Blue Flower

 

  

The sick and the shut-ins of our parish community, especially: Betty Wells, Sterling Alvin Colberth, Emmanuel T. Siemonh, Georgia Beally, Jacqueline Holland, Bridget Peterson, Isabel Morales, Rosa Maria Santos, Luigi Flaim, Mark Ballard, Tony Lembo, Regina Proctor, Teresa Sander, Sandy M. Ingram, Shirley Krucelyak, Laverne Ward-White, Janet Madden, Fr. Pittman, Joyce Doyle, Janet Miller,  Boots Padlan, Leslie Evans, Dr. Edward Ridley, Dr. Deborah Ridley Brome, Caryne Foster, Cindy Undegraff, Fr. Everett Pearson, Ofelia Lozano, Carlos Reambonanza, Don Miller, Mary Newman, Mary Catherine Page, Sister Janet Milan and all parishioners who are ill.

 PRAYERS FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD (Parishioners)

 
BELOVED DEAD SUNRISE SUNSET More info...
Louise Proctor (†)   January 6, 2017 legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?pid=183570406 
Richard O'Brien Stevenson (†) Jul 18, 1944 May 14, 2017

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Judith Lynn Miller (†) Jan 13, 1952 June 17, 2017

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Cora Green (†) 1920 June 24, 2017  
Joseph Joy (†) Aug 23, 1941 June 30, 2017
 
Albert "Al" Fenstomocher (†) Jun 22, 1939  August 10, 2017 legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?fhid=6242&n=albert-fenstomocher-al&pid=186371075
Kimberly "Kim" Harris (†) 1966  March 25, 2018  legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid = 188310009
Edmund B. Madden "Ed"  (†) Jan 12, 1932  July 14, 2018 

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Luther H. Anderson  (†) Mar 21, 1926 August 25, 2018  
Michael Warren Reamy, Sr.  (†) Aug 24, 1948 December 7, 2018 leefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Michael-Reamy/
Anna Livesay  (†) Sep 20, 1921 Tue Jul 23, 2019 https://www.leefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Anna-Livesay/#!/Obituary
       
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

        

  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Naughton Family        
  9:45 AM…………………………………Andrew Cruz (Health)          
11:30 AM…………………………………Ray Curren (†)   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Davina Alston (Blessings)              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Agusto Garcia Cosme (†)        
  8:00 PM…………………………………Priest Intentions

                                                                                         

  MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Amanda Zerbe & Jota Carlos Vidigal (†)

 

  TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Modesta Besa (†)

 

  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Friends of the Naughton Family
  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family

 

  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Alejandro & Arturo Mondonedo (†)  

 

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20    

  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family   



  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

  8:30 AM…………………………………Ana Livesay (†)
  5:00 PM………………………………….Elsie Harley (†)

 
  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22     

  8:00 AM…………………………………Ana Livesay (†)       
  9:45 AM…………………………………John R. & Lillie I. Proctor Sr. (†)       
  11:30 AM……………………………….Victoriano & Lina Cruz (†) 
  1:00 PM…………………………………James Warren Proctor (†)       
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Edith Pearl, Edward & Sonny Hill (†)                                                   
  8:00 PM…………………………………Virginia & Richard Brake, & Larry King (†)
            
**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

  

 

 
Twenty-Fourth SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

St. Luke 15: 1-32

 

"Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son." But his father ordered his servants, "Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found."

  

Reflection:


Have you realized the breadth, the width, and the depth of God’s Mercy in your life? Moses pleads for God’s mercy so that the Israelites who worshipped a golden calf may be spared from God’s wrath; 
 
The Psalm states; “Through god’s Mercy, our hearts are cleansed and made pure. St. Paul to Timothy, He attributes his conversion from blasphemer to apostle to the mercy bestowed on him on by Jesus Christ.
 
In our Gospel: For God , mercy is the deep consolation of finding the lost sheep, the deep rejoicing in finding the lost coin and the deep joy in the forgiveness and coming home of the lost son.
 
“The sons can decide whether to unite themselves to the Father’s joy or to refuse. They must question themselves about their desires and about the vision they have for life. The parable ends leaving the end in suspense: we do not know what the elder son decided to do. And this is a stimulus for us. This Gospel teaches us that they were all in need of entering the father’s house and taking part in His joy, in His celebration of mercy and of fraternity."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are dealing, however, with a God of infinite mercy, who loves us with a love we cannot grasp or understand. All this infinite mercy of God is there for our benefit as long as we have the breath of life in us in this world. 




Let us open our heart to be ‘merciful like the Father '
‘His unconditional mercy.'

 

 

  

 

10th Annual White Mass

 

 All are welcome to the 10th Annual White Mass celebrating the gifts of people with disabilities and the Deaf Community. Mass will take place at 11:30 am on October 27th at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington D.C. People wear white to this Mass to symbolize our Baptismal call uniting us as one Catholic family. We all come to the table with gifts to share! Archbishop Wilton Gregory will be the principal celebrant. For more information, contact the Department of Special Needs Ministries at 301-853-4560 or 301-200-5430 VP. Contact by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  

 

 

 

 

 
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Religious Education classes begin on Wednesday September 18th.  Registration will be available in the religious education office located in the school from 9AM-3PM until September 17th. 
Please bring a copy of the baptism certificate for those in sacramental preparation. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Leilani or Senora Sandra at 301-868-3026....more Info
 

                                                                                   

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:       
           

    This Sunday, we celebrate Catechetical Sunday with our school faculty and staff as well as with Sister Leilani and her catechists from Religious Education.  Thank you to everyone who celebrated this special recognition with us.  This is another way that we celebrate our Catholic Faith and the work we do with our students every day to enrich their faith and spiritual life.

   As always, we invite you to stop by any time to visit our new offices/learning center.   Our school office hours are 7:40 am until 3:40 pm Monday through Friday.  As always, you can visit our website for more information about school activities and events at www.saintjohnsschool.org .  You can also join us for our LiveStream broadcast of our morning and afternoon prayers daily at 8:05 am and 2:50 pm.  Find the link on our website!    

 "The Mission of St. John the Evangelist Parish School is to be a respectful Catholic environment
where the invitation to become citizen disciples of Jesus Christ is manifested by its learners
and teachers.  Animated by a spirit of trust and cooperation, we are dedicated to religious formation,
academic achievement and appropriate social development. 
In all we do, we celebrate the unique
gift of God in each person and strive to capture the dream of God for all who
make up the community
of  St. John's School."

                                  
  




 

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (St. John the Evangelist, Apostle; John 1:1-5).