6th Sunday of Easter
5th Sunday after Easter
The Litany of Loreto takes its name from the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy, where the prayer is believed to have been used as far back as 1531. Its origin may go as far back as 1150. It was officially approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V, who suppressed all other Marian litanies. The Litany of Loreto is the only official sanctioned Marian litany, thus the only Marian litany that we may use liturgically. Many other Marian litanies were and are in use, but only for private devotion.
Watch From Home
Holy Mass, Evenings of Prayer & Catechesis, Funerals and other events at St. John the Beloved are frequently broadcast via https://livestream.com/StJohnMcLean which simulcasts at https://www.facebook.com/FrCJJP/ automatically. You can watch live video and archives at https://livestream.com/StJohnMcLean without a subscription or a profile.
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...
Fr. Michael Kelly, SJ