Coming Events

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.

On June 9 we will attend as a fraternity the Diocesan Ordinations to the Priesthood by Bishop Burbidge at St Thomas More Cathedral at 10 a.m. instead of our regular meeting.

Our new 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 Whiting Street, rosary and other prayers to end abortion, support for free pregnancy tests/mobile ultrasound van, and Mercy free clinic for women.

We are especially praying a daily rosary for the referendum on May 25 in Ireland to vote “NO” concerning repeal of ban on abortion.

Please come pray with us at a special event at the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic at Landmark Towers 101 S. Whiting Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 at 9am on Saturday, June 16.  For more information call Geneva Park ofs at
(703) 768-5556.

Contact Rita Evans ofs 540-752-0224 to volunteer to host Food In Someone’s House (FISH) and Magnificat programs. Quarterly Meetings will be TBD and announced via email and newsletter.

Our regular apostolate is Christ House.  We will set up at 3 p.m. and serve two settings of an evening meal to the homeless and poor on the following dates:  June 16, August 18, October 20 and November 17.
For further details, please call Sadie Martins ofs Councilor for Christ House at 703-548-5063

Chapter of Mats 2018, St Margaret of Cortona Regional Retreat is at Priestfield  is June 29 to July 1.
Visit St Margaret of Cortona website for additional information.

9th Summer Seminar for Secular Franciscans July 12-15, 2018 At St Francis University, Loretto, PA
Contact Fr. Joe Lehman, TOR, 814-472-3054 or email

Reminder that the Padre Pio prayer group will meet every third Sunday at 2pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

As always on Oct 3, 2018 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. We are considering for our second Saturday in October  possibly as an open house for new inquirers.

Please submit notice for upcoming events to Steve Piscitelli ofs at as soon as possible and at least one month prior to the event.