News & Events at St. John School

One of the best parts of my job is attending the school’s weekly Mass. What other job includes an hour to pray and celebrate the Eucharist every week! I am always so proud of our students. The choir, lectors, and altar servers do an amazing job. I love sharing pictures and videos of the Mass on our school Facebook page.

I want to thank some of the people who make this beautiful experience possible. I love to watch our pastor, Fr. Jeff, give the homily. It is so evident that he loves our students and loves sharing his faith with them.

Lisa Roush, St. John Parish Music Director, accompanies the choir and is a huge support for our music teacher, Alison Koelper. Ms. Koelper manages to have a different mix of students leading our music every week.

The Masses are planned in religion classes. Bill Modrzynski, Pat Domann, Cara Johnson, Michelle Powell, RoseAnn Huber, Terri Broadwell, Jennie Setili, and Bre Roberts do such an amazing job of planning Masses and preparing their students for the many “jobs” included in the Mass.

Nancy Jones, parishioner and friend of St. John, serves as our Sacristan. She prepares the elements for communion and helps the altar servers get ready for the Mass. She also sits with Ms. Robert’s kindergarten class and helps them stay focused.

For our peace of mind and to provide security, we have two school parents who provide a watchful eye on the doors. Jeff Jenicke sits at the North door and Jimmy McDonald at the West door.

Last of all, there are all the students, teachers, parents, friends, and relatives who gather to celebrate every week. It is an amazing experience and I invite all of you to join us.

     –Pat Newton

St. John Garage Sale

Saturday, April 1, 8:00am–1:00pm
Please help us with our school garage sale. We need lots of good items to sell on April 1. We are accepting all items in good shape, but please no adult clothing or large TV sets. Items may be brought to school March 27–31. Contact Amy Cast at for more details.

St. John Trivia Night

Friday, April 21, Doors open at 6:30pm, First Question at 7:00pm
Put together your team for a fun night of trivia on April 21 at St. John School in the St. Bosco Room. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as part of this fundraiser. If you don’t have a team, we can put you with one.

For Korean Students

Guardian EDU., Inc. is our Exclusive endorsed Korean partner for St. John Catholic School. For more information, interested students, parents or agencies in Korea and other Asian countries should contact Peter Jeewan Jang, President of Guardian EDU. Mid-USA at or at USA Phone 913-226-2149 or at Korean Direct 070-7885-5222. They will handle prescreening and application processing to St. John School admission and act as students legal guardian while students are studying at St. John community.

“Above all, the teaching of the faith and assurance of Jesus’ love is the most important part of St. John School.

It is a privilege for us as staff to share our faith, pray, sing songs of praise, celebrate the liturgical seasons of the year, and attend school Mass with our students.

This is who we are.”

— Pat Newton, Principal