Advent & Christmas 2021 at St. John the Beloved

Youth Ministry Advent Teen Bible Study
Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Corner
"Reading the Bible as a Catholic" for 8th-12th graders

Missa Rorate Caeli 4 December 6:00 a.m.

Advent Mission 5, 6, 7 December
Led by Tony Brandt & Chris Stewart

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Masses Wednesday 8 December
6:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • School Mass 10:30 a.m. Low Traditional Latin Mass 12:00 p.m. • 4:30 p.m. • 7:30 p.m.

Lessons & Carols Saturday 11 December 7:00 p.m.

Missa Aurea Wednesday 15 December 5:00 a.m.

“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” Exhibition of Animation Art 16 December
in St. John the Beloved Academy

Christmas Eve Masses Friday 24 December
5:00 p.m. Vigil • 7:30 p.m. Vigil • Midnight Solemn Mass in Latin & English

Christmas Day Masses Saturday 25 December
7:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 10:30 a.m. in English • High Traditional Latin Mass 12:00 p.m.

There will be no Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 25 December 2021.

Rectory Open House Monday 27 December 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Octave Vigil Masses Friday 31 December
5:00 p.m. Mass • 10:30 p.m. Holy Hour • 11:30 p.m. Solemn Mass in Latin & English

Christmas Octave Masses Saturday 1 January 2022
8:15 a.m. Mass • 9:00 a.m. Confessions • 10:30 a.m. Mass
High Traditional Latin Mass 12:00 p.m. • 3:30 p.m. Confessions • 5:00 p.m. Mass

Women’s Mini-Retreat Saturday 8 January 2022
8:15 a.m. Mass in Church • 9:00-9:30 a.m. Confessions in Church
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast in Room 10 • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Talks in Church

Led by Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, OP, Vocation Director
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Exodus 90 17 January 2022
Men’s Spirituality Support Group
For more information, please contact Frank Arvizu

In Testimonium...

21 November
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe
The 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost

Ordinary Form
Deuteronomy 7,13-14
Psalm 93,1.1-2.5
Revelation 1,5-8
John 18,33b-37

Extraordinary Form
Colossians 1,9-14
Psalm 43,8-9
Psalm 129,1.2
Matthew 24,13-25

from "The Liturgical Year" by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.

The end proposed by eternal Wisdom in the world's creation, and mercifully continued, after the fall, by the mystery of Redemption, has now (we speak of the Church's year and God's workings) been fully carried out. This end was no other than that of divine union with human nature, making it one in the unity of one only body. Now that the two antagonistic people, Gentile and Jew, are brought together in the one same new Man in Christ Jesus their Head, the two Testaments, which so strongly marked the distinction between the ages of time, the one called the old, the other the new, fade away, and give place to the glory of the eternal Alliance.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Watch From Home

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Sacraments in Unusual Places

Holy Communion can be received in the vestibule after any and every Mass. Outdoor speakers permit you to listen to Mass without coming inside. Our priests can bring you Holy Communion at home as well.

Confessions are taking place among the pews in the rear of the church near the Divine Mercy image. On Saturday mornings and afternoons confessions are heard both in the Church and in the upper Parking Lot near the gymnasium. If you desire Confession at a time other than during those hours listed above, please feel free to call the rectory emergency line 703-835-2808 to request a confessor to meet you in church or in the parking lot.

Neighbors in Need

Many parishioners have volunteered to help deliver groceries or otherwise render assistance to neighbors who are not able to leave their homes. Please call the parish office either to alert St. John the Beloved about someone who needs help or to volunteer.

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Maria Restrepo

Marie Shaughnessy

Kobra Aminian

Patrick Minix

Kobra Aminian

Julieta Senson

Richard Marinelli

Gary Tilton

Nathan Defensor

Margaret Mary Hill

Krystyna Biernacka

Robert Cawley