Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

The Catholic Christian community of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Deer Park, Ohio, gathers to worship, proclaim God's Word, and celebrate the sacraments. As an inclusive, active parish, we strive to be a sign of God's presence in the world, welcoming all and reaching out to those in need.


Sunday Mass 11:00 AM at St. John

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM at St. Saviour

Sunday Mass 9:00 AM at St. Saviour

Second Week of Ordinary Time
Daily Mass Readings

Saturday January 23rd, 2021

Online Giving

WeShare Online Giving is one of the ways you can financially support St. John's Parish.  Please consider donating online and supporting your parish today!

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Regional Prayer Line   *NEW*
Did you know we have a regional prayer line?  Do you or someone you know need prayers for safe travel, a successful surgery, healing in a relationship, or are at a loss for the next step?  If you have any prayer requests, whatever they are, we have a prayer chain of people who will pray for your intentions. 

To have our prayer chain pray for your intentions, please call the regional office at 791-9004 or email Jenny at Jennye@blr.church.   Your prayer intentions are communicated via phone and email to our prayer warriors.  If you’d like to be a part of this mission to receive the daily prayer requests and lift these intentions up in your prayers, just call or email and let us know!

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA)  
It is time to kick off the 2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal throughout the archdiocese! The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries all of which operate right here in our archdiocese.

Your gift to the CMA supports:

  1. Catholic Charities & Catholic Social Services
  2. New Evangelization
  3. St. Rita School for the Deaf
  4. Retired Archdiocesan Priests & Senior Clergy
  5. Seminary and Vocations
  6. Campus, Hospital, and Prison Ministries

Families will be receiving a CMA mailing from Archbishop Schnurr in the coming week or so. Please prayerfully consider giving.  You may complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided, or bring your completed pledge card and envelope to Mass.  For more information or to donate online, please visit www.AOCstewardship.org. Thank you!

Region 11 News Regarding Staffing  *NEW*
Fr. Matt Feist will not be returning as pastor of the Region of St. John the Evangelist and St. Savior.  Fr. Matt would like to thank everyone for their kindness, cards, and prayers.  He'll receive a new assignment in the upcoming months and asks for your continued prayers.  Bishop Joe Binzer will remain as our parochial administrator until another pastor is assigned to our Region - likely July 1, 2021.

In addition, our regional business manager, Lori Brison's last day was Tuesday, January 19th. We wish her the best of luck as she returns to her career as a Certified Public Accountant and pray for her success.  We would like to thank her for all her hard work and contributions over the past several months

2020 Charitable Contributions 
The parish office will be mailing 2020 charitable contribution statements to all parishioners this year.  For the 2020 tax year only, there was a change in the Federal tax law (IRS) that allows 2020 charitable contributions to be deducted on your taxes whether you file an itemized form or you take the standard deduction.  There's no need to contact the parish office to receive your statement for the 2020 tax year.  Any tax reporting changes for the 2021 tax year are unknown at this time.

Recent Bulletin Insert Regarding Morality of Vaccines
The Catholic Bishops in Ohio issued a letter to parishioners addressing questions and concerns being raised regarding the use of covid-19 vaccines. Of particular concern to many Catholics are various issues related to application of the Church’s moral teaching to the development, distribution, and reception of vaccines. The letter outlines the following principles:

  • Any vaccine must be developed in a morally acceptable manner;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for vaccine development to be done in a morally acceptable manner throughout every stage; 
  • The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer to combat COVID-19 may be taken without moral reservations;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for the just distribution of a vaccine so that those most vulnerable may have access.

Pandemic Mass Reminder
The Archbishop dispenses the faithful from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass.  Please do not come if you feel sick. Those who are vulnerable may consider coming to a less crowded weekday Mass.

Saint Vincent De Paul
Get an update on our St. Vincent De Paul mission and learn how you have been helping members of our community.  You may download the letter by clicking on the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page. If you are looking for a meaningful way to help others, please reach out to John Piening at 513-984-1950 and ask him about volunteer opportunities with SVDP!

Parish Info Update
Pastoral Council is updating parishioners’ personal information to more efficiently communicate parish news and happenings.  You can update your information by calling the parish office, or you can download and print out a form by using the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.  You can mail the form to the parish office or drop it off in the collection basket.

Scrip Gift Cards
Scrip Gift Cards are available after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases.  St. John gets a percentage of the purchase amount & you have a gift card for the full amount.  It's a great way to support St. John.  To ask questions or to place an order, send an email to scrips@stjohndp.org.  Download the updated scrips order form by clicking the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Market Day!
Order your favorite Market Day premium frozen foods online & support St. John at the same time.  Food is delivered straight to your door and St John receives 10% of all sales! Go to www.marketday.com and register to support St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park.  See our Market Day brochure by clicking the
 link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Online Giving is available!
For parishioners, WeShare Online Giving is an alternate method to the traditional Sunday envelope and the Direct Withdrawal (EFT) methods.  For friends of the parish and guests, WeShare Online Giving is a way that you can make an immediate online donation to St. John's parish.  Weshare Online Giving can be used for either a one time or recurring gift.  Just click on the "Donate Online" button on this page.


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