Do You Believe in Miracles?

Join us as we learn more about the Eucharist the source and summit of the Church.

Every day at Masses around the world, bread and wine become the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ.But too many of us don’t believe in the Real Presence – that by the Act of Consecration the Eucharist really is Jesus. St. John the Beloved Church invites you to enter into the beautiful mystery of the Eucharist and the inspiring stories of the Eucharistic Miracles.

Blessed Carlo Acutis ExhibitMarch 10-12: Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles around the World in English & Spanish

Exhibit in the gym includes a First-Class Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

  • Friday, March 10: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday, March 11: 9am-7pm
  • Sunday, March 12: 8:30am-4pm

Experience the International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles compiled by Blessed Carlo Acutis, a teen from Italy who died from cancer but had a true devotion to the Eucharist and a passion for researching and documenting the miracles. Featuring more than 100 miracles from 20 countries, the exhibition includes the principal Eucharistic Miracles recognized by the Church.

March 17-18: Eucharistic Help for a Holy Lent: The Eucharistic Revival and Jesus’ Call to Pray, Fast and Give Alms

Father Roger Landry

Father Roger Landry was designated one of three National Eucharistic Preachers for the Church’s 3-year Eucharistic Revival which began in 2022. He will discuss the history of the Eucharist, its importance to the Church, why it’s crucial that we believe in the Real Presence and how it can change our lives. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1999, he is an alumnus of Harvard College and the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he did graduate work at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.

Friday, March 17

  • 6:00pm Reception in Vestibule
  • 6:30pm Evening Conference in Church: Hunger for What Jesus Hungers: Fasting for the Feast of Faith

Saturday, March 18

  • 8:30am Mass
  • 9-9:30am Confessions
  • 9-10am Breakfast in SJBA
  • 10:30am Morning Conference: Going with Jesus into the Desert: Adoring God Alone
  • 11:30am Midday Conference: Eucharistic Almsgiving: Making our Charity a Commentary on the Words of Consecration
  • 12:30pm Lunch in SJBA
  • 1:30pm Afternoon Conference: God Appealing Through Us as Ambassadors of the Eucharistic Christ: Our Eucharistic Apostolate
  • 2:30pm Prayers & Benediction

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The Season of Lent: 22 February – 8 April 2023

6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. School Mass, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 et alia

Every Sunday of Lent at 4:00 p.m.

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall Except for St. Patrick’s Day. See below

Fridays at 2:00 p.m. for SJBA & 7:30 p.m. for everyone.

10-14 March in the Gymnasium

17 & 18 March in the Church

18 March @ 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

In Testimonium...

19 MARCH 2023
Fourth Sunday of Lent

Ordinary Form
1Samuel 16,1b.6-7.10-13a
Psalm 23,1-3a.3b-4.5.6
Ephesians 5,8-14
John 9,1-41

Extraordinary Form
Galatians 4,22-31
Psalm 121,1.7
Psalm 124,1-2
John 6,1-15

Blind Man Washes in the Pool of Siloam
James Tissot, 1986-94
Brooklyn Museum

John 9,1-38 is the Gospel reading in the 1962 Missale Romanum on the Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Annual Report

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to present the Annual Report for Saint John the Beloved. It summarizes our financial position as of 30 June 2022. A summary of our pastoral work, financed by your incredible generosity to our parish, over the course of FY22 is also provided. 
This past year we welcomed back a normal parish life as pandemic restrictions were lifted. Sunday and daily Mass attendance slowly increase. Confession remains popular. Academy enrollment is so robust that it merited public accolades at the last Diocesan meeting of Principals and Pastors. Religious Education and Youth Ministry are swinging literally and figuratively. It has been wonderful to see all parish events, such as our Fall Festival, Lenten Soup Suppers, the Academy Spring Dream Gala, student performances, and Seniors Luncheons, all well attended.
Given the financial uncertainties that accompanied the pandemic, very carefully considered FY22 investments in parish infrastructure ($175,000) were limited to HVAC improvements, indoor and outdoor classroom enhancements, a performing arts stage, and enhanced security equipment. The year’s net income at nearly $40,000 added to operational reserves.
Our parish depends on your continued generosity underwriting St. John’s good works. The Parish Offertory is our primary source of operating income and is used to fund our many ministries (Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Music Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, and many more), as well our administrative and facilities expenses (including payroll, utilities, and maintenance). You can imagine that we receive an increasing number of calls from people asking for rental and other assistance, to which we try to respond generously. Understanding that you too continue to experience cost of living increases, nonetheless, I ask you to review prayerfully and renew generously your financial support of the parish. At the same time I urge you to join me in evaluating our personal commitment to serving the poor in a tangible way, beyond our charitable contributions. The world is a better place because of who you are and what we do. Thank you for all your sacrifices and efforts to engage in and sustain the work of the Church.
Please be assured of my deep and sincere gratitude for your trust and support. Promising you my prayers for you and your loved ones, I remain
Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Christopher J. Pollard                                                      

Watch From Home

Video Archives of Holy Mass, Evenings of Prayer & Catechesis, Funerals and other events at St. John the Beloved can be found at Occasionally weddings and funerals are simulcast at or

Sacraments in Unusual Places

Holy Communion can be received in the vestibule after any and every Mass. Outdoor speakers permit you to listen to Mass without coming inside. Our priests can bring you Holy Communion at home as well.

If you desire Confession somewhere other than the regular confessionals, please feel free to call the rectory emergency line 703-835-2808 to request a confessor to meet you in church cry room or in the parking lot.

Neighbors in Need

Many parishioners have volunteered to help deliver groceries or otherwise render assistance to neighbors who are not able to leave their homes. Please call the parish office either to alert St. John the Beloved about someone who needs help or to volunteer.

Eternal rest grant unto them...


Lino Charpentier

Linda McMahon

Fr. Jerry Daly

James Shortley

Frances Sammarco

John Waldman

Josephine Jakob

Jan Torgersen

St. John the Beloved Bereavement Fund
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