ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

April 2020

Blessing of Easter Foods and Easter Baskets

In keeping with tradition, Fr. Calis will bless Easter food baskets and children’s Easter baskets on Holy Saturday, April 11th at 12:30 p.m.  Please remain in your cars with the windows closed during the Blessing. 

Easter Sunday Adoration and Prayer Service

Come and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Easter Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Church’s parking lot adjacent to the Convent. Prayer Service will be at 10:15 am, and 12 noon and 1:30 pm. (in Spanish).

For security and safety reasons, please remain in your car at ALL times. Please be advised that all buildings on the premises are closed to the public.

"O Jesus of the Eucharist!
O consecrated Host!
O envied Monstrance!
O blessed Ciborium, beloved of my heart!
The Tabernacle is my Treasure, and, far or near,
my eyes never lose sight of it,
for it contains the God of Love."
~ Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida ~

COVIID-19: Letter from the Pastor

Read the latest letter from our pastor HERE.

Divine Mercy Novena

Please join fellow parishioners for the Divine Mercy Novena that will be prayed daily at 3 pm starting Good Friday, April 10th through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19th. 

If you would like to join, please send your email address to Jeanne Capion:   .  Jeanne will send you an invitation to join via Zoom. Contact Jeanne with any questions at 317.915.1827.

COVID-19: Confessions Saturday

Weather permitting, Fr. Calis and Fr. Pietryga will be hearing confessions at the main parking lot every Saturday during the COVID-19 shutdown between 10:30 am to 12 pm. Please remain in your car and provide the recommended 6 feet of space between you and the priest.  Should it rain, the priest will hear confessions from his car (please maintain 6 feet between your and the priest’s cars).

COVID-19: Spiritual Resources

Dear Friends in Christ,

As we face this difficult time in our lives, please be assured that you and your families are always in my prayers and your intentions will be offered up at each of my daily Masses.

Through prayer we become one with Christ and that is how receive our strength and consolation. Ask the Holy Family to watch over you every day as they watched over Christ.

-Fr. Calis

Please see below some pastoral guidance and resources from the Archdiocese for our use:

-Daily Mass and prayer services are being live-streamed throughout the archdiocese. Click HERE

-Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Ministry is also offering Daily Mass and many other resources. Click HERE

-Online Adoration is available by clicking HERE.

-Daily Rosary and other Resources from Ascension Press, authors of our No Greater Love Lenten study series: Click HERE
-The publisher of Magnificat Magazine (a daily prayer missal) has made its App available free of charge - Visit HERE - click on the Download on the App Store.

COVID-19: Online Giving

During this challenging time, we depend on your donations to continue our Ministry.

You may mail your offertory collection envelope and donations to the office (St. John the   Evangelist, 10103 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902).

You may also choose to do an online donation FaithDirect, register HERE Our parish code is MD97.

If you are attending Adoration on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, you can also leave your offertory collection envelope and donation in the baskets provided and overseen by our ushers.

May 2020

COVID-19: Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry will be collected during Adoration on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm.  The barrels will be available at the entrance and exit of the parking lots. Should someone be leaving their donation ahead of you, please stay in your car until the car ahead of you exit the parking lot. 

Nonperishable food item wish list:
§     Peanut butter
§     Low-sodium soup
§     Canned fruit
§     Canned vegetables
§     Meals in a can, such as chili, beef stew, spaghetti
§     Brown rice
§     Regular and whole wheat pastas and pasta sauce
§     Low sugar cereal and oatmeal
§     Healthy snacks
§     Nuts
§     Oils and vinegars
§     Canned chicken, salmon, and tuna

Thanks to everyone who is donating on these Adoration Sundays! We've been able to restock the Parish Pantry, and offer extra food to SOME and Shepherd's Table.

Holy Week with Archbishop Gregory

As the Archdiocese of Washington continues to adhere to the guidelines to practice social distancing in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, public Masses during Holy Week are suspended. However, please join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we come together to celebrate this Holy Season by viewing live-stream services celebrated by Archbishop Gregory on the Archdiocese of Washington’s Facebook page.

§   Palm Sunday, April 5, at 9:45 am—Archbishop Gregory will celebrate the Palm Sunday Mass
§   Holy Thursday, April 9, at 5:30 pm—Archbishop Gregory will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
§   Good Friday, April 10, at 1 pm—Archbishop Gregory will celebrate the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
§   Holy Saturday, April 11, at 8 pm—Archbishop Gregory will preside over the Easter Vigil Mass
§   EASTER Sunday, April 12, at 10 am—Archbishop Gregory will celebrate from the Cathedral

Let us continue to hold each other in prayer during these challenging days.

July 2020

SJE Monday Night Rosary

Please join your fellow parishioners in praying the Rosary every Monday night at 7 pm.  Let us pray with confidence and bring our petitions to Our Mother for her intercession.  Please dial 1.480.660.5340 and enter conference code 474424 when prompted.  If you need a copy of the Rosary Prayer Booklet, please contact Jay at

SJE Bible Study -- Books of Wisdom

Sister Katie Mindling, RSM, will be offering a bi-weekly study of the Books of Wisdom starting on Wednesday, April 15th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  If you are interested, please contact Sister Katie at by Easter Sunday for details.  Sister will provide a pdf file of all the necessary materials.



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