St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

St. John School on PBS

St. John School was featured on KTWU’s Sunflower Journeys as part of a larger story about the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) and outdoor education. The school is highlighted during the first eight minutes (along with some other KACEE projects). There is some great footage of the SJ Student Green Team planting the gardens that were donated by Westar Energy last spring. See the video below!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Night Study: The Acts of the Apostles

with Fr. Barnabas
Next Class: Tuesday, October 28th (Encore session Friday morning)

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.

The Franciscan Journey

with Fr. Mike
Next Class: Tuesday, November 4th

This Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m., Fr. Mike will continue teaching his ongoing course on Franciscan living. The course is scheduled to meet the first Tuesday of every month and will meet in the Church Basement unless designated otherwise.

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.

Please Volunteer to Help Our Youth!

Hello parishioners,

The youth in the parish need your help! There are two ways you can volunteer!

  1. We need two-three coordinators to help prep/serve/clean up the food for the Confirmation student-sponsor day of reflection on November 9. Please consider helping us with this unique opportunity! Contact Jen Meitl Conrad, youth minister, if you might be able to help us in this way: We will be serving the food at around 12noon, so will need coordinating/serving/cleaning folks from about 10:30am-1:30pm. We will also need chilis, breads and cookies to be made/dropped off on November 9. Sign up to prepare/bring food can be found here: Day of Reflection Volunteer Sign Up.
  2. We need sanitizing spray, paper towels and cans of soda (Shasta and non-diet is best) for the St. Bosco room! Please drop off any donations either in the St. Bosco room or in the Parish Offices. Thanks in advance for your donations to keep the St. Bosco Room clean and our youth well hydrated (and caffeinated)!

Thank you for your continued service to this ministry!


Jen Meitl Conrad and Samantha Romero

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