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 Catherine Page, Sister Janet Milan, Bridgett and Ralph Peterson, Angela Brown Robinson, Antonio Espinal, Joseph Gregory Benincasa and Dr. Vincent Benincasa  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/
Anna Livesay  (†) Sep 20, 1921 Tue Jul 23, 2019 https://www.leefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Anna-Livesay/#!/Obituary
       
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

        

  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 08       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Deceased members of the Khan family        
  9:45 AM…………………………………Hilda Proctor (†)         
11:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Humberto, Enrique, Andres Barahona, Javier, Ana, Elsa, Luisa, Gladis
                                                              Quezada, Hugo Pairan, Nicolas Yasiji (†), Hose Segobia (†)       
  8:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John

                                                                                         

  MONDAY DECEMBER 09            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Souls in Purgatory

 

  TUESDAY DECEMBER 10     

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

 

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Charles Seward (†) 
  8:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory

 

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Lope King (†)  

 

  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13    

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



  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

  8:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory/Thelma & Bob Boteler (†)
  5:00 PM………………………………….Elsie Harley (†)

 
  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15     

  8:00 AM…………………………………Laize M & Doris M. Vidigal (†)       
  9:45 AM…………………………………John R & Lille I. Proctor Sr. (†)       
  11:30 AM……………………………….Lorraine Palmer (†) 
  1:00 PM…………………………………Rosa Parrish (†)       
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Josefina & Jose Guardado (†) 
  8:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John
            
**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

  

 

 

 

Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2019)

 

In today's Gospel we experience John the Baptist urging us to prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus.  St. Francis de Sales has us start with our hearts:

Our heart is the source of our action. As our heart is, so are our actions. Whoever wins a person's heart has won the whole person. Yet even the heart, where we wish to begin, must be instructed. John the Baptist wants us to fill our fear­ful hearts with faith and hope. Certain fears and anxieties, when excessive, unnerve the heart and often lead to discouragement. These are the ditches and valleys that must be filled with confidence and hope to prepare for Our Lord's coming.

 

 

 

 

Make straight the paths.  Roads that twist and turn fatigue and greatly mislead the traveler.  We must straighten our ways with confidence that God will give us the necessary help to acquire an even disposition

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,

and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and

will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him

the throne of David his father,

and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his

Kingdom there will be no end."

 

 

   

 

 Church of St. John the Evangelist - Bulletins Now Available Online!

St. John the Evangelist - Parish Bulletin

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

 
*** early Merry Christmas!   ***  

 

 

from St. John's Parish:

For further information, contact Luchie: 301-335-2132

  

 

 

  

 

 

White House Christmas
Ornaments

 

St John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council #11171 is selling 2019 White House Ornaments. Donation is $23. A picture and background information on the ornament can be found at
https:// shop.whitehousehistory.org/official-2019-white-house-christmas-ornament - Contact St John's rectory (301) 868-1070, Paul Bauer (301) 785-9608, or Eugene Rashlich (301) 868-0316 to purchase this ornament. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift for a "hard to buy for" on your list.

 

                                         

  

 

 

 

 ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE
FOR 2020-2021

 

The Archdiocese of Washington will open Tuition Assistance for the 2020-2021 school year on October 1, 2019 via ADW.org; Catholic Schools; Tuition Assistance; Archdiocese Tuition Assistance Program.  It will close on Monday, December 2nd for current families and February 3rd for any prospective, new families.  We strongly encourage all families to apply.   However, in order to be considered for a tuition scholarship which could possibly reduce the posted tuition rate, application is mandatory.  Please feel free to contact the Development Office for any questions – 301-868-2010 Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

                                                                         

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:       
           

   Last week, we began the celebration of the Advent season. We brought out our Advent wreath and began lighting a candle each morning during morning prayers to continue our long-standing tradition as we pray for our comnunity. Our students have also begun entering the building in silent reflection and taking time to write in their Advent journals. We also wrapped and delivered all of the toys collected to children in the local shelters this weekend. Our students are diligently practicing for our Christmas Concert and are looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments with their families on December 20th. We would love for you to join us for the celebration!.

    Throughout the season of giving, please consider making a gift to support our Catholic school. By making a donation to our Catholic school, you are supporting the vital programs and the over­all accessibility of a Catholic education for children at our school. To learn more about the Catholic school giving program, or to make a donation to our school, please visit the school's website or call the school at 301-868-2010.    

   As always, we invite you to stop by any time to visit our school and see our students in action.  Our school office hours are 7:40 am until 3:40 pm Monday through Friday.  You can also visit our website for more information about school activities and events at www.saintjohnsschool.org .  Join us daily 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).