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 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

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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 

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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, DECEMBER 15       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Laize M & Doris M. Vidigal (†)        
  9:45 AM…………………………………John R & Lille I. Proctor Sr. (†)         
11:30 AM…………………………………Lorraine Palmer (†)   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Rosa Parrish (†)              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Josefina & Jose Guardado (†)       
  8:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John

                                                                                         

  MONDAY DECEMBER 16            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Joy Ricasa (†)

 

  TUESDAY DECEMBER 17     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Charles Seward (†)

 

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Francisco & Maria Vidigal (†) 
  8:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory

 

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory  

 

  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20    

  8:30 AM…………………………………Charles Seward (†)   



  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

  8:30 AM…………………………………Vicente & Leonora Aquino (†)
  5:00 PM………………………………….Souls in Purgatory

 
  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22     

  8:00 AM…………………………………Andrew & Helen Mihaly (†)       
  9:45 AM…………………………………Pablo & Donatila Publico (wedding anniversary)       
  11:30 AM……………………………….Edith Pearl, Virginia & Richard Brake & Sonny & Edward Hill (†) 
  1:00 PM…………………………………Souls in Purgatory       
    
  4:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John 
  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. **

 

  

 

 Church of St. John the Evangelist

Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedules

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2019)
Gospel – MT. 11:2-11

 

"When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is real comfort in this story. John the Baptist, the powerful, austere man who held such a sway among the Jews, still had his moments of darkness. Imprisoned in Herod's dungeon, he wondered: Am I a fool? Is this all there is? Was I wrong about Jesus? He does not just brood on the question. He sends messengers to Jesus. And Jesus does not send back reassurances; he just asks the messengers to open their eyes and see the evidence of Jesus' life.

Lord, in my moments of doubt and darkness,
may I fill my eyes with you. 

 

  • Great as John was, we see that he did not live with pure certainty. He followed in faith even as he allowed good questions to be asked. I pray that I may ask the right questions and, like John the Baptist, always direct them to Jesus. 
  • Jesus does not answer with a statement of authority but points to his actions. I show who Jesus is to me by the way I live, by how I affirm and help the weak and poor. 

Life messages:

  1. We need to learn how to survive a Faith crisis: It is up to us to learn our Faith in depth, so that God will be able to dispel our doubts.

  2. “Go and tell others what you hear and see: During this season, let us joyfully share God’s bountiful grace, forgiveness, and mercy with others. What Jesus commanded John’s disciples, he commands us as well: Go and tell others what you hear and see.

  3. We need to open our hearts and let God transform our lives: They remind us that our lives can also be transformed, if we are patient and place our trust in God. The message of Advent is that God is present among us, in our everyday lives. We must prepare our hearts to recognize and welcome Him.

 

 

   

 

 

 
*** early Merry Christmas!   ***  

 

 

from St. John's Parish:

For further information, contact Luchie: 301-335-2132

  

 

 

  

 

 

White House Christmas
Ornaments

 

St John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council #11171 is selling 2019 White House Ornaments. Donation is $23. A picture and background information on the ornament can be found at
https:// shop.whitehousehistory.org/official-2019-white-house-christmas-ornament - Contact St John's rectory (301) 868-1070, Paul Bauer (301) 785-9608, or Eugene Rashlich (301) 868-0316 to purchase this ornament. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift for a "hard to buy for" on your list.

 

                                         

  

 

 

 

 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 was very exciting for our Service Club students. They were able to go to the processing center for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. They were able to help get the donated boxes ready for shipment overseas. They were so excited to participate in such a wonderful project. We also had our Feast of the Immaculate Conception mass on Monday hosted by our 7th graders. It is hard to believe that our second quarter is already half-way completed! We would like to invite all of our families, friends and parishioners to join us this coming Friday for our annual Christmas Concert. It will begin at 10:00 am and we would love for you to join us. Our Christmas break begins immediately after!     

    Throughout the season of giving, please consider making a gift to support our Catholic school. By making a donation to our Catholic school, you are supporting the vital programs and the over­all accessibility of a Catholic education for children at our school. To learn more about the Catholic school giving program, or to make a donation to our school, please visit the school's website or call the school at 301-868-2010.    

   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).