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Here is the latest news from the Diocese, live stream
info, prayer guides, and more:
"Diocese of Arlington Response to Concerns of the Coronavirus"
Since there will be no public celebration of the Mass during Holy Week,
the following liturgies will be live streamed from the Cathedral of St.
Mass of Palm Sunday - 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 5
Chrism Mass - 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 9
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9
Passion of the Lord - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10
Easter Vigil - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11
Easter Sunday Mass - 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 12
keep checking the Parish Website, Flocknotes and
Facebook Page for any updates.
The church is open this weekend as it is every day. We must do
our best to keep the numbers in church to 10 or less. Adoration is
continuing as normal.
Confessions will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday.
Confessions are also held daily Monday to Friday at 8:00 pm.
Gatekeepers will control numbers in the church at confession
times Saturday and Sunday.
Please be brief and to the point and keep things moving. Finish
and exit the church so that others may be admitted for confession.
A baptism will be held in the church at 1:45 Sunday afternoon.
Please keep the church free at this time to allow immediate family
member's to attend the baptism.
Masses are televised daily and will be uploaded to YouTube by
10:00 am. Sunday mass will be uploaded by 10:30 am.
Stations of the cross have been recorded and are also available
on YouTube. (My apologies for my hoarse voice.)
Prayer, Spiritual Enrichment and online masses: With public masses
cancelled, we have been asked to keep churches open for those who choose
to pray in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. Please maintain a
maximum of 10 persons in the church at any one time, and keep a minimum
safe distance between persons while in church. This should not be a
problem in a church that seats more than 900 persons. All are
encouraged to pray, observe Mass on television or the internet, and pray
a rosary or other devotions, especially for an end to this virus.
Our mass Link is:
Daily masses should be uploaded by 10:00 am daily, Sunday masses by
Further information on live stream Masses, prayers and other resources
may be found at:
Ongoing Communication: Future communications from the parish will
be uploaded to our web site at:
and on our Facebook page:
diocesan website also contains periodic updates to encourage and assist
you at the following link:
Parish Operations and Offertory: Please know of my continued
gratitude for your support of our parish in these uncertain times. Our
parish has continuing operating needs and our offertory is the main
source of income to meet our expenses. I recognize that some may have
less income due to the virus and it’s many ramifications, as well as
family individual family circumstances. However, many others still have
regular income. Please give generously according to your capability.
Know that sustaining our financial support is so necessary to maintain
payroll, parish operations and outreach during these difficult times.
Our parish online
Our parish number is: VA99
We have also set
up a Pay Pal account for your convenience. PayPal Link:
Or you could drop your envelope in the mail. St. John the Evangelist,
271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186. Thank you.
In Closing: My prayers are for each and
every one of you and your families in these difficult and uncertain
times. Please keep me in your prayers. Who would have ever though we
would be walking the journey of Lent in many respects as Our Lord
carrying His cross to Calvary. We have the opportunity to experience
Lent in a powerful way. My prayer is we will all make good use of the
time. Growing in our love for God and one another, will prepare us
beautifully for Easter. As we share in Our Lord’s Passion, perhaps too,
we shall share in the joy of His victory over sin and death on Easter
morning. Remain steadfast in faith.
Oremus pro invicem.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly
Never permit me to be separated from You.
RCIA classes are
still scheduled for 3/23 & 3/30
in the Parish
Ed classes are
for the weekends of
3/22 & 3/23
3/29 & 3/30
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Escape to Hollywood for an evening of
festivities and fundraising benefiting our
‘leading artists’ – our students
and our school!
Interested in sponsorship opportunities or donations for the live or
Contact us at the email at the right or call 540-347-2458
St. John School PTO invites you to
join us on the red carpet for
A Night at the
Saturday April 25th
We welcome you to dress for a casual movie night,… or
channel your inner movie star!
Music Dancing, Food & Drink, and so much more!
$35.00 per ticket
$60.00 per couple
are available for purchase at the Elementary School Main Office or
via email at
Motu Proprio, Pope Francis
institutes a Sunday of the Word of God. "Devoting a specific Sunday
of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to
experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasure of
his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before
the world." (Aperuit
Click HERE for a Lectio Divina passage from
The practice of lectio divina as
a way of praying the Scriptures has been a very powerful way to grow
in relationship with Christ for many centuries and is strongly
recommended by the Church. The Word of God is alive and active and
will transform each of us if we open ourselves to receive what God
wants to give us through the Scriptures.
Need a gift for a Wedding, Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation
St. John the Evangelist Ornaments are now available in
the Parish Office
ornament makes a perfect gift and features our own parish church and
Each ornament is solid
.02" brass which is gold-plated.
Approximate ornament size is
2-5/8" by 2-3/4". Only $20 each.
Our pantry is low on a few staple items.
If you would like to add a few things to your shopping cart, we can
Spaghetti/noodles (16 oz. pkgs.)
Coffee (1 lb.)
You may place your donations in the bin located
near the rear entrance of St. John’s Parish office building.
Vincent de Paul needs your help
Remember, you may
make a donation of unused household items and gently-worn clothing
to St. Vincent de Paul at the White Elephant Store located at
484 Blackwell Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 349-0666.
Income from the sale of these items directly benefits our ministry.
Thank you for thinking of us as you clear out closets and storage
Volunteers Needed: We
welcome any and all who are interested in growing in faith and love
of Our Lord through service to those in need. No prior experience
required! Contact Paul Cocuzza for details. 540-809-9838 or
Please pray for the poor and suffering.
Thank you for your continued
support of our ministry. We will most
gratefully share your generosity.
other ways to enrich your Catholic Faith?
Click on the images below for
available seminar and course listings:
Institute of Catholic Culture
Catholic Distance University
Implementing the Church's
mission of social justice in the Diocese of Arlington in ways that
strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
here to visit Arlington
Catholic Charities to read how you can help those in need.
Also, please follow our
Arlington Diocese Office of Vocations presents
"To know your vocation: ask God in
prayer; ask one's spiritual director; ask oneself, knowing one's own
St. Gianna Molla
Click on the logos to visit the Diocesan Vocational
"Quo Vadis" means "Where
are you going?"
and its members are young men in high
school who desire to grow in faithful discipleship and personal
holiness to be better able to discover their own vocation invitation
from our Lord, whatever that might be.
''FIAT'' is a Latin word for 'Let it
It was Mary's response to the angel
Gabriel when she was asked to become the mother of Jesus. 'Let it be
done unto me according to Your Will' refers to Mary's 'Yes' to God.
The members of FIAT are young women in high school who desire to
grow in faithful discipleship by modeling their personal holiness on
that of our Lady. By doing so they hope to be better able to
discover their own vocation invitation from our Lord, whatever that
might be and make their own "fiat" or "yes" to Him.
To log in to St. John's Ministry Scheduler, please click the link below:
For Information about Applying for Papal Blessing Parchments
Pro Life Web Sites
Priests For Life:
The Miracle of Life:
Description of the Development of
the Fetus by Week Throughout Pregnancy:
Culture of Life:
Catholics Come Home
is an evangelization website dedicated to
answering your questions about the Catholic Faith.
If you used to be Catholic and would like to
If you are not Catholic and would like to
If you are Catholic and would like to grow in
your faith and help others to come home.
Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), an agency of the
Holy See, was established by Pope Pius XI in 1926 and supports the
churches of the East. For additional info please click here: