Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Monday, March 30th
6:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass & Confessions following
6:30-7:30 p.m. Confessions
7:30 p.m. Traditional Latin Mass

Tuesday, March 31st
6:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass & Confessions following
6:30-7:30 p.m. Confessions

Wednesday, April 1st
6:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass & Eucharist Adoration
5:00 p.m. Simple Reposition
6:30-7:30 p.m. Confessions
8:00 p.m. Tenebrae Confessions after Tenebrae

Thursday, April 2nd
Holy Thursday
10:30 a.m. Chrism Mass celebrated at Cathedral of St. Thomas More
7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
11:50 p.m. Night Prayer in the Parish Hall

Friday, April 3rd
Good Friday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross
1:00 p.m. Rosary
2:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
5:30-7:30 p.m. Confessions

Saturday, April 4th
Holy Saturday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00-11:00 a.m. Confessions
1:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food
8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass (this Mass lasts several hours)

Sunday, April 5th
Easter Sunday
7:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass
10:30 a.m. Mass
12:15 p.m. Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass


The Paschal Mystery: An Intertextual Account

Real inspiration begins with information. Christian prayer presumes Sacred Scripture. Read about Our Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection with all four Gospels together so you can get your facts straight and your meditation can have the full picture.

St. John Academy's 2015 Spring Gala & Casino Night

Viva Las VegasAll Parishioners are invited to the St. John Academy’s 2015 Spring Gala & Casino Night: Viva Las Vegas

Saturday, May 2, 2015
6:30–11:30 p.m.

Columbus Club
5115 Little Falls Road 
Arlington, VA 22207

The evening will include casino games, sit down dinner, drinks, dessert, raffles and a Live Auction.

RSVP by April 15, 2015

Tickets and Sponsorship can be purchased at www.biddingforgood.com/stjohnacademy

Please download the flyer for additional details.

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In Testimonium...

The Masses that begin with an extended greeting usually occasion some acknowledgement of and further instruction about the common life we Christians have been living in relative secret throughout the week but have an opportunity to celebrate publicly with each other. Holy Week begins and ends with two such moments.

The greeting before Palm Sunday Mass:

Dear brethren, Since the beginning of Lent until now
We have prepared our hearts by penance and charitable works.
Today we gather together to herald with the whole Church the
beginning of the celebration of our Lord's Paschal Mystery,
That is to say, of His Passion and Resurrection.
For it was to accomplish this mystery
that He entered His own city of Jerusalem.
Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate
the Lord's entry into the city for our salvation,
following in his footstep, so that,
being made by His grace partakers of the Cross,
we may have a share also in His Resurrection and in His life.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Thomas Quatman
14 Apr. 1947 – 28 Jan. 2015

Ruth Murphy
4 Feb. 2015

DeDe Kazunas
23 Aug. 1926 – 14 Feb. 2015

Grazia Vitti
16 Nov. 1921 – 6 Mar. 2015

Miriam T. Taaffe
17 Mar. 2015

Barbara I. Kyle
9 Aug. 1926 – 13 Mar. 2015

Pauline M. Cedar
7 Oct. 1923 – 26 Mar. 2015