Fr. Ferdinand greets parishioners outside of WLIFC

I’m New

Sharing the Love of Christ for all God’s people, we welcome you! We can’t wait to meet you!

St. John the Evangelist is a dynamic and diverse community of faith that offers many opportunities to enrich your spiritual life, serve those in need, educate your family, and to belong and connect. Whoever you are, no matter where you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome and wanted here!

Please take time to discover for yourself an authentic and welcoming community that you can call home. Here are some ways to get started:

Meet our pastor, Fr. Gerry Bowen

There are many wonderful things about this parish community. Our hope is that you will want to discover them. The best way to do that would be to give me a call, and I would be happy to welcome you, get to know you, and help you to feel at home and to find a place within our parish family. My office number is 410-964-1425, and my email is

Connect with us online

Get the latest information about what’s going on:

Visit us for Mass

We celebrate Masses in both English and Spanish at two of Columbia’s Interfaith Centers. Our Masses are also livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Easter Vigil 2021

Become a member

We sincerely hope you feel at home here and want to make St. John the Evangelist YOUR parish. Fill out our online registration form or call the parish office.

If you’re not Catholic, and curious about what that might mean, we’d be happy to talk with you about your faith journey.

Make a difference

Whether you’re interested in serving, connecting with others, worshipping, giving, or growing spiritually, we offer many ministry opportunities for people of all ages to choose from.