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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 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

legacy.com/obituaries/name/richard-stevenson-obituary?pid=1000000185605409

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 

legacy.com/obituaries/name/edmund-madden-obituary?pid=189602900

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, MARCH 24          
  8:00 AM…………………………………Mary Cecelia Harley (†)    
  9:45 AM…………………………………Jeff Beiling (Health)    
  11:30 AM………………………………..Andy & Virginia Velasco (†)    
  1:00 PM………………………………….Yolanda P. Geroleo (75th Birthday)  
  4:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory
  8:00 PM………………………………….Parishioners of St. John
 
       

                                                                                                                                     
  MONDAY MARCH 25     
  
6:30 AM …………………………………Priest Intentions
   8:30 AM …………………………………Norton Family 


 TUESDAY MARCH 26   
 
8:30 AM…………………………………Edward & Luke Hill (Health)  

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27  

6:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family 
8:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory 

 

  THURSDAY, MARCH 28     
  8:30 AM…………………………………David Buttler (†) 

  FRIDAY, MARCH 29   
  6:30 AM…………………………………Priest Intentions
  8:30 AM…………………………………Friends of the Naughton Family  


  SATURDAYMARCH 30    
  8:30 AM…………………………………Julia Moniz, Ida Pina, Ayana Tompkins (†)                                    
  5:00 PM………………………………….Blessing received every day

  SUNDAY, MARCH 31          
  8:00 AM…………………………………Angie Smith (†)    
  9:45 AM…………………………………Alberto Bersonda (†)    
  11:30 AM………………………………..Leonore Villamar (†)    
  1:00 PM………………………………….Priests Intentions
  4:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory
  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. **

 

  

 

 
Holy Season of Lent


 

 

By the grace of God, 

we are called to transform into a concrete attitude 

and behavior during this season of Lent.


 
“Return to me with all your heart” 

means from the very core of our thoughts and feelings, 

from the roots of our decisions, choices and actions,

  with a gesture of total and radical freedom. 

There is always the possibility of returning to God with the

force 

that emanates from the 

heart of God and the power of His mercy.

This “return to God” becomes a reality in our lives 

only when the grace of God penetrates and moves 

our innermost core, 

gifting us the power that “rends the heart”.


 
Let us allow the Lord to transform, renew and convert us.

 

(Pope Benedict)

                        

 

               

 

                                                                                   

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:          

        

      This past week, our middle school students visited the state capital for Advocacy Day.

They were joined with many area schools to show their support for BOOST (Maryland -

Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today) which is the state’s first school

choice program designed to help low-income students attend area private schools. This

program was enacted in 2016 and has become an annual event for our students and parents

and a wonderful learning experience for them. Our teachers also had a wonderful professional

development day this past Monday and we had our monthly Catholic Identity Day this Friday.

Our National Junior Honor Society students began their work with the parish food pantry and

as mentors in the classrooms. We also welcomed several shadow student visits in preparation

for enrollment next year. Overall, it was another busy week here at school! 

      We are always happy to welcome visitors, guests and new families into our amazing community.

As always, we invite you to stop by any time for a visit. We are currently scheduling tours for families

interested in enrollment for next year so please call the office to schedule an appointment

(301.868.2010). We have already begun hosting "shadow" visits for our prospective students. Our re-

enrollment is open for our current families as well, so make sure that you have completed that

process.


You are also always 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

broadcasts at 8:05 am and 2:50 pm so that you can join us every day 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).