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.
Decree Merging the following Parishes:
Saint Mary Magdalen in Oakville, and
Saint John the Evangelist in Watertown, Connecticut.
On July 1, 2022, the parishes of Saint Mary Magdalen in Oakville and Saint John the Evangelist in Watertown, Connecticut, will merge to form a new parish to be known as Holy Disciples Parish, in accordance with canons 121 & 515 §2 of the Code of Canon. On April 26, 2022, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree effecting the merger of the aforementioned two parishes.
During the weekend of May 14/15, 2022, the decree will be read at all Masses, and its substance will be communicated to all parishioners by means of a notice in the weekend bulletins of Saint Mary Magdalen Parish and Saint John the Evangelist Parish, including the display in appropriate places at the churches, so that parishioners can read it as they enter or exit the churches. It will also be available on the Archdiocese of Hartford website, under the News/Public Notices Section, [https://archdioceseofhartford.org/public-notices/]. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).
May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Save the Date - June 7th
Human Trafficking Awareness hosted by the Respect Life Ministries of St. Mary Magdalen and St. John the Evangelist Parishes.
Did you know that every year, millions of men. Women and children fall into the hands of traffickers in their own countries and abroad. No sector or industry is immune from human trafficking.
Deacon Victor Mitchell of St. John the Evangelist Parish is a member of the Archdiocese of Hartford Human Trafficking Task Force and will make a presentation designed to raise awareness about this issue and opportunities for action. The presentation is appropriate for students in high school and adults. Please join us to learn more about the impact of Human Trafficking across our country and throughout Connecticut. The presentation will be held at the St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, 574 Main Street, Watertown, on Tuesday, June 7, at 7pm.
CCW Shower for Carolyn's Place
Archbishop's Annual Appeal
The 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is now underway in our parish. Your support of this year’s Appeal ensures that essential charitable, educational, and pastoral ministries of the Archdiocese of Hartford are carried forward.
* For the sixth year in a row, in 2021, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program provided over $1,000,000 to over 180 local organizations in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties.
* Organizations such as Carolyn’s Place and the Watertown Food Bank, right here in our own town, received funding from the Appeal’s Vicariate Outreach Program that makes a difference in serving our neighbors
To view some of the wonderful things accomplished through your generosity, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is launching a new web-series called, The Annual Appeal at Work. The premiere episode will be airing on Thursday, March 3rd on all Archdiocesan Social Media sites as well as the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal webpage. New episodes will air the first week of each month, for the rest of 2022. Each episode will highlight some of the wonderful ministries supported by the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, Stronger Together. If you go to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Website, https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/ you will find a link for each episode.
Click on the button above if you would like to make an online donation. 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.
St. John Music Ministry
The Life Teen Band and the St. John Choirs are looking for musicians. If you are proficient at an instrument and want to use your talent for God, please email Mark Ryan: [email protected]
We can set up an audition for you.
We Need Singers!!!
COVID19 did a number on our numbers for both Youth and Adult Choirs. Please consider joining us. Email Mark Ryan at [email protected] if you are interested.
There is no audition necessary. Please join us on Wednesdays even if you can’t commit to every week. If you have a pretty good voice, don’t be afraid to share it!!!
Weekend Masses Schedule
At St. John the Evangelist Church our Mass Schedule is:
Saturday: 5:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Our 9:00 AM Mass will be available through “livestream” on Facebook.
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Online Giving Option
Thank you for your continued 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.
Did you ever 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
- Reaching a wider demographic of givers
- 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
Welcome to St. John the Evangelist 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.
If you are new to St. John the Evangelist Church and would like to join our parish, please fill out a census form and bring it or mail it to the Parish Office at 21 Academy Hill, Watertown CT 06795. You may place the form into the offertory basket at Mass.
Census forms may be printed from the link below and are also available at the parking lot side entrance of the church.
Call the Parish Office or click here to obtain a census form.
The new commandment of love is required of everyone who follows the Risen Lord. How do you fulfill the command? If you think you have a call to become a priest or religious, call Father Michael Casey, Director of Vocations, 860-761-7456, or email [email protected], or visit the web at hartfordpriest.com.
Saint John the Evangelist Online: Links to internet locations
- Rev. Anthony Smith, Pastor
- Rev. Joseph Napolitano, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. David Carey, Senior Priest
- Daniel Camerota, Senior Deacon
- Robert Gordon, Senior Deacon
- Victor C. Mitchell Jr., Deacon
- Carmelina Calabrese, Director of Faith Formation
- Nora Myers, Parish Secretary
- Seth Urichek, Organist
- Mark Ryan, Choir Director
- Teresa Malaspina, Cantor
21 Academy Hill
Watertown CT 06795
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays
Phone (860) 274-8836
Faith Formation Office:
9 Academy Hill
Watertown, CT 06795
Phone (860) 274-4123
M,T,Th,F 12:10 PM
9:00 AM (livestreamed on Facebook)
Mass Times When Traveling
Have you ever been traveling and wanted to find out the Mass times in the area you were visiting? You can prepare before you travel or during your trip by checking out CatholicMassTime.org