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Events         

 

  

Coronavirus Dispensation and Prayers

https://adw.org/coronavirus-dispensation-and-prayers/

Catholics in the archdiocese are also encouraged to watch our local TV Sunday Mass. The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50 and through free online streaming at adw.org/tvmass

 

Due to the current flu and coronavirus we will discontinue the shaking of hands during the sign of peace and also holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. Instead, simply raise your hands during the Lord's Prayer and wave to those around at the sign of peace. The faithful are urged to receive the Holy Eucharist only in their hands instead of on the tongue to mitigate any transmission of saliva For anyone who is ill refrain from participation in public activities including Mass. If you need to refrain from Sunday Mass you are dispensed from the Sunday obligation. Mass is available on the television. Any new directives being established by the Archdiocese will be announced.

 

  • MONDAY MARCH 09  

    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ………………………………………..Legion of Mary (H)   
                                                                      
     
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10    
     
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ………………………………………..Class of Biblia (RB)   
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  ………………………………………..Group de Crecimiento #1 (EC)  
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  ………………………………………..Youth Group Practice (C)  
      

  • WEDNESDAY MARCH 11   

    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ………………………………………..Religious Education (S,H,RB)  
                                    

  • THURSDAY MARCH 12                          

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  ………………………………………..Group de Crecimiento #3 (EC)  
    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ………………………………………..Jesus Esta Vivo (H)  
      

  • FRIDAY MARCH 13  
        
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ………………………………………..Growth Classes (EC)  
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ………………………………………..Grupo de Crecimiento #2 (EC)  
    7:00 PM ………………………………………..Stations of the Cross/Soup Supper   
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  ………………………………………..Youth Group  (H)  


  • SATURDAY MARCH 14   

    7:30 AM - 8:00 PM ………………………………………..Jesus Esta Vivo (MPR  
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM ………………………………………..Confirmation 2 & Parents (C/H)  
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ………………………………………..Classes Crecimiento (EC)  
    7:00 PM - 9:00PM ………………………………………..Jovenes Con Jesus y Maria (EC)  
      


  • SUNDAY MARCH 15   

    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM ………………………………………..Jesus Esta Vivo (MPR)  
    8:00 PM & 9:45 PM ………………………………………..Community Sunday (H)  
    5:30 PM - 7:30PM ………………………………………..En el Amor de Jesus © Holy Hour  
      


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    * In the event of inclement weather all activities are to be cancelled.
    * All Mass times are listed on the front of the bulletin, only special Masses will be listed in this section.
 

 

    

 

  ST. JOHN’S PARISH 
NEXT "Lifetouch" PICTURE SCHEDULE 

The New Church Directory

There will be more dates and times in April for pictures. If you missed you March appointment we can reschedule you in April. You will again have the ability to sign up via the on-line link to access and schedule your appointment at https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b6ktld9k/  - (Your families will appreciate the convenience of reviewing the schedule and signing up online). You can also call Janet during the week at the rectory. The April dates are: Friday, 3 April from 1:30pm -8:40 pm and Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am -3:40 pm. The same offers are available in April. Free 8 x10 for each family and the discounts for the seniors, first responders, military etc. 

 

                     

 


Deacon "Come and See" Events 

 

Deacons are called to a special ministry of service through which they assist the poor, the hungry, the sick, the homeless, the imprisoned, immigrants, and others. As ministers of God's Word, deacons proclaim the Gospel at Mass, preach, and teach. They also exercise various liturgical roles, including baptisms, witnessing marriages, and preside at funerals, wakes, and graveside services.

The Office of Permanent Diaconate Formation of the Archdiocese of Washington will begin a new cycle of recruitment and preparation of men for the diaconate.

