Adoration

“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of strictly linked to the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice.  The presence of Christ under the sacred species reserved after Mass –  a presence which lasts as long as the species of bread and of wine remain – derives from the celebration of the sacrifice and is directed towards communion, both sacramental and spiritual.”

Blessed John Paul Ecclesia de Eucharistia

 

Daily Mass Readings

Book of Intercessions

Each time we gather for Mass we pray for the pressing needs of the Church, the world, our community and those most in need of our prayers in the Prayer of the Faithful (or General Intercessions). Because there is so much in our world in need of being lifted to God through our prayer, we also include all of the specific intentions entered into the Book of Intercession, located in the Bell Tower area near the Baptismal font. All are encouraged to add to the Book of Intercessions the prayers in their hearts that they wish to give concrete expression in writing.

Contemplative Prayer

Come and join us as we experience the prayer of quiet together. Allow God’s grace to soften our hearts so we can recognize Him throughout our days. Additional information can be found by clicking HERE.

Prayer Vigil for Peace, Life and Justice

“Peace is the responsibility of everyone—to pray for peace, to work for peace!”
Pope Francis, September 30, 2013

Please join us for our parish Prayer Vigil for Peace, Life, and Justice held on the first Saturday of each month from 4 to 4:45 PM in De Sales Chapel.  We typically pray the Scriptural Rosary for Justice and Peace (from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops), listen to and reflect on God’s word in Scripture, and offer our intentions to our merciful Savior.  The 5:00 PM Mass follows in the main church for those who want to stay.

The vigil is sponsored by Pax Christi SJN.  All parishioners are welcome!  For more information, contact Ken Fredgren at fredgren.k@gmail.com or Bob More at rmore.paxchristi@gmail.com.

Requesting Prayer

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is comprised of a group of parishioners whose ministry is to pray together – simultaneously and in one accord – although not physically together. Prayers for the strength and healing of loved ones who are ill, undergoing surgery, facing a crisis in their lives are passed through the prayer chain by phone.

Prayer List

In addition to the Prayer Chain, prayers for those who are ill can be included in the Prayer List printed each week in the bulletin or mentioned by name in the Prayers of the Faithful for an extended but finite period of time.

Contact the Parish Office at (703) 860-8510 or info@saintjn.org to have someone included in one of these lists.

Stations of the Cross

Throughout Lent, booklets are available at the entrance to the Church for individuals or small groups to use in praying the Stations of the Cross individually.  We also provide versions of The Way of the Cross for young people to help introduce our children to this wonderful Lenten devotion.

As a community, we gather each Thursday in Lent at 7:00 PM in the Church to Pray the Stations of the Cross in Spanish. We also gather at 6:30 PM each Friday in Lent to Pray the Stations of the Cross in English.  Most Friday evenings are followed by a soup supper and a speaker in the parish center. The bulletin will provide more detailed information as Lent approaches.

Taizé

Prayer in the spirit of the Taizé Community is a meditative form of common prayer.  Gathered in the presence of Christ we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of simplicity.  A few words are sung over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of prayer.  They express a basic reality of faith that can quickly be grasped by the intellect and that gradually penetrates the whole being.

We hold Taizé prayer services at St John Neumann during Advent, Lent and several other times during the year.  We also hold Taizé prayer services periodically at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute.  Times and dates will be listed in our weekly bulletin.