Blue Flower

 

The sick and the shut-ins of our parish community, especially: Betty Wells, Sterling Alvin Colberth, Emmanuel T. Siemonh, Georgia Beally, 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, Dr. Edward Ridley, Dr. Deborah Ridley Brome, Caryne Foster, Cindy Undegraff, Fr. Everett Pearson, Ofelia Lozano, Carlos Reambonanza, Don Miller, Mary Catherine Page, Sister Janet Milan, Bridgett and Ralph Peterson, Angela Brown Robinson, Antonio Espinal, Joseph Gregory Benincasa and Dr. Vincent Benincasa  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/
Anna Livesay  (†) Sep 20, 1921 Tue Jul 23, 2019 https://www.leefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Anna-Livesay/#!/Obituary
Leslie Lorenzo Evans, Jr.  (†) Sep 17, 1924 Wed Jan 8, 2020 https://www.everhere.com/us/obituaries/md/clinton/leslie-l-evans-jr-10256891
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

        

  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Francisco & Maria Vidigal         
  9:45 AM…………………………………John R & Lillie I Proctor Sr.           
11:30 AM…………………………………Petra King   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Clarence Hawkins              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Jota Carlos Vidigal   
  8:00 PM…………………………………Edith Pearl, Edward & Sonny Hill, Virginia & Richard Brake and Larry King

                                                                                         

  MONDAY JANUARY 27            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Sharon Wilkes 

 

  TUESDAY JANUARY 28     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Annie Martinez (D)

 

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family  
  8:30 AM…………………………………Deacon Paul Koester (another year of life) 

 

  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Troi Greenfield, Luke Hill & Jose Vidigal (Health)   

 

  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31    

  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family    



  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

  8:30 AM…………………………………Frances Tolbert 
  5:00 PM………………………………….James & Rosemary Gleason 

 
  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2     

  8:00 AM…………………………………Laize M & Doris M. Vidigal        
  9:45 AM…………………………………Bertha & Joseph Russell         
  11:30 AM……………………………….Victoriano & Lina Cruz  
  1:00 PM…………………………………Kim Danforth        
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory  
  8:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John 
            
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Ordinary Time: 26th January

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mt 4:12-23) 

 

Our Gospel retells the calling of the first missionary disciples.

 

"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

Near the Sea of Galilee. Jesus sees Peter. Andrew. James. and John. They are fisherman who will shortly become "fishers of men." These men know that fishing requires patience, perseverance, courage, and creativity; therefore, as fishers of men, they cannot expect instant results. They cannot give up easily. They cannot be afraid to go against the tide. They must know the right tools to use in any situation. We can learn much from these first disciples. these simple fishermen. Today. as you put down your "nets" to follow Jesus. pray that the Holy Spirit will fill you with the virtues you need to be an effective fisher of men. 

 

 

     God's initiative with regard to men permits them to have a renewed relationship with reality. In God's light everything assumes a new significance, its authentic and definitive meaning. A light which illuminates gives strength and permits the disclosure of the universe and man. This is why, after saying, 'on those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone' (Is 9:1), the text adds, 'you have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing' (Is 9:2). 

     A joy and happiness that became real in Jesus' presence. He is the promised light that has come into our midst, His physical presence that expresses the definitive arrival of the Light. The light that shines brightly marks God's initiative performing His first merciful and free step towards a wounded humanity 

               This dynamic is expressed through Jesus call of the first Apostles. He chooses them with an unequivocal call, 'Follow Me'. Faced with God's sudden interruption in their lives He invited them to abandon the nets and trust themselves totally to the Lord for a new 'catch', a new definitive horizon. At the Last Supper, the end of His earthly life, Jesus reminds His disciples 'you did not choose me, no, I chose you' (Jn 15:16).

             This dynamic is expressed through Jesus call of the first Apostles. He chooses them with an unequivocal call, 'Follow Me'. Faced with God's sudden interruption in their lives He invited them to abandon the nets and trust themselves totally to the Lord for a new 'catch', a new definitive horizon. At the Last Supper, the end of His earthly life, Jesus reminds His disciples 'you did not choose me, no, I chose you' (Jn 15:16).

 

 

This Sunday's Gospel invites us to remember that our personal vocation is founded on God's original and absolutely free choice. His invi- tation towards us, therefore, is an invitation to make a final decision to let Him conquer or re-conquer us to mark a turning point in our lives.

Let us ask the Lord, for us and the whole Church, for the gift of a true conversion of our hearts enabling us to receive Christ as the only Light to follow. Christ is the only one that really dispels the darkness within and around us.(From the Congregation for the Clergy)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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 ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE
FOR 2020-2021

 

The Archdiocese of Washington will open Tuition Assistance for the 2020-2021 school year on October 1, 2019 via ADW.org; Catholic Schools; Tuition Assistance; Archdiocese Tuition Assistance Program.  It will close on Monday, December 2nd for current families and February 3rd for any prospective, new families.  We strongly encourage all families to apply.   However, in order to be considered for a tuition scholarship which could possibly reduce the posted tuition rate, application is mandatory.  Please feel free to contact the Development Office for any questions – 301-868-2010 Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

                                                                         

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:       
           

     Please join us at school on Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for our 20th Annual Cross Curricular Event and Open House! Take a tour through our school and see how the theme of "Family" has been transmitted throughout our curriculum for the month of January! This begins our annual Catholic Schools Week celebrated throughout the Archdiocese. We will spend the upcoming week celebrating the unique aspects Catholic Education. Starting Monday we will highlight and celebrate Religious Life, Tuesday is for our Volunteers, Wednesday is our Community Outreach Day, Thursday we celebrate our Students and we end the week on Friday with our Faculty Appreciation Day. Please stop by and see our amazing students. We will also have information packets available on Sunday as well as throughout the week for new and prospective families, so please make plans to stop by and visit!

     If you are not able to attend our Open House, please feel free to stop by any time to see our students in action and visit our school.  Our school office hours are 7:40 am until  3:40 pm Monday through Friday.  You can always visit our website for more information about school activities and events at www.saintjohnsschool.org .  Join us daily for our LiveStream broadcast of our morning and afternoon prayers daily at 8:05am and 2:50 pm.  Find the link on our website!           

 "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).