroy Hargenrader
25 Sep. 1930 - 26 Jun. 2017

Captain Thomas Francis
26 Jul 1928 - 4 Jul. 2017

Linda Sheehey
12 May 1942 - 15 Aug. 2017

Albert Balint
24 Aug. 2017

James S. Albanese
16 Jan. 1975 - 28 Aug. 2017