Religious worship is an integral part of a child’s growth and a central part of the school’s Catholic identity. Our students attend Mass together every Friday. Friday Masses are student-led, so the children participate in every aspect of the Mass as lectors, altar servers, and choir members. Members of the faculty are trained as Eucharistic Ministers and participate in the school Masses as well. Families are welcomed and encouraged to celebrate these liturgies with the school community.
St. John the Evangelist students also celebrate special feast days throughout the year. On the Feast of St. Francis, students bring their pets to school for a special blessing. On All Saints Day, the 3rd grade students dress up as a Saint of their choosing and present to the congregation following All Saints Day Mass. We celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with our school-wide Christmas Pageant that retells the story of Christ’s birth. During Lent, students participate in the Stations of the Cross every week. In May, we have a traditional May Crowning, and students say a decade of the rosary together every morning throughout the month, led by our Student Council.
St. John the Evangelist is a Catholic school, but we are happy to welcome our non-Catholic students. We are home to many students of different faiths and denominations. All students learn about Catholicism in religion classes and attend Mass with the school. All are welcome!