Blue Flower

  

 

  Events for
  •  MONDAY DECEMBER 17         

    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM……………………………………………Legion of Mary (H)
    7:00 PM …………………………………………………………..Mass adoration and confession (C
     
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM………………………………………….Outreach Angel Tree Pick Up (WH
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM………………………………………….English as a second Language (Level 1 only)
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM………………………………………….En El Amor de Jesus (RB)
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM………………………………………….Knights of Columbus (H)  

  • WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19

    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM…………………………………………Religious Education & Adult Education
                                                                                                        (Christmas Party) (H

  • THURSDAY DECEMBER 20  
          
    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM………………………………………Jesus Esta Vivo (H)
    11:00 PM - 3:30 AM………………………………………Precious Blood (RB)

  • FRIDAY DECEMBER 21    
    10:00 AM ………………………………………………School Christmas Concert/early dismissal
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM………………………………Youth Group (H)                                                                                     

  • SATURDAY DECEMBER 22       

    6:00 - 7:00 PM………………………………………………Clases Crecimiento (WH)
                
  •  SUNDAY DECEMBER 23
      
    1:45 - 3:45 PM…………………………………………Jovenes Con Jesus y Maria (RB)
    5:30 - 8:30 PM…………………………………………En El Amor de Jesus ©

  • MONDAY DECEMBER 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE)
             NO LEGION OF MARY / NO SCHOOL
      
    5:00 PM ……………………………………….CHILDREN'S MASS
    5:00
    PM ……………………………………….CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
    5:00
    PM ……………………………………….CHRISTMAS CONCERT
    5:00
    PM ……………………………………….CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS

       
  

* All Mass times are listed on the front of the bulletin, only special Masses will be listed in this section.

 

 

Advent & Christmas Liturgy Schedule

 

 

 

 

The rectory finance office is in need of a new computer.  Please contact the rectory if you can offer a monetary donation toward the purchase.

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The collection for December 1-2 was $13,828.00.  Thank you for your generosity.


There will be a second collection on the weekend of December 8-9 for Retired Religious.  Please be as generous as you are able.

 

 

 

Knights of Columbus News

 (White House Christmas Ornaments)

St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council #11171 is
selling 2018 White House Christmas Ornaments.  Donation is $20.00. 
A picture and background information on the ornament can be found at: https://www.whitehousehistory.org/2018 - Contact St. John's Rectory (301) 868-1070, Paul Bauer (301) 785-9608, or Eugene Rashlich (301) 868-0316 - to purchase the ornament.  Purchase one for yourself or as a gift for a "hard to buy for" on your list.

 

 

2018-2019: Senior Lunch Bunch Trips (casino)

    
Trips - (Information)?:

Please contact  Geraldine Williams at (301) 868-4828
                             or
       Sharon Franklin (301) 627-0683 for information.

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 Share Food Program

Are you interested in saving money on groceries?
The Share food program here at St. John's is available for everyone.  Every month there is a value package available that contains meats, fish and 8-12 lbs. of fruits and vegetables for $22.00.  In addition, there are three extra packages that can be purchased.  We currently have several families taking advantage of this program on a monthly basis.  The monthly flyer and newspapers will be at the entry of the church.  Please call Janet at the Rectory if you would like to place an order.

 

    

                                                                                

Adult Religious Education
 

Wednesdays.....at 7:00pm

Adult Religious Education is held on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.  Father Hernandez will conduct the classes in Spanish in the parish hall.  Msgr. Brady will team teach the classes in English in the Rectory Meeting Room.  Our course this year will study the third part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church titled "Life in Christ, Walking with God."  If you have a Bible and a Catechism of the Catholic Church, please bring them with you.

* (Parents of CCD, English group, Mandatory) *

  

 

Outreach Committee News

                                                                           
The Outreach Angel tree program has started.  Please choose one or more angels from the tree.  Drop one of the angels in the box with your name and phone number and keep the other one to attach to your wrapped gift.  All gifts need to please be returned NLT Sunday, December 16th for the committee to organize and contact the families for pick up.  The committee would like to thank all who are able to provide a gift to bring a mile to a child on Christmas morning.   

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Info on: Sunday TV Mass | God Parent |
Admitted to the Hospital? | Job Openings

 

Sunday TV Mass

Do you know someone who can't get to Mass? Since 1952 , the Archdiocese of Washington has produced a weekly televised Mass for those who are homebound, broadcast from the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is a wonderful ministry for those members of our Catholic family who are unable to be physically present with a local worshiping community for the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy.

The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30am on WDCW-50:

  • No cable; Dish or DIRECTV subscribers: Ch. 50
  • Comcast: Ch 23 in Washington, DC and Montgomery County: Ch. 3 
    in
     Prince George's County and Southern Maryland
  • RCN: Ch. 15
  • Verizon: Ch. 3

                                                                           

Do you know the qualifications to be a God parent?


 1) Be a registered Parishioner.  2) Have received all the sacraments of initiation.  3) Are a practicing Catholic (coming to Mass).  4) Attend a baptism preparation class.
            This also applies to someone who has been asked to be a Godparent from another parish.

  

  

  

 
If you are being admitted or have been admitted to the hospital and would like to receive Communion, please contact the rectory or have a family member contact the rectory with your name, the hospital, the room number and anticipated length of stay.  This way, either a priest or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion can provide you with the sacrament.

 

 

   

JOB OPENINGS

Are you interested in using your professional experience to serve the Church?  The Central Pastoral Administration of the Archdiocese of Washington is accepting applications for positions in Human Resources, Catechesis, Support for Staff and other areas.  For a current list of job openings, please to go http://adw.org/employment-opportunities/ - for current job openings at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, please go to https://re11.ultipro.com/ARC1012B/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx  - (click on link provided or copy and paste the link in your browser).

 



 

     
“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).