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. Our next meeting is August 18 on Feast of St Clare of Assisi.

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, support for free pregnancy tests/mobile ultrasound van, and Mercy free clinic for women as well as 40 Days for Life signup on diocesan website.

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’ Novena each Friday for nine consecutive Fridays.

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 serving meals to homeless at Christ House.  We will set up at 3 p.m. and serve two settings of an evening meal to the homeless and poor on third Saturdays of the month six times a year which will be announced in our newsletter. For further details, please call Sadie Martins, OFS our Councilor for Christ House at 703-548-5063

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

As always on Oct 3, 2019, 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.

Fr Staples is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Jordan from Oct 7 to Oct 19.  Anyone who is interested should contact Terra Sancta Travel Center email is

Our fraternity St John the Beloved is having our 50th anniversary celebration along with our yearly Advent Party on Dec 14, 2019 at Basilica of St Mary Lyceum, St Joseph’s Room from noon to 4pm.


Annual Regional Retreat: The next Annual
Regional Retreat will be at Priest Field from
May 29 to May 31, 2020.

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