Join us in our Chapel and for our outdoor celebration of the Mass as we join together as a parish community located in Southwood. We look forward to meeting you and your family very soon.

Join us for a three-part Lenten reflection on the Temptations of Christ. 

Join me on March 8, 15 & 22 at 6 PM in the Chapel. These reflections will include thirty minutes of adoration, except on 3/15 since it will also include our Holy Hour of Praise and Worship and a Lenten Penance Service. For more information please email [email protected]

Fr. Tom Dillon

St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel


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Holy Eucharist

Sunday Morning, 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM (all year)

Monday & Friday Morning, 7:15 AM* Will change during Lent.

Occasional Weekdays (varies during the school year – see calendar or call 850.201.5744)

See Lenten schedule below.


By Appointment – please contact Fr. Tom Dillon to schedule a time

Lenten Schedule

We will begin a new weekly Mass schedule starting after Ash Wednesday.

Monday: 7:15 AM

Tuesday: 9 AM

Wednesday: 10 AM*

Thursday: 7:15 AM

*with the students, faculty & staff of St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Ash Wednesday: 10 AM & 6 PM

Penance Service: March 15th

Holy Thursday: 7 PM

Adoration 8 PM-12 AM

Good Friday: 3 PM

Stations of the Cross every Friday at 3:15 PM* *except for Good Friday

The Three Temptations of Christ Reflections

March 8th, 15th*, 22nd: 6 PM

March 15th will include a penance service & holy hour including adoration.

Funeral Masses


Funeral Mass for Manuela Mellado Moore 

March 11, 2023

11:00 AM

A Country Rose Florist

Rite of Committal & burial to follow.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA



Get involved at the Chapel by joining one of our ministries! To learn more, or to access the schedule, please visit our Ministries page.


Hello, I’m Fr. Tom and I serve as Pastor at the St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel. It is our goal to spread the Good News throughout the community where we are all about sharpening minds, shaping hearts and helping each other to encounter Christ in our daily lives.

At the St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel, we endeavor to provide our parishioners, SJPII CHS students and their families, and all newcomers with opportunities to encounter Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the overwhelming love of God our Father. Praying together and building authentic community is our mission in spreading out to our wider community. Weekly Mass on Sundays, regular Adoration of the Eucharist with praise and worship, daily mass throughout the week along with community events and seminars are among just a few of the opportunities that we provide. 

Come and join as we build the kingdom of God in the here and now. All are welcome.

Blessings in Christ,
Fr. Tom Dillon


Listen to Father Tom’s Most Recent Homily HERE.



The St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel is thankful for your support. Online giving allows you to make contributions to the Chapel without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.  Please enter the amount of your contribution in the box for our offertory or Chapel Renovation Fund. Thank you and God bless you.

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