St. John the Beloved Lent 2017

Friday Soup Suppers

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday Evenings
(Beginning March 3)
Send an email to to volunteer to help with cooking, setting up and/or cleaning.

Menu for March 31st: Butternut Lentil Stew and Venus de Milo Soup

Friday Stations of the Cross
2:15 p.m. Friday Afternoon
“Stations of the Cross for St. John Academy”
(Beginning March 3)
7:30 p.m. Friday Evening
“Way of the Cross” with Text from Sacred Scripture
(Beginning March 3)


Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1. The Women's Council, along with Fr. Pollard, will be hosting a morning Lenten retreat. There will be Mass at 8:15 a.m., Confession, full breakfast and social time, talk by Fr. Pollard, coffee break/rosary, second talk followed by Benediction. The event will end around noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for ALL the women of the parish to come together and get a little spiritual boost along their Lenten journey! No cost but RSVP's will be required. RSVP LINK:

Subscribe to our Spiritual Reading List

Our theme this year is "Praying with the Saints". We will be reading the Sunday Gospels and praying for a deeper understanding of Scripture through select Sunday sermons from the famous holy preachers of the ancient Church. This year’s text is:

The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers: A Manual of Preaching, Spiritual Reading, and Meditation (Volume 2)
Translated and edited by M.F. Toal, D.D.
**Courtesy of Ignatius Press. All rights reserved.

Subscribers will receive a daily email to their inbox beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding at the end of the Octave of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday). Our email is designed to be used in a quiet place for prayer and reflection and models a routine of prayer for spiritual reading. Each day will include an opening prayer, a selection of text from the book, and a sacred art image, followed by a closing prayer. There will also be a resource sidebar which will have a daily Station of the Cross, SJB Confession schedule and information, and a “Link Library” of other suggested resources available online. Finally, you are encouraged to meditate more fully this year on the Stations of the Cross as we proceed through a different one each day.

Click here to catch-up with any daily e-mails you've missed.

FIAT & Quo Vadis Camp

FIAT & Quo Vadis Camp
Lottery Registration

through midnight on March 31.

FIAT Girls' Camp: Sunday July 9 - Thursday July 13
Quo Vadis Boys' Camp: Sunday July 30 - Thursday August 3


Quo Vadis and FIAT Camps are designed to give high schoolers the opportunity to explore more fully God’s call to the Priesthood (men) or Consecrated Religious Life (men and women).

Registrants for the lottery are asked to declare their openness to the idea that God may be calling them to consider the possibility of the Priesthood and/or the Consecrated Religious Life.

Register for the Quo Vadis Lottery.

Register for the FIAT Lottery.

All details about these camps can also be found at the above links. Should you have any questions beyond what is there, please contact the Office of Vocations, or 703-841-2514.

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.

The 2016-17 Sunday Spiritual Conferences


Featuring: Fr. Carleton Jones, O.P.

Sunday the 30th of April
4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Admission is free of charge.

In Testimonium...

Transfiguration of Christ

Transfiguration of Christ icon
, 12th Century

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Eugene Champagne
12 Dec. 2016

Deacon John Cermak
29 Dec. 2016

Brian Baker Holoubek, Sr.
21 Feb. 1945 - 07 Jan. 2017

Matthew Francis Murphy
7 Jan. 2017

Virginia Thren
14 Feb. 1918 - 13 Jan. 2017

John Clem
18 Nov. 1964 - 25 Jan. 2017

Henry C. Bowman CDR, USN (Ret.)
13 Jan. 1935 - 26 Jan. 2017