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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, 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, Dr. Deborah Ridley Brome, Caryne Foster, Cindy Undegraff, Fr. Everett Pearson, Ofelia Lozano, Carlos Reambonanza, Don Miller, Mary Newman 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, MAY 19               

  8:00 AM…………………………………Mary Doris Proctor (†)     
  9:45 AM…………………………………Joe & Rosita Abastillas & Kimberly Rose Abastillas Dano (†)      
  11:30 AM………………………………..Edward & Sonny Hill, Edith Pearl & Virginia Brake (†)       
  1:00 PM………………………………….Steve Kennedy (†)   
  4:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory    
  8:00 PM………………………………….Parishioners of St. John

                                                                                         

  MONDAY MAY 20            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Francisco & Maria Vidigal   (†)

 

  TUESDAY MAY 21     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family

 

  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Philip Maher (†) 
  8:30 AM…………………………………Friends of the Naughton Family

 

  THURSDAY, MAY 23        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Jota Carlos Vidigal (†)  

 

  FRIDAY, MAY 24     

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

 

  SATURDAYMAY 25      

  8:30 AM…………………………………Luke Hill (Health) 
  5:00 PM………………………………….Elsie Harley (†)
 

  SUNDAY, MAY 26            

  8:00 AM…………………………………Andrew & Helen Mihaly (†)     
  9:45 AM…………………………………Philip Maher (†)      
  11:30 AM………………………………..Lope King (†)       
  1:00 PM………………………………….Blessing received every day   
  4:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory    
  8:00 PM………………………………….Parishioners of St. John


            
**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

  

Reflection 

 

 Reflection for Sunday May 19, Fifth Sunday of Easter: 

John 13:31-33a, 34-35

When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.  If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that  you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 


 
Love is always easy to give when we receive love in return. But what if we don’t receive love? What if instead of receiving love we instead receive condemnation and hatred? Can we still give out love if what we get is hatred and condemnation? 

 

 

LOVE IS EVERYTHING

St. John of the Cross had written: In the evening of

life we will be judged by our love St. Therese believed

that love was everything. She recognized the

centrality of love when she read I Corinthians 13; she

wanted to embrace that call. She translated this

desire for love by developing her relationship to Jesus

Christ. She gave each day to him as a way of

manifesting her love for him. 


Her sense of commitment led her to a profound

experience of the love of God and of neighbor. She

never had an easy life, but she did live with a great

sense of peace and joy. What made such joy

possible? Fundamentally, she found that love could

only be captivating when a person trusts completely

in a loving God. That trust has to be stated every day

in the way we pray and live out the responsibilities

and demands of our lives. She found the power of

love in her relationship to Jesus Christ.

When she discovered that life was not easy in the convent of Lisieux, that some of the nuns

were coarse and difficult to live with, she came to the conclusion that the condition would be

chronic. It was not going to go away. Therefore she had to decide how she would live within

this environment. She discovered her little way: to accept that each one came ultimately from

the divine artist and thus each one is loved forever by God. Therefore she would love them as

best she could, a kind word, a smile, an assist when she was able. In fact, she learned in the

process that there is deep down a union between love of God and love of neighbor. She wrote

that the more my life is focused in Jesus Christ, the more I am able to love my Sisters. Rev.

John F. Russell, O.Carm

 

“The secret of spiritual fruitfulness is union

with God, union that is realized especially in

the Eucharist, also rightly called “Communion.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Video Based Study of Divine Mercy


 

 

 

You are invited to participate in a video based study of the Divine Mercy: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told;

with beautiful film making, fascinating history, and powerful teaching on God’s love and mercy. The Divine Mercy

series will move your heart and give you plenty to discuss as a group of friends/community over the next ten

weeks starting May 5, 2019. The meetings are held in the church hall from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM until July 7,

2019Contact Luchie for further information on time and location.                        

  

 

 

 

                                                                                   

 

 

   

 
OUR SCHOOL:       
           

       This week our 8th graders will have their Final Exams, so please keep them in your prayers as they

have the opportunity to show all of the things they learned this year! 

       Next week, our 6th and 7th graders will have their exams, so please keep them in your prayers as well!

This is the last week of classes for our 8th graders, so we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and

prayers as they finish their career here at St. Johns and prepare to move on to their next academic

adventures.  

       School will be closed this week on Friday and next week on Monday, but we invite you to stop

by to see our wonderful students in action and join in the many end of year activities.  You are also always

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 broadcasts at 8:05 am and

2:50 pm so that you can join us every day for prayer. 

 

 "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).