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Please Remember In Your Prayers:

The sick and the shut-ins of our parish community, especially: Betty Wells, Sterling Alvin Colberth, Emmanuel T. Siemonh, Georgia Beally, Anna Livesay, 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

legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?pid=185844274 

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/
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

        

  SUNDAY, JULY 21       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Jose Vidigal (Health)        
  9:45 AM…………………………………John R & Lillie I. Proctor Sr. (†)          
11:30 AM…………………………………Josephine Zuno (†)   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Jose Angel Torres Aguilera (†)        
  8:00 PM…………………………………Priest Intentions

                                                                                         

  MONDAY JULY 22            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Anne V. Cochran (†); Rebecca Clifton (Health)

 

  TUESDAY JULY 23     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Ron Balvitsch (†)

 

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24  

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

 

  THURSDAY, JULY 25        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Elsie Harley (†)   

 

  FRIDAY, JULY 26    

  8:30 AM…………………………………Wilhelm Koester (†)    

  

  SATURDAYJULY 27      

  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family 
  5:00 PM………………………………….Luke Hill (Health)

 

  SUNDAY, JULY 28            

  8:00 AM…………………………………Geraldine Robinson (†)      
  9:45 AM…………………………………Darlene McArthur (†)       
  11:30 AM……………………………….Priests Intentions
  1:00 PM…………………………………Buhay Padua (†)       
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory     
  8:00 PM…………………………………Priest Intentions
            
**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

  

 


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 






 

Luke 10:38-42     

 

Story of  Martha  and Mary,

The sisters of Lazarus

“Martha, Martha, Mary has

chosen the better part.”


Mary and Martha of Bethany, 

hospitality

service, action, 

contemplation, 

and distraction in pursuit of the Catholic Fullness.

 

 

**The fullness of life and truth; recognizing the privilege of having Jesus and set to work fulfilling the sacred duty of hospitality. 

**The fullness of truth had come to Mary to nourish, enlighten, and transform her. 

  **.hospitality to become a distraction, because Martha lost her focus.


 
**Mary kept her focus.  She was not passive – attentiveness to the fullness of truth is supremely active.  


 
The fullness of truth, the fullness of life, the fullness of grace deserves our full

attention. Jesus really cannot be merely a part of one’s life, but must be the center of one’s life.  


 
 
It does not mean that our life can’t be full of activities.  But unless we preserve

some quiet time each day to sit at his feet as did Mary, our action will become distraction

and we’ll be as snappy and unhappy as Martha.
 

  (Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Professor of Theology and Popular Speaker)              

 

 

  

 

Quo Vadis Camp- 

 
The Office of Priest Vocations annual Quo Vadis Camp for high school aged young men will be held at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary July 28-31, 2019. For four days, high school aged young men who desire to grow in holiness will have an opportunity for Mass, prayer, and Eucharistic adoration, as well time for fraternity, sports, and reflection. Bus transportation is available. More information is available and registration is open at www.DCpriest.org. Please contact the Office of Priest Vocations (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-636-9020) with any questions.

 

 

  

 DC PADRES ARE BACK!

 

The DC Padres, a baseball team consisting entirely of Catholic priests and seminarians, will

play Sunday, August 25 (against TBD, Prince George’s (“Baysox”) Stadium, Bowie). The

Padres  games begin shortly after the 2 PM Blue Crabs/Baysox game ends (i.e. ~4:45 or

5:00 PM).

Check out the DC Padres website (www.dcpadres.com) and Facebook page for updates and

info about how to purchase tickets. Mark your calendar now and tell your friends. Let’s fill

the stadium in support of our priests!

 

 

 

 

 
Video Based Study 33 Days to Merciful Love 


 

 

 

You are invited to participate in a video based study of: 33 Days to Merciful Love;

 'we have quite simply exhausted our reparative capacity to sate the demand of Divine Justice. Seeing this very

moment from the Cross, Merciful Love willed a new age in Salvations History to coincide with the dawn of the third

Christian millennium. An Age of Divine Mercy. An Age when all people can appeal to Perfect Mercy without fear of

Perfect Justice; we see the power of just such an offering to Merciful Love in the lives of the greatest saints of our

time, methodically prepares us to follow their lead, and reveals what it can mean to us and the men and women of

our time' (– Brian J. Gail, Catholic Speaker and Bestselling Author); this study will move your heart and give you plenty to discuss as

a group of friends/community over the next few weeks . The meetings are held in the church hall.  Contact Luchie

for further information.    

                           

  

 

 

 Registration begins on August 2019:...more Info

 

                                                                                   

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:       
           

    This past week our upcoming 8th graders were back at school taking a special class to help them prepare for the upcoming High School Placement Test (HSPT). Each of our 8th graders will take this test in the late fall as part of the application process for the Catholic High Schools in this area. These students took a practice test last spring as 7th graders in order for them to see if there were areas where they needed more practice. This summer class that they took last week helped them to focus on any areas of need to better prepare them for the test this fall. This class combined with the prep book they were given as their summer assignment will help them to feel comfortable and prepared for the HSPT.

    Although it is summer, our building is still open. If you need to stop by or call, our summer hours are 7:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can also visit our website for more information about school activities and events at www.saintjohnsschool.org

     

 "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).