St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

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St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (Little Church) • Corner of King and Union Streets
Parish Center • 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive N.E. • Leesburg, Virginia 20176
[email protected] • www.SaintJohnLeesburg.org
(703) 777-1317 • (703) 771-9016 Fax
ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE STAFF
Pastor
Rev. John P. Mosimann
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Francis J. Peffley
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Christopher P. Christensen
Candidate for Permanent Diaconate
Mr. Robert Gillispie
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Business Manager: Joseph Ange
Office Manager: Rorie Rossie
Development Director: Ken Tschida
Bookkeeper: Leona Nutter
Administrative Assistants
Sonia Castelli (Bilingual)
Religious Education Office
(703) 777-3891
Director: Ted Spinelli
Asst. Director: Diana Solomon
Youth Ministry Office
(703) 777-3892
Director: Sarah Ginther
Liturgical Music Office
(703) 777-7847
Director: Jason Phillips
St. John’s Preschool Office
(703) 777-7873
Director: Dr. Jane Taylor
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Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP
Welcome to the St. John the Apostle community! Please register at
the Parish Office or download a registration form from our Parish
Website. If you move, kindly let us know.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration is held in the Little Church after Mass on Monday mornings
until Mass begins on Friday mornings. Stop by the Chapel any time
during the Adoration and spend some time in silent prayer visiting with
the Lord.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil
5:30 p.m.
Sunday Masses
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Spanish Mass: 2:15 p.m.
Daily Mass
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. (Chapel)
Monday - Friday: 12:00 noon (Church)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. (Church)
Special Masses
Every Sunday
Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form
10:30 a.m. (Chapel)
Parents must be registered in the Parish. Sponsors must be practicing
Catholics. Please call the Parish Office to register. First-time parents
must attend a class which is scheduled for the first Monday of each
month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Baptisms are scheduled
every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the New Church and the 2nd Sunday of
each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Parish couples planning to be married must make arrangements with
the Parish Office at least six months prior to the intended date of
marriage.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Church)
Mondays after 8:30 a.m. Mass (Chapel)
Mondays after 12:00 noon Mass (Church)
Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Dear Folks,
This week and last, you should have seen a deacon at all of the Masses. Some
Masses he served as a deacon, and others he came out to help distribute Holy
Communion. Deacon Kyle Metzger is a transitional deacon, who is finishing his
last year of studies at Mount Saint Marys Seminary in Emmitsburg. [As an aside,
the 'transitional' adjective in front of 'deacon' is the Church's way of identifying that
he is in formation to be ordained a priest. This is in contrast to 'permanent'
deacons who are not on a path to priesthood]. Deacon Metzger will be with us for
about 2 weekends a month, and will have an opportunity to preach. Additionally,
we will have two more seminarians coming down from Emmitsburg to teach CCD
on Wednesday evenings. So we are setting a new St. John the Apostle record with 3 seminarians serving the parish this
coming year! Thank you for welcoming these men.
And a reminder about submitting your pictures for the 2014 St. John's photo contest. Prizes will be given to winners in
several categories. Each person may submit up to a maximum of 10 photos. I prefer that you email me the pictures
([email protected]) in a reasonably high resolution (so that they can display nicely on the Jumbotron which
has a resolution of 1920x1080). When sending photos by email, it works best if you send 2 or 3 at a time. Remember that
photos must be submitted by the end of September.
And Sign up Sunday is next weekend. Take some time to really consider how you might use your gifts and talents to
serve the Lord. We all want to hear a personal specific invitation. We want to hear the Lord say to us, "I need you." And
this really is a mystery, that the Lord "needs us." He doesn't need us because of any insufficiency. He needs up because
in his infinite Goodness He has chosen to share his work, mission, life and love with us! He needs us because he has
given us the ability to say "Yes" or "No" to his work, mission, life, and love.
Please allow yourself to say "yes" to the call that he has whispered in your soul. Look over the list of ministries in this
week's bulletin, and come prepared to Sign-Up next Sunday. This is the heart of the Gospel, loving the Lord with your
whole heart mind and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.
pax,
fr mosimann
SAVE THE DATE!
Please join Father Mosimann
and your parish family for a fun,
relaxing afternoon on the
rectory lawn at the annual St.
John’s Parish Picnic Sunday,
October 12th from 3:30 to
6:30pm.
Parishioners are asked to
please bring a dessert to
share. Father will provide the meal including all of your
Oktoberfest favorites. No RSVP required!
