Earth Day Nature Walk at St. John Neumann

Earth Day Nature Walk at St. John Neumann

For all parishioners. Hosted by Care for our Common Home

When: Saturday April 23 at 10:00am – 11:00am

Where: Meet in front of the church. See here for any last-minute notifications in case of weather issues: http://cfoch.weebly.com/

Join fellow parishioner Alexandria Gillen, certified master naturalist, as we walk along the trails behind the church. Alexandria will point out ecological points of interest and how “everything is connected.”

“Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another.” (Laudato Si’ #42)

SJN Divorced – Separated Ministry

Are you divorced or separated? Would you like to talk with someone else traveling the same road? Would you like to learn more about what our Catholic faith says regarding divorce? Could you use some positive thoughts regarding your future? Then, please join us at our first get-together. We will be meeting in person on seven consecutive Tuesday evenings, starting this Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00pm.Registration is required – Please get in touch with Jo-Ann Duggan jduggan@saintjn.org or call 703-860-6149.

SPOT a Stroke, STOP a Stroke, SAVE a life! Seasons of Wellness Zoom-May 11 

Every 40 seconds, someone in our country becomes the victim of a stroke, and every four minutes, a stroke kills someone. Strokes are the number one cause of death and permanent disability. Join our Parish Nurse and Dana Rizzo RN from Waltonwood Senior Living for another “Seasons of Wellness” Zoom presentation on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 am, as we look at what a stroke looks like!

We could alter 80% of those statistics if people recognized the signs of a stroke and sought early medical intervention, but most victims don’t arrive quickly enough for treatment.

With stroke, minutes, even seconds MATTER. But, first, someone must recognize the symptoms and call 911.

Spotting the signs of stroke is the first step to altering a fateful medical course.

To register: email Susan Infeld, Parish Nurse: sinfeld@saintjn.org.

Our May 11 Zoom is the FIRST STEP in SJN parish education as we move toward becoming a “Stroke Smart Faith Community.” Together, we can save lives!

 

Several Volunteers Needed for Easter

With Easter fast approaching, we have a great need for volunteers to help with several programs around the church:

Easter Decoration Helpers Needed—April 16

The SJN Liturgy Office needs volunteers to help with decorating the Church for Easter on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. No heavy lifting will be required. The tasks will primarily be moving Easter flowers into position and light sweeping. Please sign up at the welcome desk.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in making our beautiful Church even more attractive for Easter!


Volunteers Need for Easter Vigil Reception – April 16 

Please consider volunteering for the Easter Vigil Reception that will take place on April 16, 2022. This reception is a tradition at the SJN Catholic Community and is an important part of welcoming the new Catholics to our community.

People are needed to help set out and replenish food during the reception and clean up following the reception. Volunteer times would be 8:30pm to 12:00am and 11:00pm to no later than
1:00am. Please prayerfully consider joining us. Please visit to sign-up!

 

 

Parish Lenten Mission * Misión Parroquial de Cuaresma

On Sunday, April 3, we began our Parish Lenten Mission – the first mission since 2019. Our speaker for the three-night program was Rev. J. Christian “Chris” Beretta, OSFS. He preached on the theme, “All Love, No Fear!”

El domingo 3 de abril, comenzamos nuestra Misión Parroquial de Cuaresma – la primera misión desde 2019. Nuestro orador para el programa de tres noches fue el Rev. J. Christian “Chris” Beretta, OSFS. Él predicó sobre el tema, “¡Todo el amor, sin miedo!

Holy Week, The Triduum, and Easter at SJN

 

Thursday, April 14
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Jueves Santo de la Cena del Señor

Mass Misa
7:30pm

Altar of Repose and Adoration
Altar de reposo y adoración
de Sales Chapel Capilla de Sales
8:45pm—Midnight


Friday, April 15
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
Viernes Santo de la Pasión del Señor

Morning Prayer
Oración de la mañana

9:00am

Cursillo Seven Last Words of Christ
Cursillo Siete últimas palabras de Cristo
de Sales Chapel
Capilla de Sales
12:00pm

Good Friday Service
3:00pm

Teen Stations and Reflections
Estaciones y reflexiones para adolescentes
6:00pm

Viernes Santo de la Pasión del Señor
7:00pm


Saturday, April 16
Holy Saturday
Sábado Santo

Morning Prayer and Blessing of Food
Oración de la mañana y bendición de los alimento
9:00am

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
La Vigilia Pascual en la Noche Santa

8:00pm


Sunday, April 17
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Domingo de Pascua de la Resurrección del Señor

Masses Misas
7:30am, 9:30am (Church and Chapel),
11:30am (Church and Chapel), 2:00pm (en Español)