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.

Message from Fr. Anthony on Masses

To Our Parishioners

This past week the Archdiocese of Hartford posted guidelines for the opening up of churches for the public celebration of Mass. There has been some confusion about the exact date this will occur so I just want to clarify this for you.  According to the directives of the Archdiocese we are able to celebrate public Masses starting Monday June 8thPublic masses will be for weekdays only at this time, and will be limited to 50 people per Mass.  We will continue to stream Sunday Mass online for the foreseeable future.  Details about the place, time and days of the weekday public Masses will be sent next week prior to June 8th.  The process of opening up for public Masses will require us to adhere to strict rules of social distancing. Please visit our website  stjohn.weconnect.com to view the guidelines from the archdiocese. 

I look forward to the time we can gather, once again, for the celebration of the Eucharist.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

Sincerely in Christ

Rev. Anthony J. Smith

Guidance for Weekday Mass Attendance

St John the Evangelist Parish has defined a schedule and guidelines for reopening weekday masses beginning June 8. Please click on the images below to open the complete files and become familiar with the changes.


Announcement on Opening Churches for Public Worship

The Archdiocese of Hartford has published procedural guidelines for opening churches  for public worship of weekday Masses beginning on Monday June 8. Opening day for Sunday Masses will be announced at a later date. Please click the following link to view the guidelines:

Baby Shower Project

Parishioners at St Mary Magdalen Parish are holding a 'Drive Thru' collection of baby shower items to be provided for the babies they have spiritually adopted through Carolyn's Place. If you have the resources, please consider helping this cause on June 7th. See the linked flyer

Live-Streamed Sunday Mass & Mass Intentions

Click the link below to join our live streamed Mass each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. We had some sound issues last Sunday but they have been corrected.

Link to live-streamed Sunday Mass on our Facebook page

Mass Intentions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A note to those who have scheduled Mass intentions during this period of restriction on public Masses:

Due to the restrictions on public Masses the Mass intentions currently scheduled for a particular vigil or Sunday Mass will be combined into one Mass which is celebrated at 8:30 and streamed online. We will continue to combine the scheduled intentions while the restriction on public Masses is in place. If you do not wish to combine your Mass intention at this Mass please contact our office and we will find an open date later in the year. Please note that we have weekend Mass intentions already scheduled several months in advance.

Saint John the Evangelist Online: Links to internet locations

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Saint John the Evangelist Online: 
Parish Websitestjohn.weconnect.com
School Website   www.stjohnwtn.org
Parish Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/stjohnwatertown

May Church Photos

March 22 Streamed Mass Images and Response

Online Giving Option


“Save Time and Donate Online!”

Online Giving is available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a one-time donation or a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night.  

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 email our parish office at [email protected] or call 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

Weekly Parish News for Pentecost Weekend

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Parish News May 15

Sunday Mass: Live Streamed at 8:30 from out Facebook Page   C4C Young Adults: C4C ... Read More »

Parish Life News May 8

Mother's Day is Sunday. Saint John the Evangelist will be honoring/remembering mothers of our ... Read More »

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

God is calling men to the priesthood. Are you one of them? The noise and distractions of our culture can cause a spiritual deafness. The Office of Seminarians and Vocations would like to help you hear God’s voice and discern His will for your life. If you think God is calling you the time to act is now!

If you have accepted the idea of a vocation to priesthood or religious life, 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
W 7:30 AM
5:00 PM Vigil Mass

7:30 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
5:00 PM




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