Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church 

The Catholic Christian community of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Deer Park, Ohio, gathers to worship, proclaim God's Word, and celebrate the sacraments. As an inclusive, active parish, we strive to be a sign of God's presence in the world, welcoming all and reaching out to those in need.



Sunday Mass 11:00 AM at St. John

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM at St. Saviour

Sunday Mass 9:00 AM at St. Saviour

Progress as of 5/23/2021

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June, 2021 

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Fr. Timothy S. Bunch
Fr. Tim Bunch, former pastor of St. John & St. Saviour, passed away on Monday, June 14.   Visitation will be at St. Saviour on Thursday beginning with the Reception of the Body at 5 pm with visitation following until 8 pm.   Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Saviour on Friday, June 18 at 10 am with visitation at 9 am.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Please pray for his family and the repose of Fr. Tim's soul.  May he rest in eternal peace with God.

Sunday June 13th At MVP Sports Bar In Silverton - St. John Festival Celebration
Come and Join the Fun at MVP celebrating what would have been the Sunday of our beloved, St. John Parish Festival!

When:  Sunday June 13th from 2:00-6:00
Where:  MVP Sports Bar & Grill

$10 for adults gets a grill item, bag of chips and ticket for the basket raffle

$5 for kids gets a grill item, bag of chips and a free kiddie cone from The Dipper (across from MVP next to Italianette)

What else to expect:
- Basket Raffle (additional tickets 6 for $5)
- Split the Pot (6 for $5)
- TV Raffle (50" Smart TV) 1 for $3 or 3 for $10
- St. John t-shirts for sale for $15 (some shirts will be available Sunday or you can go onto strikingimages.net/ and have one shipped to your house, normally takes 3-5 days to arrive)
- Live music from Jim Kelly starting at 3 until 4 and then again 4:30-5:30

Bring your favorite festival cup to fill up from the bar ($4 to fill, $2 to buy an orange festival cup)

**Drawings will take place at 5:45

**Proceeds go to the St. John Parish General Fund  

If you have any questions call Carolee Braun 513-984-6574.



St. John 1891 Campaign Update   *UPDATED 5/26/2021*
We are super excited to share the great news that our 1891 Campaign Fund has exceeded its goal!!!

Our goal was $80,000.  As of Sunday 5/26/2021, the amount raised was $81,420.  

We are so grateful for all of your financial support and prayers that you have provided in these difficult times as we continue to live our faith in Jesus Christ. 

If you haven't contributed but would like to, there's still time.  To review the campaign brochure or to donate electronically, you can click on the 1891 Campaign menu option at the top of this page.  You can also donate cash, make a pledge, or donate by placing an envelope marked "1891 Fund" and put it in the collection basket.

Or Mail:  "St. John 1891 Fund"
4136 Myrtle Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45236

For gifts of STOCK, or any questions, please contact Chairman Bill Davis by email at 1891Fund@stjohndp.org

Thank you very much.  You and your loved ones are in our prayers.  And May God graciously bless you! 

Deacon Ordination Video   
You might enjoy watching the Deacon Ordination Video which beautifully captures the joy of the Saturday, April 24 ordination.


Bicentennial Archdiocese-Wide Marian Pilgrimage 
In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the archdiocese has organized a 33-day Marian Pilgrimage beginning Sunday, May 16. The pilgrimage will span each deanery of the archdiocese, along a route of more than 300 miles, with stops at 36 parishes.

Pilgrims designated as “Statue Guardians” will carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. There are many ways to participate – attend events, join us for a day of walking, or commit to being a Statue Guardian. Those who sign up to be a Statue Guardian will have their name entered into a drawing for a free pilgrimage to the Holy Land next summer with School of Faith.

You can visit Mary2021.org for more information.


Flock to Us
We love having you in our Parish. Keep in touch with all of the good news at St. John via text and email by signing up to FlockNote.

Text: stjohndp to 84576 or signup online here:  stjohndp.flocknote.com

Also see our FlockNote brochure in the "Documents & Links" section of our website homepage.

Letter to Archbishop Schnurr from our Pastoral Council & Finance Committees
See the recently posted letter regarding state of the parish in the "Documents & Links" section of our website homepage.

St. John Parish Update to Archbishop Schnurr
See the letter St. John Pastoral Council and Finance Committee sent to Archbishop Schnurr in March.  It provides an overview of several positive updates on the state of the parish.  You can download it here or click on the link in the Documents & Links section on this page.

Welcome to Our Future Pastor Fr. Michael Cordier

Starting this July 1, 2021, Fr. Michael Cordier will become the next Pastor of Region XI (St. John and St. Saviour).

Fr. Cordier was ordained in 2002.  After he was ordained, he was assigned as parochial vicar at Guardian Angel's parish.  From there he became pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and then also St. Andrew.  Both are in the Milord - Miami Township area.  He is currently the pastor of St. Raphael, St. Joseph, and St. Charles Borromeo in the Springfield, Ohio area.

Fr. Cordier graduated from Moeller High School in 1975, and Xavier University in 1979.  He was employed as a Computer Programmer for 17 years before entering the seminary.

