Annual Parish Recital
Music by Parishioners, for Parishioners!
While we will not have our recital in-person, our music program will continue the musical tradition in its 4th year by compiling music performances through one video which we will post on our YouTube page! Musical genres from classical to jazz appreciated! If you wish to contribute your talents and submit a video, please email our Director of Music, James Senson. The extended deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 24th.
Christmas Tree Sale
Sales start December 3rd!
Come to St. John the Beloved for this year's fresh cut trees, garland and wreaths. Don't miss this opportunity to support St. John the Beloved Academy and have the best tree, wreath and garland in the community!
Fresh Cut Frasier Fir - 5 ft to 11 ft
Wreaths starting at $20
Garland (White Pine or Fraser Fir)
Wednesday-Friday: 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm
Cash and Credit Card Accepted
The Book of Tobit
"Tobit's Thanksgiving to God"
1 Then Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, and said: "Blessed is God who lives for ever, and blessed is his kingdom. 2 For he afflicts, and he shows mercy; he leads down to Hades, and brings up again, and there is no one who can escape his hand. 3 Acknowledge him before the nations, O sons of Israel; for he has scattered us among them. 4 Make his greatness known there, and exalt him in the presence of all the living; because he is our Lord and God, he is our Father for ever. 5 He will afflict us for our iniquities; and again he will show mercy, and will gather us from all the nations among whom you have been scattered. 6 If you turn to him with all your heart and with all your soul, to do what is true before him, then he will turn to you and will not hide his face from you. But see what he will do with you; give thanks to him with your full voice. Praise the Lord of righteousness, and exalt the King of the ages. I give him thanks in the land of my captivity, and I show his power and majesty to a nation of sinners. Turn back, you sinners, and do right before him; who knows if he will accept you and have mercy on you?
Watch Mass Online
Each weekday's 9 a.m. Mass will be broadcast as well as Sunday's 10:30 and Noon Masses.
If you already have a Facebook account, be sure to join "Friends of the Beloved" Facebook group because, as of this morning, you can watch all our live broadcasts on the group page.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you still can watch on Livestream for free. Just click on https://livestream.com/StJohnMcLean. If you would like to receive automatic notifications of upcoming live events, you can create a Livestream account. Be forewarned, this creates a publicly visible social media account. If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with others being able to see the accounts you follow and with others following your account even without your consent, do not create an account. If you still decide to do so, you will be directed to "Continue With Facebook" or "Continue With Email". When you choose the latter you will be prompted to provide your name and email address and to create a password (which you should write down, by the way, so that you do not forget it).
If at any point you are prompted to provide a credit card number, please STOP and start over. That means you are about to initiate a paid subscription. You do not want to do that. Your contributions have already paid for the parish's subscription.
Once you are in Livestream just search for "Beloved" among the accounts and "St. John the Beloved Catholic Church" should appear at the top of the list. After having signed in, once you click on https://livestream.com/StJohnMcLean it should take you directly to our parish channel. You can see "Live & Upcoming Events" as well as view "Past Events".
Mass Intentions, Sacraments, etc...
Wednesday confessions take place in the church back in the original choir niche 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 meet you in church or al fresco.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament now is an everyday occurrence at St. John!
Sundays (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Wednesdays (9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
All Other Days (7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
A Funeral, Wedding, or Baptism may interrupt or delay the start of Adoration.
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...