Want to help out during the picnic? See the parish website
for signups. Each task is easy and fun and the shifts are
short so that you can enjoy the picnic with family and
friends.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
ALTAR SOCIETY
If you are interested in volunteering some time in helping to
maintain the interior of the Church and Chapel; picking up
floral bouquets; enjoy arranging, watering and taking care
of flowers; washing and ironing Altar linens; cleaning and
filling the Holy Water fonts, please contact Joan Mentzer,
703-777-4737 or [email protected]
WALKING WITH PURPOSE
FALL Info Night September 19!
All women of the parish are invited to the Info Night for
Saint John's chapter of Walking With Purpose on Friday,
September 19th at 7:30 in the Parish Center. We are very
excited to have Fr. Chris Christensen as our speaker for the
evening. You will hear from current participants as well and
have a chance to look at our study books. Our fall (22week course) pre-registration is NOW OPEN! Please visit
our website at https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnswwp/ for
more information on courses offered and to register.
**Please note, the groups with childcare offered fill up
QUICKLY. If you know you need a time with childcare
offered, we encourage you to register as soon as you can.
Space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.**CoCoordinators: Becca Hanssen, 703-801-7462 and Kristy
Malik, 703-731-6569.
BULLETIN DEADLINE
Announcements for the bulletin must be submitted in writing by
9:00 a.m. on Friday (10 days prior to publication). Changes to the
submission schedule, due to holidays, will be indicated on the first
page of the bulletin in the form of an announcement. Please email
submissions to [email protected]
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
+ deceased
Monday, September 15
8:30 a.m.
+ Lilliana Jennette
12:00 p.m.
+ Sue Elszy
Tuesday, September 16
8:30 a.m.
Julian Hertz
12:00 p.m.
+ Lee Carpenter
Wednesday, September 17
8:30 a.m.
+ Vivian Richmond
12:00 p.m.
John Imperial
Thursday, September 18
8:30 a.m.
+ Mariana C. York
12:00 p.m.
+ Maggie Connor
Friday, September 19
8:30 a.m.
+ Louise Lyons
12:00 p.m.
+ Sampaguit Tismo
Saturday, September 20
9:00 a.m.
+ Vee Holop
5:30 p.m.
+ Dorothy McNamee
Sunday, September 21
7:30 a.m.
+ Lee Carpenter
9:00 a.m.
+ Sue Elszy
10:30 a.m.
+ Thomas Beach
10:45 a.m.
+ For the people of St. John’s
12:30 p.m.
+ Mary M. McPherson
2:15 p.m.
+ John Gregory
Eucharistic Holy Hour
You are invited to a diocesan-wide Eucharistic Holy Hour
sponsored by the Arlington Division of the World Apostolate
of Fatima (the Blue Army) on Sunday, September 28, 2014
from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church, 271 Winchester Street, Warrenton, VA, 20186. We
hope you can join us in prayer, as Mary requested at
Fatima.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday
Coalition Application for Those in Need
Since 1996 the Community Holiday Coalition “Neighbors
Helping Neighbors” program has helped thousands of
Loudoun County families have a wonderful Thanksgiving
and Christmas season.
In 2013 in partnership with Loudoun Interfaith Relief,
they helped distribute food for preparing a Thanksgiving
meal to more than 1,200 families. They were also able to
provide over 1,200 families with Christmas gifts.
For those in need, applications for the 2014 Holiday
Coalition Program are now available online. You must
apply online by November 17th 2014. No extensions or
applications will be accepted after the November 17th
deadline.
To
access
the
website,
go
to
www.givingothers.org and then click on Loudoun County
Holiday Coalition-Help for others. If you do not have access
to a computer, you can go to any Loudoun County Public
Library and use their computers.
Leesburg, Virginia
Pray for the sick… John Amato, Carmen
Acuri, Rick Agcauili, Nelita Aurelio,Amanda
Barquer, Jacob Bedwell, Iliana L. Borromeo,
Cole Bischoff, Samuel Bukovac, Deborah
Burgess, Daniel Carroll, William (Skip)
Carroll, Therese Cataldo, Mr. and Mrs.
Classick, Eric Cecchett, Joan Chandler,
Leslie Collins,Dolly Cooper, Helen Coughter, Bryan Cox,
Ryan Cummings, Ed Daigneau, Dolly Dali, Howard Dawley,
Kate Deans, Kevin Duarte, Joshua Earley, Steve Ednie,
Geoff Erb, Margoth Espinosa, Aline Gerard, Mathias
Giordano, Craig Glueckert, Christine Gonzalez, Michael D.
Gorman, Ellizabeth Grode, Georgianna Gruessing, Pat
Haberlein, D. Hannon, S.W.O., Abdul Hassan, Emily
Hazlett, Miguel Hernandez, Solange Hertz, Mary Hogan,
John Hogan, Laura Holleran, Dennis Kane, Melissa Annie
Katrich, Jackson Kauffman, Dr. John Keighley, Danielle B.
Keith, Val Kern, Nina Kieninger, Erica Koester, Janet
Kusterer, Sarah L.,Julia Lalinde, Archie Lapointe, Patrick
Laubacher, Tamlyn Leaf, JoAnne Lenz, Salvador Lozano,
Charolette Marszalek, Eileen Matthews, Mary McCarthy,
Michael McLain, Thams McLaine, Col. David McNerney,
Stephanie Molla, Tom Moore, Dawn Marie Myers, Father
Namba, Harriet Nelson, Ruth Nickelsen, Amy Norris, Katie
O’Brien, Ann O’Connell, Nicole O'Neil, Armando
Pagsibigan, Jeannine Pappas, Mary Penn, Don Phillips,
Hugh Pierce, Margie Plasmier, Wilma Platz, Mary Pond,
Ben Powers, Carol Printz, Mary Kay Rancour, Jeff Ray,
Ruth Read, Dave Reed, Margaret Reisman, Mary
Rekenthaler, Lee Rhodes, Dale Ritenour, Irma
Roy,Therese Ruhlmann, Julia Santos, Teresa Seiler, Pat
Sidenstick, Lois Slaght, Celeste Slemer, David Sorrell,
Bishop Montfort Stima, Brian Subach, Meg and Earl Smith
Rick Solomon, Chuck Stowell, Teresa, Jim Taylor, Debbie
Thomas, Eileen Trimble, Delores Triquet, Ana Laura
Valdez,
Amy Varsalona, Jessica Velasquez, Landon
Vipond, Jim and Donna Walsh, Linda Whitmill, Danny
Williams, Vic Wolliet, Jane Zagorites, Jeni Zevallos,
Please email [email protected] or call the Parish Office
if you would like someone added to the Sick List or Military List
Pray
for
the
military...The men and
women serving in our
armed forces, and also
those civilians whose work puts them in harms way
especially:
CSSR, Navy Spec. Joseph Weeren, US
Army, Baghdad, Iraq; MSGT Nancy West, USA, 261st
Signal Brigade Baghdad, Iraq; Capt. Chip Sell, Army,
Afghanistan; Staff Sergeant Specialist Jared Cook,
Afghanistan; John Alsred, Afghanistan; SPC Jonathan
Wells, US Army; Alex Chicas, US Army, Afghanistan;
Christopher Walker, US Army Special Forces, Iraq; 1LT
Anthony Spinelli, US Army, Afghanistan; Neal
Vaught, Chief Warrant Officer, US Army, Afghanistan;
Kimberly Ludwig, USAID, Afghanistan; PFC Brendan
Barrett, US Army, Afghanistan; Patrick McCormick
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Come for Breakfast
Sunday, September 14
The Knights of Columbus will
be serving pancakes, eggs,
sausage and more on Sunday,
September 14, after the 7:30
am, 9:00 am and 10:45 am
Masses in the auditorium of the
Parish Center.
Treat your
family. Meet your friends and
neighbors there!
Donations welcome.
LAST WEEK TO REGISTER
Celebrating A Silver or Golden Wedding
Anniversary This Year?
Were you married in 1964 or 1989?
Then join Bishop Loverde for the 2014
Marriage Jubilee Mass to be celebrated
on Sunday, October 19th at 2:30pm at
the Cathedral of St. Thomas More.
Contact St. John’s parish office to
register no later than September 19th,
(703) 777-1317 or stop by and see
Sonia. For more info, visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on the
following dates in September:
Tuesday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.
Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Meetings
are
in
the
Parish
Center. Newcomers who knit, crochet, and quilt are always
welcome to join us. We are happy to have people of all skill
levels, may it be beginners, intermediate, or experts. If
someone wants to make a shawl at home, they too are
welcome in our membership. For more information about the
meetings or to receive a shawl email [email protected]
St. John’s Senior Group
St. John's Seniors meet on the
third Wednesday of the month in the
parish center from September until
June. This month we will meet on
Wednesday, 17 September 2014, at
12:30 pm. Bring a sandwich -soft
drinks and desert will be provided.
Father Christensen will join us for
a meet and greet. Additionally, a representative from
Loudoun County, Terry Flemming, will present an overview
of opportunities for seniors in the County.
For Help After Abortion, Confidential Care for Women and Men contact
Project Rachel at 1-888-456-HOPE or
[email protected]
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Baptism
St. John the Apostle rejoices with the
families of Evelyn Elizabeth Bridenstine and
Addison Grace who were welcomed into
God’s family on Sunday, August 31, 2014
and the families of Gregory John
DeLorenzo, Eva Cristina Cabrera, Christopher Octavio Romo,
Leslie Yessire Barrera, Oscar Javier Gonzalez and Angel
Josue Gonzalez who were welcomed into God’s family on
Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Presentations on the Marriage Nullity Process in
the Diocese of Arlington
Father Mark Mealey, O.S.F.S., J.C.D., V.G., Judicial Vicar, will
give presentations on the Marriage Nullity Process in the
Diocese of Arlington. He will answer questions about the nullity
process and the grounds (reasons) needed to begin the
process. To ensure there are adequate copies of the materials
to be distributed, please reserve a space by calling Joyce
Wagner at 703-841-2502 and leave a message with your
name, phone number, date of the session you wish to attend
and the number of attendees. Presentations are from 7:30-9
p.m. on September 25 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1427
West Braddock Rd., Alexandria, in Quinn Hall; on October 2 at
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 1009 Stafford
Ave., Fredericksburg, in the Church; and on October 9 at Our
Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, in
De Sales Hall.
Funeral Information
We have had requests from parishioners to let them
know when a fellow parishioner has died so they can attend
the funeral and/or pray for the departed. Would you be
interested in getting this information. If so, please send an
email to [email protected] and we will forward an
email with this information. Unfortunately, there is no way
to call everyone with this information.
September Morning of Recollection
The next men’s recollection will be Saturday,
September 20 in the Fellowship Hall at 7AM. Father Chris
Christensen, parochial vicar at Saint John the Apostle, will
provide the recollection, which continues development of
our quarterly theme of “prayer.” Sponsored by the
Fellowship of a Modest Proposal, a men’s spiritual
ministry, the fellowship, reflection, and discussion are
geared towards moving from “followship” to discipleship
with Our Lord. For more information contact Bill Atwill at
[email protected],
or
Soren
Johnson
at [email protected], or see the Fellowship
webpage at:
http://thefellowshipofamodestproposal.weebly.com/ .
Lost and Found
Items that are left at church during masses, confessions,
weddings and baptisms will be taken to the Parish Office on
Monday mornings. After 30 days the items will be either
donated or thrown away.
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
SCHEDULES FOR WEEKEND OF
SEPTEMBER 20 & 21
Eucharistic Ministers
5:30 p.m. Plasmier, Rusciolelli, Pham
7:30 a.m. McMahon, Powell
9:00 a.m. Farawell, Koyles, Elszy
10:45 a.m. Davis, Gillispie, VanNuys
12:30 p.m. Picone, Trask, Cashen
2:15 p.m. Buitrago, deCastro
Ushers
5:30 p.m. Kennedy, Leake, Pham, Pham, Robbins
7:30 a.m. Hudes, Hudes, Letson, Nauer, Wynn
9:00 a.m. Faye, Melchiorre, Smith, Thompson, Yancy
10:30 a.m. Lapetoda, Rash
10:45 a.m. Adgate, Alfonso, Fischer, Ramirez, Weber
12:30 p.m. Calhoun, Waldron, Waldron, Zinter
2:15 p.m.