He looks forward to meeting all of you.  In this time of transition please pray for him and he will pray for you.

St. John Dad & Men's Club

The St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is a group of men dedicated to the continued support of St John the Evangelist Parish. Our primary contributions are through time and talent.  We also run many fundraisers (Fish Fry’s – Las Vegas Night – Corn hole Tournament – 250 Club – golf outing - Festival set-up and tear-down - etc.)  Through our time, talent and fundraisers, we have remodeled the gym and Letterest Hall; helped pay for new roofs floors and windows; replacement, repairs and upkeep of the boilers; paid for and replaced sidewalks around school and streets, among many other projects. 

One of the most important aspects is the fellowship that we foster for our group and the St. John parish as a whole. We meet every first Monday of the month at 8pm in Letterest Hall.   New members are always welcome.  Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 for more information.

250 Club Drawings
St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is started our weekly 250 Club drawings Sunday Feb 7th  for the 2021 year. The 250 Club is a fundraiser where we draw a number for a $75 winner each week after 11:00 Sunday mass. The cost is $75 per number (no limit) for the entire year. 

Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 or download the form 250 club form in the Documents & Links section of this page, fill out, and throw in the collection basket at church.

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA)
The 2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal is in progress throughout the archdiocese! The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries all of which operate right here in our archdiocese.

Your gift to the CMA supports:

  1. Catholic Charities & Catholic Social Services
  2. New Evangelization
  3. St. Rita School for the Deaf
  4. Retired Archdiocesan Priests & Senior Clergy
  5. Seminary and Vocations
  6. Campus, Hospital, and Prison Ministries

Families should have received a CMA mailing from Archbishop Schnurr by now. Please prayerfully consider giving.  You may complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided, or bring your completed pledge card and envelope to Mass.  For more information or to donate online, please visit www.AOCstewardship.org. Thank you!

Saint Vincent De Paul
A very big THANK YOU to St. John Parishioners and Friends for your amazing support of our St. Vincent De Paul.  If you are looking for a meaningful way to help others, please reach out to John Piening at 513-984-1950 and ask him about volunteer opportunities with SVDP!

Regional Prayer Line
Did you know we have a regional prayer line?  Do you or someone you know need prayers for safe travel, a successful surgery, healing in a relationship, or are at a loss for the next step?  If you have any prayer requests, whatever they are, we have a prayer chain of people who will pray for your intentions.  

To have our prayer chain pray for your intentions, please call the regional office at 791-9004 or email Jenny at Jennye@blr.church.   Your prayer intentions are communicated via phone and email to our prayer warriors.  If you’d like to be a part of this mission to receive the daily prayer requests and lift these intentions up in your prayers, just call or email and let us know!

2020 Charitable Contributions
The parish office has recently mailed the 2020 charitable contribution statements to all parishioners.  For the 2020 tax year only, there was a change in the Federal tax law (IRS) that allows 2020 charitable contributions to be deducted on your taxes whether you file an itemized form or you take the standard deduction.  If you have not yet received your statement for the 2020 tax year, please contact the regional office (513-791-9004).  Any tax reporting changes for the 2021 tax year are unknown at this time.

Morality of  Covid-19 Vaccines
The Catholic Bishops in Ohio issued a letter to parishioners addressing questions and concerns being raised regarding the use of covid-19 vaccines. Of particular concern to many Catholics are various issues related to application of the Church’s moral teaching to the development, distribution, and reception of vaccines. The letter outlines the following principles:

  • Any vaccine must be developed in a morally acceptable manner;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for vaccine development to be done in a morally acceptable manner throughout every stage; 
  • The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer to combat COVID-19 may be taken without moral reservations;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for the just distribution of a vaccine so that those most vulnerable may have access.

Pandemic Mass Reminder
The Archbishop of Cincinnati has dispensed the faithful from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Please do not come if you feel sick. Those who are vulnerable may consider coming to a less crowded weekday Mass.

Parish Info Update
Pastoral Council is updating parishioners’ personal information to more efficiently communicate parish news and happenings.  You can update your information by calling the parish office, or you can download and print out a form by using the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.  You can mail the form to the parish office or drop it off in the collection basket.

Scrip Gift Cards
Scrip Gift Cards are available after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases.  St. John gets a percentage of the purchase amount & you have a gift card for the full amount.  It's a great way to support St. John.  To ask questions or to place an order, send an email to scrips@stjohndp.org.  Download the updated scrips order form by clicking the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Market Day!
Order your favorite Market Day premium frozen foods online & support St. John at the same time.  Food is delivered straight to your door and St John receives 10% of all sales! Go to www.marketday.com and register to support St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park.  See our Market Day brochure by clicking the
 link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Online Giving is available!
For parishioners, WeShare Online Giving is an alternate method to the traditional Sunday envelope and the Direct Withdrawal (EFT) methods.  For friends of the parish and guests, WeShare Online Giving is a way that you can make an immediate online donation to St. John's parish.  Weshare Online Giving can be used for either a one time or recurring gift.  Just click on the "Donate Online" button on this page.


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