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Discover Fauquier December 2019
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~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
"Never ask, and never say `no' when you
are asked. It leaves the Holy Spirit to be
part of the project."--Bishop John J.
Russell, Catholic Diocese o f Richmond
After nine years as a pastor at St.
John the Evangelist Catholic Church in
Warrenton, Father James Gould was
asked to move to a Loudoun County
The request came from the Catholic
Diocese of Arlington, which includes
nearly 70 parishes spread across the 21
northern-most counties in Virginia. Prior
to arriving in Warrenton, Father Gould
served at St. Raymond of Peņafort
Roman Catholic Church in Springfi eld
and held various other roles, some
of which continue to this day, such as
serving as chaplain for the Catholic
Medical Association.
"The beauty of a priest's life is you can
pick up and go anywhere, anytime,"
Father Gould says. Priests don't choose
where they go, so when he got the call
from the Diocese, he didn't hesitate to
prepare for the move.
He refl ects on his time here with great
joy, noting that the St. John community
has grown in both members and
activity during his tenure. "We have
a tremendous group of enthusiastic
volunteers," he says. "I'll miss the
wonderful people of this parish and
much more."
"One of the great hidden secrets of St.
John is the Spanish community," says
Father Gould, adding, "The Hispanics
who attend the service on Saturday
night are a happy, healthy, and holy
people. (See a related article on an
upcoming feast day on page 8.)
His favorite parish experience occurred
in 2012, following Hurricane Sandy.
Prompted fi rst by his own mother to
do something to help hurricane victims
on Staten Island, New York, Father
Gould preached about them during the
weekend of November 3­4 that year,
and the response was immediate.
Within days, donations fi lled more than
900 boxes with clothing, blankets, non-
perishable food, bottled water, diapers,
fl ashlights, batteries, paper products,
and cleaning supplies, which Knights
of Columbus volunteers loaded into
three trucks and two vans. The caravan
arrived on Staten Island on November
12, making several stops. He distinctly
recalls being in one area where the
waters had risen so high that boats
fl oated up on land while cars washed
away. He was deeply moved when
mothers with young children came out
of apartment buildings, begging to have
some of their supplies.
Father Gould has had plenty of
memorable experiences here in
Warrenton as well and has built
relationships far beyond the walls of
the church, from law enforcement and
political fi gures to local businesses and
individuals from many other churches.
He's grateful to the Fauquier County
Sheriff's Department for allowing him
to be involved in a prison ministry. He
was touched when after announcing he
was moving to another parish, several
prisoners, guards, and the sheriff
presented him with a book of notes of
appreciation for him.
"I'll miss my high school kids," he
says, recalling teaching CCD religious
education classes to countless teens. "I'll
miss the Mayor (Carter Nevill), the most
honest man on Main Street." Revealing
his great sense of humor, Father
Gould says, "I'll miss the Protestant
ministers when we occasionally joined
for lunch. I often asked if they were
`happy little Protestants today' and often
encouraged one to become a Catholic
priest. When he said I would have made
a good Protestant minister, I demurred,
saying I was too rebellious!"
He'll miss his favorite local hangout
too--Joe and Vinnie's pizza. He
remembers sharing a pizza with Vinnie
one Christmas Eve prior to attending
Midnight Mass--and giving him a
picture of Pope Francis to put over his
cash register!
Father Gould and his faithful 13-year-
old Golden Retriever, Rex, left for St.
Francis de Sales Catholic Church in
Purcellville on November 14. "Everyone
will forget me, but they'll remember
Rex," he says. Considering all the lives
Father Gould has impacted in the past
nine years, it's unlikely anyone will
forget him! Godspeed, Father Gould.
Farewell to Father Gould
of St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church