Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

1234 Kentucky | Lawrence, Kansas

Lasted updated  5/23/2007

Parish Mission Statement                                                                                 

Just as Christ humbled himself to become one with us; we humble ourselves to enter the lives of others as brothers and sisters.


Simon Parish Center and Mailing Address

1229 Vermont Lawrence, Kansas 66044      

Phone:  (785) 843-0109

Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm    (closed 11:30am-12:30pm)


Weekend Masses                                                    Weekend Spanish Mass

Saturday................................ 4:30pm                   Sunday........ 1:00pm

Sunday 6:45am, 8am, 10:15am, 5pm


Weekday Masses                                                     School Mass

Monday (Communion Service).... 7:30am                  Thursday..... 8:30am

Tuesday-Friday.............. 7:30am

Saturday........................ 8:00am


Vermont Towers Mass   (1101 Vermont)                 Sacrament of Reconciliation

4th Thursday of the month................. 1:30pm          Saturday..... 3pm-4pm

                                                                                    And by appointment

Adoration Thursday 8am-midnight

      Friday 8am-Satruday 7:45am


Weekly Bulletin

Download a copy or view the Weekly Bulletin by clicking on a link below

April 22, 2007  April 29, 2007 May 6, 2007  May 13, 2007  May 20, 2007  May 27, 2007


Ministry Schedules

Eucharistic Minister Schedule


Purchase Religious items  

I.Donnelly or call 1-800-821-5372 | Autom or call 1-800-521-2914 | Sacco or call 1-800-231-7513


Please contact your ministry coordinator as soon as possible to inform them of dates that you do or do not wish to be scheduled.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Kristen Bohneblust, 542-2162, alkris@sunflower.com

Lectors:  AnnaMarie Hill, 841-1297, a-hill@ku.edu

Altar Servers:  Kathy Mulinazzi, 841-3645, kathymulinazzi@aol.com



The Catechumenate or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which adults become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process respects the ongoing experience of conversion in each person’s life. The RCIA is designed to provide the time, support and knowledge needed to make a free and informed decision concerning membership in the Catholic Church. Specifically, those who have not been baptized or who have been baptized in another Christian denomination are welcome to participate in the RCIA. The process could also be helpful for baptized Catholics who have not been active members of the church for an extended period of time. Ordinarily participation in the Catechumenate lasts between one to two years, depending on the needs of each person. The culmination of the RCIA process takes place at the Easter Vigil where new members are welcomed into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism or their Profession of Faith as Roman Catholics. The initial stage of the RCIA is called Inquiry. After an initial meeting with the RCIA director, those who have an interest in learning more about the Catholic faith meet in an informal communal setting. These Inquiry gatherings take place throughout the year and typically run between six and eight weeks. Anyone interested in learning more about the RCIA and/or participating in the Inquiry meetings is invited to call Sister Mary Beth Minges at the parish office, 785-843-0109 or .



Religious Education

, Director

, Assistant  843-0109 X 315

Marilee Quinn, Atrium Director 843-1725


Traditional Religious Education

Classes are held during the school year on Sunday mornings in St. John School for ages 4 through 8th grade. A parent meeting is held each September with classes beginning in October. Classes end in May. There is also a Religious Education Council who assist with the Religious Education Program, assessing and advising.


Traditional RE  Calendar       |  Traditional RE and Confirmation Sign Up Form


Atrium [Catechesis of the Good Shepherd]

The Atrium - more than anything else - is a place of prayer created and built especially for the child, ages 3 to 12 in appropriate age groups. A small altar, a sacristy cabinet, a baptismal font, a prayer corner. There are shelves with small figures of Jesus, Mary, Gabriel, and Joseph...for moving and acting the life of Jesus. The children have exercises with scripture, gestures, and the traditions of the church. The Atrium is a place for children to nourish their relationship with God and encourage it to grow. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is also the primary way for non-Catholic children to prepare for initiation. Contact: Marilee Quinn, Director.


Atrium Calendar       |  Atrium Sign Up Form


Adult Education

Classes Adult Education classes are Sunday mornings in the school led by St. John parishioner, Al Mauler.



St John’s Junior High Youth Group open to ALL 7th, 8th and 9th graders.


Junior High Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at a parishioner’s home.


LIFE TEEN Senior High Program, designed specifically to bring high school students closer to Christ. The Life Teen program’s focus is the Mass (5:00pm, Sundays) where teens celebrate the Eucharist together. After Mass teens are invited to Life Night, held in Simon Parish Center for catechesis, food, and fun. Contact: .


Youth Council Leadership and planning committee for the Junior High Youth Group.


Español site

Maria Mota, Catecismo en español


(785) 843-2039


Celebración a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe


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Facility Reservations

We are now working on facility reservations for the year 2007. If you and/or your ministry is sponsored by St. John the Evangelist and you would like to reserve a room on Church grounds, please complete the following form and return to the Simon Parish Center.


Reservations for special events such as weddings, family reunions, etc. must complete the following form and return to the Simon Parish Center



Being good stewards of our Church means giving of yourself in many areas: time, talent, and treasure.


People who are interested in becoming registered parishioners are encouraged to complete the following registration form and tithing card.


Valuable Information

Cemetery Plot information sheet



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