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, Leslie Evans, Dr. Edward Ridley, Dr. Deborah Ridley Brome, Caryne Foster, Cindy Undegraff, Fr. Everett Pearson, Ofelia Lozano, Carlos Reambonanza, Don Miller, Mary Newman, Mary Catherine Page, Sister Janet Milan, Bridgett and Ralph Peterson, Angela Brown Robinson, 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

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Judith Lynn Miller (†) Jan 13, 1952 June 17, 2017

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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 

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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
       
       
       
                                       


             

         

 

   

 

        

  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Nellie Ricasa (†)        
  9:45 AM…………………………………Alice K. Lipton (100th Birthday)         
11:30 AM…………………………………Mario Lim (†)   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Francisco & Maria Vidigal (†)              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Augusto Garcia Cosme (†)        
  8:00 PM…………………………………Priest Intentions

                                                                                         

  MONDAY OCTOBER 14            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Vicente & Lenora Aquino (†)

 

  TUESDAY OCTOBER 15     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family

 

  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Mary Ellen Ashlyne (†)
  8:30 AM…………………………………Friends of the Naughton Family

 

  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Modesta Besa (†)  

 

  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18    

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



  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

  8:30 AM…………………………………Josefina S. Yalung (†)
  5:00 PM………………………………….Elsie Harley (†)

 
  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20     

  8:00 AM…………………………………Albert DiMichele (†)       
  9:45 AM…………………………………Jota Carlos Vidigal & Andrew Kuchma Jr. (†)       
  11:30 AM……………………………….Jose Vidigal (Health) 
  1:00 PM…………………………………Virginai & Richard Brake & Larry King (†)       
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Pedro & Vicente Morales, Juana Bermudez, Richardina Ramirez & 
                                                             Pedro Bernardo (†)                                                  
  8:00 PM…………………………………Carmen & Thomas Huapaya, Pedro & Edwar Rios, Marcos Morales (†)
            
**  Please submit all Mass intentions--either in person or in writing, at the rectory during normal work hours. **

 

  

 

 

 

Ordinary Time: October 13th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time 

 

First reading is taken from the second book of Kings 5:14-17


Second reading is from the second letter of Paul to Timothy 2:8-13

 

Gospel is from St. Luke 17:11-19

Jesus heals ten lepers that he meets on the road. Only one of the ten returns to thank Jesus. This leper was considered to be an outsider by Galileans for two reasons. First, leprosy was dreaded, contagious, and legally obligated the afflicted to live apart from society. Second, the leper was a Samaritan, which means that he had a different nationality and religion. Jesus looked beyond the differences between himself and the leper and taught that God’s love is for everyone.

 

Reflect:  What happens when we make a ‘leap of faith’ in and for God?
 
      Naaman is cleansed of his leprosy and chooses to serve the God of Israel. Like Naaman, we may experience God’s gift of healing; and so, like Timothy, we proclaim God’s word even when persecuted. Those who remain faithful to Christ will share Christ's glory.
 
      Like the healed leper, we express our gratitude to Jesus for the miracle he has done to us.
 
      Another lesson for us in this Gospel has to do with salvation. All 10 of the lepers were given the gift of healing, but in his gratitude to God for this gift, the Samaritan found salvation. Our salvation is found in recognizing the gifts we have been given and knowing to whom we must offer our thanks.

 

 

Final thought: “Beware of the grace of God that passes and does not return.”              
                                                                                                                                    St. Augustine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

10th Annual White Mass

 

 All are welcome to the 10th Annual White Mass celebrating the gifts of people with disabilities and the Deaf Community. Mass will take place at 11:30 am on October 27th at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington D.C. People wear white to this Mass to symbolize our Baptismal call uniting us as one Catholic family. We all come to the table with gifts to share! Archbishop Wilton Gregory will be the principal celebrant. For more information, contact the Department of Special Needs Ministries at 301-853-4560 or 301-200-5430 VP. Contact by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  

 

 

 

 

 
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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:       
           

    This past week we celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with a cultural celebration on Friday.  Our students have been learning about different countries during Spanish class and learning songs in Spanish during music.  On Friday, they enjoyed a wonderful celebration prepared by our parents to bring together the wonderful things that they have learned through food, music and celebration.  It was a wonderful end to our week!

   As always, we invite you to stop by any time to visit our school and see our students in action.  Our school office hours are 7:40 am until 3:40 pm Monday through Friday.  You can also 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 8:05 am 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).