Why Catholics Have Hope in Today's Battle for Life and Family

In Recognition of October as Respect Life Month and the Month Devoted to the Holy Rosary St. John’s Women’s Council is pleased to host Susan Muskett, J.D., President of Pro-Family Women, for a presentation on:

Why Catholics Have Hope in Today’s Battle for Life and Family
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7:45 p.m.
(immediately following Benediction in the church)

St. John’s Women’s Council Evening of Recollection at St. John Academy/Parish Hall

Pro-Family Women promotes the values of faithful Catholic women in proclaiming the truth about human life and family. Pro-Family Women serves under the standard of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Susan MuskettSusan Muskett graduated from Georgetown University and received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Susan spent most of her career lobbying on the pro-life issues before the U.S. Congress, including for the National Right to Life Committee where she served as Senior Legislative Counsel. She now serves as President of Pro-Family Women. In July, Susan’s article on parental rights was published in the Arlington Catholic Herald. Last March, Susan was a participant in a webinar, "The Equality Act and What It Means for Catholics," that was put on by multiple dioceses across the country, including the Arlington Diocese, as well as the Virginia Catholic Conference. She has been interviewed on Catholic radio on pro-life and pro-family issues.

In Testimonium...

10 October

This fall, the Arlington diocese welcomed 11 new seminari-ans, including two men from Cameroon: John Fimmuchime (on the left) and Christian Nyuykonge (on the right).

John Fimmuchime (on the left) and Christian Nyuykonge

Bishop Burbidge and Bishop George Nkuo of the Diocese of Kumbo agreed that Arling-ton would sponsor two Cameroonian seminarians for their last four years of formation. After ordination, the men will serve for four years here in Arlington before returning home. When asked about what influenced his decision to apply for seminary entrance, Mr. Fimmuchime said:

Read Fr. Pollard's article

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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.

Confessions are taking place among the pews in the rear of the church near the Divine Mercy image. On Saturday mornings and afternoons confessions are heard both in the Church and in the upper Parking Lot near the gymnasium. If you desire Confession at a time other than during those hours listed above, please feel free to call the rectory emergency line 703-835-2808 to request a confessor to meet you in church 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...

Bobby Willis

Joan Gibbons

Marie Shaughnessy

Peter Dannenberg

Lawrence Wiley Secrest III

Achilles Neria

Captain Ted Smedberg

Louis A. Forti, Jr.

Carmela Manetti

Maria Restrepo

Marie Shaughnessy

Kobra Aminian

Patrick Minix