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

10:30 AM at St. John

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM at St. Saviour

Sunday Mass 8:30 AM at St. Saviour

Lent Reconciliation Service 

March 20th, 7 PM @ St. Saviour - Crescent Parishes Lenten Penance Service

Stations of the Cross 

Every Friday in Lent

2 PM Nativity (exception March 17)

6 PM Church of the Resurrection

7 PM Holy Trinity


Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 6

7 PM at Nativity - Mass of the Lord's Supper


Good Friday - April 7

12 Noon at Holy Trinity - Passion of the Lord Service with Holy Communion

7 PM at St. Saviour - Passion of the Lord Service with Holy Communion

8 PM at St. John - Tenebrae Service (without Holy Communion)


Holy Saturday - April 8

Morning Prayer (with the Catechumens & their godparents):

9:30 AM Church of the Resurrection

Easter Vigil:

8:30PM Church of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday - April 9

8:30 AM at St. Saviour

9AM at Holy Trinity

10 AM Church of the Resurrection

10:30 AM at St. John

11 AM Nativity

11 AM Holy Trinity - Spanish Mass


Daily Mass Readings

March 2023 

St. Saviour Streaming

Watch Mass Live or View Archives


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!


Crescent Family Music Survey
If you did not complete the music survey during Mass on March 25th or 26th, please select the link below to complete the survey before April 5th:  Music Survey

This will be an opportunity to offer valuable feedback about the music programs in our parishes. 

Crescent Family Lenten E-Content Available 
Are you at a loss for how to grow deeper and have a meaningful, rich, 2023 Lent?  For your convenience, we've consolidated a plethora of Lenten local content for you. You can find it beneath the LENT menu option on this website.  There are resources for Group and Self-Guided Lenten programs.  Under the Education menu, there are additional resources such as Why & How Confession.  Check it out!!!

Explore the Best Lent Ever Program 
The Dynamic Catholic website offers a Best Lent Ever Program this year.  For more information go to Best Lent Ever Program

Catholic Men's Conference - March 2023 
You are cordially invited to a dynamic conference featuring Jonathan Roumie, who acted in The Chosen on television, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, NFL stars, the Archduke of Austria, and a host of other speakers.

When:  Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Where:  Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost:  $30-$60 per ticket.  
Virtual tickets are also available.  

For more information, go to www.nationalmensconference.com

Lenten Reminders - Fast and Abstinence (***Updated***)

Fasting & Abstinence:  Catholics aged 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday (Feb 27th), Good Friday (April 7th), and all the Fridays of Lent.  In addition, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics from age 18-59 fast, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day.  

Prayer:  Catholics are encouraged to pray more during Lent, especially with Scripture.  Lent is also an ideal time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for the celebration of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Almsgiving:  Moved by the sacrifice of Christ, many Christians combine almsgiving with fasting, giving to the poor the money they saved by eating, drinking, or buying less as they rely more on God's abundant grace.


Stations of the Cross

  • 2 PM at Nativity.  Every Friday in Lent except March 17th.  All are welcome to join the student body praying the Stations of the Cross.
  • 6 PM at Church of the Resurrection.  Every Friday in Lent.
  • 7PM at Holy Trinity.  Every Friday in Lent.  Stations of the Cross will be led by the Knights of Columbus.

Remaining Fish Fry Dates for Lent 2023 (***Updated***)
Mark your calendar!

Friday, April 7th (Good Friday) - St. John


New St. John Liturgical Ministers 
If you would like to be a Lector, Server, or ExtraOrdinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call the office at 513-791-9004.

2022 Contributions Financial Statements
If you would like to receive a summary of your 2022 St. John contributions for tax purposes, please call the Parish Office at 513-791-9004.

The statement can either be mailed to your home address or emailed to you.  If you would like an email copy, please send your request to Jenny at adminsecretary@blr.church

Word on Fire's Mass with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr 
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr invites all the faithful to join him in a weekly short term online study of the Mass.  It's produced by Word on Fire, and let by Bishop Robert Barron.

Sign up for the free six-week study or watch here:  https://catholicaoc.org/TheMass

If you missed starting on time, you can still catch the previous videos.  You may consider watching these during lent.


St. John Scrip (Gift Cards) Form Update
Gift cards are available after the 10:30 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.  

What is Beacons of Light?
Beacons of Light is a multiyear process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Rooted in prayer, groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community. These new “Families of Parishes” will be stronger together, focused more on mission than on maintenance. In the Families of Parishes, we will grow closer to God, follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit and radiate Christ in our lives.

Be Informed!

  • For additional information or to sign up for monthly updates:  https://catholicaoc.org/beacons-of-light 
  • Also you can view a summary PDF by selecting "Beacons of Light Overview" beneath the Documents & Links section on this front page.

Catholic Telegraph
If you are not receiving the Catholic Telegraph, you may call the Parish Office to find out how to start receiving your subscription.


St. John 1891 Fund Success 
Thanks to hundreds of people contributing to the 1891 Fund for St. John, and hundreds of volunteer hours.  Thank you for your generosity and your prayers.

We continue to accept contributions to this fund that celebrates our parish, which was founded in 1891.  To review the campaign brochure or to donate electronically, you can click on the 1891 Campaign menu option at the top of this page.  You can also donate cash, make a pledge, or donate by placing an envelope marked "1891 Fund" and put it in the collection basket.

Or Mail:  "St. John 1891 Fund"
4136 Myrtle Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45236

For gifts of STOCK, or any questions, please contact Chairman Bill Davis by email at 1891Fund@stjohndp.org

Please pass along the great news to St. John families, friends of St. John, and alumni of St. John school.  Thank you!

Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic but never got around to doing anything about it?  Are you baptized Catholic but have never been confirmed or participated in formation classes?  

The RCIA (Right of Christian Initiation) Program is an opportunity to come and see, an inquiry process for adults from all walks of life - Catholic and Non-Catholic - who desire to know more about the Catholic Faith. 

Flock to Us
We love having you in our Parish. Keep in touch with all of the good news at St. John via text and email by signing up to FlockNote.

Text: stjohndp to 84576 or signup online here:  stjohndp.flocknote.com

Also see our FlockNote brochure in the "Documents & Links" section of our website homepage.

St. John Dad & Men's Club
The St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is a group of men dedicated to the continued support of St John the Evangelist Parish. Our primary contributions are through time and talent.  We also run many fundraisers (Fish Fry’s – Las Vegas Night – Corn hole Tournament – 250 Club – golf outing - Festival set-up and tear-down - etc.)  Through our time, talent and fundraisers, we have remodeled the gym and Letterest Hall; helped pay for new roofs floors and windows; replacement, repairs and upkeep of the boilers; paid for and replaced sidewalks around school and streets, among many other projects. 

One of the most important aspects is the fellowship that we foster for our group and the St. John parish as a whole. We meet every first Monday of the month at 8pm in Letterest Hall.   New members are always welcome.  Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 for more information.

250 Club Drawings
St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is started our weekly 250 Club drawings Sunday Feb 7th  for the 2021 year. The 250 Club is a fundraiser where we draw a number for a $75 winner each week after 11:00 Sunday mass. The cost is $75 per number (no limit) for the entire year. 

Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 or download the form 250 club form in the Documents & Links section of this page, fill out, and throw in the collection basket at church.

Saint Vincent De Paul
A very big THANK YOU to St. John Parishioners and Friends for your amazing support of our St. Vincent De Paul.  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!

St. Saviour & St. John Prayer Line
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!

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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