Programs for Men
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, or Deputy Grand Knight Shane McCarthy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs for Women
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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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 email@example.com for more information.
Women at the Well is a Bible study held on Wednesday mornings that seeks to accompany women in encountering Christ through small group gospel reflection. Each week we will reflect on the life of Christ in the Sunday Gospel with our small groups, socialize as a whole group, and learn more about how to live our faith. Mini-retreats in fall and spring will provide opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation. No homework required. Join us to grow in faith and community!
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 Developmental Disabilities
St. John the Evangelist offers adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to meet on Tuesday evenings throughout the school year and several times during the summer months. 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 for additional information.
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.
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 on weekly on Mondays evenings at 7p.m. in the Gathering Space Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Fr. Michael Rubeling at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.