Support the Bánica Mission in the Dominican Republic

Greetings in Christ! We are writing to you today to ask for your support in a young adult summer mission trip with our church, St John the Beloved in Mclean, VA.

In just three weeks we will be going to Bánica in the Dominican Republic. Our diocese, the Diocese of Arlington, VA has a missionary partnership with the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. It serves 10,000 poor people in a rural area of the Dominican Republic on the border of Haiti. From, July 7-14, 9 of us will work together reaching out to the people in the city of Bánica. Our project will be making repairs to a chapel, preparing land, and restoring homes with concrete floors. We are so humbled to be a part of this and so excited to truly live the Gospel by growing in love for God and neighbor.

In order for this to be successful, we need your help! There are two ways in which you can significantly contribute to the success of this mission trip to Bánica:

First, by prayer and second, by financial support of the mission. Any donation will contribute to the expenses of the projects, meals, lodging, flight tickets, fees, and all other expenses associated with Bánica. Any amount is a generous gift and is fully tax-deductible.

We thank you so much for your prayers, support, and love. Know that you are in our prayers, as well.

Contributions can be made directly via the Parish Office or, for convenience, a Go Fund Me page has been setup to support this important mission.

Summer Bible Study


June 19 - June 23
St. John Adult Ed Room
Monday through Friday

Each day there will be a Morning Session 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by an identical Evening Session 7:00-8:30 p.m. led by Fr. Pollard, Fr. Sina or our summer seminarian Mr. Daniel Reuwer using the following texts from the CATHOLIC COMMENTARY ON SACRED SCRIPTURE:

  • The Gospel of John by Francis Martin and William M. Wright IV
  • Revelation by Peter S. Williamson

Parishioners of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the Parish Office at 703-356-7916. Copies of the texts will be available for purchase at The Word and in class.

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...

Disputation of the Sacrament (detail) Raphael (1509-1510)

Disputation of the Sacrament (detail)
Raphael (1509-1510)

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Yvelyne de Marcellus Marix
13 Jul. 1925 - 21 Mar. 2017

Dr. Michael White
23 Mar. 2017

Stephan Scully
16 Dec. 1942 - 2 Apr. 2017

Anthony Moraca
5 Apr. 2017

Rita Zelonis
7 Apr. 2017

Mary Jane Lock
2 Jan. 1922 - 7 Apr. 2017

Kate Walsh O’Beirne
23 Apr. 2017