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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


Be part of St. John Small Groups!

Lent Information

Stations of the Cross will be every Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Reconciliation Times During Lent: Mon. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Wed. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Beloved Marriage Enrichment Course Perfect for Lent!

St. John will offer an exciting opportunity for couples to have a date night and time to renew their marriage. The Augustine Institute course Beloved will begin on Feb. 8 and take place over 6 sessions. You can come early 6:30-7:00 p.m. and eat a catered dinner ($10 per person includes dinner, drinks, and dessert) or come at 7 p.m. and eat while you listen to engaging videos and spend time talking with your spouse.

Understanding the true meaning of marriage is one thing, living it out is another. Beloved: Living Marriage examines the day-to-day challenges of being united as husband and wife, while maintaining individuality. Beloved shows how to put faith at the center of your marriage.

Dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22

Location: St. John School Bosco Room-lower level

Time: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Optional Dinner

7pm – 830p.m. – Session

All are welcome! Invite your friends. Please RSVP to Samantha Romero at sromero@saint-johns.net or (785) 843.0109.

Altar Servers Needed

Additional altar servers are needed for the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass, 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Sunday Masses. This is an important ministry and a wonderful opportunity for the youth of our parish to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist. If your son/daughter has been trained and willing to be scheduled for one of these Mass times, please contact Amanda Sellet, altar server scheduler, at asellet@msn.com

2017-2018 Stewardship covenant

Justice Matters

If you haven’t yet “blessed” your new calendars, 2018 schedules and clocks you still have time to add some very important dates and times. Here are just a few suggestions:

Monday, March 5
, 6:45 pm in Bosco Room in St. John School This is a St. John Justice Matters network meeting for all team leaders and network members. Our pastor, Fr.
Jeff Ernst, and Bill Scholl from the Archdiocesan offices will be with us to share how we fit into the scriptural call to do justice from Micah 6:8; from Jesus’ imperative of doing justice in Matthew 23:23; from Catholic teachings on social justice, Pope Francis’ support of popular movements and from our parish mission statement. Interested parishioners who are not members of Justice Matters are welcome to participate.
April 9 : Solutions Briefing, First Presbyterian
May 7: Nehemiah Action Assembly, Lied Center
June 11: Celebration & Investment Drive
Mark your calendars. Save the dates. Join in working for justice.

For more information or to volunteer to help with opposing the jail expansion and/or to support the crisis center
contact Pat Lechtenberg plek10berg@aol.com or the JM website www.justicemattersinkansas.org

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.

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.


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry!

Join St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 1372 as they host the Lenten Fish Fry. This will begin on Friday, February 16 through March 23, from 5-7 p.m. Dinners will be served in the church basement. Menu: fish tacos, fried catfish, baked tilapia, veggie lasagna, mac-n-cheese and shrimp** Meals range in price from $6 to $10

** March 2 and 9, 2018

Men of St. John

The Men of St. John are presenting The Bible and the Sacraments, based on the work of world-renowned theologian Dr. Scott Hahn. Presented by popular speaker and author Matthew Leonard, the deep mysteries and truths of the sacraments come alive in a whole new way. This eleven week program will start Wednesday, January 10, and meet every Wednesday. Breakfast at 6:00 am, a short video at 6:30 am with discussion. Please join us for faith, fellowship, and breakfast. This is a men’s ministry.

Queen of Peace Prayer Group

Besiege Heaven with Prayer: Storm Heaven with the Rosary—Join us each Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the church for one hour. We pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers. “When two or more are joined together, Our Lord is there with us.” The world needs prayer warriors! Please use the link below to see how you can become one.

St. Monica’s Prayer Group

This prayer group meets every Monday at 12:00 noon in the Padre Pio Chapel to pray for our children and grandchildren. In addition to the prayers to St. Monica, we pray the rosary and other prayers for special.

st john on tap

Want to dig deep into your Catholic Faith? Want to have challenging theological and philosophical conversation about what it means to be a Catholic? This is the place for you! St. John on Tap will be return in 2018. All events are from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Bosco Room in the school. Dates are January 12, February 9, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 8.

Winter class with father barnabas

Father Barnabas will begin teaching his next class in early 2018 to help Catholics better understand the role of angels in our faith. If you would like to learn more, join Father beginning January 2 at 7:00-8:15 pm in the Church basement.
We will use the Book Angels of God: The Bible, The Church and the Heavenly Hosts by Mike Aquilina. Class dates are 2, 9, 23 of January, 6 and 27 of February, and March 6 and 13. All classes are 7:00-8:15 pm in the Church Basement.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus meet the 2nd Thursday of each month in the basement of St. John. Social and dinner provided by the Knights begins at 6:30pm. The meeting begins at 7pm.

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.



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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