St John the Beloved Apostle Fraternity meets the second Saturday of the month usually at St Mary’s Lyceum at 9 a.m. following mass at Basilica of St Mary in old town Alexandria. Our meetings have been suspended until after the stay at home order is lifted for public meetings.
Our apostolate for Pro Life activities is coordinated by Counselor Geneva Park ofs and her husband Jim Park. Our apostolate supports Duke Street vigils, and prayer partner vigils at Alexandria Womens Health Clinic, 5999 Stevenson Ave #403, Alexandria, VA 22304. Rosary and other prayers to end abortion, sidewalk counseling, support for free pregnancy tests/mobile ultrasound van, and Mercy free clinic for women. Please park near the building and practice social distancing as well as the wearing of face masks until further notice.
Please come pray with us at a special event at the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic at 5999 Stevenson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 at 9am on Saturdays. For more information call Geneva Park OFS at
(703) 768-5556. We also support the Bishops’ Pro Life Novena each Friday for nine consecutive Fridays.
Contact Rita Evans ofs at 540-752-0224 to volunteer to host Food In Someone’s House (FISH) and host the Magnificat program. Quarterly Meetings will be TBD and announced via email and newsletter.
Our regular apostolate is to provide meals to homeless at Christ House. We usually set up at 3 p.m. and serve two sittings of evening meals to the homeless and poor on third Saturdays of the month six times a year which will be announced in our newsletter. We are temporatily providing bagged meals for the homeless to pickup at Christ House until the Christ House reopens the dining room. For further details, please call Sadie Martins, OFS our Councilor for Christ House at 703-548-5063
Reminder that the Padre Pio prayer group scheduled to meet every third Sunday at 2pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church has been suspended until after the stay at home order is lifted.
As always on Oct 3 we will attend the annual Transitus at the Franciscan Monastery at 7:30 P.M. to celebrate the Feast of our Holy Father St Francis of Assisi vigil instead of our regular meeting in October.
Annual Regional Retreat:
Regional Retreat to be held at Priest Field from
May 29 to May 31, 2020 was cancelled due to the stay at home order.
Please submit notice for upcoming events to Steve Piscitelli, ofs, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and at least one month prior to the event.