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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, 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, 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

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, JANUARY 13 
   8:00 AM…………………………………Andrew & Helen Mihaly (†)    
   9:45 AM…………………………………Kimberly Harris (†)    
   11:30 AM………………………………..Stanley Dejniak  (†)  
   1:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory
   4:00 PM………………………………….Parishioners of St. John          
   8:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory
 

                                                                                                                                     
  MONDAY JANUARY 14     
  
8:30 AM …………………………………Naughton Family   


 TUESDAY JANUARY 15   
 
8:30 AM…………………………………Joseph Hornyak (†)    
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16  

6:30 AM…………………………………Sheila Aschman (†)
8:30 AM…………………………………Rodrigo Mendoza (†) 

  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17     
  9:00 AM…………………………………Lagrimas Garcia (†) 

  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18   
  8:30 AM…………………………………Patricia Koester (†) 

  SATURDAYJANUARY 19    
  8:30 AM…………………………………Friends of the Naughton family                                   
  5:00 PM………………………………….Elsie Harley (†)

  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20          
  8:00 AM…………………………………Andrew & Helen Mihaly (†)    
  9:45 AM…………………………………Kimberly Harris (†)    
  11:30 AM………………………………..Parishioners of St. John    
  1:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory
  4:00 PM………………………………….Parishioners of St. John        
  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 29-31, 2018 was: $10,889.00,
for January 1, 2019: $4040.00 and for January 5-6, 2019 it
was: $12,149.00

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Thank you for your generosity.
 
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All envelopes being received now will be credited to tax year 2019.  As in past years, all requests for tax statements must be made via writing or email. The workload of the rectory staff makes it difficult to accept phone requests and the information may not be passed on to the secretary.

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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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  Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
by St. John Paul II


 

 


"In Spirit let us return to the banks of the Jordan
where John the Baptist
administered a Baptism of repentance,
ehhorting to conversion.  Coming up to the
Precursor is Jesus, and with his presence
he transformed that gesture of repentance
into a solemn manifestation of his divinity.
A voice suddenly comes from heaven:
"You are my beloved Son; in you I am well
pleased" (Mk 1:1) and, in the form of a
dove, the Spirit
descends upon Jesus.

In that extraordinary event, John saw
realized what had been said about the
Messiah born in Bethlehem, adored by the
shepherds and the Magi.  He was the very
One foretold by the prophets, the beloved
Son of the Father; we must seek him while
he can be found and call upon him while
he is at hand."
 

St. John Paul II 

  

 

The Baptism of the Lord

 

After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  Luke 3:21-22

Today’s Feast marks the conclusion of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time.  It’s a feast of transition from Jesus’ hidden life to that of His public ministry.  It also echoes the theme of the Epiphany in that the Baptism of the Lord is another manifestation announcing Jesus’ divinity to all of His first followers and to the disciples of John the Baptist.
More...…...https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2019/01/12/the-baptism-of-the-lord/

             

 

                                                                                   

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:


          As our new year begins, we are back into our routines.  Our 2nd quarter is winding down to a close and our students are working diligently to complete all of their projects before the end of the month.  This week we had another exciting Math Mash Up on our Family Friday and had a wonderful group of parents that joined us for our exciting PBL (Project Based Learning) activities.  Our students are always so excited to share their work with their parents and thoroughly enjoy having their families join them in the classrooms. 
          If you would like to see some of these wonderful activities, please join us for our 19th Annual Cross Curricular Event at the end of this month. 
On Sunday, January 27th, we will host our annual mass to open Catholic Schools Week at 9:4 am with all of our parishioners. Then everyone is invited back to school for our Open House.  We will have Service Club members on hand to provide tours for all of our guests and an opportunity for prospective families to sit down with staff members and discuss enrollment opportunities.  There will be an opportunity to complete the application process with the assistance of one of our school community members.
Everyone is invited to join in this exciting event.  Also on display will be some of our student work from the past quarter so that you can see the exciting things that our students do every day.
          We hope to see you all at our Open House / Cross Curricular Event on Sunday, January 27th, but in the meantime, if your would like to see a little more about our students, you are 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.
          Don't forget to mark your calendars for Sunday, January 27th for our Annual Open House and Cross Curricular Event.  We will be here from 11 to 2, so please stop by!

 "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).