Our Mission Statement

We, the people of God gathered as Saint John the Evangelist faith community share the life-giving Word, the Eucharist and the sacraments, so that all might come to believe in the Son and have eternal life. Given this abundant life, we feel called to share our gifts and our faith with others.

Archbishop's Annual Appeal

The weekend of November 28-29 is Commitment Weekend for the Archbishop's Annual Appeal. To the extent that you are not adversely affected financially by the pandemic, please respond to the 2020 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal as best you can.  Any gift, no matter the size, is truly appreciated and can make a significant difference. You can click on the image above to make your donation.

If you have not made your gift to the 2020 Appeal, please give prayerful consideration to including the Archbishop's Annual Appeal this year in your year-end giving, as all gifts can be paid through December 31, 2020. 

All funds contributed to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/  No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.

Parish Life News E-Mail

Did you know that you can have a weekly summary of Parish Life activities delivered right to your e-mail inbox?  Simply click on the link below to sign up:

Parish Life E-Mail

You can also use the link to review past issues of the weekly e-mail that you may have missed!

Weekend Mass Volunteer Signup

We continue to require the assistance of volunteers at all of our weekend liturgies to help with social distancing protocols. Please sign up by clicking on the link below if you can help.

November Weekend Sign Ups

Christmas Wreath Sale

Due to some covid-related concerns, our 2020 wreath sale has switched to a completely contactless fundraiser and will not operate as a retail tent this weekend. You can still purchase a classic wreath for $20 by contacting our school office at 274.9208 or emailing Jackie Cassidy via the link below. 

Email About Wreaths

Dispensation Extended through February 2021

In light of the recent increase in coronavirus cases within the state of Connecticut and continued uncertainty regarding the extent and duration of the coronavirus in the state and throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford, Archbishop Blair has now extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation for all the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford through Tuesday, February 16, 2021, which is the eve of Ash Wednesday.

Weekend Masses Schedule

At St. John the Evangelist Church our Mass Schedule will be:

Saturday:  5:00 PM Vigil 

Sunday:  7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

There will be no 5:00 PM Sunday Mass, at this time. 

Those intentions will be included in another Mass.

Our 9:00 AM Mass will be available through “livestream” on Facebook.

Archbishop Blair has dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford through Saturday, November 28.  If you are in poor health, elderly, have a pre-existing condition, or are vulnerable to disease for any other reason, please do not plan to attend Mass in person at this time. 

Click on the image below to see all of the regulations


Saint John the Evangelist Online: Links to internet locations

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Saint John the Evangelist Online: 
Office e-mail: [email protected]
Parish Websitestjohn.weconnect.com
School Website   www.stjohnwtn.org
Parish Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/stjohnwatertown
Office e-mail: [email protected]

Autumn Sanctuary Decoration

Live Stream Mass Image from Facebook

Online Giving Option

Autumn  is a good time to review your financial support to your parish.  It is your support that helps us build a strong faith community through the programs we are able to develop and offer, our liturgies, our staff, and caring for our buildings and grounds just to name a few.

As you review your financial support, we ask you to consider the convenience of signing up for Online Giving with WeShare.  The benefits for the parish include more consistent giving with recurring contributions; online donation summaries for record keeping; reaches a wider demographic of givers; and accommodates all special parish collections.  WeShare also makes donating simple and easy for our parishioners, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure.

If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please click on the image above. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at 860-274-8836.

"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." --Luke 6:38

What's Happening

Brick Paver Patio Project

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 St. John Parish Life News

Holiday Meal Assistance

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Council of Catholic Women - Christmas Drive December 5-6

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Sock Drive a success!

Are You Registered in our Parish?

We welcome all who worship regularly with the St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, and invite you to register at the Parish Office so we may better know and respond to your needs.  Membership is required for those seeking a sponsor certificate to become a Godparent or Confirmation sponsor. 

We also ask those moving within the parish or leaving St. John the Evangelist Parish to inform the Parish Office in order to keep our records accurate. 

Call the Parish Office or click here to obtain a census form.


Vocations Corner

When did we see you a stranger and welcome you or naked and clothe you? What we’ve done to the least of our brothers and sisters we’ve done to Christ. Choose to serve in every instance; listen for a call to service as a priest, brother, or sister. To answer this call, contact Fr. Michael Casey, Director of Vocations, Pastoral Center,    Tel. 860-761-7456, email [email protected] or visit the web at www.hartfordpriest.com.



Office Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays

Faith Formation Office:
Monday/Tuesday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday/Thursday 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Sunday : By Appointment
Phone (860) 274-4123

Mass Times

Daily Mass
M,T,Th,F 12:10 PM

Saturday Vigil
5:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM (livestreamed on Facebook)
11:00 AM




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