Summer Bible Study on "Acts of the Apostles"

Monday through Friday, July 27 - July 31.

Fr. Pollard and Fr. Sina will be teaching a Summer Bible Study on The Acts of the Apostles. Please bring your own Bible. The accompanying reading text will be: Acts of The Apostles by William S. Kurz, SJ.

Each day this week the same class will be offered both in the morning, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., and in the evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teenagers and adults are welcome to attend. The class will meet in the Adult Ed Room.

Book is available in “The Word” bookstore and at class.

Click here to see the daily class plan.

Statement by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to two persons of the same sex, and requires a state to recognize as marriage the union of two people of the same sex when it was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. We are deeply distressed by this decision which fails to uphold marriage as the union which unites one man and one woman. This fundamental institution, grounded in natural law, predates any religion or nation.

Read the rest of the statement on the Diocese of Arlington web site.

In Testimonium...

Thrift Shop Summer Auction

Have you been missing shopping at St John Thrift Shop because it is closed all summer? Well, now you don't have to miss out. Great merchandise is being featured in our first ever online summer auction.

Simply go to Go to online auctions and click on the "St John Summer Auction". Or click on this link

You can view items online and bid on featured merchandise now. All items can be viewed in person on Thursday, Aug. 13th 9am-3pm. Bidding closes at 10am, Aug. 14th.

Proposed Curriculum Changes to FCPS Family Life Education


Last month, the Fairfax County School Board voted 10-1 to become the only school system in Virginia to add "gender identity" to its anti-discrimination policy despite an overwhelming majority of citizens in attendance expressing opposition.

The School Board is now preparing to vote on June 25 on broad changes to its Sex-Ed or "Family Life Education" Program. Click here to learn more about this subject and about what you should do to get involved. [PDF]

Eternal rest grant unto them...

William M. Egan
3 Feb. 1938 – 13 Apr. 2015

Robert Wunderlich
9 May 2015

Dr. Robert Carter
12 Oct. 1930 – 15 May 2015

Ellen Fannan Martelr
18 May 2015

Robert A. Frazier
25 Dec. 1918 – 23 Jun. 2015

Franklin P. Michels
9 Sep. 1920 – 6 Jul. 2015

Mary Alice Hungate
25 Dec. 1921 – 6 Jul. 2015