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There are many opportunities to enter into prayer at St. John, and we encourage you to do so! Weekly prayer groups, daily Eucharistic adoration, seasonal services and more are available for anyone wishing to deepen their relationship with the Lord. Of course, the highest form of prayer is the celebration of Mass, which is available every day at St. John. Here are some more ways you can enrich you prayer life at our parish!

Daily Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is one-on-one time with the One we love the most! A time to further that personal friendship and devotion to Jesus, present in the Eucharist and displayed before us for us to adore. How fortunate and blessed we are! Adoration is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. each day in the Padre Pio Chapel. You may come adore at any time (you do not have to sign up for a time slot ahead of time), but scheduling an hour a week helps us insure that someone is present in the chapel at all times. If you have questions, want to sign up for an hour, or would like to sign up as a substitute, please contact Ellen Sickinger.


Ellen Sickinger |

Reservoir Adoration

We all long to be immersed in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to be filled with God’s grace as water gathers in a reservoir, only to be used later for greater things. On the first Wednesday of every month during the academic year come spend an hour before the Blessed Sacrament and experience mercy and grace in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Reservoir Adoration takes place in St. John Church from 7:30–8:30 p.m. Everybody is invited to take part in this hour of prayer, accompanied by music and times of silence.

Queen of Peace Prayer Group

The Queen of Peace Prayer Group meets every Wednesday from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in St. John Church. The Queen of Peace Prayer Group is committed to responding to the Blessed Mother’s call at Medjugorje to pray from the heart to bring about her plan for peace in the world. The hour begins with prayer, then a rosary is said, along with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Everyone is welcome.


Virginia Short | (785) 843-4461 |

St. Monica’s Prayer Group

This group meets from Noon to12:45 p.m. in St. John Church on Mondays. The group prays the rosary for the intention of children and for special intentions. A special prayer for cancer victims included. All parishioners are invited to participate. Come as you are. Come when you can.


Jean O’Toole | (785) 843-2145 |

Women’s Prayer and Reflection Group

The Women’s Prayer and Reflection group meets on the first Tuesday of the month to study Biblical women and the third Tuesday of the month to study Women Saints. Join us any time, no preparation necessary. We will meet in the parish office during the summer at 7:00 p.m.


Beth Fox | (785) 840-5561
Sophia Compton | (785) 727-5784

Spanish Rosary

This group meets in the Church for a Spanish Rosary on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Everyone (including non-Spanish speakers!) is invited.


Maria Mota | (785) 218-1511 |

Prayer Chain

Our parish has a group of 30 men and women who have volunteered and are committed to pray for your intentions. We are always looking for additional volunteers to assist with this ministry. If you have a special intention you would wish to add to the prayer chain, or if you would like to join others in this ministry (that you can do from your home) please contact Lois Mersmann.


Lois Mersmann | (785) 843-0109 |

Seasonal Events

Throughout the year there will be even more opportunities for prayer at St. John, including Lenten and Advent penance services, Taize services, special guest speakers, classes, retreats, and more. Check the website and the bulletin for upcoming events, which will be posted as soon as they are on our schedule!

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;
it is a simple look turned toward heaven;
it is a cry of recognition and of love,
embracing both trial and joy."

–St. Therese of Lisieux