Divine Mercy and the Gift of Forgiveness

St John the Beloved Annual Parish Retreat
Forty Hours Devotion: May 1 - May 3

Featured Homilist: Father Gary Selin

Rembrandt Prodigal Son

Saturday, April 30
5:00 pm Mass

Sunday, May 1
7:30 am Mass
9:00 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
12:00 Noon Mass

Fr. Sellin is preaching all the Sunday Masses

Sunday, May 1
3:30 pm Solemn Vespers

Monday, May 2
9:00 am Mass
7:00 pm Solemn Vespers

Tuesday, May 3
9:00 am Mass, followed by Eucharistic Procesion and Benediction

Fr. Sellin's four retreat talks will be delivered throughout the forty hours.


In Testimonium...

If you have not visited a Greek Catholic Church you should. Our McLean neighbors at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church, where our friend Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo is scheduled to be ordained a priest on Sunday the First of May, offers lovely examples of sacred art. A few doors down from my childhood home in Annandale stands Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church, which dedicated a beautiful new church a few years ago. Both churches also take food and festivals seriously, by the way.

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