Welcoming Catholics Home

Do you know someone in your family or neighborhood that is thinking about returning to the Catholic Church? Do you or someone you know go to Mass but do not really see the point? Do you or someone you know go to Mass but do not experience intimacy with Christ? St. John’s apostolate, Welcoming Catholics Home, can help.

We will be meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. John Academy Teacher’s Lounge on Tuesdays this fall beginning on September 15. Our gatherings include time to get to know one another over wine and appetizers. Then we consider a topic we hope will be of interest. On September 15th, one of our volunteers will be speaking about the Pope’s upcoming visit to Washington, DC and what papal visits are all about in general. They have had a profound impact in shaping world history over the last 50 years. Please join us or suggest a friend or loved one join us. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Additional topics for the Fall Session can be found here.

Notes from the Music Staff

Starting on the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th, our church will sing the Kyrie and Gloria from the Mass of the Sacred Heart by Richard Rice, a composer who has contributed many of his sacred works to our church over the years. Hear the Gloria by clicking on the following link: Mass of the Sacred Heart: Gloria. Download the sheet music here. And, you can listen to a recording of the Kyrie and Gloria as sung at 10:30 Mass here.

In Testimonium...

Reminiscing about the Last Days of Summer...

Our Bible Study on the Acts of Apostles was great fun. Your participation was impressive. Next summer we plan to focus on the Life and Letters of St. Paul. The summer after that perhaps we should study the Catholic Epistles and the Writings of St. John.

We were fortunate to hear talks by current and former Christendom professors John Cuddeback and Jonathan Reyes.

The Knights of Columbus made available to us some spectacular BBQ at a discount.

August 15 might not have been a Holy Day of Obligation this year but it would have been hard to tell given how many people came to Mass and enjoyed themselves at the Assumption Picnic.

My favorite accomplishment of the last several months is our Door-to-Door Evangelization campaign. It has been a huge success. Almost one thousand homes have been visited. Many thanks to Dave Scully and everyone who put feet on the ground, especially the members of our Legion of Mary. Special thanks to Ned Ryun and American Majority who provided free software support.

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Eternal rest grant unto them...

Dr. Robert Carter
12 Oct. 1930 – 15 May 2015

Ellen Fannan Martelr
18 May 2015

Robert A. Frazier
25 Dec. 1918 – 23 Jun. 2015

Franklin P. Michels
9 Sep. 1920 – 6 Jul. 2015

Mary Alice Hungate
25 Dec. 1921 – 6 Jul. 2015

Ulf Schandlbauer
31 Jul. 2015

JoAnn M. Weglian
23 Aug. 2015