It will begin with an aspirancy program in October of 2O2O. The initial selection process for this class will begin with a series of "Come and See" events at various parishes

around the Archdiocese in January through March 2O2O. Potential applicants should review the schedule below for the locations and dates of these events in order to take advantage of the opportunity to attend and learn more about the permanent diaconate and the formation program. Applicants must be baptized Catholic men between the ages of thirty and sixty (at the time the formation program begins), active in the parish, and re-commended by their pastors. Interested persons may contact Deacon Charles Huber, Assistant Director of Formation, at 301-853-4582 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The mailing address for the office is:
Office of Permanent Diaconate Formation, Box 29260,    
Washington, D.C.  20017-0260.

Additional   information   and   an Inquirer's Infor-deacons/formation-program/.

  • information   Form is   available   at https://adw.org/vocations/
  • Tue. Mar. 10, 2020, 7-9 PM, St. John the Evangelist, Clinton, MD

 

Please RSVP to: Ms. Diane Biggs, 301-853-5345, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know which session you will attend, and if your wife (if married) - will be attending with you as well.

 

 

 

2020 Jubilarian Mass 

Registration forms for this year's Jubilarian Mass are available in the red folder by the statue of Mary. The forms are available in English and Spanish. Please return them to the rectory for processing.   The Mass will be on Sunday, June 28th @2:00 pm at the Basilica in DC.

 

  

 

Notice to all ministries and groups. 

If you have an event scheduled on the calendar and decide to cancel or reschedule that event , you must notify the rectory staff. This will then free up that day and time for another group. Please remember we have over 20 ministries and groups requesting space in all of our facilities. Hopefully, this will elevate much of the stress and issues with the calendar and all the events.

 

  

  

2O2O
    

Hunger is an ever-present reality in our community. Local food pantries are experiencing a great demand for food. To help replenish supplies, Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Washington together are sponsoring the Lenten Food Drive. Our parish collection for the food drive will take place the weekend of March 21-22. Bags for your donations will be provided if you wish to use them. Our collection will stay here at St. John's to replenish our pantry located in the rectory basement. We provide food for a number of families. Many grandparents are caring for their grandchildren and do not have sufficient resources. In Maryland 10.1% of the population is food-insecure and in the District of Columbia 11.4% of the population is food insecure. Please keep in mind we cannot accept expired or opened items.  

 

   

                               

 

 

 Offertory    

   
Thank you for your generosity. 

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 Support our Religious Education Program by purchasing the following items.

 

Canvas Tote bag

$15.00-$20.00 (prices varies in sizes)

Sweatshirt $30.00 (Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL add $2.00)
Backpack $20.00 each
Cap $15.00
Mug $10.00 (Dishwasher Safe)

 

For orders, please contact the office 301-868-3026, weekdays from 9am to 3pm.  Check the flyers on the bulletin boards for pictures of the items 

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our program. 

To God be the Glory!  

 

 

 

          ** all trip payments are due 10 day prior to the trip. ** 

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3-24-2020...………………….Maryland Live, No Rebate

4-28-2020…………………….Delaware Park, $30.00 free play

5-27-2020...………………….Harrington, Delaware-$15.00 free play and $7.00 for food

 

$35.00 per person Call Geraldine Williams (301) 868-4828 or Sharon Franklin (301) 627-0683 

7-24-2020……………………. Crab Cruise $110.00 per person Call Joyce Gresham (301) 856-2736


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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Catholics We Need to Save the Church  Should Have Seven Characteristics:  

Christ transformed the world of his generation with the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. We can transform the world of our generation with these seven characteristics, in addition to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

1. Discern the purpose for which your were created.

2. Totally dedicate your life to accomplish that purpose.

3. To become more like Christ each day.

4. To make the Eucharist the epicenter of you life (frequent Holy Communion, Adoration, prayer).

5. To have great devotion to Our Lady (daily ro- sary) and her son (daily Chaplet of Divine Mer- cy).

6. Make the Sacraments and Sacramentals central to your life.

7. Read and study the Sacred Scripture daily. "Those who are ignorant of scripture are ignorant of Christ." Saint Jerome From the homily of 12/8/2019 by Msgr. John B. Brady.


 

 

Catholic Charities Has Come to Temple Hills  

 

Catholic Charities has recently expanded its services at its Susan Denison Mona Center at 5859 Allentown Way in Temple Hills. They now offer the following services:

Dental Clinic – Dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, dentures and other services.