Servers
5:30 p.m. Ballinger, Bruce, Carroll, D’Agostino, Davis,
Gallagher, Steinkirchner
7:30 a.m. Cokain, Flavin, McMahon
9:00 a.m. Brasselle, Burnett, Elszy, Leisure, Leisure,,
Sullivan, Walker
10:45 a.m. Arcuri, Arcuri, Bruton, Bruton, Fagan, Fagan,
Gonzalez
12:30 p.m. Carroll, Jimeno, Jimeno, Manalel, Powers,
Powers
2:15 p.m. Angulo, Ortiz-Morales, Wasserman,
Wasserman
Lectors
5:30 p.m. Atwill, Snider
7:30 a.m. Odom, McMahon
9:00 a.m. Farawell, Sewall
10:45 a.m. Matteo, Farver
12:30 p.m. Codde, Matney
2:15 p.m. Rios, Mayuri
Readings for the Week of September 14, 2014
Sunday
Cross
The Exaltation of the Holy
Nm 21:4b-9; Ps 78; Phil 2:6-11;
Jn 3:13-17
Monday
Our Lady of Sorrows
1 Cor 11:17-26, 33; Ps 40; Jn
19:25-27 or
Tuesday
Cyprian,
100; Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday
Bishop and
7:31-35
Thursday
50
Friday
Lk 2:33-35
Saints Cornelius, Pope, and
Bishop, Martyrs
1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a; Ps
Saint Robert Bellarmine,
Doctor of the Church
1 Cor 12:31–13:13; Ps 33; Lk
Leesburg, Virginia
MINISTRY CONTACTS
Altar Servers:
Altar Society:
American Heritgae Girls:
Ken Tschida, (703) 777-8581
Joan Mentzer, (703) 777-4737
Erin Voorheis,
Baptismal Bibs:
Eucharistic Adoration:
Anne Farver, (703) 777-7117
Jim Scanlon, (703) 771-9701 or
(703) 283-6936
Rob McCurdy, (703) 771-4638
Eucharistic Ministers:
Men’s Mornings of
Recollection:
[email protected]
Bill Atwill, [email protected]
or 703.508.5607
Homebound Communion: Michele Litton, (703) 851-6127
Homeschool Ministry:
Robert Gillispie, (703) 842-5496
Hospitality:
Colleen Wist, (703) 443-8559
Into Mary’s Hands Prayer Group:
Pam Clancy, (703) 669-9102
Knights of Columbus:
Steve Carroll, 580-483-1611
Ken Schreder, (703) 443-6966
Ladies Auxiliary:
Kathy Calhoun, 703-779-7921
Lectors:
Tom O’Dea, (703) 777-5964
Legion of Mary: (daytime) Sheila Ralph, (703) 431-7360
(evening) Kevin Degnan, (210) 414-6211
(Junior Legion) Wendy Wagner, (703) 509-1009
Lighthouse Catholic Media: Wendy Wagner, (703) 669-9317
Money Counters:
Tim Blue, (703) 771-1924
Mothers in Faith:
Bernadette Dalgetty,
(484) 375-5802
Natural Family Planning:
Dave & Diane Beauchamp,
(703) 669-0866
Parish Picnic:
Angela McLaughlin,
(703) 728-0578
Prayer Garden:
Alice Melchiorre, (904)465-1650
Seniors Group:
Eileen Reser, (571) 918-4757
Ushers:
Frank Nauer, (703) 443-2704
Walking with Purpose:
Kristy Malik, (703) 731-6569
Welcome Ministry:
Carol Hertz, (703) 470-5892
Women’s Group:
Karen Hayes, (703) 669-1892
OUTREACH CONTACTS
Outreach Coordinator:
Birthright:
Joe Fuller, (703) 777-8385
Stephanie Bidinger,
(703) 737-3503
Gabriel Project:
(703) 841-3810
Parish Contacts:
Charlotte Chow, (703) 443-8478
Pamela Hyatt, (571) 439-2736
Giving Tree:
Kathy Fuller, (703) 777-8385
Grief, Loss & Family Counseling:
Teresa McCarthy (703)777-8099
Homeless Ministry:
Steve Kusterer, (703) 627-5429
Holly Fantaskey, (858) 414-2742
Next Chapter (Widow’s Group):
Michele Litton, (703) 851-6127
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
Diane Reed, 703-443-9419
Pro-Life Group:
Joan Gorman, (703) 723-7840
Project Rachel
Andrea Pearson 703-431-4683
Transportation Assistance: Rita Ballou, (571) 426-2435
1 Cor 15:1-11; Ps 118; Lk 7:36Saint Januarius, Bishop and
PARISH FINANCES
September 7, 2014
Sunday Collection
Building Fund/Pledges
$23,990.66
$ 2,151.15
Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Adult and Children’s Religious Education
Religious Education Start Date
Religious Education begins the week of September 22. There is still some space available, and we will
do our best to place your children, both new and returning students. If you have not yet registered your
children, please contact the Office of Religious Education (703-777-3891 or
[email protected] or [email protected]) for information.
