In support of the Priest Retirement Home of the Diocese of Arlington & St. John Academy

Monday, November 3, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Honoring the Brooklyn native, legendary athlete, College of the Holy Cross graduate, Pontifical North American College alumnus, former U.S. Army chaplain, founding pastor of Saint Michael Catholic Church, first director of Northern Virginia Catholic Charities and stalwart defender of the Faith, the late Rev. Msgr. Thomas Patrick Scannell, the fathers of St. John Academy are proud to present the first annual Msgr. T. P. Scannell Cup Championship to be played over the 500 lush wooded acres of the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.

Arlington Diocese Parish Competition
Limited to 128 golfers.
Early bird pricing ends October 12, 2014.
Buy your tickets by clicking here.

Click here to download the flyer or here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

A St. John Academy PTO sponsored not-to-be-missed speaker event

What’s Eating your Child?

Kelly Dorfman MS, LND: Prominent nutritionist and award-winning author of Cure Your Child with Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:00-8:30 pm (including 30 minutes Q&A)
St. John Academy Cafeteria

For more information, download the flyer here.

Fall Festival 2014: A Great Success!

Thank you to all of you who attended and enjoyed the 2014 Fall Festival on a beautiful September weekend. And a special thanks to all the volunteers without whom the event could not have been the smashing success that it was. Enjoy the gallery of photos kindly provided by Dave Clem.

In Testimonium...

The Fall Festival was a wonderful success. The Good Lord smiled on us with perfect weather and the good parishioners of St. John joined forces to provide two days of great fun and friendship.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to:

our future Chairman Emeritus Charlie McCoy

and to all the Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs:

Juan Aguilar, Jennifer Beckett, Michael Busekrus, Mark Clemente, Phil Dunton, Pete Dunton, Jill Gatti, Laura Hales, Sheila Harrington, Bill Himpler, Dave Hoernig, Bev Hoernig, John Lunde, Sue Malone, Kathleen Johnson, Denise Kissinger, Mary Kushan, Susan Mea, Laura Pennefather, Patrick Quest, David Scully, Page Schmid, Dan Schuman, Cindy Searcy, Heather Tuason… all of whom endured many long cocktail parties… I mean planning meetings… and emails too...

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Joan Carola Gaw
8 Jun. 2014

G. Leonard Brothers
13 Jun. 2014

Anna Rita Gil
5 Jul. 1924 - 28 Jun. 2014

Dorothy Konnick Furey
3 Jul. 2014

Rita Zimmer Johnston
31 Jan. 1926 - 21 Aug. 2014

John Thomas Bigger
22 Aug. 2014

Abraham H. Pishevar II
8 Mar. 1996 – 25 Aug. 2014

Humanae Vitae

The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.

The fulfillment of this duty has always posed problems to the conscience of married people, but the recent course of human society and the concomitant changes have provoked new questions. The Church cannot ignore these questions, for they concern matters intimately connected with the life and happiness of human beings.

Read Humanae Vitae

Pastoral Letter By Bishop Paul Loverde

Bought With a Price

Bought with a Price:
Every Mans' Duty to Protect Himself and His Family From a Pornographic Culture

Upon release of the letter, Bishop Loverde said, "In my fifty years as a priest, I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture. As part of my responsibility to lead all the people in the Diocese of Arlington to the vision of God, I find it necessary now to address the tremendous moral, social, and spiritual dangers of pornography." In the letter, Bishop Loverde addresses: The nature of the current threat of pornography; The arguments put forward by those who attempt to rationalize pornography; The offering of concrete counsel to all Christians, young people, couples, and priests and the gift of sight and its fulfillment in divine contemplation.

Download the entire letter as a PDF.

Virginia Catholic Conference

Virginia Bishop file amicus brief in Federal Court of Appeals

The Virginia Catholic Conference, representing Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of Virginia's definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The case is Bostic v. Schaefer. Previously, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk struck down the provision in Virginia's constitution that affirms marriage as the union of one man and one woman - a provision strongly endorsed by the Virginia bishops and approved by more than one million voters in a 2006 ballot initiative.