St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

Upcoming Events

Reservoir: Adoration

Come experience the presence of Christ in a celebration of Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, September 3rd, 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.

Grocery Card & Trash Bag Sale

On the weekend of September 13-14, grocery cards and garbage bags will be sold after all Masses (except the 1:00pm Sunday Mass). Cards and bags will be sold outside the Padre Pio Chapel by the north entrance of the church.

For more information, or to pre-order and have your grocery cards/garbage bags waiting for you for a quick pick up before or after your choice of Mass this weekend, visit the Grocery Card Pre-Order Page.

Oktoberfest is Coming!

Saturday, September 27

It’s time again for St. John’s Oktoberfest! Join us on Saturday, September 27, 4-10pm for German food, beer, music, and dancing! And please volunteer to help at the event. We are using VolunteerSpot online sign-ups this year to organize our volunteers.

Please sign up for St. John’s Oktoberfest – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
  2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone, but if you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Angie Evers, (785) 550-0411 to be signed up manually or if you have any questions.

Tuesday Night Study: The Acts of the Apostles

with Fr. Barnabas

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 first class will be on the evening of Tuesday, September 9th. Please RSVP to Sr. Marcella in the Simon Parish Center if you are interested in attending: this way we will know how many books to have on hand! You can get in touch by phone or email: (785) 843-0109 or

Christ Renews His Parish

The next round of Christ Renews His Parish men’s and women’s retreats are coming in September. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in faith and fellowship with others in our parish!

The men’s retreat will be the weekend of September 6-7, and the women’s retreat will be the weekend of September 20-21 at St. John. Consider this your invitation!

Click here for program and registration 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