St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS


Upcoming Events

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 30
Daily Mass will be held at its normal time, 7:30am, in the church.

Tuesday, March 31
Daily Mass will be held at its normal time, 7:30am, in the church.
There will be a Seder Meal in the church basement at 6:30pm. All are welcome, and we ask that you bring one canned food item for a food drive. Please make a reservation by calling the St. John office at (785) 843-0109.

Wednesday, April 1
Daily Mass will be held at its normal time, 7:30am, in the church.
Reservoir Adoration will be held in the church from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Reconciliation will be available in the Padre Pio Chapel from 11:00am-1:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm.

Thursday, April 2
Chant Morning Prayer will be held at 7:30am in the church.
There will be a reenactment of the Stations of the Cross by students of St. John at 8:30am in the church. All are welcome!
Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be held at 7:30pm in the church.

Friday, April 3
The church offices and St. John School will be closed.
Chant Morning Prayer will be held at 7:30am in the church.
Divine Mercy Chaplet will be held at 2:45pm in the church.
All are invited to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 2:45 pm on Good Friday and for the following 8 days at St. John.
Stations of the Cross will be held at 3:00pm in the church.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be held at 7:30pm in the church.

Saturday, April 4
Chant Morning Prayer will be held at 8:00am in the church.
Please come help decorate the church for Easter at 8:30am.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00am. All are welcome!
Blessing of Food at 11:00am in the church.
Divine Mercy Chaplet will be held at 3:00pm in the church.
Easter Vigil Mass will be held at 8:30pm in the church.
Note: There will be no 4:30pm Mass.

Sunday, April 5
Mass times for Easter Sunday are:
7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm (in Spanish), and 5:00pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet will be held at 3:00pm in the church.

Reservoir: Adoration

Come experience the presence of Christ in a celebration of Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, April 1, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the church. Bring along any prayer materials you would like, and prepare to give yourself to God through an hour of prayer, music, and meditation.

Justice Matters

Justice Matters was established on November 10, 2014 after over 18 months of efforts to form an interfaith network to address issues of concern in the Lawrence community. Twenty faith groups held over 100 house conversations from which 12 issues of concern were identified. Besides naming and forming the organization by electing the executive committee and adopting bylaws, the assembly of over 450 network members selected 3 of the issues to take priority for action this year: Mental Health, Housing, and Children.

Read more about Justice Matters by clicking here.


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 cdenning@saint-johns.net 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 cdenning@saint-johns.net.


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!