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

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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
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 19       
  
              
  8:00 AM…………………………………Florante Magali         
  9:45 AM…………………………………Mary Burke (Health)            
11:30 AM…………………………………Kelsey Saddler   
  1:00 PM…………………………………Clarence Hawkins              
  4:00 PM…………………………………Humberto, Enrique, Andres Barahona/Javier, Ana, Elsa/Luisa, Gladis 
                                                              Quezada/Hugo Pairan, Nicolas Yasiji (D)               
  8:00 PM…………………………………Parishioners of St. John

                                                                                         

  MONDAY JANUARY 20            

  8:30 AM …………………………………Ted Gardner 

 

  TUESDAY JANUARY 21     

  8:30 AM…………………………………Mrs. Ann Proctor (D)

 

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22  

  6:30 AM…………………………………Peggy Clifton 
  8:30 AM…………………………………Naughton Family 

 

  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23        

  8:30 AM…………………………………Delores Gardener   

 

  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24    

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



  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

  8:30 AM…………………………………Laize M & Doris M. Vidigal 
  5:00 PM………………………………….James & Rosemary Gleason 

 
  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
            
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Gospel – John 1:29-34

 

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."

He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’

 

 

 

REFLECTION FOR Readings: "Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will."

 

The focus is God's Providential Will and one's submission to it: that is, one's willingness to be His servant. Most of us, when we pray, actually speak to God as if He's our servant: in effect saying, "Here I am, Lord; now come and do my will." 

One of the chief ways that Christians experience God's Providential Will is unanswered prayers. In fact, these are often God's gifts to us, whether we acknowledge them as such or not. Tragically, some Chris- tians stop following Jesus because their prayers aren't answered as they want. But silence on God's part can be His way of demanding patience and perseverance. This silence clarifies what's important to God for the unfolding of His Providential Will. 

Yet, whether in accepting God's silence or in moving forward to carry out His Will, we need to recognize a distinction. Not only are we to imitate Jesus in His example of doing His Father's Will in all things. As Christians, we are meant to live in Christ. (Fr. Thomas Hoisington)

(Excerpted from Fr. Thomas Hoisington)

 

 

John specifies that the Lamb takes away "the sin" these words are singular in the Greek. The definite article affirms that he is referring to a specific "sin." It refers to Adam's sin. Jesus, "the Lamb of God," will restore all things.  Here John introduces the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. He did not introduce him as the Messiah, King of Kings Lord of lords, but "Lamb".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 
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The Faculty and Students of St. John's School would like to invite parishioners and friends to join them on Sunday, January 26th for the Annual Open House and Cross Curricular event after the 9:45 Mass. The students will be sharing their projects form 11 to 2.

Applications for 2020-2021 will also be accepted for any prospective students. Please feel free to contact the Development office at the school on (301) 868-2010. Thank you for your support.

 

                     

 

 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:       
           

     At the end of this month, we will host our Annual Cross Curricular and Open House Event as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Our students are so excited about this annual event because it is their opportunity to share with our community the wonderful things that they do every day here at school. We invite everyone to join us for the Opening Mass here at St. Johns at 9:45. After mass, we would love for everyone to stop by the school and see what our students are working on this month. Our theme this year is "Family" so everything that they worked on reflected family in some way. From our Family Crests to our trioramas showing family life in the colonies and our math fact families, our students have incorporated "family" through-out the curriculum this month. This is a wonderful reflection of our Catholic Identity Theme, "Family of Saints". During Catholic Schools Week, we will celebrate the unique qualities of Catholic Education and focus on various groups throughout the week. Monday highlights 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 2:00 pm, so please stop by and see our amazing students. We will also have information packets available 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).