Welcome to the St. John the Evangelist Church family and to our Website. Here you will find information about parish ministries, groups, activities, and organizations. You may wish to participate in one or many of the groups. Contact the leader directly or call or send an e-mail to the parish office, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person. We hope that this Web site will strengthen the already vibrant St. John Community and lead to new friendships and closer associations.
Yours in Christ
Father William Ferguson
Sat February 24 -
» 9:00 AM Al Visintainer (Norma & Paul Geiger)
» 5:00 PM Cindy Kuhn Donaldson (15 yr.) (Dad & Claudia)
Sun February 25 - Second Sunday of Lent
» 8:00 AM Amy Mohler (Mom & Dad)
» 10:00 AM People of the Parish
Mon February 26 -
» 8:00 AM Paul Krannitz (Jane Brown)
Tue February 27 -
» 8:00 AM Harry Pavlik (Floyd & Bertye Donaldson)
Wed February 28 -
» 10:00 AM Rene Ucker (Paul & Norma Geiger)
Thu March 1 -
» 8:00 AM Chapel Open
Fri March 2 -
» 8:00 AM Jeannette Frazier (Wilma Courtney)
Sat March 3 - St. Katharine Drexel
» 9:00 AM Fr. James Csaszar
» 5:00 PM James H. Kilbarger (Ann & Ed Kilbarger)
Sun March 4 - Third Sunday of Lent
» 8:00 AM People of the Parish
» 10:00 AM In recognition of Dolores Krannitz (Mike Krannitz)
Adult Education Classes are continuing each Wednesday in the Church Hall at 7:00pm and will resume on Wednesday, January 3. Our topic is “Divine Mercy.” All are welcome.
Fish Fry: The Knights will have a Pre-Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 9, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall to support Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Regular fish fries will begin February 16 and run through March 23.
Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays during Lent AT 2:30 p.m. (school stations) and 7:00 p.m. in church. All are encouraged to attend.
Lenten Retreat & Cornhole Tournament: The Squires are hosting the statewide Squires Lenten Retreat March 3 & 4. The theme is “At the Foot of the Cross.” Registration begins at noon March 3, followed by presentations, confessions, Mass, dinner and a cornhole tournament. Sleepover will be in the School Hall, with free breakfast on Sunday. All Catholic young men ages 10-17 are invited, even if you don’t wish to join Squires at this time. An investiture service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 4, and we may hike in the Hocking Hills afterward. We also need additional counsellors for the Squires program in general. If interested, or for more information, call Stephen Proctor at 740-603-0208.
The Catholic Foundation - Wine & Cheese Event: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in our Church Hall. We would like to invite you to an evening of faith, fellowship and planning as we learn how to build and sustain our parish’s long-term financial foundation. Speaker: Loren Brown, CEO of The Catholic Foundation. This is a chance for you to consider our parish endowment funds as part of your estate planning. If you are interested in attending, please call Megan Polk at 614-443-8893 or our church office, 385-2549, ext. 4, by February 21 so that the foundation can get a head count.
Easter Vigil Choir: We will be assembling a choir for Easter Vigil. For anyone interested in being a part of the choir, continue looking for updates. Practice will start soon. - Matt Schetter
Parish Council is seeking new members. If you are an active, current member of the parish and are interested in serving or have questions, please call Barbara Nakanishi, President of Parish Council, by March 2, at 740-503-6554.
Rice Bowls: Join our faith community and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the U.S. in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Please pick up a Rice Bowl for your family. They are located near the bulletins.
St. Mary School will hold their Open House on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for those students (and their parents) who are considering enrollment at St. Mary School, Lancaster.
Soup & Psalms: St. Mark Church, Lancaster. A time for quiet reflection and a simple meal following the Wednesday evening Masses during Lent, February 21 to March 21. All donations are for the Rice Bowl collection. Suggested contribution is $5.
ST. JOHN’S HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP!View Fall Events PDF Here
Tuesday Night: You Are Invited!
‘CATHOLIC FOUNDATION’ WINE AND CHEESE ESTATE PLANNING GATHERING: Here at St. John’s, we are very blessed with having five endowment funds that are managed for us by The Catholic Foundation in Columbus. An endowment fund is a large pool of money that is invested wisely so that the interest income can be withdrawn to serve as a source of income for local parish and school operations. The more money in the funds means more potential annual interest income. Here at St. John’s, we have five funds: two which provide income for school operations, two which provide income for tuition assistance help for school families, and one which provides income for general “parish” (non-school) operations. The nice thing about endowment funds is that they can easily be included in your will (as part of your long-term estate planning), so that, when the Lord calls you to your eternal home, a part of your estate can be bequeathed to one or more of our endowment funds as a significant boost that will help increase yearly interest income to the parish. It is never too early to learn about and consider your estate planning, nor too late to make adjustments to plans you’ve already made. So, on Tuesday, folks from the Catholic Foundation will be here simply to give more information about our endowment funds, what they are, how to include them in your estate planning, and to answer any questions you may have. There will be no commitments required (no, we will not lock the doors until you write a check!); this is simply a no-pressure information gathering on how your future estate can support our parish for generations to come. Please plan to come to the Church Hall anytime from 6:00-8:00 this Tuesday! (If you plan to come, please give our secretary Mrs. Gall a call to let her know, to help with planning.)
Hi boys and girls! My name is “Jackie”, and, as you know, I am Father Ferguson’s cat. As a cat, I have lots of time to sit and think (at least when I’m not napping). The recent warm weather and the upcoming spring often makes me think about the Earth’s seasons, and how important the Sun is. And when I think about the Sun (which is our nearest star), I also ponder the fact that there are millions and millions of other stars in the whole universe! (A million is, well, a huge number!) Father and I love watching the TV shows that tell about the universe: everything that goes on in the night sky with stars and galaxies far, far away. It’s hard to imagine how big the universe is. And it’s hard to imagine how old it is, too. The scientists tell us now that the universe has been around for almost 14 billion years! (A billion is, well, an even BIGGER number!) Wow! Sometimes, when Father and I watch those TV shows, I remind Father that all these 14 billion years, and all the growth of the universe, all resulted in the formation of the cute, furry creatures that we call “cats”! For some reason, Father always has a look of panic on his face and starts crying when I say that. But it is true how amazing the universe is, and how God created everything that we see! Why not tell God this week in your prayer how amazing His universe is, including us cats and you humans! Have a “purr”-fect week!
'Revolution' needed to combat climate change. Welcome with an open heart, read Pope Francis'Encncyclical'. His Address to Congress, Also, read the important information concerning marriage from the USCCB and other importasnt books from our library.
All Sundays are obligatory to participate in the celebration of the Mass
All Sundays are obligatory to participate in the celebration of the Mass
Please be reminded that any parishioner is welcome to ask that Masses be celebrated for deceased or living loved ones, Catholic or non-Catholic, or for anniversaries of important occasions. Intentions can be made for Sunday and weekday Masses, and are published in the Bulletin and read out loud in the General Intercessions of Sunday Masses. The suggested donation, set by the Bishops of Ohio, is $10.00. Such donations, of course, are not for "purchasing" the graces of God, but for the temporal support of the priest. Masses will be scheduled for specific dates on a first-come first-served basis. To schedule a Mass Intention, please contact Marian Gall during office hours at 385-2549, or place a note in the collection basket.