Lenten Rules, Ash Wednesday Schedule
Soup Suppers & Stations, St Joseph Society

5 March 2019

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Lenten Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the US:

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of obligatory fasting for all Roman Catholics from age 18 through age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent (which includes Good Friday) are days of obligatory abstinence from meat for all Roman Catholics of age 14 and onward.

Ash Wednesday's Schedule:
6:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass
Confessions at 10 & 11 a.m.
Noon Low Mass in Latin
Confessions at 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Mass
Confessions at 6 & 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Mass

Beloved, Finding Happiness in Marriage 
First Thursday of the Month,  March 7th
7:30 pm, St John Academy, Room 10

Not wanting to settle for mediocrity in your marriage? 
Trying to come up with a thing to “do” and not “give up” for Lent?

Just a reminder in case you weren’t able to come to the first meeting!  
We will have our second meeting this Thursday! “Entering the Story of Marriage”   
Spread the word!
Learn more about God’s plan for your marriage. The meeting will open at 7:30 pm with refreshments and socializing and begin promptly at 8:00 pm with the series "Beloved, Finding Happiness in Marriage" by the Augustine Institute. Facilitated by Mike and Denise Kissinger. Any questions, please contact Denise at 703-217-7409. We plan to meet once a month for this 6-part series. (The remaining dates are Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6 & Jul 11.) Click on to get a sneak peak online.

Friday's Stations and Soup Supper
Every Friday of Lent

2:45 p.m. -- Stations with St. John Academy
6:00 p.m. --  Soup Supper
Please sign up to help with the cooking!
7:30 p.m. -- Stations

St. Joseph Society
This Friday

8:00 pm, Adult Ed Room
Father Pollard leads a group of dads who gather on the second Friday of the month to pray the rosary and then discuss a short reading from theology, poetry or literature. Outside of Lent they also eat pizza and drink beer. If you would like more information or are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Father at


Drawn to Jesus
Tuesdays or Thursdays --- You Choose
Tuesday Evenings 7–8 pm -- March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
Thursday Evenings 7–8 pm -- March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
This Lent we’ll take a deeper look into the Word of God through the "Opening the Word" video series, listen to a reflection from Fr. Pollard or Fr. Melmer, and share a light meal and conversation with our groups. (Open to the first 60 registrants.) Gather your friends, family and neighbors to follow the series with us at home through, now and throughout the year. Reserve your spot by registering through EventBrite:

"Opening the Word" video will be shown during Friday Soup Suppers.


St John the Beloved Prayer Chain
Join our Prayer Chain
If you would like to pray with us for the intentions of others, please send your email address to the distribution list at



About St. John the Beloved

Founded in 1913 as a Mission of St. James Catholic Church, St. John became a parish in 1951. Mr. John Carlin dreamed of a church on the western boundary of his own property in rural El Nido, Virginia. In 1912, his son, William M. Carlin, gave a half-acre of land for the chapel that would serve less than a dozen families. The Most Reverend Denis J. O'Connell, Bishop of Richmond, laid its corner stone on the afternoon of September 21, 1913. Now over 5,000 parishioners call St. John their spiritual home. More than a century later, we are still on a mission. Join us!




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