Catechist Positions Still Available
There are still about four catechist positions available as well as about 15 catechist aide positions. If you would like to
volunteer your time to help with this very worthwhile ministry, please contact Diana in the Office of Religious Education (703777-3891, ext 110 or [email protected])
Explaining the Mass to Children
The next bit of the Mass is called the Greeting. After the priest has venerated the altar with
a kiss, he moves to the Celebrant’s Chair. That’s the big chair he sits in during the Mass.
The priest and the congregation are still standing, and as the priest says “In the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”, everyone blesses themselves with the
Sign of the Cross. Sometimes, a priest will say “good morning” or some other pleasantry
before the blessing, but other times he will just jump right into it! After everyone signs
themselves, the priest extends his hands and says “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all”, or something
very similar, and together everyone responds with “And with your spirit”. The words
of the priest mean that he hopes that God’s spirit will give the people of God (that’s
us!) the ability and desire to live our faith every day. Our response of “And with your
spirit”, is a pretty curious sounding one, but basically we are just expressing our
desire that the Holy Spirit help the priest to fulfill his work in the Church. It’s so much
better when we know what we are saying and why. We can say it with feeling
because we really mean it!
Catechetical Sunday
September 20 & 21
The theme this year for
Catechetical Sunday is
“Teaching about God’s Gift
of Forgiveness”.
Next Sunday during all the
masses, we will honor all
Catechists,
those
who
share in the evangelizing
and teaching mission of the
Church through a special
rite of commissioning and
blessing.
This will occur at all masses.
FAITH
Faith is the union of God with the soul.
—St. John of the Cross
A Catechist’s Prayer
Father of all families, you have called me to serve the
family in truth and love as a catechist. May I be faithful
to this call, rooted in your Word, and open to the gifts
of the Holy Spirit.
May I use these gifts, especially the gifts of faith,
hope, and love, to serve the family as a witness to
you, who are love and life and the source and destiny
of all families.
Let your Spirit enlighten my mind and strengthen my
heart so that I can be a path of Christ’s love to families,
especially those in need, the homebound and aged,
the disabled and disheartened.
Through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, I pray
for the Church, the Bride of Christ, whose mission to
build a civilization of love passes through the family.
Amen.
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
Leesburg, Virginia
SHARE SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 21!
960 of goods were collected in August and $100 in gift cards were donated
LET’S MAKE IT OVER 1,000 LBS IN SEPTEMBER
In Loudoun County, one of the most affluent counties in the country, hunger is closer than anyone can
imagine. Many of the people that need food assistance in our community are families – maybe your
neighbor or a classmate of one of your children, the elderly on a fixed budget, people who may never be
able to work who have mental or physical disabilities, people going through a temporary crisis such as a
sickness, the homeless and the working poor. The weakened economy, increased unemployment rate, and
high costs of living in such an affluent community have made it difficult for many to afford their basic needs.
Each month, there are thousands of people in Loudoun County relying on Loudoun Interfaith Relief for
emergency food assistance to put food on the table for their families.
Share Sunday is intended for the collection of non-perishable foods for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Items most needed are
Cereal 100% juice Canned fruit Canned meats (tuna or chicken)
Mac and Cheese
Chef Boyardee products Hearty soups
Gift cards to area grocery stores are always helpful. The Interfaith Relief van will be parked in the parking lot after all the
masses next weekend.
THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S
Sunday, September 14
Pancake Breakfast after 7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 masses
6:00 p.m.
Senior CYM Kickoff
Monday, September 15
Golf Tournament
9:35 a.m.
Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m.
Bible Study
7:00 p.m.
R.C.I.A.
7:00 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary
Tuesday, September 16
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
7:30 p.m.
Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m.
Preschool PSA Meeting
Wednesday, September 17
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
12:30 p.m.
Seniors Group
6:30 p.m.
Confessions
7:00 p.m.
Jr. CYM
7:00 p.m.
Squires
Thursday, September 18
1:00 p.m.
ProLife
4:15 p.m.
Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m.
Auction Meeting
Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21
SignUp Sunday after all masses
Are you Registered in the Parish?
