St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS

St. John Stewardship Campaign


Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Mass and Blessing of Food

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be offered at 9:00 a.m. at St. John on Thursday, November 26. You are welcome to bring a food item to Mass to receive a special blessing for your meal.

Please note, the Simon Parish Center will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27.

Prepare Your Hearts: A night of art and prayer at St. John

December 2, 2015; 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Free and open to everyone

To help kick off the Advent season, join your St. John and Lawrence community for a fantastic night of praise and worship. Mike Debus, live art performance painter, will be taking us through an amazing evening of prayer and reflection on canvas.

Mike’s performance, joined with live music from St. John musicians, will be sure to help you start off your Advent season with an open heart ready to greet Jesus when He comes to us on Christmas day. All are welcome to join!

Click here to visit Mike’s website and learn more about his work.

Reconciliation will also be available in the Padre Pio chapel from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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: