KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH
St. John’s Council Knights of Columbus will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Adult Education Room. Father J.D. Jaffe, Director of Vocations for the Arlington Diocese, will be joining us for a discussion of vocations. All Knights are encouraged to attend.
MONDAY, APRIL 16TH
Our next gathering is on Monday, 16 April. Ms. Matrona Busch and our very own Randy Bordelon will be our guest speakers. Matrona is with Oasis Senior Advisors, a free professional service providing help in finding the “right” senior living community in Fairfax County. Randy is working for Dignity Memorial. He will explain the advantages of pre-planned cemetery arrangements and the steps necessary to do so. Both topics should be of great interest to all. Please mark your calendars and bring a friend. Lunch will be served in the school auditorium following Mass which will be said at 11:30 AM for those who wish to attend. Please sign up on the sheet in the vestibule of the Church or call the parish office at 703.356.7916 by Friday, 13 April. Those who arrive without reservations are welcome but, unfortunately, we cannot offer them lunch. The suggested donation is $15.00 per person to be collected at the door. For further information or if you would like a ride to the luncheon please call Phil at 703.356.9788.
First Friday Devotions
First Friday Devotions begin after the 9:00 AM Mass on First Friday with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please come spend an hour in the presence of Our Eucharistic Lord. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule to assure adorers are present every hour.
First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday, the 8:15 AM Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Devotions, and Benediction. Come and pray for peace and Respect for Life through Our Lady of Fatima.
First Sunday Vespers
St. John the Beloved celebrates Solemn Vespers in Church on the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Solemn Vespers takes place in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament enthroned on the altar, includes a homily after the reading and concludes with Benediction. Come join in the official Evening Prayer of the Church.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, Sunday Vespers will be prayed every Sunday of the season.
St. Joseph Society
Father Pollard leads a group of dads who gather on the second Friday of every month to pray the rosary, down a drink, eat some pizza and then listen to a short presentation on a topic of mutual interest. If you would like more information and are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Father at [email protected].