St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church -- 271 Winchester St. Warrenton, VA 20186
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Rev. Charles C. Smith, Pastor


Rev. Henry Rivera,
Spanish Apostolate

If you have not yet registered with our parish and would like to do so, please fill out our Parish Registration Form completely, and bring it into our Parish Office. When you move away from our parish, please contact the parish office and let us know.

Parish Registration is required before the parish can issue a sponsorship certificate for those asked to be sacramental sponsors or godparents.
You must be a registered, contributing member for at least three months before a certificate is provided.

 News & Events (Click links below for more information)

 Inclement Weather Policy and Cancellations

++ Auxiliary Yard Sale is Postponed ++

Here is the latest news from the Diocese, live stream info, prayer guides, and more:

click here for the

"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. Thomas More:

·  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

Please keep checking the Parish Website, Flocknotes and Facebook Page for any updates.

Pastor’s Corner

Please note:

1.   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.

2.   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.

3.   Gatekeepers will control numbers in the church at confession times Saturday and Sunday.

4.   Please be brief and to the point and keep things moving. Finish and exit the church so that others may be admitted for confession.

5.   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.

6.   Masses are televised daily and will be uploaded to YouTube by 10:00 am. Sunday mass will be uploaded by 10:30 am.

7.   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 10:30 am. 

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:

The 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 giving link:   

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. 


Fr. Charles Smith

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

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 to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.


RCIA classes are still scheduled for 3/23 & 3/30

in the Parish
Office Building

All Religious Ed classes are cancelled for the weekends of
3/22 & 3/23
AND 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 silent auction?

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 Movies

Saturday April 25th
6-10 pm

Mercy Hall

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

Tickets are available for purchase at the Elementary School Main Office or via email at

In his 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 Illis 2)

Click HERE for a Lectio Divina passage from the Diocese.

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 or Birthday?

St. John the Evangelist  Ornaments are now available in  the Parish Office

Each ornament makes a perfect gift and features our own parish church and Saint

Each ornament is solid
.02" brass which is gold-plated.

Approximate ornament size is
2-5/8" by 2-3/4". Only $20 each.

Limited Supply!


Our pantry is low on a few staple items.  If you would like to add a few things to your shopping cart, we can use:



Laundry Detergent

Dishwashing Liquid

Spaghetti/noodles (16 oz. pkgs.)

Spaghetti Sauce

Coffee (1 lb.)

Snack Crackers


Pancake Mix

Pancake Syrup


You may place your donations in the bin located near the rear entrance of St. John’s Parish office building.

St. 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 spaces!

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. 

Looking for 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.

Click here to visit Arlington Catholic Charities to read how you can help those in need.

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The 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 inclinations."

 - St. Gianna Molla


Click on the logos to visit the Diocesan Vocational pages.

"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 be done'.

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.

Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers

To log in to St. John's Ministry Scheduler, please click the link below:

For Information about Applying for Papal Blessing Parchments Click Here

Pro Life Web Sites

Human Life International:

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 come home,

If you are not Catholic and would like to learn more.

If you are Catholic and would like to grow in your faith and help others to come home.

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

 The 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:  CNEWA


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