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1234 Kentucky | Lawrence, Kansas

Ash Wednesday Masses

Wednesday, February 6 at 7am, 12:10pm, and 7pm


Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent: Feb 8, 15, 22, 29, and Mar 7, 14  at 7pm

Good Friday: March 21 at 3pm


Lenten Dinners

Fridays during Lent: 5pm-7pm in Church Basement      print menu here

Good Friday: No Lenten Dinner


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat, Mar 15 at 4:30pm

Sun, Mar 16 at 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 1pm (in Spanish), 5pm



Monday, March 17                          Mass at 7:30am


Tuesday, March 18                         Mass at 7:30am

                                                      Seder Meal at 6pm

The Seder Meal is the main focus of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is meant to recall the events of the exodus from Egypt and to give thanks to God for the gift of freedom. The Seder Meal is the forerunner of our Eucharistic meal and it is part of our heritage as the followers of Christ. Please join us for this special evening of prayer and thanksgiving. Reservations accepted until space filled. Food for the Seder Meal provided. Bring one non-perishable food item per person. This will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Call Sr. Marcella at 843.0109 or e-mail churchoffice@saint-johns.net. Volunteers needed: call Rick or Shelly Goscha at 842-5712.


Wednesday, March 19                     Mass at 7:30am


Thursday, March 20                        Simon Parish Center Closed

Holy Thursday                                Morning Prayer at 7:30am

                                                      Washing of the Feet at 6:55pm

Parishioners are welcome to gather a few minutes before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper to greet one another and wash one another's feet. This will be our entrance into the great Three Days, or Triduum.

                                                      Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm


Friday, March 21                             Simon Parish Center Closed

Good Friday                                    Morning Prayer at 7:30am

                                                      Divine Mercy chaplet at 2:45pm

Beginning Good Friday at 2:45pm and continuing for the next 8 days at 3pm, all  are invited to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. John Church. Come for one, some or all of the days.

                                                      Stations of the Cross at 3pm

Where did the Stations of the Cross come from? After Jesus died and rose from the dead, many people reflected upon his passion and death. They began to make visits to Jerusalem and walk in Jesus' footsteps. The street Jesus walked is still called Via Dolorosa, the way of pain. People would stop along the way and remember what had happened to Jesus. It is likely that they marked the places for those who came after them to follow as well. 

                                                      Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm


Saturday, March 22                         Morning Prayer at 8am

Holy Saturday                                 Egg Hunt at 10:30am in South Park

All children of St. John are invited to participate in the Egg Hunt on Sat, Mar 22, 10:30am in South Park across the street from the Simon Parish Center. Special appearance by The Easter Bunny.

                                                      Blessing of Easter Food at 11am in Church

Everyone is welcome to  participate in the traditional Polish custom of blessing of Easter food called Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah). Those who wish to participate are invited to bring a sampling of uncooked or cooked foods e.g. breads, cakes, baked goods, colored/decorated eggs, vegetables, ham, etc. in a basket. Fr. John will bless the food baskets.

                                                      Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm

                                                      Note: NO 4:30pm MASS


Sunday, March 23                           Mass times: 8:30am, 10:30am,  1:00pm (in Spanish),  and 5:00pm

Easter Sunday                                Note: NO 7am MASS


Monday, March 24                          Parish offices closed due to maintenance on the floors in the Simon Parish Center.


Tuesday, March 25                         Parish offices closed due to maintenance on the floors in the Simon Parish Center.

2008 Lenten Activities and Easter Services

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