If you are not receiving mail from the parish, chances are you
are not registered. You are free to stop by the Parish Office to
become a registered member of St. John the Apostle. Parish
registration is required to be a Baptismal Godparent or
Confirmation Sponsor. You may also visit our website at
SaintJohnLeesburg.org
COURTHOUSE PRO-LIFE ROSARY
When: 3pm every Saturday
from September 27th-November 1st
Where: Meet at St. John’s parking lot.
From there we will walk down to the
Leesburg Courthouse
to pray a Rosary publically.
"In public prayer it is an army that is attacking him [the
devil]” -St. Louis De Montfort.
Contact: Lori Kostka
([email protected])
Guest Speaker Jennifer Fulwiler
Nationally
known
blogger,
author,
evangelist and convert from atheism,
Jennifer
Fulwiler
(http://
www.conversiondiary.com/) will speak at
St John’s in the fellowship hall on
FRIDAY,
SEPTEMBER
26
at
7
PM! Jennifer will also be promoting her
new book Something Other than God.
On Saturday, September 27th she will be
participating in the diocesan-wide "Risk Jesus"
evangelization conference with Bishop Loverde in
Woodbridge (http://ourladyofhope.net/wp-content/uploads/
RISK-JESUS-POSTERHD.pdf).
There is no charge for this exciting event at St. John on
Friday! Bring a friend! Don't miss it!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK
OF SEPTEMBER 22ND!!!
STILL IN NEED OF CATECHISTS AND AIDES!!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
WHO: You and as many of your family,
neighbors, and friends as you can round up.
WHAT: Risk Jesus
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 9:00
a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hylton Memorial Chapel,
Woodbridge
WHY: To deepen your faith, hang out with
fellow Catholics, listen to some great
speakers, hear some great music, have the
opportunity for confession and a ucharistic
holy hour together with our Bishop…in
other words, why not?
HOW MUCH: $25 for you, $0 for your
first friend, $10 for each additional friend
Mark Your Calendar!
Sign-Up Sunday is September 20 &21
after every Mass.
Many of our parish ministries will be
setup to meet you and to answer your
questions. This is a great chance to
discover a way to give back to the
community or find a group with a
common interest. Be a part of St.
John's Stewardship and share your
God given talents with the parish.
FAITH
FELLOWSHIP
SERVICE
40th Anniversary Birthright Reception
Birthright of Loudoun County is celebrating its 40th anniversary this Fall! To commemorate this wonderful achievement, there will be a reception at St. John's Catholic
Church in Leesburg on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 from 46pm. One and all are welcome, so please bring your
friends. There will be refreshments & lots of information
available. Please join us, as we gather in the location
where Birthright of Loudoun County began!
Online registration:
www.arlingtondiocese.org/riskjesus
Auction 2015
Interest Meeting
Are you interested in getting involved with
St. John’s Auction to be held in 2015? An
interest meeting will take place on Thursday,
September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.
There are plenty of volunteer positions
available. Come with your ideas or experience.
Please email [email protected] if
you plan on attending.
The Devil’s Advocate Apologetics Series - Three
Nights, Three Powerful Debates
Why can’t women be priests? Aren’t some Bible stories
obviously myths? If divorce allows couples to escape toxic
marriages, how can the Church object? If you've gotten
unsatisfactory answers to questions like these, come to “The
Devil's Advocate” series on September 8, 15, and 22 at Bishop
O’Connell High School in Arlington at 7 p.m. This series
engages with other viewpoints seriously and fairly. Topics
include “The Bible: Fact or Fiction,” “Adapting to the Modern
Family,” and “When will the Church Get with the Times?” For
more details, visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/DevilsAdvocate.
MERCY
Dost thou wish to receive mercy? Show mercy to thy
neighbor. —St. John Chrysostom
14 de Septiembre de 2014, La Exaltación de la Santa Cruz
LECTURAS
Primera lectura — Cuando los que
habían sido mordidos por las víboras
miraban a la serpiente de bronce se
curaban (Números 21:4-9).
Salmo — No olvidemos las hazañas
del Señor
(Salmo 78 (77).
Estimados Feligreses,
Esta semana y la última, deberían haber visto a un diácono en todas las misas.
Algunas misas se desempeñaron como diácono y en otras salió para ayudar a distribuir
la Sagrada Comunión. Diácono Kyle Metzger es un diácono transitorio, quien está
terminando su último año de estudios en Seminario de Mount Saint Marys en
Emmitsburgo. [Al margen, el adjetivo 'transitorio' frente a 'diácono' forma de la iglesia
de identificar que está en formación para ser ordenado a sacerdote. Esto es en
contraste con los diáconos 'permanentes' que no están en el camino al sacerdocio.
