Programs for Men

That Man is You!
The That Man is You (TMIY) program helps men develop authentic masculinity, and transform themselves, their families and the society. The fall 2019 program begins Sept. 14, and is entitled, The Fight of Faith. This powerful, new year of TMIY will enable and equip men to engage in the cosmic, spiritual battle raging in our day. In so doing, authentic masculine identities will emerge and inspire heroic lives of service to a calling greater than ourselves. The group meets each Saturday, beginning with a provided breakfast at 6:45a.m. and wraps up at 8:30a.m., just in time to attend 8:30a.m. Mass. There is no registration cost.
Beer and Barron

Beer and Barron is for Catholic or non-Catholic men who are interested in Christian camaraderie. The group includes men from St. Andrew by the Bay and St. John the Evangelist, but all men are welcome. Men informally hang out with other Catholic men, drink beer (or other beverage of your choice), eat tasty snacks, watch a video by the very popular Bishop Barron, and talk about things that are important to Catholic men.

We meet 7:30-9:30p.m. every other Thursday, in our homes, alternating between St. Andrew by the Bay and St. John the Evangelist parishioners. We provide an alternative perspective to our suburban environment that fosters isolation, detachment, narcissism, privatized religion and “practical atheism” – a sad contrast, we think, to the jovial community and camaraderie, fearless orthodoxy, and vivid faith of Christian friendship.

We invite you to drop in and check us out. Once is better than none. If you are curious or interested, call Paul at 410-562-3495, or Tim at 918-845-8540, for the date and location of the next meeting.

Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference
Our Mission is to strengthen men’s spirituality in the Archdiocese of Baltimore through evangelization and discipleship. This is done through two strategic initiatives. The first is the annual conference. This is like the beacon on the hill, the shining light to attract men in the first place. It gives you an opportunity to invite friends and family to a positive Catholic experience. Learn More Here
St. Thomas Aquinas Group

We meet on Saturday mornings from 7-8:30a.m. in the Parish Center to discuss the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas (particularly the Summa Theologica) while enjoying fellowship, coffee, donuts and lively discussion. For more information, please contact Bob at 410-804-0856 or Bill at 443-983-3031.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council #3413 is a service organization that supports our surrounding area, especially the community of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. We facilitate events such as Blood Drives, Life Line Screenings, Donut Sundays, bus transportation to March for Life, and special events for the intellectually challenged. We run fundraisers such as dinner dances, crab feasts, flea markets, Christmas card sales, and weekly Bingo to raise money for charity. Please contact Grand Knight Ted Dietz at, or Deputy Grand Knight Shane McCarthy, at

Learn More Here

Programs for Women

Walking With Purpose

Walking with Purpose helps women know Christ, to know His heart, to know His tenderness, to know His mercy, and to know His love. Walking with Purpose endeavors to meet you where you are on your spiritual journey with a bespoke guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart and a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Catholic Daughters

Organized under one of the largest and oldest organizations of Catholic women in the world, CDA Court St. John the Evangelist #2350 invites you to join us for spirituality and service. We meet the third Saturday of the month to share our love of God and love of neighbor, under the patronage of the Blessed Mother. The heart of our mission is the Circle of Love and the spokes are: Education, Family, Leadership, Legislation, Quality of Life, Spiritual Enhancement, and Youth/JCDA. Catholic women, 18 years of age or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities are welcome. Activities have included:

  • Provided a meal for Winter Relief guests and volunteers;
  • Collected clothing and other baby items for Mary’s Center;
  • Visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine;
  • Donated a canopy to St. John for use at Corpus Christi and other events;
  • Provided a tuition grant to a child at St. John the Evangelist School;
  • Helped host an informational meeting on physician assisted suicide bill;
  • Visited the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton;
  • Sponsored an Educational Contest; and
  • Contributed to national, state and local projects and charities.

For more information, please contact Rosanna Farley at or 202-345-6668.

Sisterhood of the Blessed Mother

We are an informal group of women who revere the Blessed Mother. We pray the rosary at every meeting and try to find ways to help others grow closer to Mother Mary through prayer and acts of kindness, especially helping those in need. Women of all ages and of all Christian denominations are welcome to join our group. Typically, we meet monthly, usually on a Saturday morning from 10a.m. to noon. Contact Paula Care at for more information.

Wine & Wisdom

WHO: A group of women who want to "reflect carefully on what it means to speak of the 'genius of women'" and grow in faith, wisdom and friendship with like minded women. The group includes women from St. Andrew by the Bay and St. John the Evangelist, but all women are welcome.

WHAT:  Bond with other Catholic women, drink wine (or other beverage of your choice), listen to a brief talk relating to a women’s heart, and talk about things that are important to Catholic women.

WHEN:  7:00-9:00 pm every first Wednesday of the month.

WHERE:  We meet in homes of parishioners.

WHY:  We want to walk with each other on our faith journey and better understand the teachings of the Catholic Church.

HOW:  We invite you to drop in and check us out. If you are curious or interested, call Melissa at (410) 903-4214 for the location and topic of the next meeting.


Programs for Seniors

The St. John Senior’s Bible Study and faith-sharing Group meet every other Tuesday morning from September through May of each year in the Staub Room in the Parish Center. Participation is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. The start date for Fall 2019 is Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

This year, we will be doing a study of the upcoming Sunday readings. Folks are welcome to meet at 9a.m. for fellowship. At 9:30a.m. we begin our study, which wraps us by 11a.m. Please join us.

Special Religious Education (SPRED) for Adults with Special Needs

St. John the Evangelist offers adults with special needs the opportunity to meet on Tuesday evenings throughout the school year.  Participants come together for prayer, faith sharing, social activities, and fellowship in a Christian environment.

Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 410-647-4892, or for additional information.

Starting Point

The Starting Point is a place to explore faith and experience community.  It is informal – you can come once, or come every month.  Who should come?  Anyone – it is for

  • Seekers, who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible or Christianity, or the next step in their journey
  • Starters, who are beginning a relationship with Jesus, and for
  • Explorers, who are interested in living out their relationship with Jesus in the Catholic Church.

Each month we discuss a topic using a short passage from the bible and our own life experience.  We meet on the second Tuesday of the Month or some refreshments, social time, and relaxed discussion of some aspect of our faith.  Our dates for 2019 are:

  • Tuesday May 14, 2019
  • Tuesday June 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We meet in the Gathering Space meeting Room (down the hallway from the main church lobby) from 7 – 8 PM on these nights.  Feel free to walk-in, and bring a friend.

Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in entering the Catholic Faith? Whether you want to ask more questions about the Catholic Church or are ready to be received into the fullness of the Faith, we are here to help you explore Catholicism.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program meets weekly on Mondays evenings at 7p.m. in the Gathering Space Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend. Please contact the coordinator at for more information.

Marriage and Family

Couples Retreats, FAQs

We know it is hard to get away—between work, the kids or just life! Given is a day to connect with your spouse and other couples, praise the Lord, be inspired, and come away feeling refreshed.


We are excited to announce that St. John the Evangelist has become a partner in an exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series called FORMED.

  • Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic Faith anytime, anywhere… with FORMED.
  • Use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Informative and inspiring teaching from renowned speakers Scott Hahn, Edward Sri, Fr. Robert Barron, Tim Gray, Chris Stefanick, Teresa Tomeo… and many more.