Summer Inquiry Class

Sunday, June 26, July 3, and July 10
4:00pm in the Adult Ed Room 

Our seminarian Nicholas Blank will teach a three-part series intended primarily for those considering becoming Catholic. The text will be "Theology for Beginners" by Frank Sheed. Everyone is welcome. Classes will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Adult Ed Room on three successive Sundays: June 26, July 3 and July 10.

Summer Bible Study

Bible Study on the Epistles of St. Paul
Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1
Morning session 10:00am-11:30am 
Evening session 7:00pm-8:30am 
In the Adult Ed Room

Father Pollard and Father Sina will be offering an intensive summer education program in a parallel monring and evening session in the Adult Education Room. Please join us!

Liturgical Catechesis on "Ad Orientem" at St. John the Beloved

A compilation of Father Pollard's "In Testimonium" bulletin articles from October 2015 to May 2016 and which serve as a Liturgical Catechesis on “Ad Orientem” at St. John the Beloved is available for download in PDF format from the “Recommended Resources” section of the web site.

Download the PDF here.

In Testimonium...

After the many admonitions in the New Testament by St. Paul and St. Peter to greet one another with a holy kiss, the earliest instance of such a gesture being mentioned as taking place in the Sacred Liturgy was only a few decades later. St. Justin Martyr in the First Apology, a letter written in the year 155 to the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. Since non- Christians were not permitted to attend the Sacred Liturgy there were lots of rumors floating about what happened when Christians were consuming the Body and Blood of Christ. You can imagine ancient nonbelievers were accusing Christians of cannibalism. Can you imagine what nonsense modern nonbelievers make of St. Peter and St. Paul kissing? I digress.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Year of Mercy Confessions

Year of MercyBeginning on December 2 during the first Week of Advent, the priests of St. John the Beloved will be hearing extra confessions on Wednesdays. On the hour every hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. a priest will be in the confessional and stay as long as there are penitents. One day we will have green lights to indicate an available confessor. In the meantime please look for the white light glowing through the window.

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Elinor Ahern
19 Jun. 1918 – 15 Nov. 2015

Kathleen Scully
7 Sep. 1927 – 11 Dec. 2015

Kathy Hysmith
28 Feb. 1955 – 12 Feb. 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia
11 Mar. 1936 – 13 Feb. 2016

Gloria Gallegos

Jay LaMonica
23 Jul. 1955 – 13 Mar. 2016

Lynette Collin
9 Jul. 1942 – 7 Apr. 2016

Louise Whyte
7 Jun. 1922 – 31 May 2016

2015-16 Sunday Lectures at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church

We invite you to join us for the Sunday Lectures at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, on the dates below, 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

April 17, 2016
Mercy and St. Thomas Aquinas
Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P.

May 12, 2016
Witness to Genocide
Fr. Douglas Al-Bazi
In November 2006 Father Douglas was kidnapped by a [sic] Islamist group. He was tortured and released nine days later. He suffered multiple injuries including two broken vertebrae from his spinal cord, and his face and knees were smashed using a hammer. This lecture will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m.

June 12, 2016
Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)
Rev. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth