Evening Reflections for Women
Sponsored by St. John the Beloved Women’s Council
“What Contemplatives can teach us about our Catholic Life”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
Guest speaker: Mary Ellen Bork
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
Vocations Crucifix Program
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.
This Sunday, the 22nd of October, is the Feast Day of Pope Saint John Paul II. Is that the day he died and went to heaven? Not exactly.
We usually observe a saints' feast days on the day they entered into their eternal reward. Some good parishioners pointed out to me last week that St. Teresa of Avila died either just before midnight on October 4, 1582 or just after midnight on October 15, 1582. I should have known that already. The days October 5 through October 14 never took place in the year 1582. Pope Gregory XIII instituted a correction of the Julian Calendar.
Eternal rest grant unto them...
Louis Elroy Hargenrader
25 Sep. 1930 - 26 Jun. 2017
Captain Thomas Francis
26 Jul 1928 - 4 Jul. 2017
12 May 1942 - 15 Aug. 2017
24 Aug. 2017
4 Sep. 1927 - 25 Sep. 2017
3 Nov. 1928 - 25 Sep. 2017
Funeral service: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
15 Mar. 1932 - 1 Oct. 2017
3 Oct. 2017