St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

Upcoming Events

Fr. Jeff’s Installation Mass with Archbishop Naumann

Fr. Jeff will officially be installed as the pastor of St. John parish by Archbishop Naumann on Saturday, November 15, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass.

There will be a dinner following mass at Holiday Inn Convention Center at 200 McDonald Drive. Please RSVP to the office at (785) 843-0109 if you plan on attending the dinner. All parish members are welcome!

Farewell Open House for Sister Marcella

Please join us as we celebrate Sr. Marcella and her many dedicated years of service to St. John and the greater Lawrence community.

We will have an Open House for Sr. Marcella in the St. Bosco Room of St. John Catholic School on Sunday, November 16, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Stop in any time…All are welcome! Finger food and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday Night Study: The Acts of the Apostles

with Fr. Barnabas
Next Class: Tuesday, November 25th
(There will be no encore session on Friday this week)

Join Fr. Barnabas on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the months this fall as we study the church-its early mission and its mission today–through the Acts of the Apostles.

The class will use William Kurz’s book. Tuesday night classes will be held in the church basement and begin at 7:00 p.m. Encore sessions will be given on the following Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Bosco room of the school. A December session has been added! Everybody is invited to attend Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. with an encore session on the morning of Friday, December 12th.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the ritual and catechetical process for those adults discerning the call to be baptized or (for those already baptized) the call to full communion with the Catholic Church.

St. John’s RCIA meets each Monday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the social hall beneath the church. Please come and join us!  

Contact Michael Podrebarac, RCIA Coordinator,, for more information.

Online Giving

We are pleased to announce that we will be using a new system for our automatic tithing withdrawals. It is called Online Giving, and it will give you complete control over managing your automatic tithing to St. John.

If you are currently giving via automatic withdrawals from your checking account or credit card, switching to Online Giving is a two-step process. Step one is to set up an account with Online Giving, which can be done by clicking on the icon below:

Step two is to email Cris Denning at or call Cris at (785) 843-0109 and request that your tithing account be transferred to Online Giving. Once this transfer is complete in our system you will receive an email from St. John the Evangelist with instructions on how to complete your account set-up.

If you do not currently have automatic withdrawals for your tithing, then please consider enrolling in this new Online Giving program. It is convenient and safe! Just click on the Online Giving icon above.

When you participate your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays!

If you have any questions please contact Cris Denning by phone at (785) 843-0109 or by email at

St. John Stewardship: I Am St. John

St. John Stewardship Covenant Renewal is here! Thank you to all for prayerfully discerning and completing a new Stewardship Packet for your prayer, generosity, and service to the parish.

The Stewardship Packets are available the back of the church. The packets are alphabetical by last name. This package will have your renewal forms in it. We would like to have all of your forms back to the parish by December 31, 2014. You can put these in the collection basket, drop/mail to the Parish Office, or send via backpack mail.

All of the Stewardship forms are also available for download here: 2015 St. John Stewardship.

A special thank you to Rachel Myslivy for her incredibly hard work on the Stewardship Video. Thank you to all parish members for your continued prayer, generosity and service to St. John!