Our Parish Community

Welcome to The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester’s oldest Catholic Church. We are vibrant and alive with more than 1,200 households calling our parish home. We also serve as home away from home for thousands of visitors of every faith each year.

For the greater community, as well as for our parishioners, St. John the Evangelist serves as a spiritual, educational and cultural center. Our parish regularly hosts concert series featuring national, regional and local artists and groups. The parish holds numerous educational seminars and workshops with noted global educators, authors and speakers.

Serving the needs of all who come to our door in the form of community outreach is one of our missions. Recognizing Christ is at the heart of service- parish groups and individuals support and volunteer in a number of organizations, including: Interfaith Hospitality Network, Dorothy Day Center, Ronald McDonald House, Channel One Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Lodge and the Mayo Clinic.

We come to share our story and together we form the community of St. John the Evangelist. Our journey is together as we share the stories of our lives—working, learning, playing and praying. We share our stories to open ourselves to others, to welcome each other into our lives and to grow in faith.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Individual Reconciliation Times at St. John the Evangelist
Tuesday, March 31 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 1 11:30am-12:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm
Friday, April 3 1:30-2:30 pm.


Holy Thursday, April 2—7:00 pm (no 12:10 Mass)
Good Friday, April 3—12:10 and 5:30 PM
Procession of the Cross, April 3—4:00 pm
Easter Vigil, April 4 —8:00 pm (no 4:30 pm Mass)
Easter Sunday, April 5—8:00, 9:30, 11:15 am

way of the cross

Government Center – Peace Plaza –
Mayo Garden – SJE Catholic Church

Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015, at 4:00 pm (gather at 3:45 pm)

Due to construction on the Main Entrance of the Government Center at 201 Fourth Street SE, the procession will begin at the East Entrance on 3rd Avenue (facing the Rochester Arts Center) and will proceed to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11 Fourth Avenue SW where a Good Friday Service will follow at 5:30.

All are welcome to attend. Participation is free.

For more information please contact:Sebastian Modarelli smodarelli@sj.org or call (507) 288 7372

Organized by the Catholic Movement of: Communion and Liberation Sponsored by:Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church




safe environment program

The mission of the Diocese of Winona's "Safe Environment Program" is to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

We pursue this mission in three ways:

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