Primary Healthcare Clinic – Physical exams, blood tests, and other services (staffed by Doctors Community Hospital).

Legal Network – Assists with all non-criminal issues (i.e. landlord-tenant, child support, employment, etc.).

Financial Stability Network - Provides self-help literature, personal consultation, classroom training, tax preparation and referrals for all financial issues.

Immigration Legal Services – Assists with all immigration-related issues.

For more information, please contact Deacon Jim Shanahan (202-772-4310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Tours at the Basilica  

  
For information on future tours, please visit www.nationalshrine.com or call (202) 526-8300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

EWTN PRO-LIFE 

 

Pro Life News

Find out what's happening in the pro-life movement ! Get up-to-date facts on the latest abortion laws, issues, and leaders in the pro-life movement.

https://www.ewtn.com/prolife/pro-life-news.asp

 

 

PAPAL Documents

 

authority

The weight of authority behind a teaching of the Papal Magisterium depends on the dogmatic history of the teaching and the intention of the Supreme Pontiff. Papal addresses and documents invariably contain teachings in several categories of authority. Some of these teachings will be “of the faith” (de fide), requiring the assent of Catholics by reason of the virtue of faith’s obligation to God revealing. Among such de fide teachings will be those which have been solemnly defined (such as the divinity of Christ or the Immaculate Conception of Mary), and those which, while they have not been solemnly defined, belong to the infallible ordinary Magisterium, having been taught “semper et ubique” (always and everywhere). Examples of the latter include the evil of certain sins, such as abortion or adultery, or the restriction of the priesthood to men..... 

     https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/holysee/documents

 

 

Training for Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion
 

A workshop will instruct the faithful on how to serve effectively as an EMHC in the parish setting as well as when taking Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins. It is intended primarily for those who wish to be certified as an EMHC in the Archdiocese of Washington, but it is open to all. A $5 registration fee must be paid at the door. Please RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Workshop questions? you may call Maria Hamm in the Office of Worship at 301-853-4594.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

St. John Vianney Healing Mass
St. Mary Church, Newport

 

Monthly Healing Masses - In honor of St. John

Vianney.  Masses are on the 1st Thursday of each

month

Confessions: 6:00 P.M.

Mass: 6:30 P.M.

 

The Litany of St. John Vianney will be recited after

Communion and Fr. Michael Briese will offer prayers

of healing for body and soul.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available

before and during Mass.

 

11555 St. Mary’s Church Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD

20622 Parish Office Phone 301-934-8825

http://www.stmarychurchnewport.org/

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Holy Land Tours and Faith Pilgrimages

Take a step to where Jesus walked

 

 

https://www.tourtheholylands.com/catholic-pilgrimages

 

 

 

 

 Tours at the Basilica  

  
For information on future tours, please visit www.nationalshrine.com or call (202) 526-8300.

 

 
 

  

 The Roman Calendar for A.D. 2020 

January

February

March

April

May

June


Courtesy: http://www.romcal.net/output/2020.htm

   

The Roman Calendar for A.D. 2020..Cont'd


July

August

September

October

November

 December 2020 



Courtesy: http://www.romcal.net/output/2020.htm

     
     

 

             

  

 

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  Sunday TV Mass  

God Parent
Admitted to the Hospital?

Job Openings
 

 

 

The 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 ( adw.org/tvmass )

  • 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.

 

  

  

  

Admitted to the Hospital? 


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 

 

Resurrection Cemetery is Hiring

 

Resurrection Cemetery is Hiring 

Family Service Counselor General Utility-Grounds Crew 

Please contact Autumn Buck (301) 868-5141 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Archdiocese of Washington    

Are you interested in using your professional experience to serve the Church?  See the positions in: Human Resources, Catechesis, Support for Staff and other areas for the Central Pastoral Administration of The Archdiocese of Washington; for a list of job openings, please visit http://adw.org/employment-opportunities/


For 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).