Welcome to
  St. John

WEEKEND MASS TIMES:   4:30pm (Sat.)   7:00am   8:30am   11:00am   2:00pm (Spanish)   5:00pm

DAILY MASS:   Monday-Friday 7:30am,  Saturday 8:00am         RECONCILIATION:   Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm; Saturday 3:00-4:00pm


Parish Office: location & hours

The Parish Office will be temporarily located at 200 W. 13th St until construction work is completed. Walk-in hours at this location are 8:30 to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

Coming Soon: St. John School Benefit Auction

Mark your calendars for this year’s Benefit Auction: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 5:30–10:00 p.m. Tickets: $100 per person and proceeds go to benefit St. John School.
Anyone looking for a way to support the St. John Benefit Auction (other than attending, of course!) may help in any of three ways: become an auction underwriter, donate an item to be auctioned, or purchase advertising space in the auction catalog.
To purchase tickets or print off an auction item donation form, click here!

Giving: Our Hope Foundation

St. John is launching a program of planned giving called “Our Hope Foundation” to provide an opportunity for St. John parishioners to support the long-term ministry and mission of our church. This program includes a number of ways for our parishioners to benefit their church in the distribution of their assets regardless of age or stage toward retirement. Many people who are approaching retirement may benefit from a strategy that provides a lifetime retirement income, tax deduction, and a gift to the church and/or school. For more information, please visit the Our Hope Foundation webpage.

Volunteer: Oktoberfest

Do you want to learn how to cook our tasty German food? Would you like to join the planning and preparation for the event? Do you want to help out during Oktoberfest? We are always looking for new friends to join the committee or cooking crew or just volunteer at the event. Call Angie Evers at (785) 550-0411 to find out how you can get involved or visit http://signup.com/go/VQrKLno to sign up online. SIGNUP TABLES ARE AVAILABLE AFTER ALL MASSES. Please stop by.

Now Enrolling: Religious education

Religious Education meets every Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45. The first class is October 1. To download an enrollment form and view the class schedule, click here.

Download RE Form & View Schedule

Justice matters: House Meetings

Participate in one of the house meetings now until the middle of October. The meetings will be approximately 90 minutes long and will strongly focus on affordable housing and restorative justice in our schools and in our criminal justice system.

House Conversation Dates and Times
Pat Lechtenberg Sunday, September 10 at 3 pm 1701 Barker Avenue plek10berg@aol.com
Pat Lechtenberg and Ruth Entwistle Sunday, September 10 at 6:30 pm 1701 Barker Avenue
Vicki McMurray Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 am
Vicki McMurray Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 am
Ruth Entwistle Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm Ruth Entwistle/Bob Brill’s house 532 Millstone, 785-832- 2279.
Jean Drumm Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm 233 N. 4th St. jdrumm077@gmail.com
Carol von Tersch Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 pm Lawrence Public Library
Nancy Hope Sunday, October 1 at 3:30 pm 741 New Jersey St.
Carol von Tersch Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 pm at 919 E976 Rd.  Lawrence, KS  66047

Video: How do I become catholic?

Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic but didn’t know how? This short video explores the process for unbaptized and baptized persons seeking to become Catholic or learn more about the Catholic faith.


K of C Golf Classic

The 2nd Annual Knights of Columbus Council #1372 Golf Classic will be Friday, September 22, at Eagle Bend Golf Course. This event is open to men and women and will be $100 per golfer, $380 per team. Entry includes round of golf, cart, gift/snack bag, beverage ticket, and entry to awards ceremony located at Outlet Park. Contact Justin Fox @ jmfox3101@gmail.com to learn more or register your team.

St. John Café

We are starting up another year of St. John Café! Please join us on September 24th after the 8:30 Mass in the Bosco Room. Expect good coffee, pastries, and engaging conversation on the Catholic faith moderated by one of our parish priests.

St. John Oktoberfest

This year’s Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 30 from 4-10pm. Come enjoy great food, great beer, and lots of fun! To volunteer at the event, sign up here

A New Class: The Life of Christians in the Early Roman Empire

Father Barnabas offers a series of classes on the life and times of early Christians. The class dates are the following: October 3, 10, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12. All classes will be in the church basement from 7pm – 8:15pm.
Click here for more information and to see the course materials.

Get to Know St. John Parish

The latest St. John Stewardship Campaign video highlights the many parish ministries and members of the parish community that make St. John such a great place to worship, learn, work, and grow. Play the video above to see for yourself all our parish has to offer!

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Students from preschool through grade five are currently taking part in Vacation Bible School at St. John. The theme this year: Parachute with the Angels! Students will “land right on target” as they explore the life of St. Catherine Labouré and other great figures of our faith!

St. John Parish Staff

Weekly Bulletin



Let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.


Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass Times




2:00pm (SPANISH)

Daily Mass Times






In the Padre Pio Chapel
(Inside the North Church Entrance)





By Appointment

Fr. Jeff:


Fr. Barnabas:


Parish Office:

(785) 843-0109


Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.


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Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.



For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.



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Mass Times

Saturday at 4:30pm
Sundays at 7am, 8:30am, 11am,
2pm (Spanish)
and 5pm


In the Padre Pio Chapel
Wednesdays: 11am-12pm, 7-8pm
Saturdays: 3-4pm

Church Address

1234 Kentucky St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 843-0109

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm

Office Address

Saint John the Evangelist
(Simon Parish Center)
1229 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone & Email

(785) 843-0109

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