St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

The Franciscan Journey

This Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m., Fr. Mike will continue teaching his ongoing course on Franciscan living. The class will meet in Room 205 of St. John School.

This course will deepen your understanding of Franciscan thought and how elements of Franciscan thought can be applied to decision making and actions we perform in our day‐to‐day living. You will gain a deeper understanding concerning how the teachings of Francis of Assisi of the 13th century have relevance for us today and why his teachings have survived for 800 years.

Come learn how the example of St. Francis has impacted the lives of fellow parishioners as you study and grow together in your appreciation of St. Francis and what his example can offer you. The hour long presentation will include input from Fr. Mike, time for discussion, and close with a short prayer service.

Reservoir Adoration

Come experience the presence of Christ in a celebration of Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, May 4th, from 7:00-8:00 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.

The sacrament of reconciliation will also be available during this time in the Padre Pio chapel. This will be the final Reservoir Adoration of the school year.

Vacation Bible School: June 6-10, 2016

Attention all families! Registration is now available for this year’s Vacation Bible School: “Parachute with the Angels.” VBS will be held from June 6-10 at St. John School, and will be put on by the high school and middle school students. Get excited to learn about your guardian angel and St. Catherine of Laboure!

Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Jubilee of Mercy

How can we show others the mercy of God? We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God’s mercy. Click below to explore the different ways that you can live out that mercy every day!

Archdiocese of KCK Resources

USCCB Year of Mercy Resources

Vatican Jubilee of Mercy Site

St. John Stewardship Campaign


Annual St. John Stewardship Report

A message from Fr. Jeff:

Dear Parishioners,

This annual stewardship report is provided to you to help you better understand both our mission as a parish community, and how your prayers, your annual giving, and your personal involvement in our various ministries has helped us to support that mission. I wish to express my gratitude to the parishioners who continue to support this parish through the sharing of their God given gifts of prayer, generosity, and service. Each and every gift is important to the mission of the parish…
(Click here to continue reading the full report)

RCIA at St. John

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the catechetical and sacramental process for those who wish to join the Catholic Church. RCIA class meets from 7:00—8:45 p.m. in the social hall beneath the church. Everyone is invited to attend—even if you already belong to the Catholic Church!

Click here to see a full schedule of topics.

Contact Michael Podrebarac, RCIA Coordinator, for more information at or (913) 647-0330.

On the Care for our Common Home

Last week, Pope Francis released his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. To help Catholics better understand Pope Francis’s letter and the Catholic Social Teaching theme of Care for Creation the Office for Social Justice has compiled links on its homepage to some great resources including: discussion guides and commentary. You can find the encyclical and the resources by visiting them at: