St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

Upcoming Events

First Communion: May 3-4

This weekend we will have many students receiving their first communon at St. John! On Saturday, May 3, second grade students will receive their first communion at the 4:30 p.m. Mass and a special 6:30 p.m. Mass. On Sunday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. students in teh Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program will be receiving their first communion. Congratualtions to all of these students on entering the fullness of the Eucharist!

A note to 4:30 p.m. Mass attendees: Mass on May 3 will most likely be very full, with space reserved for the families of those receiving first communion. You may want to make plans to attend a different Mass this weekend.

Reservoir: Adoration

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

Vacation Bible School 2014: The Vatican Express!

It’s that time of year again! Time to sign up for Vacation Bible School at St. John the Evangelist. The high school leadership team and middle school guides will be assisting with Vacation Bible School; they are excited to take kids on the Vatican Express!!

Registration forms and payments will be due by May 22nd and can be found here:

Vacation Bible School Registration Form

Registration for registered St. John parishioners is $30 per child, with a $90 maximum payment. For non-registered individuals, the cost will be $50 per child. Checks can be made out to St. John with “VBS” in the memo line. Sign up for the fun today!

Questions? Email Lois at

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