Blue Flower

 

 

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, Carmelita Carter, Luigi Flaim, Jerry  Sullivan, 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, Caryne Foster, Mike Reamy, Cindy Undegraff, 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  
       
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
   8:00 AM …………………………………Maria Ferriera (†)
   9:45 AM …………………………………Lorraine Palmer (†)
   11:30 AM ………………………………..Molly Sebori (†)
   1:00 PM …………………………………Rosa M. Parrish (†)
   4:00 PM …………………………………Joy Ricasa (†)
   8:00 PM …………………………………Souls in Purgatory
 
 

                                                                                                                                     
  MONDAY DECEMBER 17     
  
8:30 AM …………………………………Naughton Family


 TUESDAY DECEMBER 18   
 
8:30 AM…………………………………George Pals (†)
 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19  

6:30 AM…………………………………Antholy D. Harley Sr. (†)
8:30 AM…………………………………Luke & Edward Hill (Health) 

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20     
  9:00 AM…………………………………Molly Sebori (†) 

  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21   
  8:30 AM…………………………………Joy Ricasa/Vincente & Leonora Aquino (†) 

  SATURDAYDECEMBER 22    
  8:30 AM…………………………………Pablo A. Publico III/Donatila Y Publico (anniversary)                                    
  5:00 PM………………………………….Francisco & Maria Vidigal (†)

  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23          
  8:00 AM…………………………………Andrew & Helen Mihaly (†)    
  9:45 AM…………………………………Thelma & Bob Boteler (†)    
  11:30 AM………………………………..John R. & Lillie Proctor Sr. (†)    
  1:00 PM………………………………….Ursula Carol Milihran (†)    
  4:00 PM………………………………….Andrew Barahona/Gladys/Elsa/Louisa Quezada (†)     
  8:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory          


**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

 

Collection Information


The collection for December 1-2 was: $13,828.00

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Thank you for your generosity.
 
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If you are currently receiving envelopes and are not using them, please call the rectory to discontinue the shipment.  You will be able to keep your number.  The parish is charged for each order sent.  This will help decrease unnecessary expenses incurred by the parish.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Need to drop off offertory envelopes? Please do not place your offertory envelopes in the mailbox; please slip them in the slot on the front door of the Rectory.

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  YOUR LIFE IS A UNIQUE GIFT

Holiness is celebrating God's gifts

 


"We cannot celebrate this free gift of the Lord's friendship
unless we relize what our earthly life and our
natural abilities are His gift.  We need to acknowledge
jubilantly that our life is essentially a gift and recognize
that our freedom is a grace.  This is not easy today,
in a world that thinks it can keep something for
itself, the frutis of its own creativity or freedom."

 


Pope Francis (Gaudete et Exsultate, 55)

Reflection:
  

What are the gifts in my life that I feel called to
celebrate the most today?  Can I thank God for
them?

 
 

 

 

                                                                                                

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:


This week our students are busy preparing for our Annual Christmas Concert.  This is such a wonderful tradition here at St. Johns and a beautiful way to start our Christmas Break.
As you walk the halls, you hear the joyful noise of tiny voices practicing a variety of Christmas Carols in every classroom throughout the day.  They have also headed over to Church for a "dress rehearsal" so that they are ready to perform for their families.  In keeping with our "Saints in Training": theme for Catholic Identity, our theme for the concert is St. Nicholas!  Our concert will be in the Church this Friday at 10:00 am.  Please join us for this beautiful tradition as our students celebrate the Christmas Season!
If you can't join us for the concert, please stop by any time for a visit or for more information about our wonderful school and community.  You are also welcome to join us daily for our morning and afternoon prayers either in person or via our Live Stream broadcast.  Visit our website, www.saintjohnsschool.org for a link to our daily broadcast at 8:05 am and 2:50 pm so that you can join us everyday for prayer.

 

"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).