Novena to the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Holy Spirit
Prayers begin the day after Ascension Thursday and end the day before Pentecost.

Download the Novena booklet by clicking here.

Divine Mercy and the Gift of Forgiveness

St John the Beloved Annual Parish Retreat
Forty Hours Devotion: May 1 - May 3

Featured Homilist: Father Gary Selin

Rembrandt Prodigal Son

Saturday, April 30
5:00 pm Mass [Recording]

Sunday, May 1
7:30 am Mass
9:00 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
12:00 Noon Mass

Fr. Selin is preaching all the Sunday Masses

Sunday, May 1
3:30 pm Solemn Vespers [Recording]

Monday, May 2
9:00 am Mass [Recording]
7:00 pm Solemn Vespers [Recording]

Tuesday, May 3
9:00 am Mass, followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction [Recording]

Fr. Selin's four retreat talks will be delivered throughout the forty hours.

If you cannot attend, watch from home or your smartphone through this link: https://livestream.com/StJohnMcLean/FrSelin

In Testimonium...

Now we see dimly.

When we "see" the consecration we witness something invisible. After bread and wine turn into the Most Blessed Sacrament we are in the presence of Jesus Christ: His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He is immediately present to us and perfectly imperceptible all at the same time. Just as Our Lord two thousand years ago was suitably visible even though nothing about his appearance was divine, Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament would go unrecognized were it not for our already having faith through what we have heard, through what has been preached to us (Cf. Romans 10,17).

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...

Ilse S. Pollard
12 Jan. 1933 – 24 Oct. 2015

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

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