In Testimonium...

She was kind and earnest, so very dedicated to the church. But she had one big complaint about her priest. She told me, "At Mass it just seems like you are focused on God".

I don't think she was putting me in that category of priests who have an almost robotic persona when they are leading public prayer. I have seen that a few times. Rather, she wanted to feel a connection to me personally when she was at my Mass.

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