Diácono Metzger estará con nosotros durante dos fines de semana al mes y tendrá la
oportunidad de predicar. Además, tendremos dos seminaristas más de Emmitsburg
que enseñaran CCD el miércoles por la noche. ¡Así que establecemos un nuevo récord
en San Juan apóstol con 3 seminaristas sirviendo a la parroquia este año! Gracias por
la bienvenida a estos hombres.
Segunda lectura — Porque
Jesucristo asumió la forma de un
esclavo, Dios lo exaltó
(Filipenses 2:6-11).
Evangelio — El Hijo del Hombre
tiene que ser puesto en alto para que
todosl los que creen en él tengan la
vida eterna (Juan 3:13-17).
¿Aniversario este Año?
¿Te casaste en 1964 o 1989?
Y un recordatorio sobre el envió de sus fotos para el concurso de fotografía de San
Entonces
únete al Obispo Loverde
Juan 2014. Los premios se otorgarán a los ganadores en varias categorías. Cada
para la misa de
persona podrá presentar un máximo de 10 fotos. Prefiero que usted me envíen las
matrimonio del Jubileo
fotos por correo electrónico a ([email protected]) en una
razonablemente alta resolución (para que puedan verse muy bien en la pantalla gigante
2014 que se celebrara el
que tiene una resolución de 1920 x 1080).
domingo 19 de octubre a
Al enviar las fotos por correo electrónico, funciona mejor si usted envía 2 o 3 a la vez.
las 2:30 pm en la Catedral de St.
Recuerde que las fotos deben presentarse a finales de septiembre.
El domingo de Inscripción es el próximo fin de semana. Tome algún tiempo para
considerar cómo puede usar sus dones y talentos para servir al señor. Todos
queremos escuchar una invitación personal específica. Queremos escuchar al Señor
decir, "te necesito." Y esto realmente es un misterio, que el señor "nos necesita." No,
nos necesita por cualquier deficiencia. ¡El, nos necesita porque en su infinita bondad
ha elegido para compartir su trabajo, misión, vida y el amor con nosotros! Él nos
necesita porque él nos no ha dado la posibilidad de decir "Sí" o "No" a su trabajo,
misión, vida y amor.
Por favor, permítase decir "Sí" a la llamada que él ha susurrado en tu alma. Mira la lista
de ministerios en el boletín de esta semana y ven preparado para inscribirte el próximo
domingo. Este es el corazón del Evangelio, amando al señor con todo tu corazón,
mente y alma, y a tu prójimo como a ti mismo.
Pax et Bonum,
Fr. Mosimann
ROSARIO
PRO-VIDA EN LA CORTE
Cuando: 3pm todos los sábados
Desde el 27 de septiembre – Noviembre 1°
Dónde: encontrarse en el estacionamiento
de St. Juan.
Desde allí caminaremos hasta la Corte de
Leesburg
Para rezar el Rosario públicamente.
Contactar: Lori Kostka
[email protected]
¡Marca tu Calendario!
El Domingo de Inscripción (Sign-Up ) es
el 20 & 21 de septiembre después de
cada misa.
Muchos de nuestros ministerios
parroquiales estarán a tu disposición para
conocerte y responder a tus preguntas. Esta es
una gran oportunidad para descubrir una forma
de retribuir a la comunidad o encontrar un grupo
con un interés común. Se parte de la camarería
de San Juan y comparte tus talentos con la
parroquia.
Thomas More. Pónganse en contacto
con Sonia en la oficina de la parroquia
de San Juan para inscribirse a no más
tardar del 19 de septiembre, al (703)
777-1317. Para más información,
visite www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM
San Juan da la bienvenida a
la Niñas de American
Heritage
El próximo mes de septiembre, San
Juan presentara a una tropa de
American Heritage Girls. American
Heritage (AGH) es un programa de
desarrolló de carácter Cristo céntrico
para niñas de edades de 5 a 18. Su
misión es formar mujeres con
integridad a través del servicio a Dios,
familia, comunidad y país. El
programa tiene como objetivo
capacitar a los jóvenes a vivir como
discípulos de Jesucristo en nuestro
mundo de hoy. Para más
información, contactar a Erin Voorheis
a: [email protected]

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