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Anointing of the Sick. If you or a loved one are having major surgery or are seriously ill and want to receive the grace and healing of the Anointing of the Sick, contact the Simon Parish Center. The hospital does not notify St. John when parishioners are hospitalized.


Baptism. Contact the Simon Parish Center 4 months before the birth to arrange for a Baptism Preparation session. No baptisms during Lent.


Communion to the Homebound. Anyone who cannot attend Mass because of illness or age and would like to receive Holy Communion should contact the Simon Parish Center. Eucharistic Ministers can bring Holy Communion to parishioners who cannot attend church including the hospitalized, homebound, and nursing home residents.


Confirmation. Classes are Sunday mornings in the school building during regular Religious Education class time (9:30-10:20 am).


First Reconciliation and First Communion: Second grade students attending St. John School receive catechesis during their religion classes at school. Children not attending St. John School, are prepared during Sunday morning Religious Education classes and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium classes.


Holy Orders. Persons interested in the priesthood are encouraged to visit with Fr. John Schmeidler, Capuchin Franciscan.


Matrimony. Either the bride or groom should be a registered parishioner. Arrangements must  be made 4 months before the a wedding date. Contact the Simon Parish Center to make an appointment with Fr. John in order to schedule your wedding and receive information. No weddings during Lent.

St. John Church


1229 Vermont  Lawrence, Kansas  66044  785.843.0109


MP Teacher:  Nancy Bistak, 865.3888, nancy.eab@gmail.com

MP Classes for 2011

November 11 & 12


MP Classes for 2012

January 6 & 7

March 23 & 24

May 25 & 26

July 13 & 14

September 14 & 15

November 2 & 3

Due to the large enrollment for Marriage Prep, St. John is only accepting engaged couples from the following churches: 

St. John the Evangelist in Lawrence               St. Lawrence Center in Lawrence

Corpus Christi in Lawrence                              Holy Family in Eudora

Annunciation in Baldwin                                   Sacred Heart Tonganoxie


Agenda for MP Classes

Weekend classes begin on Friday evenings at 6:30pm-9:30pm. Classes resume the following day on Saturday at 9am-5:30pm.


Here is a schedule of the class.


Cost and Payment

It costs $75 to enroll in one MP weekend. No cash please. Make checks payable to “St. John Church” and write in the memo line “Marriage Prep for [Month/Dates].” 



Please complete this registration form, include payment of $75, and mail to :

St. John Church

1229 Vermont

Lawrence, KS 66044

Purchase a ceramic replica of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to display in your home and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of our church. Dimensions:  5” width   x   9” length   x   6” tall. Church comes with one plug-in light bulb. Cut-out windows are illuminated when lighted. We have plenty of replica churches in stock. Drop by the Simon Parish Center and see Sr. Marcella at 1229 Vermont to purchase a church. Make checks payable to “St. John Church” memo line “Church Replica.” Church costs $25 each

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