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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

News & Events

TED TALK: Pope Francis

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.” You can see a full transcript of the talk here.

You can see the entire 18-minute talk with subtitles below, or click here for the TED Talks website.

You can also listen to an English translation of the audio version of the talk here:

2017 Sacred Triduum: Image Gallery

Click here to see a gallery of images from some of this year’s Triduum observances at St. John, including the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), the lighting of the Paschal candle, and welcoming new members into our faith community at the Easter Vigil: 2017 Sacred Triduum Image Gallery

Living in Love Retreat @ St. John

Married Couples: St. John will host the Living in Love Marriage Retreat on June 10-11. This weekend retreat is open to all married couples! Invite your friends! Living in Love is an exciting day and a half parish based retreat workshop designed to energize the romance and renew the joy of being in love. The cost is $70 per couple. To register please visit www.archkck.org/LivingInLove or contact Mary Anne Kierl at the Archdiocese at 913-647-0345 for information.

The Marriage Course @ St. John

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, June 1, 6:30pm
St. John is offering an exciting opportunity for couples to have a date night and time to renew/refresh their marriage. The Marriage Course continues on March 30, with seven sessions in all. Couples, it’s not too late to join in! You can come early 6:30-7:00 p.m, and eat a catered dinner or come at 7 p.m, and eat while you listen to engaging videos and spend time talking with your spouse (no large group sharing!).
Click here for more information on the celebration and a list of suggested donations!

A New Class with Fr. Barnabas …Coming this Fall

The Life of Christians in the Early Roman Empire
Life was dangerous for the earliest Christians. Unless they agreed to worship the gods of Rome, they could not work and would be persecuted. So how did this “small, despised and illegal Jewish cult” of a few thousand members grow to the point that it would become the dominant cultural force in Rome by 325 A.D.? How that all happened will be the subject of Fr. Barnabas’s next class beginning in September.
Click here for more information and to see the course materials.

Call to Share: Giving is a Holy Act

Your support is critical to the success of the Archbishop’s Call to Share appeal and its many ministries and services! This year’s Archdiocesan goal is $5,355,000. Our parish portion of this goal is $92,730.00. Gifts of any amount are welcome, although if you are not doing so already, please consider a gift of a dollar a day ($365) or more. Your gift will make everything possible. Please fill out a pledge envelope today or donate online at www.calltoshare.org

To watch the Archbishop’s video (or listen or read a transcript) and for more information, click here: www.sjevangelist.com/acts

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


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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 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office Address

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

Phone & Email

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