|St John The Evangelist Church
8908 Old Branch Avenue
Clinton, Maryland 20735
Palm Sunday || Domingo de Palma
Coronavirus Dispensation and Prayers
Public Masses are cancelled in the Archdiocese of Washington until further notice, this means that if you live in the Archdiocese of Washington, the right thing to do is to stay home for your safety and the safety of others.
The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50 and through free online streaming at adw.org/tvmass
VISITORS and PARISHIONERS
Purpose & Mission Statements for St. John the Evangelist Church: Clinton, MD
PURPOSE STATEMENT: To help every individual experience the love of Jesus, become more like Christ, and after completion of earthly life, enter eternal life in glory with him forever.
(PPC January 13, 2020)
MISSION STATEMENT: Becoming “Christ to Others” by active participation in the devotions, programs, and activities of the parish; Liturgy which we celebrate with great care and devotion, Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Treasure, and The New Evangelization.
(PPC March 18, 2019)
|PARISH OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE|
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Let's pray that this virus goes away quickly.
Coronavirus Dispensation and Prayers
Many people feel powerless in the face of this pandemic. We see in a devastating way how widely a virus spreads person to person. We have confidence that God allows the good that we do, our prayer and our actions, to make a positive impact on brothers and sisters. As Pope Francis encourages us, “Let us call upon him today, firmly rooted in prayer, for without prayer all our activity risks being fruitless and our message empty.” (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 259)
This page is intended to provide helpful guidance to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington regarding participation in Sunday Mass during the Coronavirus pandemic. A PDF containing this information is available to download here to help parishes communicate this information to parishioners.
What is a Dispensation from Mass?
A dispensation from the diocesan Bishop releases Catholics from fulfilling their Sunday obligation (Mass). Since public Masses are cancelled in the Archdiocese of Washington until further notice, this means that if you live in the Archdiocese of Washington, the right thing to do is to stay home for your safety and the safety of others. 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:
(Updates Implemented as officially provided/received)
-- The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50
-- via free online streaming at: adw.org/tvmass
Please note that the Pope is televising his morning Mass for people who cannot get to church.
National Catholic Broadcasting Council
* Daily TV Mass *
Mass at SETON Shrine: Livestream
Weekday Masses will be live streamed at 9:00 am on Facebook.
You can click here to our Facebook page to view these live streams.
Saints often made an act of spiritual communion when they couldn’t receive the Eucharist at Mass. The ultimate goal of our lives should be communion with God and an act of spiritual communion can help a person draw closer to that goal.
PASTOR: Rev. Jaime Hernández
IN RESIDENCE: Msgr. John B. Brady
DEACON: Paul Koester, Permanent Deacon
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms. Ann Gillespie
MINISTER OF REL. ED.: Sister Leilani G. Dumaliang, MCST.
PARISH SECRETARY: Mrs. Janet Koester
BOOKKEEPER: Mrs. Renita McNack
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Mr. José Antonio Espinal
PASTORAL COUNCIL MODERATOR: Mr. Christopher Page
ASOCIADA PASTORAL DE MINISTERIOS HISPANOS: María de los Angeles Michelitch, 301-843-3805
DIRECTOR OF RCIA: Rev. Jaime Hernández
RECTORY: TELEPHONE: 301-868-1070
RECTORY FAX: 301-868-7915 SCHOOL: 301-868-2010
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: 301-868-3026
BEFORE/AFTER CARE: 301-868-7744
Saturday:5:00 pm(Vigil) - Sunday: 8:00, 9:45, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 & 8:00 pm (in Spanish)
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am; Rosary follows daily Mass
Holy Days Masses: As announced
BAPTISM Third Sunday of the month at 2:15 pm by appointment
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE Saturday 4:00-4:30 pm, also any time by appointment
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Please contact one of the parish priests or deacons six months before planning your wedding date
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) Thursday, 7:00 pm
VISITATION OF SICK Please notify the Rectory of hospitalized parishioners and/or shut-ins
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Each Monday after 8.30 am Mass and Thursday before 1st Friday of the month
Pastoral Council: Monthly second Monday, 7:00pm
Sodality: Monthly, first Sunday after 9:45 am Mass
Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary No. 310: Monthly, first Monday, 5:30 pm
School Advisory Board: Monthly, last Monday, 7pm
Home and School Association: September, November, February & May, 7:00 pm
Marriage Encounter: John & Kitty Vogel, 301-627-4126
Knights of Columbus Council No. 11171: First & Third Tuesday, 7:30 pm
St. John’s Seniors Lunch Bunch: Monthly, third Tuesday, 11:30 am
Outreach Committee: As announced, Sharon Jacobs, 301-888-1882
Our Lord's Servant Apostolate: Luchie 301-335-2132.
St. Andrew School of Evangelization: Lillian Saravia 703-675-2066.
Renovacion Carismatica: En el amor de Jesus: Narcizo Davila -(240)876-6426
Family Rosary Crusade: Cynthia Soriano (301) 643-3726
Altar Server: Dcn. Paul/Nicholas Weiler (call the office)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Franca DeCampo (301)932-8411
Lectors: Lorna Mullenax (301) 856-3095
CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE: 9:45 am mass; rehearsal every Monday, 7:00 pm, Rectory Basement
GOSPEL CHOIR: Rehearsal after 1:00 pm Mass
TRADITIONAL CHOIR: 11:30 am Mass; rehearsal Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Rectory Basement
SPANISH CHOIR: Rehearsal after 4PM Mass, Rectory Basement
Friday 11:00 am (1 week prior)
A Message from the Pastor: Rev. Jaime Hernandez
My Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Welcome to St John’s and welcome to our website!
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all our parishioners who have lived here and have supported our parish family. Here at St. John the Evangelist, Clinton, MD, we’re a diverse parish that offers a variety of ministries, events and activities.
In this parish, we strive to represent the Holy Family and even though we’re large and diverse, we extend our arms to embrace new members as sisters and brothers!
St John’s, Clinton, MD, offers many opportunities for parish member(s) to serve. Thank you for serving as active members in our parish and in our community.
Rev. Father Jaime Hernandez,
LENT: FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Catholic Calendar/Holy Days of Obligations: CatholicCalSites
This form can also be downloaded-- from: http://stjohnschurchmd.org/parish-forms
“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).